Introduction and Specifications
However, there are two big challenges a SFF machine must face. One is engineering a system that can fit all of those high-end components into a tiny space while still dissipating heat effectively. The other is reasonable end user serviceability. Being able to easily work inside a machine can be an important feature to those who drop the cash on a killer gaming rig from a boutique manufacturer. CyberPowerPC has accepted the challenge of making a system that alleges to make upgradability a cinch while also building an SFF rig that can keep pace with the performance of gaming systems without such space limitations.
|Intel Core i7-4770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache
EVGA Superclocked GeForce GTX 780 3GB GDDR5
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16GB (8GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz
120GB Samsung 840 EVO Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD
2TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Storage)
GIGABYTE Z87N-WIFI mITX w/ 802.11n WiFi+Bluetooth
CYBERPOWERPC Zeus Mini mITX Gaming Chassis
Cooler Master Seidon 120M Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler
8X DVD±R/RW/4X + DL Super-Multi Drive
Corsair CSM Series CS650M 80 Plus Gold Certified Modular Ultra Quiet Power Supply
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit Edition) + Office 365 FREE 30 Days Trial
$1,859 (as configured)
The CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini measures just 4.4 inches wide and stands a mere 13 inches tall with a depth of 17.4 inches. Inside is an Intel Core i7-4770K processor (3.5GHz) with an EVGA Superclocked GeForce GTX 780 GPU with 3GB of GDDR5.
CyberPowerPC opted for 16GB of G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866MHz DDR3 system memory (8GB x 2) as well as a 120GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD (SATA 6Gbps) for snappy performance, and there’s also a spacious 2TB (7200 RPM, 6Gbps) HDD, as well.
To cool those smoking hot components, CyberPowerPC implemented a Cooler Master Seidon 120M liquid cooler along with a couple of strategically placed vents and a single fan. Other features include an ultra quiet Corsair 650W PSU, a magnetic WiFi antenna, and an 8X DVD±R/RW/4X + DL Super-Multi optical drive.
There’s something to be said about the overall design of the system and of the chassis, which we’ll delve into next.