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    Reviews - CyberPower Infinity Xtreme XT

    Is a Sandy Bridge Extreme PC good value at £1,300?
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    Re: Reviews - CyberPower Infinity Xtreme XT

    "Providing power to all of these components is CyberPower's own 950W PSU and the total system price appears to be bang on - ordering identical or similar components from one of the UK's leading online retailers suggested an eerily similar self-build cost of £1,299.97."

    It would be interesting to see what kind of sales volume they have to make a profit on this. Perhaps it's by jacking up prices on upgrades?

    "If there's a downside, it's that CyberPower's standard three-year warranty includes three-years labour, one-year parts and only one-month collect and return. What this means is that should your system fail after the first month, you'll need to cover the cost of returning it to the company's headquarters in Gateshead."

    This is a major turn off. Why would someone choose this over a self-build unless they back their factory overclock with a proper warranty?

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    Re: Reviews - CyberPower Infinity Xtreme XT

    Well they're buying parts in bulk. If you were to buy dozens of each component it'd bring the price down a decent amount. That's where their profit margin lies, I'd imagine.

    The way things are these days, I'm not sure I'd trust any company to still be around in 3 years, so the warranty could be worthless.

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    Re: Reviews - CyberPower Infinity Xtreme XT

    You mean it will be more affordable if we buy by bulk?

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    Re: Reviews - CyberPower Infinity Xtreme XT

    I phrased my first question badly. I was wondering what sort of bulk discount a boutique custom PC maker can actually get, given the size of their market. Good point about warranties though.

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    Re: Reviews - CyberPower Infinity Xtreme XT

    Well you can spend ~£45 on additional noise suppression

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    Re: Reviews - CyberPower Infinity Xtreme XT

    Given that Ivy-Bridge-E is going to be delayed for over a year the platform has legs so yes, it's good value at £1300 and perhaps a better option than an i7 2000 series long term.

    BTW we've started videoing our review machines so have a look on our YouTube channel.

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    Re: Reviews - CyberPower Infinity Xtreme XT

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Well you can spend ~£45 on additional noise suppression
    I worked out that you could spend £74 + VAT on 'Silent' fans and foam etc... then I checked our price for the ASUS Vulcan, it's the same and a much better buy.

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