CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR PC Review – GXiVR8020A

Jump To:

Amazon’s Choice For Desktop Gaming PC – CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR

Last year Amazon began a new service called service called Amazon’s Choice that allows Amazon’s Echo (Alexa) voice-activated speaker to order something by just saying what you want aloud. You are effectively turning over your decision-making to Amazon, but is stands to make daily life easier. If a customer asks the Echo to buy, say, a desktop gaming PC, Amazon will suggest the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR rather than other brands. Amazon does not charge manufacturers to be part of Amazon’s Choice and shoppers need to have their Prime Account activated, 1-click payment method setup and have voice purchasing enabled via the Alexa mobile App.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR

We aren’t exactly sure why Amazon picked the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR to be their desktop gaming PC of choice, so we wanted to get our hands on this system to see what makes it the ‘choice’ system to have right now.

The CyberPowerPC Gamer XTREME VR is priced at just $719.99 shipped and for that you get an optimized desktop PC for gaming that is marketed as VR ready for the HTC VIVE and Occulus Rift. This Amazon exclusive system uses the Intel 6th Generation Core i5-6402P 2.8GHz quad-core 14nm processor and the AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB ‘Polaris’ video card that just came out one month ago. The system is topped off with an Intel B150 based motherboard, 8GB of DDR4 memory, a large 1TB 7200 RPM hard drive,  24X DVD-RW Optical Drive and a 600 Watt power supply.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8020A System Specs: 

  • System: Intel i5-6402P 2.8GHz Quad-Core | Intel B150 Chipset | 8GB DDR4 | 1TB HDD | WI-FI USB Adapter | Genuine Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB Video Card | VR Ready | 1x HDMI | 1x Display Port
  • Connectivity: 6 x USB 3.0 | 4 x USB 2.0 | 1x RJ-45 Network Ethernet 10/100/1000 | Audio: 7.1 Channel Keyboard and Mouse

Our GXiVR8020A System Tear Down Revealed These Components Were Used: 

We tried to price up the individual components used on the CyberPowerPC Gamer XTREME VR and came up with $880.24 for all the parts. Amazon is only charging $719.99 shipped for this gaming PC and that really good price seeing how they assembled it, installed Windows 10 along with all the necessary drivers and then delivered it do your door step ready to go. It should be noted that CyberPowerPC may change brands due to availability, but this model will always have an Intel B150 chipset board, 8GB of DDR4 memory and a 1TB hard drive. The configuration we tore down is from the first batch of builds.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR Box

The CyberPowerPC Gamer XTREME VR comes with a non-backlit gaming keyboard, ambidextrous gaming mouse, 802.11 AC wireless USB adapter (no Bluetooth support), the power cord, Windows 10 installation disc and supporting user guides and manuals. The only thing ‘missing’ from this gaming PC is the display.

We won’t bore you with a million shots of the PC as the PR images show all the key external features of this case. We did want to take off the front and back panels of the case though and show you the cable management that was done by the employees that assembled this system here in the United States. Yes, this system is proudly assembled right here in the USA. If you look closely at the PR photos you’ll see that there isn’t a 24-pin ATX power supply cable plugged in and the cable routing is different from the retail system that we got.

Gamer Xtreme VR PC

As you can see from the picture above all the cables are properly routed and secured. Beautiful! The one thing that we quickly noticed about the MSI B150M Bazooka Motherboard used on this build is that it only has one PCIe x1 slot available for add-in any expansion cards. Since it doesn’t have a full sized PCIe x16 slot this means you won’t be able to add another video card for a multi-GPU Crossfire solution. You can easily add more SATA or USB devices though and there are two open DDR4 DIMM slots for additional memory expansion.

Gamer Xtreme VR Motherboard

This particular motherboard supports up to 64GB of DDR4 memory (16GB x 4), so you can easily upgrade the memory down the road. If you wanted to add an SSD down the road the Cooler Master MasterBox 5 PC case has front and rear mounting points available!

High Power 600W Power Supply

Under the power supply cover resides a High Power HPG-600BR-F12S power supply. This 600W power supply has a single +12V power rail that is rated at 45Amps / 540 Watts and a large 140mm cooling fan. If you were expecting a fully modular name brand power supply at this price point you are out of luck. The good news is that a standard ATX power supply is used, so you easily swap it out down the road if desired.

80plus-highpower

This model is an 80 PLUS Bronze rated power supply that has ErP compliance (won’t exceed 0.5W power consumption in standby or off modes). We looked it up online and found that it was 83.44% efficient at 20% load and that isn’t too bad for a budget brand power supply.

Gamer Xtreme VR PC Back

The wire management behind the rear back panel is also nicely done considering that no one usually sees this area.

Now that we know the basics let’s get straight to some gaming benchmarks!

Print
Jump To:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7  Next »
  • Adnan

    What is the weight of the pc because I want to know the Shiping cost in my country

  • lonemuffin

    i have a few questions
    1. On amazon it says that it has a i5-7400, so will they change the processor due to availability reasons or will that always stay the same no matter what
    2. Is it possible to upgrade to a nividia 1070

  • Mark

    This was my first PC but. I always went with the laptops but I wanted something that I could upgrade down the line. I didn’t do enough research into this computer and if Cyberpowerpc can’t fix it and send it back I will be disappointed. The good news is that I fell in love with it immediately. Of course, ignorance is bliss. I didn’t know about the power supply. I did the power supply test after it crashed and wouldn’t turn on. The power supply is still working but the tech support says that the motherboard itself is fried. Was this caused by the power supply? Will a Corsair 750 be an improvement? One month without a PC….. I’m going crazy and I just want to make sure that it works and stays working when I get it back. Help?!?

  • Spacecreepkitan

    yeah, that power supply WILL fail, if you buy this system do yourself a favor and fit it with a namebrand psu; you can use the one the system ships with as a nifty doorstop or paperweight, the possibilities are practically endless… unless you count the possibility of long-term use as a power supply… the possibilities end there

    • Nathan Kirsch

      The High Power HPG-600BR-F12/14S has been around since 2010 and I don’t see too much about it online. Does it have a bad track record or short life span? Let me know if I missed something! All power supplies will fail, but I don’t know much about High Power models.

      • Spacecreepkitan

        I can only speak from personal experience ( and everyones personal experience will vary ) but I’ve had them in a couple cheap setups and they failed relatively quickly, no damage to any other components or anything, but i definitely don’t trust them, the systems here are still a good value even after buying a more reliable power supply.

        • Nathan Kirsch

          I totally understand and I’d take a good EVGA or Corsair PSU over a High Power model on any given day based on the same personal experiences. Having used this system and pounded on it for a week it seems like this PSU is okay and it should be okay.

        • JustaGuyFromCincy

          Can you recommend a better power supply that will work in this PC and will be compatible with higher end video cards? Thanks.