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

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Cybertron CLX Ra: Power Consumption & Noise

Before bringing this article to a close, we'd like to cover a couple of final data points— namely, power consumption and noise. Throughout all of our benchmarking and testing, we monitored acoustics and tracked how much power our test system was consuming using a power meter.

Total System Power Consumption And Acoustics
Tested at the Outlet
Our goal was to give you an idea of how much power each configuration used while idling and also while under a heavy workload. Please keep in mind that we were testing total system power consumption at the outlet.

Cybertron CLX Ra Power

We measured the load wattage on this system by running a combination of Prime95 and Furmark for an extended period of time and then taking note of peak usage. The highest we saw was 781W. In real world use, the CLX Ra, as configured, will rarely consume that much power, as there will be few scenarios that require stressing the CPU and GPUs at full tilt, especially for long periods.

Be that as it may, this gives an idea of how much power is needed for a burly system such as this one. Cybertron configured this test system with an EVGA 1,000W Supernova G2 with 80 Plus Gold certification. There's a fair bit of headroom there, both to handle heavy loads that tax the system as a whole, and for future upgrades.

Noise

Cybertron CLX Ra Liquid Cooling

Between the air intake and liquid cooling setup, there are quite a few fans whizzing inside the CLX Ra. However, the system stays relatively quiet even under heavy load. It's not a silent system by any means, but the collective noise from the fans and cooling pumps never reach a level that we would consider loud or even remotely annoying, and it certainly can't be heard over a set of headphones or a decent set of speakers while gaming.

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