As I said in the introduction most prebuilt systems are out of the price range that normal people want to spend so people just shrug them off as something that they cannot afford. Well the Gamer Xtreme XT system not only is in the price range of someone who is looking at building a new system, we could not build a system for cheaper with the same components. Our configured system with the same components came to $2008.14 compared to the $1599 price tag on the Gamer Xtreme XT. Also our price calculation does not include shipping cost or the 2-3 hours it will take you to assemble the system and get Windows installed. We are not sure how CyberPower can offer this system so cheap, but it’s awesome that they can!
As far as performance this system is awesome! Everyone knows that the Core i7 is the best thing out there right now, and it really is. It is also a nice plus the CyberPower overclocked the 2.66GHz CPU all the way up to 3.0GHz, you will definitely see an increase in performance power over a normal clocked Core i7 920 CPU. The Radeon 4870 X2 video card is the best thing out there right now and will play all of the games that are our right now and very high settings too. Like I said I had not problems playing Crysis Warhead and FarCry 2 with maxed out settings.
As far as other features CyberPower does include a Blu-ray drive on this system so it is not only a gaming system but a multimedia system as well. The included card reader on the front of the drive is also a nice add-on. I like that CyberPower also went the watercooling route on the CPU cooling especially since it is overclocked. Not only will this keep the CPU cool it will be quiet as well.
This system really kills the myth about prebuilt systems being overpriced. CyberPower has used quality components and has put together an affordable system that most people can afford. Overall ThinkComputers gives the CyberPower Xtreme XT Gaming System a 10 out of 10 score and our Good Value Award!
- Quality components (ASUS, Thermaltake, Kingston, Sapphire)
- Overclocked CPU
- Water-cooled CPU
- Great performance
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