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Pros: Good hardware selection
Plenty of lifting power.
Cons: No keyboard/mouse (see below)
No choice in OS
Shipped as one assembled unit
Other Thoughts: We bought this for my wife to replace her aging Alienware laptop which also developed a bad GPU apparently. This machine basically mirrors my desktop so I was very pleased with the parts vs cost. My only complaints and the reason I knocked off an egg are minor but still annoying considering how good the product actually is.
1. No choice of OS, you get Windows 8. My wife is learning to use it while I point and laugh at her.
2. The product is shipped as one assembled unit and I personally dislike that. I understand that is kind of the point, that it is aimed at those who might not have the knowhow to put a rig together. But still, I worry about the socket and slot interfaces. Thankfully the water block for the CPU doesn't weigh much at all so I'm not terribly worried. I've just seen what happens when people didn't remove their HS/fan units for LAN parties in the past.
3. No keyboard or mouse. Not knocking Cyberpower for this one actually because most people already have their favorite combo anyway or some idea of what they'll be getting as far as these parts go. However, Newegg depicts the machine WITH a keyboard/mouse on the ad for the machine when you scroll down to the detailed description. This is confusing and while not a big deal it did mean we had to get another keyboard after the initial purchase.
Other than those nitpicks, this is a solid machine. If you don't have the time or knowledge to assemble your own unit but want a rig that has solid gaming performance then give this some serious consideration.
Also, the case is really good, nothing fancy of course but still a very good case considering this is a preassembled system.
The SSD is a little small but really you only need enough space for the OS and maybe Office and the other stuff you might cram into the Program Files folder so it is plenty for that.
My only suggestion to Cyberpower to make this offering better would be to use a liquid cooler that has software adjustable settings. And to maybe include a keyboard/mouse offering.
I would highly recommend this system. It has a lot of potential. Is it built from the bleeding edge stuff? No....will it play most titles today (8/20/14), at max settings? Yup...though I can't speak about multimonitors as we just use singles.
Pros: Modular cables
Bronze 80 = efficient
12v rail gives 60 amps!
Ball bearing 140mm cooling fan
5 year warranty
Cons: Cables are rather stiff as some have said.
Other Thoughts: While the cables are a little stiff, you get all the cables you need. The fan keeps spinning after system shut down to help with cooling, then turns off once at a safe temp. This helps the life of the unit a lot.
I guess some people got duds but that does happen with any mass production item. The one I'm using is 4+ years old and going strong. It lived a life sipping from an under powered battery back up unit, then NO unit (was broke for a time), and now a nice 1500 unit. It's survived our houses cruddy (wow newegg really? cra double-p y is a bad word??? what are we all toddlers?), circuits and the neighborhood's horrid power grid. Brown outs, near miss lightning strikes, you name it this thing is rock solid. I feel bad for those who've had troubles with it because for me it's the best PSU I've owned to date. While my system isn't a turbo power hog by some high end standards, it's a fair setup as of 2013.
Intel i5 3750K
16GB of RAM
Antec 90 cooler and a lot of large case fans plus one or two smaller ones. Not to mention the traditional HDD (no SSD yet), optical drive, etc.
I think I'm creeping up on needing a larger supply but this one should do for a while yet!
I would and have suggested this product to others. The engineering of this PSU is excellent and it is rock solid!
Pros: * Very roomy inside
* Built with liquid cooling in mind, even a double length radiator will fit up top
* Bottom mounted PSU
* Lots of bays
* LOTS of air flow
* Easy to clean!!!
* Great combination of form and function
* Best of all, no silly swinging front plate!
* Bottom intake, if a bit small.
Cons: Little on the large side. While for me this isn't so much of a problem I can see how it might be for some.
With all the air this thing draws through it, it can mean having to clean it a bit more often. This is especially true for me as for some reason our house has a ton of dust......sigh, and a LOT of pet hair :(
The biggest CON is that apparently I got the last one in stock as it's now on the discontinued list!!!
Other Thoughts: My cons aren't really so much cons as just the down sides of the pros IMO. The case really is a well done model considering the price. IMO it's the best bang for the buck out there.....but I also freely admit I've not tried a bunch of the more modern cases.
It's a nice, roomy case with a TON of airflow. It's liquid cooling ready for almost any configuration. I especially like that the top is ready to mount the longer radiators. I personally also like the fact that the front grill work is easy to clean and not bogged down with the "fluff" accent work so many other manufacturers put on their cases.
It has a bottom draw vent for chimney draw and it even has a filter in place there too. The only problem with this is that it doesn't sit very high off the ground on the foot pegs. So this means that unless you have a hardwood floor or something similar (i.e. smooth and flat), then it's moot. I have carpet so, the vent hole is not going to be functional. I have to just find a board or something to sit it on.
This is the second of these cases for me. My first one is the older model with the unpainted insides that I have my file server running on upstairs. I was very impressed with it and so when it came time to finally upgrade my gaming rig I looked around a lot, but eventually came back to this case.
I really hope that NewEgg picks these up again.
I would, and have, suggested this product to others. I think it's a great product for the price.