CyberPowerPC Hydro-X Ultra Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅28-11-19
Closer Look (Internals)
Swinging open the tempered glass panel (which can be removed very easily) we get a great look inside the Corsair 680X chassis. The white paint inside the case helps to brighten everything up, which made things much easier for us taking the photos.

The first thing you’ll likely notice is the upright graphics processor, this mounting orientation is becoming quite trendy of late, allowing something a bit different to the norm but we’ll have to keep a close eye on temperatures with the blower cooler and glass panel being in close proximity to each other.

CyberPower have installed the AMD Radeon RX 5700XT, the current top-tier AMD card available, produced on the 7nm manufacturing process with Navi architecture. We get 8GB of GDDR6 and 2560 Stream Processors to provide enough oomph for any of today’s AAA titles.

Helping to keep things cool, there’s a pair of Corsair LL120 fans in the bottom, acting as intakes. This should draw nice, cool air in for the GPU and FCH, often two components which can produce the most noise, particularly on the newer X570 chipset with the increased demands of the PCI-E 4.0 specification.

The backbone of the system is the MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WiFi, with a duo of M.2 NVMe slots, RGB lighting, WiFi 6 connectivity, powerful overclocking options and extensive cooling. Mounted into that is the crown-jewel, the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, rocking 12 cores with SMT for 24 total computing threads at up to 4.6GHz. This processor provides both excellent horsepower for compute-heavy tasks and the high frequencies required by high framerate titles like FPS and racing simulations.

Augmenting that is 16GB of DDR4-3200MHz memory from Corsair, their Vengeance Pro RGB which offers, arguably, the best possibly light show of any available RGB memory kit. The MSI motherboard has room to add another 16GB, and with current memory pricing, you might find another 16GB would do you well, particularly with something as powerful as a 3900X.

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