In the world of gaming pc’s there are pretty much three tiers.
- The computers that can barely handle older games without dreams of playing a game that comes out tomorrow.
- The middle of the pack that handles less taxing games pretty well, but struggles when put to the task of a state of the art game.
- Then we have the high tier that can run pretty much every game on the market at high settings.
However beyond that is the type of computer that is built to surpass the present and prepare for the future.
This final frontier is what CyberpowerPC has assembled in this powerful machine with the SLC8420A.
Who is CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Supreme Liquid Cool SLC8420A for?
With a hefty price tag around $1500 this is not the computer for the faint of heart.
You will not be able to fully test out this things power often just because the majority of games are made for lower end machines. This computer has the power to run with VR as it improves as well as a state of the art cooling system to keep the noisy fans away.
My only gripe here is the design is kind of bland for such a high end rig, at least on the outside. This is the type of computer that you buy now and could still be using ten years down the line.
Let Us Talk About CYBERPOWERPC Gamer SLC8420A a bit in depth
Why should you consider buying this? Despite the fact that is currently one of the most bought configuration for a gaming desktop, should you also be interested. Let us find out.
Normally design is a strong point for top of the line computers and that is no different here, though most of it is of the interior variety.
Here we have the basic rectangular frame with a curve at the top and bottom. The majority of the surface features a multiple hole design that allows you a bit of a peak inside while also helping with the computers overall ventilation.
There is a cool hexagon honey comb design on the front though for a splash of unique. This machine sacrifices a bit of the style that you are used to seeing at the high end for some interesting resourceful utility.
The inside features cool blue led lighting that gives off a nice low glow that does not overpower you like some interior LEDs can. You get a nice view of all the inner workings of your computer from the clear side panel.
This is fairly common but the unique layout of this machine might make you appreciate it more as it resembles a miniature high tech digital city. So the outside might be a little bland but that shouldn’t put too much of a damper on this package depending on the user of course.
As mentioned earlier, it is the inside of this gaming PC that matters more. The outside design and form factor may not be the best in the world, the hardware configuration will surely grad your attention.
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Supreme Liquid Cool SLC8420A is a computer that is made with an eye towards the future and that all starts with the motherboard that packs a lot of power into a compact space leaving loads of room for upgrading your computer for the inevitable future.
With support for Intel Z270 chipset we have the type of motherboard that can support multiple M.2 slots for expanding your SSD space.
To match the impressive top of the line motherboard we have a processor that also sits at the peak of the pyramid.
They chose to fit out this PC with a Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700K 4.2 ghz processor that is a new addition to the market and stays true to the overclockable line of i7 processors.
Kaby Lake is the top line of Intel processors and this processor is the top of Kaby Lake. The K means that this processor is unlocked allowing for insane 4.5 ghz overclocking coming out of the quad core chipset.
This is the PC enthusiasts processor of choice as you simply can not do better when it comes to speed and power in a processor.
This processor with speed shift technology is capable of adjusting itself internally to provide the right amount of power for any operation so this processor is also extremely efficient.
You have to be a serious computer junkie to figure out how to stress this processor to the limit as that option just isn’t available commercially. This is the type of processor that could keep King Kong quiet.
Backing up the processor is always the RAM’s job, if you have too little it can really slow you down, while having too much can never hurt. This computer comes with just enough to match up well with the rest of the hardware.
While 16 gigabytes of DDR4 RAM is not anything too rare to see, that is because nothing currently takes anymore to run at a high level, at least as far as the gaming goes.
DDR4 provides great speed and efficiency a step above DDR3 so this is another stellar area for this rig. Most games run pretty well with 8 gigs of RAM with 12 being the common upgrade, so 16 gives you enough speed that you will not need to upgrade any time soon.
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Supreme Liquid Cool SLC8420A is the one place however where this machine does not knock the ball out of the park as other computers share this attribute. That does not matter much though, it is common because it works and should be sufficient for a long time.
Continuing down the line of what makes this top quality gaming rig we have a graphics card that also pushes it to the limit. Here we have a NVIDIA GTX 1070 8 GB graphics card that delivers incredible gorgeous graphics at a smooth clip regardless of the activity.
While NVIDIA does offer another video card that is a step up to this one, it is close enough to the top of the line that it does not really matter. Whether you are playing Dark Souls 3, Witcher 3 or GTA V you can enjoy any numbered sequel on high settings with 4K quality with this graphics card.
It features eight gigabytes of DDR5 RAM to work along with the computers RAM to give you crisp, clear visuals at a high frame rate that should make any game you play that much more magnetic and spectacular.
The majority of games will run nicely around 60 frames per second especially if you take the time to optimize your settings.
Keeping up with the trends we have a hard drive that is probably a bit of overkill for the majority of users. Even the most savvy PC veteran will have a hard time filling up this machine’s massive 2 terabyte hard drive.
The hard drive operates at 7200 RPM’s giving it a significant speed boost over the majority of hard drives running at 5400 RPM. This is pretty substantial for your overall computer speed, or it would be if they had not thrown in a 120 GB solid state drive for good measure.
When it comes to SSD it is all about the improved boot times so the size of the drive does not matter much and with 2 terabytes on the main drive, space should hardly be an issue. You have the space to store hundreds of videos and the amount of data that could put a large corporation to shame.
Peripherals and Features
When you are putting together a next generation gaming rig like CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Supreme Liquid Cool SLC8420A, it is hard to find the room for everything and that is a bit of the case here.
While the connectivity is superb with two USB 2.0’s and six USB 3.0 ports with their ten times speed you can find models that offer a bit more for port space. However with the motherboard it should not be too hard to add any extra connectivity.
For most people even the six ports is a bit over doing it so eight ports should be quite serviceable. We have HDMI, DVI, and a display port for connecting any additional monitors. Backing up the RJ-45 ethernet port we have super fast Wi-Fi 802.11 AC wireless card for a connection in a pinch.
One attribute that stands out here is the liquid cooling that uses special technology to keep your rig running cool. 7.1 surround sound functionality and a 1 year warranty round out a sweet list of features.
On top of all that we have a gaming mouse and seven color gaming keyboard thrown in for good measure.
Value for Money
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Supreme Liquid Cool SLC8420A gives an incredible value for the configuration that it boosts. If you look at the gaming desktops by ASUS ROG, HP Omen or Acer Predator, you will find it hard to find a desktop match the specs.
Granted that the desktops of the famous lines like ROG look beautiful, they just cannot match the same performance/dollar value.
A liquid cooled, “K” designated processor, along with 2 TB of HDD operating at 7200 RPM along with 120 GB SSD is a one of a kind value.
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Supreme Liquid Cool SLC8420A Review Conclusion
We were born into this world only to spend so long, so why not look into a computer that is built to last for the long haul. With multiple component at and edging close to the top of the line this is a rig that will grow along with you.
With the ability for customization that will allow you to keep up with the times the only thing that could possibly keep you away is the price tag around $1500.
However if that is your issue you might still want to start saving up because this is the type of computer that the average gamer dream of. A high mid end rig that provides just about everything you could want outside of a stylish design, but its the inside that counts right?