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CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 budget desktop PC review

£550

Manufacturer: CyberPower

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

Considering the Cyberpower Gamer Infinity 850’s low price tag, we have to expect some compromises.

Considering the Cyberpower Gamer Infinity 850’s low price tag, we have to expect some compromises. The Core 2 Duo E8400 is a comparatively slow processor and the system comes with 2GB of RAM, the bare minimum in this category.

The 19in Hanton H-340W DS is a budget monitor with mediocre image and build quality. The Cyberpower Gamer Infinity 850 is the only system that comes with a wired keyboard and mouse, the 160GB hard drive seem a little miserly and the sound system relies on the built-in speakers.

On the plus side, the basic specifications leave plenty of room for upgrades. The Cyberpower Gamer Infinity 850's Elite 330 case is fitted with tool-free drives and all but one expansion slots are free. There are also two available RAM slots so you can bring the system up to 4GB.

The Cyberpower Gamer Infinity 850's 512MB nVidia GeForce 9600 GT offers excellent performance for gamers on a budget, with framerates that are three times those of some sub-£500 systems. However, it’s no match for the GeForce 8800 GT cards found in pricier models.

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Buying advice: Budget desktop PCs

Chart ranking: Budget desktop PCs (June issue)


  1. Arbico CD8520 XL
  2. Chillblast Fusion Cobra
  3. Mesh G94 Pulse
  4. CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850
  5. CyberPower Gamer Infinity Silent Edition

Verdict

The Cyberpower Gamer Infinity 850 is a well-made, competent system. It’s difficult to compare it to PCs costing £200 more, but we can say this: for gamers, the Cyberpower Gamer Infinity 850 represents better value for money than anything in the sub-£500 category.

CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 Expert Verdict »
3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
Windows Vista Home Premium
2GB DDR RAM
160GB SATA
Asus P5K SE
8 x USB
19in Hanton H-340WDS (0.285mm pixel pitch, 1,440x900 maximum resolution @ 75Hz)
512MB PCI Express Sparkle nVidia GeForce 9600 GT
onboard Realtek ALC883 sound
speakers built into monitor
max DVD speeds: 20x/20x/12x/9x/6x/8x/16x (DVD-R/+R/-R DL/+R DL/-RW/+RW/-ROM)
one-year return-to-base warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 117
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 7 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 7 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

The Cyberpower Gamer Infinity 850 is a well-made, competent system. It’s difficult to compare it to PCs costing £200 more, but we can say this: for gamers, the Cyberpower Gamer Infinity 850 represents better value for money than anything in the sub-£500 category.

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