There are two ways to get a gaming desktop: either you assemble one from parts yourself, or buy an unit that’s already assembled for you. The latter one is CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8060A, a gaming desktop offering GTX1060 graphics and Intel Core i5 processor. It’s not too pricey a model which might make it interesting for gamers out there…
How’s the gaming side of things?
The most important thing for players is the graphics card. It’s the GeForce GTX1060 (3GB GDDR5) you’ll find on CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8060A. To be honest, it’s one of the best graphics engines you can get, pretty much all games will have FPS smooth as a silk on very high settings and Full HD resolution. Examples include Battlefield 4 (+80FPS), The Witcher 3 (+50FPS) and Doom (+80FPS). The card is Virtual Reality ready.
The processor is sufficient for gaming, after all it’s the Intel Core i5-6402P with four cores, 2.8GHz clock speed and 3.4GHz turbo frequency. It’s actually quite a new model (Spring 2016) and CPU Mark score is very decent ~7200. So yeah, throwing in games won’t be problematic for this chip.
For storage drives there are two units installed: 1TB 7200RPM hard drive and 128GB NVME solid-state drive. The operating system is installed on the SSD part so Windows will boot up in a couple of seconds. The mainboard hosts six SATA ports so you can install more drives inside.
The computer features 8GB DDR4 memory and you can upgrade it to at least 32 gigabytes if you wish.
What ports and connections are offered?
There’s a Gigabit RJ-45 port in the back panel for networking. And fortunately, CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8060A does have WiFi adapter available too – you just need to plug it in to the USB port.
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8060A sports ten USB ports, six of them are USB 3.0 and four are USB 2.0. So there are plenty of “holes” to connect mouses, keyboards and other devices you might have.
Video ports in this machine seem to include DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort. Hence, you can hook up three monitors simultaneously to this computer.
The computer has DVD burner installed in the front. As far as I know, memory card reader is not available.
Some other important features and things?
The package surely includes wired keyboard and mouse like any desktop, but you must buy monitor separately.
Operating system is Windows 10 Home (64-bit).
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8060A works for gaming as great as any gaming desktop. See, the GeForce GTX 1060 can be considered a high-end card, giving you the ability to play most games on Full HD settings and high resolution. The other components (Core i5 processor, DDR4 memory, SSD) are also in check. In short, the computer is a very decent companion for gaming, just get a nice monitor for it and you are good to go!