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  • Cyberpower PC Gamer Xtreme 2000 SE System Review



    As computer users we have all gotten the question. "Can you build me a PC?"  Most of the time these questions come from friends and family but every once in awhile you may get the inquiry from a forum member looking to ditch their old Gateway system.  We strive to be as helpful as possible but sometimes the issue with building a computer isn't about the cost or components but rather the question of "how do you really put this thing together?"

    In the early days of Ninjalane we were strong supporters of the upgrade path meaning that if you build a system you should always give yourself a way to upgrade later.  These days the upgrade path is a little more confusing and virtually non-existent with the inexpensive OEM systems.  So, what is a tech savvy, yet mechanically declined, computer advocate supposed to do in these dark times?

    One possible solution is to turn to the experts at Cyberpower PC and let them build you a computer with the system specs you want and warranty support to ensure it all keeps working.  In this review we will be looking at a new gaming system build from Cyberpower PC called the Gamer Xtreme 2000 SE.  This is an Ivy Bridge based system designed to be an inexpensive and yet powerful gaming PC with a total price tag around $1200US.
    As with any computer build let's start with the specs. 
    Corsair Carbide 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ front USB 3.0  
    Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155
    Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP
    Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling
    1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
    60GB Corsair Force Series SATA III 6.0Gb/s
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory
    Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
    Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply
    AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card  

    As with any system there are hundreds of things to consider from your processor choices down to what fans you put in the door.  Because of this we won't criticize too much on the overall configuration of the review model but will mention the total system is just a starting point.  When you visit Cyberpower PC one of the first things you will see after selecting the base model is the system configurator.  From here you are allowed to change almost everything about the build from the chassis type to the cooling method.  You can even choose to have them apply a factory overclock with over 30% or more power than the base model.