Author: Bob Buskirk
- System Overview and Testing Procedures
- Testing – CPU & Memory
- Testing – System
- Testing – Video
- Testing – Gaming
- Final Thoughts
Zeus Thunder 2500 SE Overivew
As I said this system is housed in one of my favorite cases, the NZXT Switch 810. This case is one of the best full tower cases that I’ve seen in a while! You can check out our entire full review on the case here. CyberPower has left the case pretty much the same except there is a CyberPower logo towards the bottom of the case under the side panel window. That is really the only thing that lets you know the system is from CyberPower. The window on this case is also extremely large so you can see all of the components inside.
Getting inside the first thing that I noticed was how well the cable management was. All of the wires are nicely routed and out of the way. CyberPower always does a great job at this. Having good cable management will not only make your system look great, but will also help with airflow. This system is based off Intel’s latest Z77 chipset and is powered by the Intel Core i7 3770K processor. CyberPower has gone with the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H motherboard, you can check out our review of that board here. Cooling the CPU is an all-in-one liquid system from Asetek. This is good was the new 3rd generation Core processors have been known to get pretty hot. It uses a larger top mounted radiator. This will help cool much better than the exhaust radiator that we’ve seen on CyberPower systems in the past.
I’m sure you saw the large video card in the system. It is the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 video card. This one is from EVGA and is the 2GB version.
CyberPower has used a lot of Corsair components in this system. The memory is the Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3-1600 kit. It runs at 1600MHz with timings of 9-11-11-29 at 1.65v. They also are using the Corsair TX850 850W power supply. This power supply is 80PLUS Bronze certified. For the main operating system drive CyberPower uses a Corsair Force GT 120GB solid state drive. So you can see CyberPower is a pretty big Corsair fan.
Besides all of the main components you also have a 1TB SATA drive for storage and 12x Blu-ray combo drive. Even though the CPU uses a watercooling system there are also fans inside of the case. You have a 140mm intake fan, 140mm hard drive cage mounted pivot fan, 140mm bottom mounted fan and a 140mm exhaust fan. So it is safe to say everything inside of your case is going to stay nice and cool.