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  • CyberPowerPC Zeus EVO Lightning 2000 SE System Review
  • CyberPowerPC Zeus EVO Lightning 2000 SE System Review


    System Construction

    Modern chassis design has allowed the system builders the freedom to decide how they want to install their gear and ultimately the option to dress up their installations in the process.  The most notable of these features is with cable management and the art of hiding extra wires to improve cooling and aesthetics.

    Boutique builds like the Zeus EVO Lightning 4200 SE are custom by nature meaning that all of the cable management is done by hand and will change depending on overall system configuration.  Looking thru the case we can see that all of the cables are routed quite well with the majority of the wires being hidden from view.
    All of the cables you do see are as they appear from the PSU manufacture and aside from the fancy black zip ties there has been no effort to dress up anything.  Our chassis comes with a smoked side window and there has been extra card taken to make sure the exposed power wires are neatly tied with minimal wires showing.   

    Of course all of those extra wires have to go somewhere and by removing the other side panel you can get a glimpse of what was done to hide those wires from view.  
    Great care was taken to align all of the wires into common runs so to minimize clutter.  This has the benefit of making the wiring look professional and clean and yet there is a downside.  If you happen to need access to one of the wire bundles there is a whole bunch of zipties to clip and then reattach later.  Lucky for you there should be no reason to ever access this side of the computer.

    The only thing we have to criticize is the large bundle running down the middle of the chassis.  CFI allows for some extra room near the center of the side panel but even that isn't enough considering the bulk of cables that need to be hidden.  Needless to say we do have an "overstuffed suitcase" but virtually no chance of any case vibration once the panel has been installed.