The iBuyPower Y60BG201 looks like a very powerful aquarium and is not far from it. Priced at $2,199, this pre-built beast comes complete with tons of bells and whistles, packed in an iBuyPower Hyte Y60 tower case. With tempered glass enclosing three of the four sides, this is the kind of PC you want when you want to showcase impressive components and groovy light shows.
The Y60BG201 is one of several pre-built “Gaming RDY” rigs from iBuyPower that represent great options for gamers who want all the performance of the best gaming PCs but may not be able to outfit a computer themselves. It has some impressive performance specs for its price point – and if you end up wanting to add more power, you can easily access its inner workings once you remove the tempered glass. But if you’re happy with what’s in front of you or don’t feel comfortable building your own PC, iBuyPower’s RDY rigs are plug and play – you can get this bad boy set up in literally seconds.
But how does the iBuyPower Y60BG201 compare when it comes to design, performance and more?
Check the model specifications
Here are the specs for PC, sent to GamesRadar for review:
Processor: Intel Core i7-12700KF
Graphic: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Memory: 16 GIGABYTES
Storage: 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD
Ports: Front: 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 2x USB 3.0, audio jack
Back: DisplayPort, HDMI, Ethernet 2, 2x USB-A 3.2, 2x USB-A 2.0, USB ports for mouse and keyboard
Dimensions (HxWxD): 18.2 x 11.2 x 17.9 inches
Guarantee: 3 years labor, 1 year parts
The HYTE Y60 body is a glass-encased behemoth that looks a lot like an expensive neon-soaked aquarium. After that, it’s big enough to accommodate fish with a length almost as long as it’s tall. At 18.2 inches tall, 17.95 inches deep, and 11.2 inches wide, this isn’t exactly a low-profile rig. But there’s more than a few fish swimming around this PC, and if you’re the kind of person who wants to show off the neon lights and impressive hardware inside the tower, the tempered glass is undoubtedly an enticing addition.
The iBuyPower Y60BG201 features an Intel Core i7-12700KF processor, one of the best CPUs for gaming you can get on the market. It features 16GB of RAM and 2TB of storage, as well as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, one of the best graphics cards for gamers. The front features two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 3.2 port, and an audio jack flanking the front-mounted power button. The rear of the tower features a row of audio jacks, a DisplayPort, an HDMI port, an Ethernet connection, a USB-C port, two USB-A 2.0 ports, two USB-A 3.2 ports, and your traditional ports for a cable keyboard and mouse.
That means the iBuyPower Y60BG201 can easily handle all your favorite peripherals, whether it’s the best gaming mouse, wireless gaming headset or gaming keyboard. Or all three – who cares, you’ve got the space with this rig. If you want to step inside and make upgrades, you can easily remove the tempered glass by unscrewing a rear security screw. We must note that the first graphics card that shipped with the Y60 somehow became detached/otherwise malfunctioned so we had to replace it with another card provided by iBuyPower. Here I, someone who has never opened up a PC let alone installed a graphics card, saw how easy it was to do both with this rig (and with a full set of acrylic nails).
I’m fortunate to have a serious competitor for the best 4K monitor for gaming (clearly some of the best gaming monitors money can buy), so I put the iBuyPower Y60BHG201 through its paces. That means I’ve run multiple games on top-end settings at 4K, 1440p, and 1080p resolutions and tested them against some industry-standard benchmarks.
The iBuyPower Y60BG201 has some pretty impressive numbers on the latter. Its PC Mark 10 score easily beats the Acer Predator 7000 (a much more expensive rig that, to be fair, includes the RTX 3090), as does its Cinebench CPU tests. However, the Predator 7000 has a much better score in our numerous Firestrike tests and its SSD performance. SSD benchmarks are where they should be, with transfer speeds of just under 3.5 GB/s read and just over 3 GB/s write, which is excellent, although many users might not notice it.
How does the iBuyPower RDY Y60BG201 perform on some industry tests? We’ve included these below to give you a feel for how it works.
3DMark Fire Strike: 30842
3D Mark Fire Strike Ultra: 9467
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme: 17607
PC Mark 10: 8580
Cinebench CPU: 1932 points (single core), 22087 points (multiple core)
CrystalDiskMark: SSD: 3430MB/s read; Write 3075MB/s
Metro Exodus: 4K high: 146 fps; 4K RTX: 53 fps; 1440p high: 115 fps; 1440p RTX: 80fps; 1080p high: 159 fps; 1080p RTX: 89fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms: High 4K: 55 fps; Ultra 4K: 37 fps; High 1440p: 111 fps; Ultra 1440p: 75fps; High 1080p: 172 fps; Ultra 1080p: 119fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider: 4K high: 110 fps; 4K Highest: 98 fps; 1440p high: 169 fps; 1440p Highest: 157 fps; 1080p high: 204fps; 1080p Highest: 194fps
Red Dead Redemption 2: Highest settings: 4K: 56 fps; 1440p: 59 fps; 1080p: 60 fps
The prebuilt iBuyPower can easily handle Shadow of the Tomb Raider on all six benchmark tests, from the highest 4K quality setting to high quality at 1080p resolution. It never even comes close to dropping below 60 fps. It doesn’t manage to hit 4K 60 fps for Total War: Three Kingdoms or the highest possible setting and resolution in Metro Exodus. It struggles and fails to hit a consistent 60fps in Red Dead Redemption 2 at the highest possible graphics settings, although it frequently jumps past 60fps at 1080p resolution.
While playing and working with it, I noticed that it can get quite warm in the middle of gaming sessions and got particularly hot when benchmarks were running. This is not ideal given the current global heatwave we are all facing. It’s also a fairly large device, which meant I had trouble figuring out where to put it so it wasn’t constantly in my way. However, I’ve never noticed any real slowdowns or issues when working with dual monitors, an embarrassing amount of Chrome tabs open, and Spotify running in the background.
Overall – should you buy it?
If you have a lot of space and love the idea of your PC showing off all its internal workings with all the lights and panache of the Las Vegas Strip, consider the iBuyPower Y60BG201 – it’s pretty bold and pretty powerful. As someone who enjoys playing PC games but isn’t obsessed with framerates or resolution, I really enjoy using this rig – but also understand that the price might not be enough to justify buying a pre-built device that isn’t really consistent can clip 60fps at 4K.
However, with an easy-to-customize layout, you can just as easily purchase and use this pre-made layout until you save more to update it. That’s more true of the iBuyPower Revolt 3, which is more compact but much more difficult to set up. And considering the Y60BG201 has been on sale recently, that’s great value for a full RTX 3070 PC that compares well to its peers.
If you’re like me and building your own custom PC is totally out of the question, the iBuyPower Y60BG201 will give you excellent performance – sometimes at and sometimes below the 60fps 4K benchmark, and you don’t need to break your nails in the process.
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