Introducing The Cybertron CLX Ra
"If anyone doubted that the PC was the platform of choice for gaming, this quarter's results will correct that misconception. The gaming market is lifting the entire market and has overwhelmed the PC market," JPR said.
This is one of the main reasons premium system builders like, Cybertron can offer a high-end, decked out CLX Ra setup, such as the one it sent us, and expect them to very sell. Granted, not all gamers have several thousand to drop on a luxury performance PC, but for those who do, Cybertron is ready and willing to accommodate with a plethora of build options, most of which are functional and some of which bring the bling.
The CLX Ra is Cybertron's biggest and baddest (in a good way) Egyptian-themed, CLX full tower gaming system. Named after the Egyptian sun god, the Ra starts out at $1,400 for a modest configuration, though mortals with a heftier budget can summon exponentially more power. The configuration Cybertron sent us is a top-shelf build that showcases what the company can do when tossing just north of $5,500 at a setup, and it's impressive.
Check any notion of bang-for-buck before reading further, that isn't what this system is about. This is an exercise in excess for those who are in a position to splurge, and not just on a powerful PC but a showpiece system. The result is the pairing of a ten-core Intel Core i7-6950X processor with 32GB of DDR4-2166 RAM and two MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X graphics cards in SLI. A 512GB Samsung 950 Pro SSD and 4TB Seagate SSHD hybrid hard drive handle storage duties, while liquid cooling and brightly lit fans keep the staying cool and looking good.
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
|Processor||Intel Core i7-6950X (10-Core, 25MB Cache, 3GHz to 3.5GHz)|
|Graphics||2 x MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X in SLI
|Memory||32GB DDR4-2666 MHz (8GB x4)|
|Storage||512GB Samsung 950 Pro NVMe PCIe SSD
4TB Seagate SATA SSHD Hybrid (64MB Cache, 8GB Flash)
|Cooling System||CLX Quence 360 Liquid Cooling
|Connectivity||Gigabit LAN, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
|Front Panel Ports||3 x USB 3.0, Headphone and Mic|
|Rear Panel Ports||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port, 1 x LAN (RJ45), 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 4 x USB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0, 5 x Audio Jacks, 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button, 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! Module (802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0)|
|Power Supply||1,000W EVGA Supernova G2|
|Dimensions||21.3x9x22.6 inches (HxWxD)|
|Warranty||1-Year Labor & Parts|
|Pricing||$5,556 As Tested, Starting At $1,400 Direct From Cybertron
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It's an impressive collection of parts and while the configuration is costly, there are even more expensive options available. For a few hundred bucks, Cybertron will slap on a professional grade custom paint job with optional graphics, a service it provides in-house.
Let's take a closer look at the build...