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CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 review

£649 inc VAT

Manufacturer: CyberPower

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

Opting for the Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 CPU is always a safe bet when it comes to PC performance, and the CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 turned in a creditable 123-point tally.

Housed in the same Cooler Master Elite 330 case, CyberPower's Gamer Infinity 850 bears more than a passing resemblance to our chart-topper from Arbico. However, true to form, CyberPower has jazzed it up with some cool blue internal illumination. The case also comes with a set of tool-free drive bay attachments not found in the Arbico.

Opting for the Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 CPU is always a safe bet when it comes to PC performance, and the CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 turned in a creditable 123-point tally.

The CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 uses an MSI P31 Neo-F motherboard based on the Intel P31 chipset, which offers a lower specification than the Intel P43-based MSI P43 Neo3-F used in the Chillblast. As a result, this motherboard offers fewer internal connectors and misses some of the overclocking potential of the more expensive motherboard.

With its ATI Radeon HD 4670 lacking the power of the HD 4850, the CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 couldn't keep up with the top three PCs in our games testing. It's also the only PC here to be supplied without external speakers, meaning you'll need to rely on the rather tinny models built into the 21.6in display.

The CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 also omits a sound card, although the onboard capabilities should prove adequate for most users.


Chart ranking: budget desktop PCs (June 09 issue)

  1. Arbico CD 8850 XL
  2. Chillblast Fusion Isis
  3. Mesh Matrix II 920
  4. CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850
  5. RL Supplies Modula AX2-920

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CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 Expert Verdict »
3.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8600
Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit (XP available with £16 discount)
4GB DDR2 RAM
500GB SATA
6 x USB 2.0
MSI P31 Neo-F motherboard
450W WinPower ATX-450 PSU
21.6in Hanns-G HG221 monitor (0.28mm pixel pitch
1,680x1,050 native resolution)
512MB PCI Express Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics card (games scores: Crysis (High/Very High) = 41/11fps
Fear = 94fps)
onboard Realtek ALC888 sound
speakers built into flat-panel
max DVD speeds: 22x/22x/12x/16x/6x/8x/12x/16x (DVD-R/+R/-R DL/+R DL/-RW/+RW/-RAM/-ROM)
three-year return-to-base warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 123
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

The CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 has its disadvantages, but bear in mind that it costs a full £100 less than each of the top three systems. You also get an excellent three-year warranty.

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