Is a $750 Gaming PC Worth It?

– Hey guys, this is Austin This is probably not something you're used to seeing on the channel

But today I'm going to find out: Is a prebuilt $750 gaming PC worth it? Ooh, all the fun stuff already We get a CyberPowerPC gaming mouse We also get the multimedia gaming keyboard It actually doesn't look bad We'll see what the switches are like, but, alright, we get some decent accessories

So this is the CyberPower computer itself So what drew me to this was actually the fact that it's a pretty decent looking system for $750 As you guys probably know, I do a lot of custom gaming PC builds myself, and usually the big problem with these pre-built systems is that they're really just not very good for the price Sure, you might have something like a Core i7 and a ton of memory, but then you'll have like an $80 graphics card But with this, it actually looks like a pretty reasonable build

"Proudly assembled and supported in the US" So one of the things that actually is cool about buying a pre-built system, is that it actually does come with a warranty Sure, when you build it yourself, you're still able to warranty a specific part or something, but it's kinda nice that now that you're not building it, but you actually do get some perks with the actual system So this is actually a pretty nice looking case So we have an actual glass side panel, which looks

(tapping sound) very dangerously, easily breakable Alright, that's actually pretty good packing, I gotta say It always makes me really nervous anytime I try to ship a computer, because it's so easy for something like this to just break

Inside this guy, it's rocking an AMD Ryzen 5 1400 processor, as well as a Radeon RX 580 That's really not that bad If I was building a system around $750, I would probably use pretty similar components Now it's not perfect For example that 580 only has four gigabytes of memory instead of eight gigs, which will hurt it for higher resolutions

And speaking of memory, this guy only has eight gigs of RAM Now for a system like this that's actually totally fine, and it's actually easy enough to just throw in 16 or even 32 gigs if you want more later But it's definitely not a completely over-the-top system So the cable management is actually really nice here We have a solid Asus B350 motherboard

And then we also have a pair of 120mm fans on intake as well as exhaust, and an LED strip for the super RGB lighting Once you turn on the system, there's actually a button to be able to cycle through the different colors of the LEDs It's not a huge deal, but it's actually fairly tastefully done It also changes the color of the power button as well as this little strip underneath You know, if you're into RGBs I guess

Around back you'll see the cable management is also decent It's pretty clean back here, and they're using a pretty solid EVGA 450 watt bronze power supply I've actually used this in a couple builds, I like it a lot, especially for the price Tucked back here is a one terabyte Toshiba hard drive That's actually probably the biggest weak link here

Not that that's a bad hard drive, but at this kind of price, I actually would like to see an SSD Thankfully, that's something you can add pretty easily with the two included SSD brackets, but that still means you're gonna have to reinstall Windows It's gonna be a little bit of a pain in the ass Can I say ass? (music) So I like all the stickers on the back includes this one: "CyberPowerPC, assembled from tested components "Complete system not tested

" That sure fills you with confidence, doesn't it? For $750 the hardware isn't bad What I'm curious about is how it actually performs While GTA 5 might not be the newest game out, it still can be reasonably demanding And here on 1080p at high settings, we're seeing the frame rate generally bottoms out around 50 or so And you can see with the flying stuff we're actually well above 70

However, the bigger problem that I'm noticing as I game with the CyberPower PC (noticeable PC humming) is noise It is actually really loud

I think most of that is because the case fans seem to be spinning a lot faster than they actually need to But, that is something that you can fix Unfortunately, it's just really loud out of the box though Next we have Battlegrounds So this is a Steam early access game, so it's definitely not as well optimized as it could be

But even here we're able to play on 1080p at high settings, and we're getting decent frame rates So here with a fairly empty spot we're in the fifties, but when we get into a little bit more action we're dipping a little bit closer to 30 But it's totally playable Taking a look at another new game, we have Prey This is something else that runs really well

So this is 1080p with very high settings We're actually getting 60 frames around the lower end, but kinda getting into a little bit of a quieter area, it actually can go above a hundred So, yes, this is not the most powerful system in the world, but for 1080p gaming it's more than good enough And even if you just want– Oh okay, that was, ah, erm, ah, nope, wrong way Um, for higher resolutions than 1080– Is he behind me? Okay, I'm gonna keep running

(laughs) For higher resolutions than 1080 you actually can play, and it is technically VR ready as well So if you have an Oculus, that will work too, but uh I'm just gonna hide over here

Interestingly, the value is actually kind of on this side too So for 750 dollars, you're getting that Ryzen 5 processor and RX 580, but you're also getting a pretty nice Phanteks case, RGB lighting, an AC wifi card, Windows 10 installed, as well as a mouse and keyboard They might not be the best, but considering that you get all of this for $750, it's not bad If you tried to build this yourself with the same parts, you're actually going to end up paying three dollars more, and that's not including a warranty, the mouse, keyboard, or that super fancy RGB lighting This actually isn't a bad deal

So, is this $750 pre-built gaming PC worth it? Yeah! Now, if this was my system, I would upgrade it with an SSD and some quieter case fans, but beyond that, this is actually a pretty solid value So, what do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below, and I will catch you on the next one

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