CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200 Haswell System

Performance Summary and Conclusion

The CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200 is a demure-looking rig, but it packs a punch. The system tore through all of our benchmarks, scoffing at demanding settings in DX11 games along the way. Although in a couple of benchmarks it dropped to the middle of the pack, it was mostly at or near the top, especially compared to similarly-appointed systems. There’s really nothing out there that this machine can’t handle with ease.

It would appear that Intel’s Haswell CPU and dual AMD Radeon 7990 GPUs are a potent combination, although there are still some scaling issues and CPU overhead occasionally with CrossFireX setups.  Then again, a solo NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan or GTX 780 are formidable competition on the benchmark circuit.

The near-total lack of eye candy in and on the Gamer Xtreme 5200 was, to put it colloquially, kind of a bummer, especially as the interior color schemes of the various components clash somewhat. But if you can get past mundane looks, it’s hard not to love this machine (and there’s a lesson in that somewhere, kids); it’s mouse-quiet, despite its powerful components, and the performance is outstanding.

At $2,199, the price isn’t bad for a water-cooled system, either. Aside from some competition from the $2,614.84 AVADirect Mini Gaming PC and the $2,563 Digital Storm VIRTUE, the only systems that gave the Gamer Xtreme 5200 any trouble was the Digital Storm ODE Level 4 ($3,479) and the MAINGEAR SHIFT Super Stock X79 ($7,570).

For performance like that, the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme is a solid, well-built deal.

  • Excellent performance
  • Competitive price
  • Exceedingly quiet performance
  • Bland looks
  • Not always top dog in benchmarks

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