CyberPower Gamer Extreme 3000 Core i7 860 System

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The Gamer Extreme 3000 employs an Azza Solano 1000 full tower enclosure that seems a perfect choice to house these cutting-edge parts. Interestingly, the Solano looks very similar to the popular Antec 1200 case as both products feature a mesh front, blue LED fans, painted interior, and comparable side panel window design. Its worth noting that CyberPower removed the 230mm fan, normally located on the side panel, in order to house the super-sized Cooler Master V8 heatsink.   



 Gamer Extreme 3000 Design
 A Closer Look

 


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After powering on the system, it became obvious that aiflow is a  strong suit of this setup. The Solano features two 140mm blue LED fans in the front, a gigantic 230mm LED fan on top, a 140mm fan on the bottom, and one 120mm fan on the rear panel. Also on the rear panel, we find a fan speed controller for the Cooler Master V8 and a pair of watercooling cutouts. We'll touch on the V8 on the next page, but we were impressed with the excellent airflow combined with the relatively quiet operation the system provides.


CyberPower makes use of two drive bays by providing a Samsung 22x DVD burner and multi-functional card reader. The DVD drive operated quietly throughout testing and performed as expected. Moreover, we like the idea of the included 12-in-1 media card reader as it gives the added feature of transferring external media without the need for an adapter.


The front panel ports and buttons are conveniently located on the top edge of the Solano 1000 enclosure. From left to right, there is a reset button, eSATA port, USB, microphone jack, headset jack, two more USB ports, and a large power on/off button. All connections proved to be fully functional and user friendly during testing. 

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