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Cube247 Electra ST10 power desktop PC

£1,249 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Cube247

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

The Cube247 Electra ST10 is our current joint Best Buy in the Power PC category, boasting a triumphant string of components.

The Cube247 Electra ST10 is our current joint Best Buy in the Power PC category, boasting a triumphant string of components.

Offering not one but two 500GB hard drives is a sign of intent on the part of the Cube247 Electra ST10 - even if we doubt most users will be able to make use of so much storage space. The Cube247 Electra ST10 does offer 4GB of superior Corsair memory, and the Mirai is a very decent screen.

There’s even more to relish in the case of the Cube247 Electra ST10's 768MB nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX. Okay, it’s not quite as fast as the Ultra, but there’s not much in it, and this remains a sizzling performer. Even the sound system tends towards the stellar. You could complain that the speakers (good though they may be) are 5.1 rather than 7.1, but the latter appears to be out of fashion these days.

£1,001+ power desktop PCs featuring in the December 07 issue of PC Advisor

Verdict

For those who want their PCs big and powerful, the Cube247 Electra ST10 is the number one choice right now. But if you base your judgment solely on price, the CyberPower Gamer Infinity SLI GTX may be the better deal for you. How nice to be able to choose between two such magnificent systems.

Cube247 Electra ST10 Expert Verdict »

2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Windows Vista Home Premium
4GB DDR RAM
2 x 500GB serial ATA
Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard
8 x USB ports
22in Mirai DML-522W100 flat-panel (0.282mm pixel pitch, 1,680x1,050 max resolution at 75Hz)
768MB PCI Express nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX
Creative SB X-Fi XtremeGamer
5 x Creative Inspire T6100
subwoofer
max DVD speeds: 16x/18x/18x (DVD-ROM/-R/+R), 8x/8x (DVD-R DL/+R DL), 8x/8x/12x (DVD-RW/+RW/-RAM)
CyberLink PowerDVD
Ahead Nero
one-year return-to-base warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 113
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 9 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

For those who want their PCs big and powerful, the Cube247 Electra ST10 is the number one choice right now. But if you base your judgment solely on price, the CyberPower Gamer Infinity SLI GTX may be the better deal for you. How nice to be able to choose between two such magnificent systems.

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