The CyberPower Gamer Xtreme XE is first and foremost built for gaming. But with this much power, other users may want to take advantage of its full capabilities. Limiting the system to "just a gaming computer" would be like saying a tank is just used for transportation.
The overclocked processor coupled with Asetek's Low Cost Liquid Cooling (LCLC) would have been a good base to start any system off with. In reality I think CyberPower started off with the Radeon 4870 X2 and everything else just fell into place. Either way, there is no denying that both the Core 2 Duo and 4870 X2 complement each other perfectly. Add in the fact that CyberPower took advantage of Asetek's really well designed cooler which was able to overclock the processor to such a high level and it really makes this a unique system that we normally see from boutique systems costing quite a bit more.
To put it in perspective, at Computex Thermaltake showed their new Xpressar phase change system with an Intel 8400 overclocked to the same GHz as the Gamer Xtreme XE. While pricing has yet to be disclosed on the Xpressar, I think it is safe to say it costs considerably more than what CyperPower has put together for the Gamer Xtreme XE.
After looking around and doing some comparative shopping, I have yet to find a system from another builder that can achieve the same level of performance at the same price point. To be fair, the closest system so far has cost 2000 USD, a full 400 Dollars more than the Gamer Xtreme XE and it didn't even come with a wireless mouse and keyboard. That said, once you calculate shipping costs on the items needed to build your own one off Gamer Xtreme XE, you would spend more in parts plus shipping than just ordering the pre-built system from CyberPower.
For me personally, I never truly understood the enthusiast OEM relationship unit until this system arrived here at the TweakTown Lab. Only a company that really understands the enthusiast and gaming mentality could pull off what CyberPower has done with the Gamer Xtreme XE. To put it simply, my next gaming system will come from CyberPower since they are able to put a system together just as well as I can, while also doing it at a lower cost and saving me the hassle of having to deal with the late nights testing and tuning it for higher performance.
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