The system we're evaluating doesn't have a proper name, so we will reference it simply as the CyberPower Core i7.
|CyberPower Core i7|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-920 (2.66GHz)|
|Motherboard||Asus X58 P6T SLI/CrossFire Deluxe|
|Memory||3x1GB Kingston DDR3|
|Video Card||ATI Radeon HD4870X2 2GB|
|Power Supply||Corsair 650 Watt CMPSU-650TX|
|Case||Cooler Master Centurion 590|
|Hard Drive||1 TB SATAII WD Caviar Green|
|OS||Vista Home Premium 64-bit, SP1|
|Removables||Memory Card Reader|
|DVD Burner||Lite-on DH-4O1S Blu-ray Player
Sony 20x DVDRW
|CPU Cooler||Asetek 120mm Water-cooling|
It has a nice mix of components for a midrange system. The sticker price was $1499 before shipping, hitting the sweet spot targeted by those looking for the best balance of price and performance. We're glad to see that the power supply reasonably sized, with room for expansion without being overkill.
We would seriously consider upgrading the memory to 3x2GB instead of 3x1GB if you're looking at any Core i7 system. It's not absolutely necessary, but then if you're actually in the market for such a powerful CPU there's a good chance you could make good use of the extra memory.