Legit Editorial Reviews
CyberPowerPC ZEUS Thunder 2500 SE Review
|Product:||Zeus Thunder 2500 SE|
|Date:||Mon, Jul 23, 2012 - 12:00 PM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
The CyberPower Zeus Thunder 2500 SE uses an off the shelf NZXT Switch 810 full-tower PC case that features a see-thru side panel and front USB 3.0 ports. We reviewed nearly half a year ago, so be sure to check out that review if you want to find out our full thoughts on this case.
If you order a Zeus Thunder 2500 SE it will come in a large white CyberPowerPC shipping box and then inside that you'll find the original NZXT case box.
We cut open the NZXT case box and found the CyberPowerPC Zeus Thunder 2500 SE protected by foam and then safely secured inside a plastic bag.
Taking a look at the left side of the CyberPower Zeus Thunder 2500 SE you can see CyberPower used a couple sealed air packs (Instapak Quick RT) to minimize the possibility of shipping damage. The only modification that CyberPowerPC did to this case was to paint the case white and have their logo in the paint. If you look real close at the top and bottom edges of the case you'll notice a few marks.
After taking a closer look the front and back of the Zeus Thunder 2500 SE had scratches in the white paint. We looked at the foam and could not think of a way this could happen during shipping. It must have happened before the system was shipped.
The paint job on the CyberPowerPC logo was well done though and the tape lines were crisp with no bleeding under the tape.
After taking off the three thumb screws that hold on the side panel you can carefully remove the foam. You need to be cautious here as the video card, liquid cooling tubes, fans and power cables might be caught in the foam. CyberPower includes instructions on how to remove the foam with the system. We had no issues removing it.
With the foam removed we can see inside the Zeus Thunder 2500 SE, but we'll save the 'guts' for the internal features page, which is coming up soon. Besides the minor paint scuffs that were not shipping related the CyberPowerPC Zeus Thunder 2500 SE successfully made the Fedex delivery route from California to St. Louis, Missouri.
Next Page - External Impressions
Page 1 - The Zeus Thunder 2500 SE
Page 2 - Unboxing
Page 3 - External Impressions
Page 4 - Internal Impressions
Page 5 - First Boot & Windows Experience Index
Page 6 - CPU-Z and GPU-Z Screenshots
Page 7 - Sandra 2012 SP4 & CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1c
Page 8 - PCMark 7 & 3DMark 11
Page 9 - x264 HD Encoding & WPrime
Page 10 - Temperature & Sound Testing
Page 11 - Power Consumption
Page 12 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions