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CyberPower Infinity Hades review

£749 inc VAT

Manufacturer: CyberPower

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

CyberPower's interesting-looking Infinity Hades budget desktop PC uses a 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 750 to devastating effect, producing real-world speed that's unbeaten by the competition.

CyberPower's interesting-looking Infinity Hades budget desktop PC uses a 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 750 to devastating effect, producing real-world speed that's unbeaten by the competition.

It can be difficult to stand out among machines with the same components. The CyberPower Infinity Hades recorded the best WorldBench 6 score here with 135 points, but that was matched by two other PCs and only four points more than the bottom score. The popular 2.66GHz Core i5 750 is unbeatable at this price point, delivering excellent performance across the board.

The HD 5770 graphics card is also excellent. Unsurprisingly, you won't find a better card in this round-up. It powers the CyberPower Infinity Hades to 25fps in our gruelling Crysis test.

Leaving aside the processor and graphics, then, it's up to the other components to impress us. Our first impressions were good, with the metallic blue trim on the Cooler Master Elite 310 case, the internal blue lighting and a blue Gigabyte motherboard instantly catching our attention. The CyberPower Infinity Hades's AOC monitor is equally easy on the eye, with sweeping curves and a novel space-saving stand that protrudes from the rear. But while it's attractive, this monitor doesn't offer a DVI input.

A 500GB hard drive and 4GB of DDR3 RAM are fairly standard inclusions at this price point. You'll have to replace rather than add to the CyberPower Infinity Hades's existing memory chips if you want to upgrade this allocation - the motherboard has no memory slots spare.

In fact, the microATX motherboard found inside the CyberPower Infinity Hades offers limited expansion capability in general, with only two PCI slots and no support for Raid. A spare PCI Express X16 slot does let you add a second graphics card, however.

With no external speakers and a full-HD but rather small 22in monitor, the CyberPower Infinity Hades doesn't offer such good value for money as its rivals. Its interesting looks will appeal to gamers and those fed up with drab, black boxes, however.

Chart ranking: Budget desktop PCs (June issue)

  1. Palicomp Core i7 Blast 750-24
  2. Chillblast Fusion Samurai
  3. Arbico HD 7577 XL
  4. CyberPower Infinity Hades
  5. Mesh Ice5 5750 HD

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CyberPower Infinity Hades Expert Verdict »
2.66GHz Intel Core i5 750
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H
10 x USB 2.0
650W WinPower PSU
22in AOC F22S+ (0.25mm pixel pitch
1GB PCI Express Powercolor ATI Radeon HD 5770 (games scores: Crysis [High/Very High] = 66/25fps
Fear = 196fps)
onboard Realtek ALC888B
speakers built into monitor
max DVD speeds: 24x/24x/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: 135
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

Ideal for gamers on a budget, the CyberPower Infinity Hades looks good and performs well. But you can get more for your money elsewhere.

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