While this PC's looks might not suit all tastes, the CyberPower Gamer Infinity 600 is well made and offers decent performance. Having designed it primarily as a gaming system, the company has done a good job of making this machine look the part for the money.
The CyberPower Gamer Infinity 600's shiny black case features two front-facing columns filled with faux bubbles and a transparent side panel that offers a clear view of the components inside. Both features are illuminated in blue, but you can turn off the lights if you wish.
Other components are less striking - the CyberPower Gamer Infinity 600's 450W power supply is pretty basic, for example - but there's plenty of expansion room. Vista Home Premium 64bit is preinstalled, so you can upgrade from 4GB to 8GB of RAM by simply popping in an extra pair of memory modules.
A 320GB hard drive is larger than the 250GB we would expect at this price point, but the CyberPower Gamer Infinity 600's 19in Hanns-G monitor lets the system down. This analogue-only screen provides far poorer picture quality than those with digital connections.
Noise is also an issue with the CyberPower Gamer Infinity 600. The cooling fans run at high speed, making the system rather loud in operation.
A 1GB nVidia GeForce 9500 GT delivers a respectable graphics performance, although it's no match for the HD 4650 found in some of the competition. Nonetheless, the CyberPower Gamer Infinity 600's graphics card will deliver a decent gaming experience, provided you keep the screen resolution and quality settings to low levels.
Based on a 3.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8500, the CyberPower Gamer Infinity 600 has plenty of power to run modern applications and scored 115 points in our WorldBench 6 real-world speed test. The PC also comes with a three-year warranty.
Chart ranking: Budget desktop PCs (March 09 issue)
- Cyberpower Gamer Infinity 600
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