Unlike some of the crazy-looking systems we’ve seen, the CyberPower Infinity i7 Andromeda Elite tempers its daring touch of metallic paint and interior blue neon with a degree of visual restraint. You can take the system seriously during Microsoft Office moments too.

Unlike some of the crazy-looking systems we’ve seen, the CyberPower Infinity i7 Andromeda Elite tempers its daring touch of metallic paint and interior blue neon with a degree of visual restraint. You can take the system seriously during Microsoft Office moments too.

Through the transparent side panel you can see an Intel Core i7 920 CPU (running at 2.66GHz) and an ATI Radeon HD 5850. The latter provides cutting-edge graphics and excellent framerates in the latest games titles. Very good performance was displayed by the CyberPower Infinity i7 Andromeda Elite in all our tests, including a 136-point WorldBench 6 score and a Crysis showing on a par with the Best Buy and Recommended Chillblast and Eclipse PCs.

A 6GB memory allocation is provided on three RAM modules, and the Gigabyte motherboard supports a maximum of four; so upgrading the CyberPower Infinity i7 Andromeda Elite's memory will require you to replace what’s already installed.

A single 1TB hard drive is supplied, along with an undersized-looking 600W PSU. Also disappointing is the choice of monitor. The CyberPower Infinity i7 Andromeda Elite's 22in Digimate offers dual analogue and digital inputs, but it’s the only monitor here not to support 1080p video. Its 1680x1050 resolution will make items onscreen appear larger, however, which may be useful if you have trouble reading tiny icons.

Unfortunately, the money saved hasn’t been invested elsewhere: there are no speakers, nor a Blu-ray drive. But the CyberPower Infinity i7 Andromeda Elite offers the best warranty here.

Chart ranking: Power desktop PCs (issue 176)

  1. Eclipse Evolution i792R585
  2. Chillblast Fusion Eclipse
  3. Arbico Elite 9257 HD
  4. CyberPower Infinity i7 Andromeda Elite
  5. HP P6227uk

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