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CyberPower Infinity Apollo Elite review

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Price when reviewed : £550
inc VAT

Despite a dedicated graphics card, 3D performance isn't great. The budget could have been better spent on the monitor and other components


3.3GHz Intel Core i5-2500, 4GB RAM, 22in 1,920×1,080 display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

CyberPower’s Apollo Elite has an imposing Cooler Master Elite case that wouldn’t look out of place under a gamer’s desk. Unlike most PCs at this price, it has a dedicated graphics card: an Nvidia GeForce GT 520. You also get a 22in monitor, a 500GB hard disk and an Intel Core i5 processor.

The latter is an i5-2500 model. This is the ‘locked’ version of the 2500K, which allows overclocking, but its score of 101 overall is more than sufficient for today’s applications. Its four physical cores mean that even with multiple applications open, Windows 7 is still snappy, and 4GB of RAM is also perfectly adequate.

CyberPower Infinity Apollo Elite

The GT 520 is less impressive: a score of 20.45fps in our low-detail Dirt 3 test shows that some games may run, but the latest titles almost certainly won’t at high quality settings. If you upgrade to a faster graphics card, you’ll have to remove the GT 520, so it’s a wasted investment. The same applies to the fitted RAM: if you need more headroom, maybe for editing large video files, you’ll have to get rid of the existing memory modules to fit larger ones, as there aren’t any free slots.

CyberPower Infinity Apollo Elite inside

Strangely, there’s plenty of room for expansion elsewhere: the Cooler Master Elite case has numerous free drive bays, and there’s room for even the longest graphics cards. Even the tiny motherboard still has two PCI slots and one PCI-E x1 slot free, along with four free SATA headers for hard disks or optical drives.

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Basic Specifications

Rating **
Processor Intel Core i5-2500
Processor external bus 100MHz (Sandy Bridge DMI)
Processor multiplier x33
Processor clock speed 3.3GHz
Processor socket LGA1155
Memory 4
Memory type DDR3
Maximum memory 16GB
Motherboard Asustek P8H67-M LX
Motherboard chipset Intel H67 Express


USB2 ports (front/rear) 2/6
Firewire ports (front/rear) 0/0
eSATA ports (front/rear) 0/0
Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support none

Internal Expansion

Case tower
PCI-E x1 slots (free) 1 (1)
PCI-E x16 slots (free) 1 (0)
Free Serial ATA ports 4
Free memory slots 0
Free 3.5in drive bays 4

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s) Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD502HJ
Interface SATA2
Total storage capacity 500GB


Graphics card(s) Nvidia GeForce GT 520
Graphics/video ports VGA, DVI, HDMI


Sound Realtek HD Audio
Sound outputs 5.1 line out
Speakers none

Removable Drives

Supported memory cards none
Optical drive type(s) DVD+/-RW +/-DL


Viewable size 22 in
Screen model AOC F22+
Native resolution 1,920×1,080
Screen inputs VGA, DVI

Other Hardware

Keyboard Logitech Deluxe 250 Keyboard
Mouse Logitech B110


Software included Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Operating system restore option Windows disc

Buying Information

Warranty three years RTB (three years labour, one year parts)
Price £550

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