There really is not much that sets this system apart from another system that would be inside of a Thermaltake Spedo Advanced case. CyberPower did remove the Thermaltake logo from the front and put their logo there. They also added a card reader in the bottom most drive bay, definitely a nice addition.
CyberPower did send the video card in a separate box. The reason for this is because of the size of the 4870X2 they did not want anything to happen to it during the shipping process. Installation of the card was a snap! One thing I always like about prebuilt systems is that the wire management is great; I’m always too lazy to do it in my systems.
Many system builders go cheap when it comes to memory, but CyberPower is not one of them. They are using Kingston Hyper-X DDR3 memory. This 3GB kit is running at 1800MHz and is of course is in triple channel mode. CyberPower also uses a trusted power supply in the Thermaltake Toughpower 600W.
CyberPower has decided to go with Asetek for their cooling solution. They are using their LCLC CPU Liquid Cooling System, which is a self contained system. That means you don’t need to worry about changing coolant or checking the tubes from time to time for leaks. This system is not that large either so you still have good airflow inside of your case. Talking about airflow CyberPower has installed the optional middle fan in the Spedo so it will help cool your video card even better.
Before we get into testing I know many of you are thinking, “I could build that system for less”. Well let’s see if you can. I looked up all of the components using Newegg and a couple of other sources. This is what I came up with.
$294.99 – Intel Core i7-920 2.66GHz CPU
$284.99 – ASUS P6T Deluxe Motherboard
$154.99 – 3GB Kingston Hyper-X 1800MHz DDR3 Memory
$429 – Sapphire Radeon 4870 X2 2GB Video Card
$123.99 – 600W Thermaltake Toughpower Power Supply
$109.99 – 1TB SATA II Hard Drive
$99.99 – Sony BR-5100S Blu-ray Drive
$23.99 – Sony 20x Lightscribe DVDRW
$106.25 – ASETEK 120mm Watercooler (CPU)
$229.99 – Thermaltake Spedo Advanced Case
$99.99 – Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit
$29.99 – Logitech EX 110 cordless combo
$19.99 – Card Reader
Well it looks like you can’t build a system for less and that price is without shipping and of course you have to assemble the system yourself. Looks like this is a deal, let’s see how it performs.