CyberPowerPC ZEUS Thunder 2500 SE ReviewMon, Jul 23, 2012 - 12:00 PM
First Boot & Windows Experience Index
When we fired up the CyberPower Zeus Thunder 2500 SE for the very first time we were curious how much
bloatware CyberPower was going to put on the PC. We like to see none, but we know that companies often get paid to put pre-loaded trial software on the PC. After booting the PC for the first time and setting up the username, password and activating Windows 7 we were happy to see a fairly clean desktop. The only bloatware that came installed on the Zeus Thunder 2500 was Zynga games and the Microsoft Bing toolbar. These can both be easily removed, so not a huge deal!
After making sure all the drivers were properly installed we headed into computer properties to make sure the system configuration was correctly showing the hardware. It listed the Intel Core i7-3770K quad-core processor running at 3.50GHz, 16.0 GB of system memory and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
The system rating was found to be 7.8. The Windows Experience Index components with the lowest base scores was a tie between both the processor and memory (RAM). All the other components scores 7.9, which is the highest score possible.
The CyberPower Zeus 2500 SE comes with a Solid State Drive (SSD) as the primary and a hard drive for storage. The Corsair Force GT 120GB has a useable capacity of 111GB when completely empty, but as you can see in the screenshot above just 68.0GB was free after the OS and applications were installed. The 1TB Seagate Barracuda hard drive has 931GB of free space available and arrived completely empty.
Using HWMonitor v4.01-1693 beta we can get a good look at all the hardware installed in the system.