Prebuilt or DiY? PC Gamerz Blue Elixer vs. a High PC

Table of Contents IntroWhy a Prebuilt PC?PC Gamerz ‘Blue Elixir‘ Options & SpecsFurther PCGz Info The…


This editor returned from a month-long working trip in Honolulu final week and was in a position to evaluate a PC Gamerz (PCGz) Hawaii ‘Blue Elixir‘ prebuild whereas there.  We met the proprietor, Devin Wolery, final November and have been so impressed along with his firm, we featured it in our article concerning the state of PC Gaming in Hawaii.

This time, we wished fingers on expertise to underdstand what makes PC Gamerz prebuilt PCs completely different from different boutique and massive field builders in order that in just a few brief years their enterprise elevated tenfold to grow to be one of many largest impartial PC shops in Hawaii and has attracted a fanbase of loyal prospects.  Since PC Gamerz is now increasing to the Mainland and internationally, it’s a great time to see if they’re aggressive sufficient to compete exterior of Hawaii.

Hawaii could also be an island paradise, however work continues to be work right here even on a lanai.
Right here is our short-term workplace area in a Waikiki condominium. We borrowed the Blue Elixir PC and a 1080P 165Hz ACER 24″ show from PCGz, however we introduced our personal 17″ pocket book, gaming mice, a 4TB USB 3.2 Sort-C Gen 2 x2 SSD, and an Anne Professional 2 60% Mechanical Keyboard.

We organized with Devin for a Blue Elixir Core i7-12700KF/DDR4/RTX 3080 FTW prebuilt and spent almost a month enjoying video games, benchmarking, and testing video playing cards with it together with a evaluate of the Hellhound RX 6650 XT in opposition to the RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti.  Is it value its $3549 asking worth and the way does its efficiency examine with a no-expenses-spared i9-12900KF/DDR5/RTX 3080 Founders Version (FE) PC?

Why a Prebuilt PC?

This editor’s first and final prebuilt desktop PC was in Hawaii in 1996.  We have been disillusioned with what we obtained for what we paid and inside two months, we discovered find out how to construct our personal.  It was a overclocked Celeron 300A PC with a ATi Rage Fury 32MB video card and it blew away the prebuild for much less cash. Studying PC constructing was a serious time funding, and we understand that we’re the exception, not the rule.

Final week, a buddy of ours emailed us to ask us what RAM and NVMe SSD improve would breathe life into his growing older i7-4790K PC till he may afford a brand new construct.  We gave him solutions and he ordered the elements.  Nicely, the improve turned out to be extra complicated than he preferred as he needed to replace his motherboard’s BIOS to acknowledge NVMe and he didn’t know something about SATA lanes and disk administration.

My buddy instructed me he “didn’t have the persistence for this sort of stuff” and provided to drive 50 miles a technique, pay me for my time, and have me do it for him.  Players who lack persistence, educated associates, or the time to analysis which elements work properly collectively and the way they work together with Home windows will profit by having a prebuilt PC the place all of the guesswork is taken out of their equation.

Within the case of shopping for a PC from PCGz, professional affected person assist is obtainable through the use of e mail, the telephone, Crew Viewer, or Distant Help the place the tech may even take over Home windows to repair points.  That is the place Prebuilts PCs shine and have worth.  PCGz PCs simply work and no time is wasted getting proper into gaming.

PC Gamerz additionally affords utterly customized builds – made to your order – totally examined and benchmarked earlier than transport.

PC Gamerz ‘Blue Elixir‘ Options & Specs

  • twelfth Gen Intel Core i7-12700KF
  • ASUS TUF GAMING H670-PRO WIFI D4 motherboard
  • Trident Z 32GB 3600Mhz DDR4 with ARGB
  • Lian-Li Galahad 360 AIO Cooler
  • CoolerMaster TD500 Mesh White case
  • EVGA 850W PSU (Bronze)
  • Essential P2 1TB NVMe SSD (2400MBps/1900MBps Learn/Write)
  • EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 12GB 1800 MHz Enhance Clock/12GB 384 bit GDDR6X video card
  • Home windows 10 Professional with optimizations

We requested why Home windows 10 is getting used as a substitute of Home windows 11.  PC Gamerz is at the moment evaluating Home windows 11 and can provide it in a while.  We’re going to examine sport and inventive benchmarks of the Blue Elixir on Win 10 versus BTR’s flagship on Win 11 for this evaluate.  Partially two, we are going to instantly examine 40 video games and inventive benches utilizing the Blue Elixir on Win 10 versus a clear set up we product of Win 11 to see if there are any efficiency disadvantages or benefits by upgrading.

Further PCGz Info 

  • Sport Prepared builds – Able to Ship Prebuilt Gaming PCs by PCGz
  • Constructed with the most recent prime quality parts from manufacturers like ASUS, EVGA, Lian Li, Phanteks, Fractal Design and Extra!
  • We tune and optimize all elements of your construct together with newest BIOS, Home windows updates, registry and startup optimizations, RAM timing, sport optimizations, RGB software program and extra!
  • Intensive stress testing and benchmarks, paired with excessive efficiency sport testing permits us to organize a PC “Able to Sport”, proper out of the field. We analyze the metrics of the processor, graphics playing cards, RAM, and so forth. to make sure no element goes with out optimization. As soon as all testing is full and every PC runs easily, with out bottlenecks/stability points, it is able to be acquired by our prospects.
  • Supported with a complete 2 yr elements and labor guarantee.
  • Responsive assist that makes prospects really feel prioritized and understood. Every PC comes with lifetime professional technical assist from our tech staff with over 30 years of mixed expertise. We provide distant and phone assist to resolve points as rapidly and effectively as potential.

The Check Mattress 

BTR’s take a look at mattress consists of 35 video games and 5 artificial sport benchmarks at 1920×1080 in addition to SPEC, workstation, CPU, reminiscence, and GPGPU benchmarks.  Our newest video games embrace Whole Battle: Warhammer III, God of Battle, Ghostwire: Tokyo, Elden Ring, Dying Mild 2 and CoD: Vanguard.

The platform we examine the PCGz Blue Elixir with is BTR’s flagship PC utilizing Home windows 11 Skilled: Intel Core i9-12900KF, an ASUS ROG Maximus Apex Z690 motherboard with 32GB T-FORCE DELTA 6400MHz CL40 DDR5, an RTX 3080 Ti Founders Version (FE) overclocked +35MHz, and a T-FORCE M200 4TB USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Sort-C Transportable SSD that we used as sport storage for each PCs.   Please see the take a look at bench configuration web page for the entire particulars.

First, let’s take a better take a look at the PCGz Blue Elixir.

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