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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


There are two PCI-E x1 slots, but one’s blocked by the graphics card, and we’d have preferred more. There are, however, three PCI slots, all of which are vacant, and a second PCI-E x16 slot (which actually runs at x4), that you can use for PCI-E x1 or x4 expansion cards. There’s plenty of room to add extras such as TV tuners and Wi-Fi cards. At the back of the motherboard there are eight USB ports, which is generous for a budget board. Only two of them are USB3, though. There are another two standard USB ports on the front panel, too. On top of that are the usual 7.1 analogue audio outputs, a PS/2 port and a Gigabit Ethernet port, but no eSATA port.

CyberPower Infinity Achilles XT

The supplied keyboard and mouse do their job well. The Logitech K120 keyboard rattles a little, but is accurate to type on and the B110 mouse is comfortable to use. Unfortunately, the Edge10 M2410XX monitor didn’t do much to impress us. It’s a matt 23.6in 1,920×1,080 monitor with DVI and VGA inputs, but it has a strong blue tint that’s noticeable on white backgrounds.

At £800, this PC comes close to matching the specification and performance of many systems that cost £200 more. Its non-overclocked processor is powerful enough to run modern and future software. At this price, we can even forgive the small SSD. It’s a great value system, but we strongly recommend buying it without the monitor.

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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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