Definitely the most impressive-looking PC of the bunch, the Gamer Infinity XT Elite’s imposing looks are sure to appeal to hardcore gamers. Its many illuminated components shine through the casing with a demonic red glow, but it’s the sheer size rather than any such decorations that immediately grabs the attention.
Housed in CoolerMaster’s excellent Cosmos-Sport case, the CyberPower Gamer Infinity XT Elite shows a build quality head and shoulders above the rest. CyberPower has made good use of its almost obscenely huge internal capacity by mounting multiple fans top, bottom, front and rear in addition to the jumbo-sized one on the main side-panel door. Even so, it remains quieter than many competing models, while allowing the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 processor to be safely overclocked from 3.16 to 3.8GHz.
At stock speeds we were a little disappointed with the CyberPower Gamer Infinity XT Elite’s 118 WorldBench 6 real-world speed points. Other systems with the same chip have managed 126, and the Gamer Infinity uses the chart’s most expensive motherboard – Asus’s P5E.
However, we couldn’t resist cranking the CyberPower Gamer Infinity XT Elite up to full speed and in this configuration it achieved a much more impressive 133 points. Gaming performance is very good even before overclocking and the CyberPower Gamer Infinity XT Elite turned in the best Crysis test results of all.
With its touch-sensitive illuminated power switch, top-mounted interface ports and tool-free access, the CyberPower Gamer Infinity XT Elite is instantly one of the most desirable PC systems you can buy – if you have the space. It also comes with the best monitor – Samsung’s 24in SM245B and a set of Creative T6100 5.1 speakers, powered by an X-Fi Xtreme Gamer sound card. A Blu-ray drive would have been a welcome addition.
Power desktop PCs: chart ranking (October issue)
- Chillblast Fusion SuperNova
- CyberPower Gamer Infinity XT Elite
- Eclipse Titan iQX965A487
- Arbico Elite 4870
- Chillblast Fusion Thunderbolt
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