Power Consumption and Noise
Before bringing this article to a close, we'll take a look at power consumption of the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200 versus the other systems we tested. We let each system boot and sit idle before measuring idle power and then loaded down each system with both an instance of Prime95 (to load down the CPU) and Furmark (to load the GPU) before taking our full load power consumption measurements. Our goal was to give you an idea as to how much power each configuration used while idling on the desktop and while under a heavy workload. Keep in mind that this is total system power consumption being measured at the outlet.
We have data on a lot of systems, as you can see, and the numbers are all over the place, but for the sort of components it has on board, the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200 manages its power fairly well. It runs a little high when idling, but under load it pulls 373W; compared to the other multi-GPU systems in our bank, that’s rather impressive.
The Acoustics -
We expected that by dint of being a liquid-cooled system the Gamer Xtreme 5200 wouldn’t exactly be loud, but we were surprised by just how quiet it was. Even with three case fans and two radiator fans running at full tilt, the system was barely audible. We had to double check to be sure that the thing was even on.