Cyberpower PC Ultra 55 4T Review

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅07-08-23
Value

Core Component Retailer Pricing

AMD Ryzen 5 5500:- £95
MSI GeForce RTX 4060 Ti VENTUS 2X 8GB:- £400
GIGABYTE B550m D3H mATX:- £90
16MB (2 x 8GB) 3200MHz DDR4:- £35
Intel 670p 1TB NVMe SSD:- £47
AMD Ryzen Wraith CPU Cooler:- £10
Inwin A65E 650W non-modular PSU:- Pricing Unavailable
Cyberpower PC OEM /w ARGB controller & remote:- Pricing Unavailable
3 x Cyberpower PC 120mm PWM ARGB Fans:- Pricing Unavailable
Intel AX200 PCIe Wireless Card:- £15
Windows 11 Home - £110

Total (UK etailer at time of publication) - £802 (inc. VAT, excl delivery)


Weighing whether to self-build rather than purchasing from an SI is especially difficult when budgets are constrained. Every penny given up to the SI is one not spent on a component, and in the case of the Ultra 55 4T you arenít given the usual flexibility of choosing different components from a short list. Itís spec'ed to a cost, so what you see is what you get.


The system's most expensive component by far


Note also that the constituent components of the Ultra 55 4T can vary slightly over time, for example a different brand of RAM or GPU or case options might change. Actual performance is unlikely to change to any great degree.

The differential between Cyberpower PCís Ultra 55 4T and the UK etailer pricing of core components individually is £198, excluding case, fans and PSU. The case supplied with this system is a cut above usual OEM enclosures from system integrators, but the PSU is an unknown quantity despite its brand. It seems fair to allocate £100 to these components in a vacuum, leaving £100 for non-hardware costs (i.e. assembly, delivery and warranty).

This strikes us as fair to good value. You can build a decent facsimile yourself with little trouble for less money if you have both skills and time; these arenít the most difficult of systems to put together. However busy customers or those uncertain of their skills would likely welcome the no-hassle delivery of such a system.


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