Inside the Syber Vapor
Turns out the main 24-pin ATX power connector wasn't plugged in. Sounds simple, but due to the cramped confines, it took a bit of investigating to narrow down the culprit. And once we did, plugging it back in required removing the Zalman CNSP8900 cooler. It's not back breaking labor, but when you're paying for a pre-built system, you don't expect to take components out and reassemble prior to booting up for the first time.
We also discovered a chewed up cable with a few metal wires exposed, as shown above. What you're looking at is the front USB 3.0 header. A little more slack in the cable probably would have prevented this from happening. It didn't affect performance, though it's not something we like to see in a $1,500 build (or any price system).
Our review system came with a Samsung 850 Evo Series 250GB SSD for the OS and a 1TB 2.5" hard disk drive for storage.
Upgrades can be a bit tricky inside the Syber Vapor for inexperienced builders, though with a little patience, you'll find that getting to certain components is easier than it looks. For example. to reach the graphics card, you to unscrew the metal plate that holds the storage drive and detach the power and SATA cables. Once you do that, you can lift the metal plate and spy the GPU.
To be able and cram a full size graphics card in such a compact enclosure, Syber opted for a riser extension cable, which allows the card to sit parallel to the motherboard rather than perpendicular like most cases.
Next to the cooler is the Silverstone ST45SF-G 450W power supply. This is an 80 Plus Gold certified unit and second highest wattage available in the Syber Vapor -- there's also a 600W option.