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CyberPower Infinity Achilles XT review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £800
inc VAT

This is a modestly priced system with plenty of power for gaming and desktop tasks, although the monitor is rather poor


3.2GHz Intel Core i5-3470, 8GB RAM, 23.6in 1,920×1,080 display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

The cyberpower infinity Achilles XT has a modest case. It’s small and light enough not to get in the way and is easy to move if necessary, but it still feels quite sturdy. Inside, there are eight 31/2in drive bays, one of which is external, plus three 51/4in bays.

CyberPower Infinity Achilles XT

The bays contain a DVD-RW, a 60GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. Although the use of an SSD as a system drive produces the fast boot speeds we expect from a high-end modern PC, its small capacity means that there’s barely any space left to install anything once Windows is on there. This means you’ll have to install most applications on the 1TB hard disk, thus losing out on the potential benefit of the SDD’s faster read-write speeds.

The Achilles has an MSI Z77A-G43 motherboard and a non-overclockable Intel Core i5-3470 processor. It’s still one of Intel’s new performance Ivy Bridge CPUs, though, and it scored 114 overall in our benchmark tests. That’s a fair bit more than our reference non-overclocked Sandy Bridge Core i5-2500K, and still powerful enough to handle all modern software with ease.

CyberPower Infinity Achilles XT

An Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 graphics card with 1GB of memory provides enough power to run Dirt 3 at a frame rate of 54fps, but it didn’t provide smoothly playable speeds when we ran Crysis 2 at Ultra quality, producing just 23fps. Dropping the quality still leaves you with good looking gaming graphics.

The PC has the standard 8GB of memory that you’d expect from any decent system on the market right now, and we’ve had good experiences with the stability of similar 1,333MHz Kingston ValueRAM modules in the past. There are two free memory slots, too, so upgrading’s easy. The motherboard can handle a maximum 32GB of RAM.

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Basic Specifications

Rating *****
Processor Intel Core i5-3470
Processor external bus 100MHz (DMI)
Processor multiplier x32
Processor clock speed 3.2GHz
Processor socket LGA1155
Memory 8
Memory type PC3-10666
Maximum memory 32GB
Motherboard MSI Z77A-G43
Motherboard chipset Intel Z77


USB2 ports (front/rear) 2/8
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 midi tower
PCI-E x1 slots (free) 2 (1)
PCI-E x16 slots (free) 2 (1)
Free Serial ATA ports 3
Free memory slots 2
Free 3.5in drive bays 5

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s) OCZ Agility 3 60GB + Seagate ST1000DM003-9YN162
Interface SATA3 + SATA2
Total storage capacity 1,060GB


Graphics card(s) 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
Graphics/video ports HDMI, DVI, VGA


Sound Realtek ALC892
Sound outputs 7.1 line out, stereo line out, mic in
Speakers none

Removable Drives

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


Viewable size 23.6 in
Screen model Edge10 M2410XX
Native resolution 1,920×1,080
Screen inputs VGA, DVI

Other Hardware

Keyboard Logitech K120
Mouse Logitech B110


Software included none
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Operating system restore option Windows disc

Buying Information

Warranty three years RTB (one year parts, three years labour)
Price £800

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