As the least expensive PC in our chart, CyberPower's Gamer Infinity i7 Andromeda has evidently undergone some skimping on features to achieve a tempting price tag. In a category with no price ceiling, it looks a little lacklustre.

But it's hard to argue with the value for money delivered by the CyberPower Gamer Infinity i7 Andromeda - it's a strong performer that will suit those who feel this isn't the best time to splash the cash on an extravagantly featured system.

With an Intel Core i7 920 chip under the hood, performance is bound to be good. Indeed, the CyberPower Gamer Infinity i7 Andromeda creeps in at just under 130 points in our WorldBench 6 test suite. You also get 6GB of DDR3 memory - that's twice what Arbico is offering.

In common with the Arbico, however, the CyberPower Gamer Infinity i7 Andromeda's 1,680x1,050 22in monitor can't display a full 1,080p image without (admittedly acceptable) downscaling. The monitor provides a good selection of inputs, including DVI and HDMI, but there's no Blu-ray or external speakers.

The CyberPower Gamer Infinity i7 Andromeda's gaming performance isn't quite as impressive as you might expect, given this system's name. The 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4870 offers half the power of the 4870 X2 that you get with the Chillblast Fusion Titanium, although the limitations of the monitor force you to keep resolutions down. The card remains competitive at less demanding settings.

At 500GB, the CyberPower Gamer Infinity i7 Andromeda's hard drive provides half the storage of the 1TB models delivered with every other system here.

Power desktop PCs chart ranking (April 09 issue)

  1. Chillblast Fusion Titanium
  2. Arbico Elite i7 Pro
  3. Mesh Lexa 280
  4. Eclipse Excalibur i792nGTX260
  5. CyberPower Gamer Infinity i7 Andromeda

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