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CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 review

£499 inc VAT

Manufacturer: CyberPower

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

As its name suggests, CyberPower’s Gamer Infinity 850 is designed with entertainment in mind.

As its name suggests, CyberPower’s Gamer Infinity 850 is designed with entertainment in mind.

The CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 uses a slightly slower version of the processor used in the top two systems in this chart. At 2.83GHz, the E8300 wouldn’t usually be expected to achieve high performance scores, but it did remarkably well in our WorldBench suite: its score of 116 beats the Chillblast Javelin and sits only a single point behind the lower end of our £751-£1,000 category.

It also did well in our games tests. While it can’t match the Chillblast Javelin in this department, the CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 is well ahead of the rest of the field. Using a 512MB GeForce 9600 GT to power the graphics, it delivers playable framerates across a wide category of games.

The CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850’s hard drive is a fairly standard 320GB. Only 2GB of RAM is supplied as standard and you’ll have to make do with the monitor’s built-in speakers. The display itself is yet another 19in Hannspree New York, which is a great choice for a budget gaming system thanks to its individual looks, robust build quality and dual video inputs.

The case provides copious expansion room and plenty of tool-free drive bays. The MSI P31 Neo-F motherboard has no space for a second graphics card but plenty of free slots and a pair of empty memory banks, allowing you to easily upgrade to 4GB of RAM. The 450W power supply is adequate, but may need an upgrade if you plan to improve the CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850’s graphics.

Budget desktop PCs: chart ranking (Nov 08 issue)

  1. Arbico Elite 8595
  2. Chillblast Javelin
  3. CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850
  4. Mesh Pulse 8600 GT
  5. Dell Inspiron 530/2583

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CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 Expert Verdict »

2.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8300
Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit
MSI P31 Neo-F
6 x USB 2.0
19in Hannspree XM New York (0.238mm pixel pitch
512MB PCI Express XpertVision nVidia GeForce 9600 GT (games scores: Crysis = 45fps
Fear = 128fps)
onboard Realtek ALC888
speakers built into monitor
20x/20x/12x/16x/6x/8x/12x/16x (DVD-R/+R/-R DL/+R DL/-RW/+RW/-RAM/-ROM)
Dual Core Centre
Live Update
PC Alert
three-year return-to-base warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 116
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 9 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

The CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 is well put together and performed much better than we had expected.

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