CyberPower Trinity - A Truly Unique Design
Many system builders give lip service to balancing style and performance, but the Trinity’s chassis demands it. The Deepcool Tristellar case used for this system separates the PC’s guts into three distinct “blades.” The design is meant to provide optimal airflow, but clearly, the chassis' biggest draw is that it looks like some sort of starship. Who doesn’t want a starship on their desk? Well, us actually, if its component-level hardware and design functionality isn't up to snuff. So, let’s take a look at what the Trinity is packing and see if the rest worth showing off...
|Processor ||Intel Core i7-5820K (15MB Cache, Six Cores, 3.3GHz)|
| Memory||16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4-2400 (2x8GB)|
|Graphics|| Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB GDDR5|
|Storage|| 2TB HDD + Samsung SSD 850 EVO SSD|
| Optical ||None|
| Power Supply||Corsair CS850M 80 Plus Gold Certified|
|Chassis|| DeepCool Tristeller Gaming Case|
| Cooling System||Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooler|
|Connectivity|| Dual Gigabit, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0|
| Front Ports|| 2x USB 3.0, Headphone, Microphone|
| Rear Ports||4x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, eSATA, 3x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort|
| Operating System||Windows 8.1 (Windows 10 available)|
| Warranty and Price|| $2,897 (as configured), 3-Year Labor, 1-Year Parts|
We tested CyberPower’s Trinity Xtreme model, which is the most expensive of the Trinity systems. It starts at $1,865, but if you spend a few minutes tweaking the system specs on CyberPower’s site, you’ll probably end up with a significantly higher price tag. As configured, our test model rings in at about $2,778.
CyberPower loaded the Trinity with its default processor, a beefy Intel Core i7-5820K with six cores that run at 3.3GHz. If you want more horsepower, you can replace it with a Core i7-5930K or part with an additional $680 to go with the Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition, eight-core behemoth. Whatever processor you choose, CyberPower offers two “Venom Boost” overclocking options: Pro OC, which is a 10% performance boost and Extreme OC, which is a 20% boost. The latter will run you about $49. We can see the appeal: for some extra cash, your system arrives tuned to maximize performance. Not everyone will want to pay for an overclock, but it’ll be a valuable option for some.
The default graphics card for the Trinity Xtreme is an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, but you have plenty of options to choose from, including lower priced Nvidia cards and AMD Radeon cards. You can also shell out more cash for higher-end cards, like the GTX Titan X in our test model of the Trinity. That will add as much as $913 to the price tag, but if you’re buying a gaming system, it makes sense to dump any extra cash that your budget might have into graphics.
CyberPower loads the Trinity with 16GB of memory by default. You’ll get Adata memory unless you pay an extra $49 for GSkill Ripjaws or Corsair Vengeance DIMMs. (Our review unit features the Corsair memory.) The storage default is a 256GB Sandisk SSD / 2TB SATA III hard drive combo, but you have a ton of options here too, including plenty of RAID options.
The motherboard is an ASRock X99E-ITX/AC, featuring the X99 (Wellsburg) chipset. Like many of the components in CyberPower’s configurator for the Trinity, the motherboard has a “Venom OC Certified” tag next to it, meaning it’s a safe part to choose if you’re planning to have CyberPower overclock the rig. There are some exceptions, but most of the parts CyberPower offers are certified for OC.
The default power supply is an 800W, 80 Plus certified PSU with support for CrossFireX and SLI. CyberPower has plenty of options here, too. (Our test system has the 80 Plus Gold certified Corsair CS850M option.) The configurator makes for good middle ground between buying an “off the rack” PC and building your own. CyberPower handles the assembly, but your choices make the system your own.
Next, let’s take a look under the hood.