Housed in the same Cooler Master Elite 330 case, CyberPower's Gamer Infinity 850 bears more than a passing resemblance to our chart-topper from Arbico. However, true to form, CyberPower has jazzed it up with some cool blue internal illumination. The case also comes with a set of tool-free drive bay attachments not found in the Arbico.
Opting for the Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 CPU is always a safe bet when it comes to PC performance, and the CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 turned in a creditable 123-point tally.
The CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 uses an MSI P31 Neo-F motherboard based on the Intel P31 chipset, which offers a lower specification than the Intel P43-based MSI P43 Neo3-F used in the Chillblast. As a result, this motherboard offers fewer internal connectors and misses some of the overclocking potential of the more expensive motherboard.
With its ATI Radeon HD 4670 lacking the power of the HD 4850, the CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 couldn't keep up with the top three PCs in our games testing. It's also the only PC here to be supplied without external speakers, meaning you'll need to rely on the rather tinny models built into the 21.6in display.
The CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850 also omits a sound card, although the onboard capabilities should prove adequate for most users.
Chart ranking: budget desktop PCs (June 09 issue)
- Arbico CD 8850 XL
- Chillblast Fusion Isis
- Mesh Matrix II 920
- CyberPower Gamer Infinity 850
- RL Supplies Modula AX2-920
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