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  • Cyberpower PC Gamer Xtreme 2000 SE System Review



    When buying a custom computer for there are many ways you can go.  The mainstream route will get you an OEM style system, but as they say, you get what you pay for and in the end you may not be happy with the performance.  Another route would be to approach a boutique builder such as Cyberpower PC and spec out exactly what you want.  In this review we looked at the Cyberpower PC Gamer Xtreme 2000 SE which is one of their first Ivy Bridge based gaming computers.

    The system was extremely well built with a good combination of mainstream components including the Core i5 3570K processor and Radeon HD 7850 graphics card.  While these may not be top of the line components they worked well together thanks in part to the 4.5Ghz factory overclock (one of their many upgrade options).   Despite the overclocked nature of the system the Corsair H60 watercooler kept everything running smooth and with virtually no noise even under heavy gaming.

    Considering the entire system there are two things we would change.  The first would be memory selection.  1600Mhz memory is fully supported by Intel both in speed and voltage but from a performance standpoint it is extremely slow, and let's face it one of the draws to using Ivy Bridge is the upgraded memory controller so why limit yourself.  The second would be the chassis.  The Corsair Carbide 300R is a nice case and has some great features but the construction material is very thin and difficult to work with (as can be seen in one of our photos).  Cyberpower PC offers a variety of chassis solutions so we would suggest checking a few case reviews before making your decision. 

    The Cyberpower PC Gamer Xtreme 2000 SE does come with a 64bit edition of Windows 7 pre-installed with all of the latest drivers configured and ready to go.  We didn't find any bloatware on the system but were rather disappointed that we couldn't personalize the OS during the initial setup.
    Good Things
    Ivy Bridge Processor
    Watercooling Option
    Factory Overclock to 4.5Ghz
    750w Power Supply
    Lighted Cooling Fans
    Bad Things
    1600Mhz memory
    Chassis could be better
    Ninjalane Rating
    Cyberpower PC Gamer Xtreme 2000 SE System Review

    Silent 4 of 5