CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR PC Review – GXiVR8020A

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Final Thoughts On The GXiVR8020A

The CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8020A is a very nice desktop gaming PC. We’ve used this system for the past week and gamed on it for more than 30 hours in the past week. We were actually shocked with how well this budget friendly PC performed and it even had respectable temperatures, noise levels and looks. We always get nervous when we get a pre-build system, but this one came without any bloatware and didn’t use any proprietary components. That is great as it means easier upgrading and if something goes wrong after the warranty period you can better find the exact part that you need. 

The Intel Core i5-6402P quad-core processor did very well in our testing of this system. Gaming performance was solid as it should be, but so was the transcoding performance as we were getting 40 FPS on 1080P Full HD content and it even did great in the Luxmark compute benchmark. Very respectable performance numbers and it just goes to show the capabilities of this system. The AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB graphics card inside supports DirectX 12 and is VR ready, so this system should last a number of years without needing major updates.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR Box

 

What are the things we don’t like about the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR? It doesn’t have Bluetooth and there is no PCI-e x16 slot for future expansion. The 600W power supply seems adequate, but we’ve never heard of the High Power 600 Watt Power Supply that features part number HPG-600BR-F12S. A Google search of the part number came up with nothing, so it works and we know that the entire system has a 1-year warranty on both parts and labor should anything come up.

The CyberPowerPC Gamer XTREME VR is a solid gaming PC that priced at just $719.99 shipped and sold excursively on Amazon.com. When combined with a great 144Hz gaming monitor with a 1ms (GTG) response time like the ASUS VG248QE 24-inch Full HD (1080P) panel that is $249.00 shipped you end up with one amazing desktop PC that is under $1,000. With the AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB graphics card this is ideally a 1080P gaming beat that can play most any game title with the graphics maxed out. The AMD Radeon RX 480 also has the video outputs you need to run VR setup as the DisplayPort can be routed to your monitor and the HDMI port gets connected to the VR headset.

It also doesn’t hurt to point out that the CyberPowerPC Gamer XTREME VR is priced below what you can buy all the parts for. The CyberPowerPC Gamer XTREME VR gets our recommended award as it is a great mainstream gaming system that can do VR without breaking the bank.

LR Recommended Award

Legit Bottom Line: The CyberPowerPC Gamer XTREME VR should be your next Gaming PC if you want to spend under $750.

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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.