CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR PC Review – GXiVR8020A

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Power Consumption and CPU Temperatures

We aren’t sure how energy efficient the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR is, so we figured we’d take a look and see how much power the system uses.


We found the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR uses around 56 Watts at idle and peaks at 272 Watts when running the synthetic AIDA64 Stress Test. When watching Youtube 1080P videos we averaged 95 Watts of power draw. When playing CS:GO at 1920×1080 with maxed out image quality settings we hit 250 Watts. Not bad power from a fully equipped gaming PC!


AIDA64 reported that the Intel Core i5-6402P processor idled on the desktop with a core temperature of 29C and when playing CS:GO for an hour we topped out at just 51C with the factory Intel CPU cooler fan spinning at just 1,150 RPM. Not bad and you really can’t hear the CPU cooler while gaming as the other case fans and video card fans all just blend together and the but you could certainly hear it when it reached 4,200 RPM while the system was under full load. At that speed the fan was easily heard, but it shouldn’t be annoying unless you are in a totally quiet environment with no other noise.


We also ran the built-in stability test (minus the HDD test) and found that after seven minutes of everything at a full load we got up to 63C on the CPU and the fans were spinning at 1,400 RPM. This was a bit louder than we experienced under normal gaming loads, but was still pretty good considering pretty much everything in the system was at full load in this worst case scenario test.


The one thing we did notice is that +12V rail on the power supply was at 12.192V at idle and then dipped down to 11.904V while the stress test was running. This is a decent 2.4% voltage drop, but not low enough to be concerned with as during normal gaming and use it only dropped down to 12.000V. Synthetic tests are fun to use, but understand they show worst case scenarios. The +5V never budged in testing and the +3.3V rail only slightly dipped.

Let’s wrap this review up!

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  • 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.