CyberPower has been busy playing with Intel's gaming development team over the last few weeks. The two have teamed up to design a new series of PC systems that CyberPower will be manufacturing and offering as the Fang Series. The flagship system in the Fang Series family is the Black Mamba which is the system we will be reviewing today. CyberPower will have other systems coming along in the coming weeks that will also follow the snake theme like the Cobra, Viper and Rattler.
Our sample Black Mamba that we are reviewing today comes with Venom technology. This is actually a fancy way of saying it is overclocked from the CyberPower factory and tested for a couple of days to determine the maximum stable overclock speed in a series of tests that are designed to let the engineers configure your system for both maximum stability and speed.
The true core of the Black Mamba is Intel's new Core i7 975 Extreme Edition processor. Intel has launched the new 975 EE just yesterday and CyberPower has been working with Intel and GIGABYTE closely for this launch. The new i7 975 EE is the fastest processor currently available on the market with a rated out of the box speed of 3.33 GHz. Intel, GIGABYTE and CyberPower determined that the maximum overclock speed with our sample was 4.15 GHz, or as I referred to it during the testing phase, freaking fast! - If you didn't catch it already, you can read up on our Core i7 975 EE processor review here.
As the flagship system, the Black Mamba with Venom Technology has a standard cost of 3,999.00 USD. CyberPower offers their customers the opportunity to make changes to the configuration while ordering the system so it is possible to get the system exactly how you want it for both performance and budget. Let's take a look and see how the system comes standard and if it is possible to build the Black Mamba with off the shelf parts for less money than what CyberPower charges for the system.