CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200 Haswell System

Introduction and Specifications

Now that Intel’s 4th-generation Core processors are flowing in the market, all your favorite boutique builders are churning out new systems based around those Haswell chips. The new Intel processors require a new socket (LGA 1150), and the associated motherboards have the new Z87 chipset. If you’re as excited as we are to see how Haswell fares, stick around--there’s a lot of good stuff coming down the pike.

One of our first Haswell-based system is the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200, which comes in a surprisingly subdued mid-tower chassis that belies the powerful components inside. It’s hard to say what CyberPowerPC’s going for aesthetically here, but it’s easy to see that this machine is fully loaded.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200
Specifications & Features
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CyberPowerPC Gamer Xteme 5200
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150
ASUS Z87-A Intel Z87 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard
AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Dual GPU Video Card
16GB (8GBx2) Corsair Vengeance DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory
Corsair Neutron 64GB SATA III 6.0Gbps SSD
1TB SATA 6Gbps (7200 RPM) HDD
12X Internal Blu-ray Drive & DVD-RW
CoolIT LCS ECO II-120MM FB Liquid Cooling
Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit Edition)
800W CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold
Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
$2,199 (as configured) 

The CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200 has an Intel Core i7-4770K CPU nestled into an ASUS Z87-A motherboard and paired with an AMD Radeon HD 7990 (6GB) dual-GPU graphics card. We like the move by CyberPowerPC to roll with a single-card/dual-GPU setup, as it saves a lot of space in the smallish chassis and also saves novice users from having to fiddle with a CrossFireX setup.

There’s also 16GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600MHz RAM, a 12x Blu-ray DVD/RW drive, and an 800W CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold PSU. The storage setup consists of a Corsair Neutron 64GB (SATA Gbps) SSD and a 1TB (7200 RPM) hard drive. CyberPowerPC went with a CoolIT LCS ECO II-120MM FB liquid cooler, and two Enermax 120mm fans are mounted on the radiator.

The system is wrapped in a Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 chassis, that offers two top- and front-mounted USB 3.0 ports, power and reset buttons, mic and headphone jacks, and a three-way fan controller.

Windows 8 is the OS of choice here, and the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200 costs $2,199 as configured.

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