CES 2011 CoverageBosco - January 7, 2011
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CyberPower PC is a company that specializes in custom PC builds for the masses. It's a company that takes pride in the work that it does. One of the things that never ceases to amaze me is the effort put into the builds and its unique customization work — something that sets the companyapart from the rest of the build crowd. Another thing is that when it completes a build, you can be assured that the components used are all "Name Brand" stuff from the likes of Thermaltake, Kingston, XSPC, ASUS, and more. This year, CyberPower PC was showing off systems equipped with the second generation Core i7 processors in both desktop and mobile form.
For instance, the IN WIN Dragon Rider case got a custom white paint job that highlights many of the case's details. The paint work is superb and the insides are filled with the latest goodies from Intel.
This Thermaltake Element series case is loaded up with a ton of hot swap bays — 17 to be exact — increasing the functionality of the case. Inside this mid tower are a trio of HD6XXX series cards in CrossFireX. Another new addition is the Thermaltake FRIO OCK CPU cooler, introduced here at CES.
Another of the custom builds included a complete water cooling system built inside of an AZZA "Hurrican" 2000. Inside, you have a Tri-SLI GTX 580, Intel Core i7 setup. What's really interesting is the fact that the side panel has been modded to hold dual 360 radiators with a radiator on the top. The pump and reservoir combo used in this system is by XSPC, with parts by Koolance and Aerocool.
On display was a notebook equipped with Intel's latest Sandybridge mobile processor. This unit was playing Starcraft II with the integrated Intel graphics and will retail for somewhere in the $699 range.
By far the coolest piece on display was a massive full tower case. This is a one-off build and is a prototype for a possible venture into having the case built. This case was built by a company called CFI and features several unique features. The top enclosure has flip-down side panels for access on either side of the chassis to access your hard drives or radiators, should you choose to water cool your build. The front offers hot swap bays and removable fan filters, while the side panel has a large air intake with a removable filter. Details across the top include a vent that can be opened and closed, USB 3.0 ports, and a cover for all the connectivity. The case has a rugged design that is quite popular right now and will hold pretty much any system out there, including EATX boards.
As usual CyberPower PC did not fail to impress us with its builds, so if you are looking for a custom build, take a look at what the company has to offer.