We are at a point today where PC gaming is better, higher, and more powerful than it’s ever been. Thanks to more affordable PC parts, better and more attractive games, and the need for a PC this pandemic.
More people have been encouraged to get a PC of their own as opposed to gaming consoles due to the fact that you could do more with a gaming PC than a console.
And that’s where CyberpowerPC comes in.
CyberPowerPC is an LA-based company that’s been in the PC building game since 2003. The company was founded on the basis of providing the best PCs at wholesale prices backed with extensive tech support.
It is a widely known fact within the PC community that building a PC is cheaper than buying a pre-made one. You either save money or get better parts, sometimes even both. However, there are also situations where simply buying a pre-made or pre-built is the best option for you.
If you don’t want to go through the hassle of finding compatible components or don’t know how to assemble a PC, then leave it to the experts at CyberPowerPC. You can either choose one of their ready-made PC’s at Amazon or customize them at their website.
However, in this article, we are going to talk about 5 pre-built PCs from CyberPowerPC and what’s great about every one of them.
1. CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR3800WST
A Great Entry-level Streaming PC (4.3/5 Stars)
We’ve all dreamt of gaming without the pain of lag or FPS drops. We’ve all wanted a PC that can perform as good as it looks. Well, the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR3800WST can offer you exactly what you have been dreaming of.
It features some RGB lighting to help give it a great gamer look. The case is a good quality case that offers good airflow that doesn’t choke the fans, 2 3.5” slots for additional storage, a PSU shroud that keeps your PSU out of sight, and an overall black finish that looks clean and slick.
Make sure that you have enough space on your desk because the PC itself is 19 x 18 x 9 inches and be sure to put it on a sturdy desk since it weighs a total of 32 pounds, making it the heaviest PC in our CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme review lineup. It also comes with Windows 10 installed, so that you are left with nothing else to do but to start gaming.
Ports and Connections
The PC offers both Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet, so you can stay connected to the internet using whichever method you prefer, 6 USB 3.1 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, a single PS/2 port for old-school peripherals, and 3 audio jacks. You can also connect your monitor using either DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort, making it a great and flexible system overall.
Let’s move on to the good stuff. This PC packs quite the punch and is able to hold its own against any game you throw at it. It has the 6-core 12-thread Intel i7-8700 processor that has a base frequency of 3.20 GHz and boost clocks of up to 4.60 GHz making it an overall great processor for multitasking.
The GPU is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB which admittedly isn’t the newest GPU in the market but is still a good option for 1080p gaming. It’s 16GB of DDR4 RAM compliments its processor well and allows the PC to handle gaming while using Discord or browsing the web.
It also has a 240GB SSD which is fast storage where you can store your OS and other important applications while also having a 1TB HDD for bulk storage where you can install your games and other large files. And I am sure you would really need those HDDs when you plan on running the biggest pc games with large file sizes.
Overall this PC is great for 1080p gaming, and also easily runs VR games. It’s a little on the heavy side, so it might be better suited to be placed on a floor for more support. It has enough RGB to give it a good “gamer look” and the case complements the build quite well. The build can also be upgradeable if you choose since it does have an additional HDD slot, and you can change the GPU in the future if it no longer meets your needs.
The CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR3800WST is a great multi-tasker thanks to its 6-core 12-thread processor and 16GB of RAM, can pretty much handle any game you throw at it, can be great as a workstation and editing videos or pictures, and it can also handle streaming if you want to start your career on Twitch.
It’s a good middle ground PC that can be a great stepping stone for those who want to stream or create content.
Side note : If you are into streaming, you should definetely checkout our guide on building a dedicated streaming PC.
Having a tempered glass-covered case is one of the most popular trends in cases nowadays. Tempered glass is stronger than acrylic and doesn’t scratch as easily as acrylic. It provides a good view of what is inside your case making it the go-to choice for PC owners who want to showcase the beauty of their PC.
This is exactly what the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXIVR8060A5 allows you to do, it shows off the beauty of your PC while still performing like a beast.
It features a total of 4 RGB fans with multiple modes that give this PC a great look and allows it to match your overall theme by easily changing the colors of the fans. The 4 fans also allow the PC to have good airflow ensuring that your PC doesn’t overheat while you are gaming. The case also has a power supply shroud that holds your power supply and can also be used to hide any excess cables to keep the PC looking clean.
The PC only weighs 27 lbs and is 18.46 x 7.87 x 17.89 inches in size making it a relatively small and light PC. It also comes with Windows 10 Home pre-installed so that you don’t have to worry about buying an OS anymore.
Ports and Connections
Wi-Fi is built directly into the PC allowing you to have a wireless connection at all times or you could also choose to connect via a LAN cable since it also has an RJ-45 LAN port to ensure that you don’t lag out during intense gaming sessions. There are a total of 6 USB 3.1 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, and an additional PS/2 port for mouse or keyboard.
As for audio, the PC supports 7.1 channel audio which is a great feature to have especially when you play audio-sensitive games. Finally, you can connect a monitor through the DVI port, HDMI port, or the DisplayPort all located at the back.
The CyberPowerPC GXI VR8060A5 isn’t as good as the last one, but don’t count it out just yet. It has the Intel i5-8400 processor which is a 6-core 6-thread processor that has a base clock of 2.80 GHz and a boost clock of 4.00 GHz and can handle pretty much any modern game.
The GPU is an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, though it only has 3GB of VRAM which is why you may have to turn down a few settings, but it is still a good 1080p gaming card. It has 8GB of DDR4 RAM which should be enough to handle just gaming.
For your storage, you have a 120GB SSD for your OS and a few important applications, and a 1TB HDD to store most of your games and other files.
It’s a good entry-level machine for 1080p gaming and some VR gaming here and there. I suggest upgrading the RAM as soon as you can so that you can enjoy running multiple programs without choking each other. Aside from that, it’s a pretty solid gaming PC. You might have to play with your settings a bit to get higher frame rates but it can run most modern games without dropping frames making it a pretty good starter PC.
Buying a PC on a tight budget has always been a hard task since you always want the best hardware that your money can buy but at the same time, you want something that looks good and can be presentable. Usually, you end up choosing between performance or aesthetics, and obviously, you should always choose performance. But you don’t have to choose with the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXIVR8020A4 that offers a clean look while still being able to perform without going over your budget.
The PC has 4 red LED fans installed that give it some lighting while still having good airflow that will help your PC stay cool under load. You can hide those nasty extra cables and your power supply within the PSU shroud to help keep a clean look and the case has a black finish with some red accents complimenting the fans really well.
It is quite similar to the previously mentioned CyberPowerPC GXIVR8060A5 and the case is basically the same so it also has a size of 18.46 x 7.87 x 17.89 inches. Much like other pre-builts, it also comes with Windows 10 pre-installed so that users don’t have to go through the trouble of installing an operating system.
Ports and Connections
You have access to both wired and wireless internet connection since it has both 802.11AC Wi-Fi and an RJ-45 Ethernet LAN port. Unfortunately, you can only choose between using either HDMI or DisplayPortsince those are the only ones available for this PC but most modern monitors should support either of the two if not both so it shouldn’t be much of a problem. It also has a total of 5 x USB 3.1 ports, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, and support for 7.1 channel audio.
Even though the two PCs look quite similar, they have completely different hardware inside them. This PC comes with an Intel i5-7400 which is a 4-core 4-thread processor that has a base clock of 2.9 GHz and can boost up to 3.5 GHz. A 4-core processor should be able to run most games and is probably the minimum for gaming if you want to get decent frame rates.
The AMD RX 580 4GB in this PC is another great budget 1080p gaming card making it perfect for this build. It also comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 1TB HDD for storage.
In general, this PC is a good budget gaming PC that doesn’t sacrifice performance for aesthetics. You may not be getting current generation hardware, but it still performs well for gaming. The RAM can also be easily upgradeable since there are 4 RAM slots, so you can easily add 8GB more if needed. You can also easily add an SSD down the line to make your system respond faster.
We sometimes reach a point where we have to choose whether to save a bit of money and sacrifice a bit of performance or to go over budget to get better and newer hardware. The safe bet is to always go for newer hardware, as long as you have the money to spare. Newer hardware will usually last longer and will be supported longer. The CyberPower GXIVR8020A5 is what you get when you choose the latter.
The PC itself is 18.5 x 7.9 x 17.9 inches with a black finish with red accents and still has 4 red LED fans that completes its red and black look. Windows 10 Home is also pre-installed for your convenience.
Honestly, this PC is pretty much identical to the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXIVR8020A4. If you put the two PCs side-by-side you probably wouldn’t know the difference. However, once you get into the games and start showing FPS numbers you’ll notice that one PC performs better than the other. This is because the GXIVR8020A5 has a newer and better processor than its older brother.
Ports and Connections
The features that this PC has, are pretty much the same, it still has both 802.11AC Wi-Fi and an RJ-45 Ethernet port to connect to the internet but it does have an additional USB 3.1 port bringing the total to 6.
It still has 2 USB 2.0 ports though and can still support 7.1 channel audio. Another welcome addition is the additional ways of connecting your monitor, it now has 1 DVI port, 1 HDMI, and 2 DisplayPorts making it much more flexible.
It makes use of Intel’s i5-8400, a 6-core 6-thread processor that has a base clock of 2.80 GHz and a boost clock of 4.00 GHz, which is about 18% faster than its predecessor. The video card is pretty much the same, AMD’s RX 580 4GB. The RAM and storage are essentially the same as well, with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 1TB HDD for storage.
If you have a few extra bucks, it’s a no brainer to go for this PC instead of its more budget-friendly variant. You can easily take advantage of its 6-core processor and multitask, especially if you upgrade the RAM to 16GB down the line.
Monitors nowadays are getting more and more pixels, adding a lot more detail and depth on a smaller screen. There comes a time when you are not sure whether you would like to stick to 1080p gaming or upgrade to 1440p gaming. Well, the CyberPowerPC GXIVR8060A7 will fit your needs just right.
It comes with Windows 10 Home, as it’s the norm for most pre-builts. The PC also comes with 4 RGB fans and a tempered glass side panel to show off your beautiful build. It is 18.5 x 7.9 x 17.9 inches in size and weighs only 27.1 lbs.
Ports and Connections
It supports both Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections, together with 6 USB 3.1 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, support for 7.1 channel audio, 1 HDMI, and 1 DisplayPort for high-resolution monitors.
It houses the Intel i5-9400f which is a great gaming processor with its 6-cores and 6-threads, with a base clock of 2.90 GHz and a boost clock of 4.1 GHz.
Paired with the i5-9400f is an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 6GB which is one of the best mid-range budget graphics cards in the market. Together with 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a 120GB SSD for your OS, and a 1TB HDD for bulk storage, this PC is a major baller.
The PC is a beast at 1080p gaming and can run any game you throw at it at ultra settings, it’s also a great starter PC for 1440p gaming that will give you decent frame rates as long as you are willing to lower a few of your in-game settings. Its major downside is that it only has 8GB of RAM but if you can upgrade it to 16GB in the future it will be a great multi-tasker and could be used to stream too. It’s a good mid-range PC that dominates in 1080p and is a great entry PC for 1440p gaming.
We all have different budgets and different needs for our PC. This is why we’ve tried to include a variety of different builds in our CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme Review to make sure that you’ll find a build that fits you perfectly.
One of the joys of buying a pre-built is that you don’t have to worry about a single thing, all you have to do is pay for the PC and you can start gaming on it as soon as you please. All of the PCs in our list don’t sacrifice aesthetics for performance or vice versa, they are all great looking clean builds that can perform according to your needs.