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It’s no secret that CyberPower offers gaming desktops ad infinitum; I counted a lot more than 70 starting configurations on its website, and that is exclusive of retailer-specific models just like the Gamer Xtreme GXi11400CPG ($769.99 as tested). This budget-conscious midtower surprises with high-end touches like a tempered glass window and a trio of remote-controlled RGB-lit fans, while its perky Intel Core i3 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 graphics card make a great pairing for smooth 1080p gaming. Although it’s built sufficiently and satisfactory performance, it can’t quite unseat our Editors’ Choice pick for value gaming rigs, the NZXT BLD Starter PC Plus, that provides better performance and an extended guarantee for very little more dosh.
Budget, HOWEVER, NOT Ultra-Budget
The Gamer Xtreme GXi11400CPG is a preconfigured tower with a four-core, four-thread Intel Core i3-9100F processor (3.6GHz clock, up to 4.2GHz boost); a 6GB GeForce GTX 1660 graphics card; 8GB of DDR4-2400 memory; a 512GB PCIe solid-state drive; and Windows 10 Home. This caliber of elements is mid-grade in the gaming-desktop world, as less costly parts can be found. (Namely, Intel’s Pentium-brand CPUs and Nvidia’s 4GB GeForce GTX 1650 Super or AMD’s Radeon RX 5500 XT.) Having said that, I would have recommended to start to see the GTX 1660 Super included for better still performance at minimal extra cost.
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This CyberPower configuration holds its pricing ground next to the Dell G5 Gaming Desktop that I came across on the Dell site for the same price with the same basic hardware. A possible intensify may be the Asus ROG Strix GL10CS, that i entirely on Newegg for $849 with a faster Core i5-9400F CPU. NZXT’s BLD Starter PC is another rung up the ladder at $899, but further ups the ante with a GTX 1660 Super GPU, 16GB of RAM, and an extended two-year warranty.
To see what I possibly could save easily built it myself, I shopped the CyberPower’s pieces as closely as possible on Newegg to the tune of $720, or only $50 significantly less than its price tag. That’s just a tiny premium to cover another person to expertly assemble it, use a clean copy of Windows 10, and cover everything with something warranty. If there’s a concern, you just call CyberPower, whereas do-it-yourselfers would need to diagnose problems by themselves and then manage individual part vendors. CyberPower covers its tower with a one-year warrantee on parts, 3 years on labor (you’d purchase replacement parts beyond the first year, but labor will be covered for just two more years), and lifetime tech support team.
The Gamer Xtreme runs on the CyberPower Onyxia chassis that’s very sturdy. Measuring 18.5 by 8.2 by 17.6 inches, it’s smack-dab in the centre ground for a midtower. The appearance is gamer without having to be garish.
The inner structure and almost all of the surface panels are steel, as the front and left panels are tempered glass. The latter offers a clear view of the roomy interior…
The blacked-out inside looks superior to bare steel. It could have the side aftereffect of making things too dark, but that isn’t a concern with this Gamer Xtreme; its three 120mm fans are brightly lit in RGB colors and fun patterns.
There is no software-level lighting control as I’d prefer, but CyberPower carries a wireless remote.
The four thumbscrews on the left side panel make interior access a straightforward affair. An Intel B360-based ASRock MicroATX motherboard is center stage…