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CyberPower Black Pearl Core i7 965 EE Gaming System - The CyberPower Black Pearl - Exterior

CyberPower does it like a boutique builder and comes in on budget. Chris puts the Black Pearl through its paces today.

| Gaming Desktop PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Nov 17, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: CyberPower

CyberPower Black Pearl - Exterior

 

CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC

 

The NZXT Sentry gives the ATCS 840 a digital look and breaks apart the natural, plain appearance of the case.

 

CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC

 

Here we get a better look at the digital fan controller. The only thing that does not sit right is the direction of the hair lines in the aluminium. The case's go up and down while the controllers are side to side. However, at a foot or two away the effect becomes unnoticeable.

 

CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC

 

The entire case is brushed aluminium and each side panel is crafted to perfection.

 

CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC

 

CyberPower chose to place the Thermaltake ToughPower 1000 Watt PSU at the bottom of the case. Here we see the back of the two mighty HIS 4870 X2 graphics cards that are paired in CrossfireX mode from the factory. The ASUS P6T Deluxe offers a massive amount of connections on its I/O panel, including two eSATA ports.

 

CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC

 

One thing I noticed about the case is that it is prone to showing finger prints. The discoloured areas are from handling the case.

 

CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC

 

At the top of the case is where we find the power and reset buttons.

 

CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC

 

Peek-a-boo, I see you. The front USB, eSATA, FireWire and audio ports are done tactfully and can be hidden by pushing down on the top plate.

 

CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC

 

Here we see the fan controller in action. For more information be sure to read Andrew Jones' review of the NZXT Sentry here.

 

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