CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini-I 780 SFF Gaming PC Review

Power Consumption and Noise

When you’re working with a gaming system, high power consumption is to be expected. But there are major differences in the amount of power different systems draw, even (and maybe most importantly) at idle. So, it doesn’t hurt to know how your potential rig would stack up to other, similarly configured PCs on the market.

At idle, the Zeus Mini was one of the most efficient systems in our bank, but under a heavy load of Prime95 and FurMark, the story’s different. Its 405W draw was far more than all but the dual-GPU systems. The most glaring discrepancy is between it and the Digital Storm VIRTUE, which posted just 275W under load, despite having similar components.

Usually, a system with lots of powerful components like this one will kick up a lot of noise under load but will be relatively quiet at idle. However, the Zeus Mini was completely consistent; it emitted perhaps a bit too much hum at idle, but under load it didn’t become noticeably louder, which means your gaming experience will be relatively quiet.

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