Cyberpower Infinity X55 Pro Gaming PC Review

Introduction


Cyberpower is one of most respected system integrators worldwide and quickly gained a superb reputation for their commitment to impeccable customer service. The company’s vast buying power means consumers can choose from a massive range of components and construct a system which suits their individual requirements. This level of flexibility is astounding and ensures the end-user receives a product with the best possible specification. Upgrades are listed using high-resolution images and include a brief outline of the pricing variation when selecting various parts. Of course, there are pre-configured options with a default configuration to help simplify the buying process. Cyberpower’s slick website manages to catch your imagination and become fascinated by the company’s custom PC range.

The latest PC to arrive for review purposes is the Cyberpower Infinity X55 Pro sporting an Intel i5-6660K processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and XFX AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB. Cyberpower has utilised the Corsair H55 all-in-one CPU cooler to achieve a hefty 4.5GHz overclock. In terms of storage, there’s a high-performance 240GB SSD and 1TB mechanical disk. The Corsair VS 650W is a non-modular 80 plus white power supply with enough wattage to easily cope with demanding applications. This impressive specification is housed in the extremely unusual Corsair 600C chassis. Priced at £999, I’m fascinated to see the performance numbers in relation to other products under the £1000 mark.

Specifications

  • Name: Cyberpower Infinity X55 Pro
  • Case: Corsair 600C
  • Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI Plus
  • Processor: Intel Core-i5 6600K Overclocked to 4.5GHz
  • Processor Cooler: Corsair H55
  • System Memory: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 LPX 2400MHZ
  • Main Boot Drive: Corsair Neutron XT 240GB
  • Additional Storage Drive(s): Western Digital 1TB 7200RPM
  • Graphics card: XFX AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB
  • Power Supply: Corsair VS 650W
  • Peripherals: N/A
  • Monitor: N/A
  • Optical Drive: N/A 
  • Wireless: N/A
  • OS: Windows 10 Home
  • Warranty: 3 Year Labour, 2 Year Parts, 1 Month Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support
  • Price: £999

Packing and Accessories

The system arrives in a humongous outer box which offers exceptional protection during transit. More specifically, the thick cardboard adds rigidity and prevents the system from encountering cosmetic imperfections. On another note, the fragile notice instructs the courier to adopt a careful approach when handling the package.

Once opened, the main chassis box is held in place with supporting foam inserts and the accessories box. As a result, the unit shouldn’t move around in a brash manner.

Prior to turning on the system, a precautionary label is used to cover the power supply and inform the user to remove any internal packaging.

Here we can the huge array of protective inserts which cushions the key components from any sudden impact during delivery. These are absolutely essential additions to ensure the system arrives safely and without any cables being misaligned. Honestly, I’d prefer Cyberpower to use a foam pack instead because of the harder material and more secure positioning.

The system is bundled with a handy troubleshooting guide, component documentation, driver’s disk, PCI brackets where the GPU has been installed, power cord and SLI bridge. Unfortunately, the troubleshooting guide was placed underneath the chassis box which led to some hefty creases.

CPU-Z

GPU-Z

Intel Core “Skylake” Processors Are Officially Available for Purchase

Two of Intel’s brand new “Skylake” processors, the Core i7-6700K and the Core i5-6600K, are officially available for purchase starting today, August 14, 2015. As these processors require new motherboards, namely LGA 1151 ones, some retailers have decided to bundle them with compatible motherboards and even DDR4 memory. Impressive as the bundles may be, some of you will probably want to purchase the processors on their own, in which case you’ll have to pay $250 for the Core i5-6600K and $343 for the Core i7-6700K.

The Core i5-6600K is a quad core without Hyperthreading that boasts 6 MB of L3 cache as well as standard 3.50 GHz clocks that can go up to 3.90 GHz in Turbo Boost mode. The more powerful Core i7-6700K comes with Hyperthreading, 8 MB of L3 cache and a standard operating frequency of 4.00 GHz, while its Turbo Boost frequency sits at 4.20 GHz. Both of these chips feature unlocked base-clock multipliers, which means that they are ready to be overclocked. However, they are not accompanied by any form of cooling solution, which means that users will have to install their own. The TDP for these chips is rated at 91W, so finding a reliable LGA115x-compatible cooler shouldn’t be all that difficult, especially if the user doesn’t plan to overclock. A few more quad-core i5 SKUs are set to be released on August 29 while Intel’s new dual-core i3’s will arrive at the end of September.

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