Cybertron CLX Ra System Review: A Luxury Dual GTX 1080 Killer Gaming Rig

Introducing The Cybertron CLX Ra

Time after time we hear reports from market research firms highlighting declining sales in desktop PC shipments. Taken at face value, it is a wonder that boutique gaming system builders ever bother with high end system configurations, but those quarterly figures don't tell the whole story. For one, the market is still being flooded with hundreds of millions of PCs every year. And secondly, PC gamers have been bucking the overall trend for several years now. Jon Peddie Research noted this in one of its most recent GPU shipments report.

"If anyone doubted that the PC was the platform of choice for gaming, this quarter's results will correct that misconception. The gaming market is lifting the entire market and has overwhelmed the PC market," JPR said.

This is one of the main reasons premium system builders like, Cybertron can offer a high-end, decked out CLX Ra setup, such as the one it sent us, and expect them to very sell. Granted, not all gamers have several thousand to drop on a luxury performance PC, but for those who do, Cybertron is ready and willing to accommodate with a plethora of build options, most of which are functional and some of which bring the bling.

Cybertron CLX Ra Front Angled
The CLX Ra is Cybertron's biggest and baddest (in a good way) Egyptian-themed, CLX full tower gaming system. Named after the Egyptian sun god, the Ra starts out at $1,400 for a modest configuration, though mortals with a heftier budget can summon exponentially more power. The configuration Cybertron sent us is a top-shelf build that showcases what the company can do when tossing just north of $5,500 at a setup, and it's impressive.

Check any notion of bang-for-buck before reading further, that isn't what this system is about. This is an exercise in excess for those who are in a position to splurge, and not just on a powerful PC but a showpiece system. The result is the pairing of a ten-core Intel Core i7-6950X processor with 32GB of DDR4-2166 RAM and two MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X graphics cards in SLI. A 512GB Samsung 950 Pro SSD and 4TB Seagate SSHD hybrid hard drive handle storage duties, while liquid cooling and brightly lit fans keep the staying cool and looking good.

Here is a look at the rest of the setup.

Cybertron CLX Ra
Specifications & Features
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
Processor Intel Core i7-6950X (10-Core, 25MB Cache, 3GHz to 3.5GHz)
Graphics 2 x MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X in SLI
Memory 32GB DDR4-2666 MHz (8GB x4)
Optical Drive N/A
Storage 512GB Samsung 950 Pro NVMe PCIe SSD
4TB Seagate SATA SSHD Hybrid (64MB Cache, 8GB Flash)
Cooling System CLX Quence 360 Liquid Cooling
Connectivity Gigabit LAN, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Front Panel Ports 3 x USB 3.0, Headphone and Mic
Rear Panel Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port, 1 x LAN (RJ45), 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 4 x USB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0, 5 x Audio Jacks, 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button, 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! Module (802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0)
Power Supply 1,000W EVGA Supernova G2
Dimensions 21.3x9x22.6 inches (HxWxD)
Weight 78 Pounds
Warranty 1-Year Labor & Parts
Pricing $5,556 As Tested, Starting At $1,400 Direct From Cybertron
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Cybertron CLX Ra Open

It's an impressive collection of parts and while the configuration is costly, there are even more expensive options available. For a few hundred bucks, Cybertron will slap on a professional grade custom paint job with optional graphics, a service it provides in-house.

Let's take a closer look at the build...

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