CyberPowerPC Zeus Thunder 2500 SE Gaming PC Review

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Performance Summary and Conclusion

Performance Summary: In all of our tests, the CyberPowerPC Zeus Thunder 2500 SE performed very well. Even though it took third place in most of our benchmarks, it did so behind two much pricier systems. With that said, it also routinely outpaced some other rigs, including the iBuyPower Erebus GT (which costs about $600 more). That’s impressive performance for a machine that costs just $1,899.

With many of the cutting edge products we evaluate, there’s at least a little something that goes wrong or needs tweaking. And when companies send us something that’s new as well as overclocked (such as this system), the possibilities for trouble grow. We’d be remiss if we didn’t point out that we had absolutely no issues with the Zeus Thunder 2500 SE. Once we fired up the unit the first time, it was smooth sailing all the way through to the last benchmark. CyberPowerPC should be commended for achieving that level of stability, and for anyone worried about the long-term effects of that monster CPU overclock, the company offers a 3 years labor/1 year parts warranty to back up its work.

The CyberPowerPC Zeus Thunder 2500 SE

The company also did a great job selecting the NZXT Switch 810 case in our opinion, which offers attractive looks without the added expense of a heavily altered or full custom chassis, and actually contributes something to the system’s overall performance, as well.

You could scarcely find a better price-for-performance ratio than $1,899 for the Zeus Thunder 2500 SE, although if you’re not in love with the price, CyberPowerPC has eight other Zeus Thunder gaming rigs available, starting at $1,125. If you’re looking for just a little more performance than this system offers, however, there are pricier versions with slightly more beefed-up specs too, all the way up to the $3,735 Zeus Thunder Max. As we saw with the other systems in our test bank, however, at some point ponying up more money for features offers diminishing returns. This system, as configured, will likely do most users just fine.

The only thing we can complain about is the excess noise the fans emit when the system is under sustained load, which is hardly a reason to avoid the CyberPowerPC Zeus Thunder 2500 SE.

  • Price
  • Superb performance for the cost
  • Excellent build quality
  • Great looks
  • No bloatware
  • Noisy when under load

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