CyberPower Infinity Fusion GT review

Carbide 300R System Case

Featuring a 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K processor, overclocked to 4.6GHz, the Infinity Fusion GT PC delivers good application and gaming performance. See all gaming PC reviews. See also: gaming PC buying advice and our latest gaming PC group test.

The processor is cooled by a Corsair H60 CPU sealed-unit liquid cooler which offers slightly higher performance than the H55 found in systems we've tested recently from Chillblast and Yoyotech. It uses a thinner radiator which provides space for its twin fans. See all Power PC reviews.

CyberPower has gone for a high-end AMD graphics card in the form of a Radeon HD 7970, here manufactured by XFX. This card offers slightly faster memory performance than the latter's system, but overall performance was pretty much the same. You'll have no trouble running games at high resolution and with high-quality settings with this card.

The Infinity Fusion GT achieved a fast storage performance, thanks to a pair of 128GB Plextor M5S SSDs configured as a RAID 0 pair. It's worth noting that other PC makers have used a single 256GB version of the same SSD, which measured only fractionally slower and without the added complexity and danger of RAID 0.

These components are clearly visible through the transparent side panel of the Corsair Carbide 300R system case, which also provides plenty of expansion room – and a pair of handy front-facing USB 3.0 ports.

We were disappointed by the selection of mouse and keyboard. The Logitech MK330 wireless combo is a low-cost general-purpose kit offering nothing to the gamer. Serious first-person shooter fans will want to exchange this right away. On the other hand, we were pleased to find a Blu-ray writer included – the only example in this group test.

A smart-looking 23.6in AOC i2367FH monitor is included, with a very thin bezel and great colour reproduction, although it's an IPS model which may disappoint purists who demand the very fastest response times.

CyberPower participates in AMD's “Never Settle Reloaded” promotion which means that the included graphics card entitles you to free copies of Bioshock InfiniteFar Cry 3 and Crysis 3 – games that total about £90 at retail. See all gaming PC reviews. See also: gaming PC buying advice and our latest gaming PC group test.

CyberPower Infinity Fusion GT: Specs

  • 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K (4.6GHz OC)
  • Corsair H60
  • 8GB DDR3 2133MHz
  • 2 x Plextor M5S 128GB in RAID 0 & 1TB Seagate ST1000DM003 HDD
  • Corsair Builder Series CX600
  • MSI Z77A-G45
  • 4 x USB 3.0 , 4 x USB 2.0
  • AOC 23in LED IPS 5MS I2367FH, 2 x HDMI, 1 x VGA
  • XFX HD7970 3GB GHZ Edition, 1050 / 6000 / n/a MHz
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • 2x DVI, HDMI, x mini DisplayPort, PS2, Optical SPDIF out
  • Corsair Carbide 300R
  • Logitech Keyboard and Mouse MK330
  • Pioneer Blu-ray 15x BDR-208DBK Writer
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • AMD Never Settle Reloaded Bundle (Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 3)
  • 3 year RTB (30 days collect-and-return, 1 year parts , 3 years labour)
  • 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K (4.6GHz OC)
  • Corsair H60
  • 8GB DDR3 2133MHz
  • 2 x Plextor M5S 128GB in RAID 0 & 1TB Seagate ST1000DM003 HDD
  • Corsair Builder Series CX600
  • MSI Z77A-G45
  • 4 x USB 3.0 , 4 x USB 2.0
  • AOC 23in LED IPS 5MS I2367FH, 2 x HDMI, 1 x VGA
  • XFX HD7970 3GB GHZ Edition, 1050 / 6000 / n/a MHz
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • 2x DVI, HDMI, x mini DisplayPort, PS2, Optical SPDIF out
  • Corsair Carbide 300R
  • Logitech Keyboard and Mouse MK330
  • Pioneer Blu-ray 15x BDR-208DBK Writer
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • AMD Never Settle Reloaded Bundle (Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 3)
  • 3 year RTB (30 days collect-and-return, 1 year parts , 3 years labour)

OUR VERDICT

The CyberPower Infinity Fusion GT is a mid-priced gaming system with decent performance. It comes with a standard keyboard and mouse rather than specialist gaming peripherals, but unusually features a Blu-ray writer. Its twin SSDs provide very fast storage, but this cheese-paring ultimately adds unnecessary complication.

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