CyberPower's Gamer Infinity i5 Achilles desktop PC immediately stands out from the crowd, and not least because of its striking Xion Vulcan system case.

CyberPower's Gamer Infinity i5 Achilles immediately stands out from the crowd, and not least because of its striking Xion Vulcan system case. Clearly aimed at gamers, this machine looks as much like a disembodied robot head as it does a PC. The robot's ‘face' is hinged at one side to reveal the DVD burner and external drive bays, while a pair of USB ports are conveniently located at the top of the case.

Inside, a Gigabyte motherboard, a 500GB hard drive and 4GB of DDR3 RAM make up the robot's brain. Two free memory slots are available and CrossFireX lets you add a second graphics card to the CyberPower Gamer Infinity i5 Achilles.

In common with the top two systems in our chart, CyberPower has selected an ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics card for the Gamer Infinity i5 Achilles. This provides very good gameplay with current titles but, unlike the Radeon HD 5770 cards found lower down the chart, the 4890 isn't compatible with the new DirectX 11.0 standard.

A standard 16:10 format 22in Digimate monitor is provided. It's a rather nice-looking display with an appearance that's suitably curvy and glossy to accompany the rather outlandish-looking case. The CyberPower Gamer Infinity i5 Achilles's image quality isn't quite up to the level of the BenQ and Acer models seen elsewhere, but it will be adequate for most users. It's another 1680x1050 screen, so full-HD resolution isn't supported. But text will appear slightly larger and be easier to read.


Budget PCs chart ranking: February 10 issue

  1. Chillblast Fusion Blade
  2. Arbico HD7590 Pro
  3. CyberPower Gamer Infinity i5 Achilles
  4. Eclipse Matrix Crossfire i786R577
  5. Mesh Matrix II 965 DX11

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