CyberpowerPC Zeus Mini-I 780 mITX System Review
CYBERPOWER Zeus Mini-I 780 External Features
The CYBERPOWER PC Zeus Mini mITX gaming chassis is a pretty slick looking chassis. I’m not one who goes for flash anymore, but I really do like this chassis’s looks. You can’t really tell from the photos, but the rig measures only 4.4 inches wide by 13 inches tall and 17.4 inches deep. It’s a pretty small foot print for those looking to save some space on their desktop. At the top of the front panel is the power button and along the edge is the slim DVD RW drive. Along either side of the CYBERPOWER PC logo is an LED light, I was a little concerned that it would be overpowering, but it adds a subtle glow that doesn’t blind you in a dark room.
The side panels of the Cyberpower Zeus Mini-I 780 pretty slick looking. You can see that the series of cutouts is strategically placed at each of the fans. The top cutouts provide fresh air for the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked card and the bottom cutouts supply fresh air for the Corsair power supply.
Spinning the CYBERPOWER PC Zeus Mini-I 780 around, the cutouts on the side panel are the same style but are in different locations. Once again they allow for airflow through the system. The top set of cutouts lets the Cooler Master Seidon 120mm liquid cooling radiator to breathe. While this is a mITX chassis, it is also designed to house a 240mm radiator here as well and the Cooler Master Seidon 240mm cooler is an option from CYBERPOWER PC. The bottom set of the cutouts is giving a system fan some room to breathe. At the front edge of the chassis the front panel connectors can be seen. It includes a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, and the usual headphone and microphone 3.5mm jacks.
The back panel of the CYBERPOWERPC Zeus Mini-I 780 is pretty much what you would expect. Though you may notice that there isn’t exactly enough room for the power supply back here! The Corsair CS550M power supply is tucked up front and there is a cable running from the back panel above, to the power supply. While that is a pretty slick move, it makes it tough to flip the switch on the power supply if you need to. With that being said though, you can always just unplug the power cable from the back of the Zeus Mini-I 780 and accomplish the same results.
Inside the CYPBERPOWERPC Zeus Mini-I 780
Removing the side panels from the CYBERPOWERPC Zeus Mini-I 780 revealed a very busy interior! Though it may be busy, there is plenty of breathing room inside the chassis for airflow. You have most likely noticed that the Zeus Mini-I 780, being only 4.4 inches thick is to narrow for the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 (P/N:03G-P4-2785-BR) which measures 4.25 inches tall, well they laid the GTX 780 down and used a riser to plug it in. This allows them to maintain a small foot print and keep the same high end components inside!
The other side of the CYBERPOWERPC Zeus Mini-I 780 is nice and clean. The only thing that bothers me so far is the CPU back plate cut out. It doesn’t line up with the back of the CPU socket on the GIGABYTE Z87N-WiFi! If you want to change the CPU cooler, you need to completely remove the motherboard to take the CPU back plate off. I’m a little surprised that they didn’t relieve the entire back of the mITX motherboard area, as the only points that need to be there are the four corners with the screw in them, other than that there is no reason for anything back there.