CyberPower's trademark transparent side panel immediately marks the Gamer Infinity i7 Andromeda out as a gaming PC. It comes with plenty of internal illumination and blue component details, colour-co-ordinated with the heatsinks on the motherboard. It also comes with a cool LCD temperature read-out and fan-speed controller built into the front door of the system case.
Behind this door, you'll find a Blu-ray-compatible DVD drive. The top surface of the CyberPower Gamer Infinity i7 Andromeda's case provides a pair of USB ports, along with audio and FireWire connectors - this will prove a convenient placing for PCs stored on the floor.
The Intel Core i7 920 CPU once again delivers a high level of performance, trouncing the Core 2 Duo of Mesh's Whisper 4850 HD. Gaming performance is also very good, thanks to the CyberPower Gamer Infinity i7 Andromeda's HD 4870 graphics card.
Despite this being the 512MB version of that card and clocked slightly slower than the 1GB boards, the CyberPower Gamer Infinity i7 Andromeda performed well in our games tests. Demanding games may need to run with reduced quality settings in order to fit all the required textures into the card's memory, however.
The Asus motherboard provides a trio of 16x PCI Express slots and three empty memory slots for upgrades, although the CyberPower Gamer Infinity i7 Andromeda's 600W Storm PSU isn't as beefy as the 750W model fitted by Chillblast.
The 21.6in Hanns-G display is basic, but it has an attractive thin bezel, digital input and tiny concealed speakers. No external speakers are provided, so you'll need to provide your own if you're going to make the most of the CyberPower Gamer Infinity i7 Andromeda's Blu-ray drive.
Chart ranking: Power desktop PCs (July issue)
- Chillblast Fusion Fury
- Arbico Elite i750 Pro
- Mesh Whisper 4850 HD
- CyberPower Gamer Infinity i7 Andromeda
- Eclipse Titan X58 Crossfire
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