The PC industry is at an interesting point. Right now if you want to build your own PC it is very hard. Prices of graphics cards are out of control because crypto-miners are buying up all available stock. On top of that the global NAND shortage is causes prices to be higher than normal for memory. If you’ve been waiting to build you own PC you might be waiting a while as we still do not have any clear idea of when prices will go back to normal. This dilemma makes it the perfect time to consider buying a pre-build system. One of the major players in the pre-built PC space is iBUYPOWER. While iBUYPOWER allows you to completely customize your system via their website, we decided to go for a pre-built system that you can get very quickly. The iBUYPOWER Slate 9200 is a system available on Amazon, which features an Intel Core i7-8700K, GeForce GTX 1070, 16 GB of DDR4, and even some RGB lighting. Since this is available on Amazon there is no long wait time or anything, better yet if you are a price member you can have this system in 2 days! So you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on a new system this might be the perfect thing. Read on as we go into detail on this system and see what it is capable of!
Special thanks to iBUYPOWER for providing their Slate 9200 Gaming Desktop to review.
– Intel Core i7-8700K Six-Core Processor 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Max Turbo)
– NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dedicated Graphics Card
– 1TB 7200RPM HDD
– 240GB SSD
– 16GB DDR4 RAM
– Liquid Cooling
– 16 Color RGB Lighting Remote Controlled Case
– Installed 802.11AC Wi-Fi
– VR Ready with HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift
– Price: 1499.00
The Slate 9200 comes in a large box with the iBUYPOWER logo on it. When you first start to open up the box you a greeted by a message that tells you to keep that packaging slip located on the outside of the box, and to check to make sure all of the components of your system are in the box. If they are not there are instructions on how to contact support.
Getting into the box you’ll find the everything nicely packaged and protected inside. Getting it all out you have the Slate 9200 Gaming Desktop, iBUYPOWER ARES E1 Gaming Keyboard, iBUYPOWER ZEUS E2 Gaming Mouse, Windows re-installation CD, controller for the RGB lighting, a registration card, and a power cable.
When you get the tower out of its box you find a notice on the main side panel. It shows you how to open the case and remove the foam that is inside to protect your components during shipping. Also each of the two tempered glass side panels has protective film on it to protect it from scratches.