Cyberpower PC ICUE Infinity Review

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅29-03-21

Intel Core i7-10700KF:- 299.99
MSI Z490-A PRO:- 149.99
16GB CORSAIR Vengeance RGB PRO 3200MHz:- 99.98
CORSAIR CX650M:- 79.99
500GB WD Blue PCIe 3.0x4 M.2 SSD:- 54.99
2TB Seagate BarraCuda: 44.97
CORSAIR iCUE 4000X:- 109.99
CORSAIR H100i RGB PRO XT:- 114.98
Microsoft Windows 10 Home:- 96.49

Total:- £1051.37 inc. V.A.T.

Not accounted for:


As part of the two most recent reviews of Cyberpower UK systems we included a section on ‘value’, the cost difference between buying the parts and assembling yourself versus this pre-assembled system in its entirety. Unfortunately things have changed considerably since even the halcyon days of… December 2020.

When totalled the combined street price of the components bought individually* - with the exception of the GPU - is £1051.37. You are therefore in effect paying a premium of £697.63 for the graphics card, assembly, delivery and 3yr limited warranty.

For the purposes of comparison we configured a similar system to include the GT1030 rather than the RTX 3060, the minimum specification GPU listed that is also widely available today for under £80. When configured in this way such a system came out at £1357 inc. V.A.T. for parts which at retail today cost ~£1130.

This implies that Cyberpower value their assembly etc. at ~£150-230, and the RTX 3060 GPU at £450-550.

However you wish to apportion the costs, its a valuation that many would deem to be excessive for a system in this performance category. Not three months ago the same SI was asking less than £1600 for a system equipped with AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X and an NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti. It would have a considerably less flashy exterior but far better gaming performance overall.

As far as pure value is concerned it's not looking good at this stage.

*As priced on just prior to publication

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