Most of the time, when we are sent systems for review, they are some of the highest-end and most expensive gaming rigs available. Companies tend to want to showcase a "flagship" product, one that will impress anyone that gazes upon it. And while CyberPower definitely builds systems like that, for this review, we are looking at something much more modest – the pre-built Gamer Ultra 2098.
The specifications for the system are pretty straight forward:
- AMD FX-4100 Quad-core Bulldozer processor with a stock cooler
- Gigabyte M68MT-S2 NVIDIA 7025 chipset motherboard
- 8GB DDR3-1333 MHz memory
- AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB graphics card
- 500 GB SATA III 6 Gb/s HDD
- DVD Burner optical drive
- 500 watt power supply
- Azza Black Orion Red case
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
These aren’t parts that are going to "wow" you by any stretch but the price might: Newegg is selling this complete system for $599 (as of this writing) while purchasing all of these components individually, on the same website, our total was $596. Considering that someone has already built the machine (in a very clean and neat fashion) and you get basic support and a warranty, the cost of this machine is very compelling.
Performance of the Gamer Ultra 2098 isn’t going to blow our benchmark suite out of the water, but the quad-core AMD FX-4100 processor is able to keep pace with the lowest end Sandy Bridge CPUs and the Radeon HD 6670 1GB graphics card can play the majority of the current PC titles at 1080p with medium-ish image quality settings.
This system isn’t going to be for everyone, but for users that want a low-cost system that has some limited expansion capability, check out this CyberPower PC (and our video review below)!