Cyberpower Gamer Xtreme 4000 Sandy Bridge System ReviewMon, Apr 11, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Final Thoughts and Conclusion
What can be said about a full system that does exactly what we expected it to do? More specifically, what can’t we say! In short, this system pretty much rocked the socks off of everything I am currently using in my main system. Time for an upgrade. Well, first I’ll have to convince the wife that a shiny new CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 4000 is worth skipping a few meals. I’m not saying that the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 4000 is expensive; quite the contrary. If you were to purchase all of the parts to build a comparable system at Newegg.com, you may just be surprised. Don’t just take my word for it, I did the leg work for you and put the system together over at Newegg.
The parts that I added to the cart aren’t all identical, but they are comparable. For example, Newegg.com didn’t have the Asetek 510LC, so I added the Corsair H50 water cooling kit. Nor did Newegg.com have the ASUS Blu-Ray Combo drive, so I threw in an LG with the same specs. The price of the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 4000 is $1399.00.
The price of the components of the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 4000 at Newegg.com $1,431.26! Not only are we saving ~$30 bucks with the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 4000, we are also ready to rock with a system that is good to go out of the box!
Pricing aside, there is only one specification I would definitely change if I were building this system for myself. Sure, I would consider upgrading the graphics to a GeForce GTX 580 or a Radeon HD 6970, though the EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Super Clocked edition is a beast of a graphics card! But can you ever truly have enough graphics power? The one change that would be a must for me is that I would add an SSD for a boot drive. If it’s in the budget I would recommend putting in a Solid State Drive that is large enough to install my most common games. SSD’s may not give us the most storage for the buck, but they do add just enough of that extra little responsiveness to make them worth the investment.
Full system reviews are a bit tricky to do. Every component inside the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 4000 could easily be covered in a full article. To keep it to the point though, we decided to focus on the gaming performance. After all, this system does feature the name Gamer Xtreme 4000. When it comes down to it, the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 4000 lived up to its name. The Gamer Xtreme 4000 easily dominated the two systems that we fired it up against, with the exception of Futuremark PCMark Vantage where the systems traded blows.
During my time with the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 4000, I had to head out of town for a week, which means I was stuck in a hotel with all the free electricity I could suck up. I figured I would take advantage of this, so I fired up a little bit of Folding@Home. I wanted to see how many points I could put up with the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 4000 out of the box.
As I am writing this, the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 4000 is averaging 31,788 points per day. The lowest output per day that I saw was 26,695 points, while the best day saw 40,364 points in a day. We were running a single GPU3 Folding@Home client on the EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Super Clocked graphics card, and a single SMP2 client on the Intel Core i7 2600K running at 4.4GHz.
Legit Bottom Line: The CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 4000 has all of the features and performance that I would put into a computer for myself. With the added benefit that CyberPower is able to sell the Gamer Xtreme 4000 at a cost lower than I can purchase the parts for and no headache of building it myself! Plug in and go!