Cyberpower Infinity X127 RTX Gaming PC Review
- Top-draw specification
- Recognised quality components
- Professional installation
- Powerful, yet quiet system
- No pre-installed rubbish
- Excellent standard warranty
- KF variant CPU - no onboard graphics
- Fans of RGB lighting could be underwhelmed
Introduction - What Is the Cyberpower Infinity X127 RTX Gaming PC?
When we reviewed our last gaming PC back in April 2021, it was at the height of the lockdown and for most it wasn’t a great time with terrible things going on in the world. Then for PC gamers you had to deal with the ridiculously high prices commanded for Nvidia graphics cards, even if you could actually find one in stock.
But thankfully a year has passed and... oh wait… whilst we aren’t in lockdown, things are far from rosy with terrible world events, crazy fuel and energy pricing and PC gamers are still having to deal with high GPU prices. Whilst stocks seem to be available, paying £1350 for an RTX 3080Ti and around £2000 for a RTX 3090Ti makes PC gaming currently a very expensive and exclusive hobby.
Our custom-built PC for this review is again from Cyberpower, who last time provided the excellent iCue Infinity PC with a 3060 GPU which then retailed at £1749 back in April 2021. If you are unfamiliar with Cyberpower they are one of several custom PC builders in the UK offering customisable PCs for all budgets.
The Cyberpower Infinity X127 RTX Gaming PC retails at £1,999.20. It features the Lian Li 011 black gaming case, i7-12700KF CPU, MSI RTX 3070Ti GPU, 16GB RAM and a 1TB WD black M2.SSD. Read on to see if this chunky beast performs well in our tests….
Design and Connectivity
The Lian Li 011 Air Mini is a small tower format but is wider than a standard PC case and this allows for much better airflow and loads of space for components. It’s a very stylish design with a tempered glass side panel, black coated mesh panels to the top, front and side with black brushed aluminium touches to the front and top. It comes with 2 x 140mm front fans, 1 x 120mm rear fan, and in the supplied configuration with the water-cooled CPU it has another 2 x 120mm fans to the top along with 3 fans on the massive graphics card.
The case offers a lot of upgrade options with the capacity to take up to 6 SSD (or 4 HDD and 2 SSD), optional vertical GPU back panel, capacity for either 240mm or 280mm radiators to the top, side or bottom, modular back panels for different motherboard form factors and various fan options for optimal air flow.
The case has a very clean design to the front which just features the Cyberpower logo. All the connections are to the top and the rear. The top features the power button, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB Type-C and 1 x HD audio and to the rear from the ASUS Prime Z690-P motherboard we get a further 5 USB Type-A and a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port, 2.5G LAN port, the usual audio connectors and also the good old PS/2 connector. We also have a HDMI 1.4b and DisplayPort 1.4 but as the CPU provided in this system is a KF variant, if doesn’t feature any onboard graphics so these are not used. The RTX3070Ti GPU has 1 x HDMI 2.1 and 3 x DisplayPort 1.4.
The two top mounted fans and the CPU cooler have RGB lighting that can be configured in the Armoury Crate software along with a colour changing LED around the power button. If you don’t like a bit of bling than it can all be easily turned off in the settings.
As you would expect from a custom built PC, you benefit from a professional installation and cable tidying, which is made extremely easy thanks to the space and features of the Lian Li case. The PC is no lightweight coming in at a hefty 15.2Kgs and measuring 410mm deep x 380mm high x 290mm wide.
Specification and Value
Cyberpower Infinity X127 RTX Gaming PC
- Case: Lian Li 011 Air Mini Black Gaming Case
- CPU: Intel Core i7-12700KF, 12-core 3.6GHz, 5GHz Turbo
- CPU Cooling: MSI Mag Core Liquid 240R V2 with 240mm Radiator
- Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z690-P D4, 3 x M.2, PCIe 5.0, Aura Sync
- Memory: 16GB (2x8GB) DD4/3600MHz – Corsair Vengeance LPX with heat spreader
- GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB Ventus 3X 8G OC
- PSU: MSI MPG A850GF 850W 80+ Gold Modular
- M.2 SSD: 1TB WD Black SN770 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD 5150MB/s read, 4900MB/s write
- HDD: None
Most PC gaming fans are fully comfortable with building their own gaming rig and that is always the most cost-effective way to do it, but for others, if you don’t feel completely confident and just want something that arrives and you turn it on with no fuss then a pre-built system is the way to go, but expect to pay a premium.
As shipped, this PC costs £1,999.20, pricing all the components individually the total cost comes to around £1808.58. That’s a £190 premium to have the PC assembled, installed and tested. Cyberpower also offers what sounds on paper to be an excellent standard warranty with 5 years’ labour, 2 years’ parts, 6 months’ collect and return plus Life-Time Technical Support included in the price. Additional warranty options are an increase to 1 years’ collect and return for an extra £19, 2 years for £79 and 3 years for £149.
The use of the KF variant CPU is an odd choice
The PC should also last you a very long time as it has plenty of scope for upgrading. As discussed earlier, the Lian Li case has good options for different cooling, additional SSD/HDD and large graphics cards. The ASUS Prime Z690-P D4 supports up to an i9-12900 CPU, up to 128GB 5333Mhz DDR4 RAM and has 3 x M.2 slots plus 4 x SATA 6GB/s ports. Wi-Fi is included, but no onboard graphics which is an odd choice as the price of the non-onboard graphic variant, the i7-12700KF, is currently more expensive than the i7-12700K. If you have ever had a graphics card fail on you, you will know the importance of having onboard graphics.
The system arrived even cleaner than the iCue Infinity PC we reviewed with no anti-virus or any other bloatware taking up space. About the only software of note is the ASUS Armoury Crate software which helps you keep the system up to date and allows you to control the RGB lighting, set up different profiles and alter the fan speeds.
The WD Black SN770 M.2 SSD arrived with 890GB free of the 930GB total capacity.
Benchmark and Gaming Tests
Our current test suite of benchmark programs includes Geekbench 5, 3D Mark, PC Mark 10, and for gaming we test with GTA5, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Cyberpunk 2077.
With our benchmark tests, with both Timespy and Firestrike the system performed slightly below average by about 2%, PC Mark 10 was very slightly under the average score by 0.5%. This is comparing with other results on the 3Dmark website with the same CPU and GPU. Geekbench 5 performed well in the OpenCL test with a result of 6% above average, with the Multi-core test around 1.4% below average.
The gaming tests gave results in Cyberpunk 2077 of 67FPS at 1440P using the Ray Tracing Ultra setting, this increased to 82FPS at 1080P. GTA5 Benchmark at 1440P Ultra settings gave a score of 185.35FPS and 186.01FPS at 1080P and with Shadow of the Tomb Raider Benchmark we had 193FPS again at 1440P at the Highest Settings and 199FPS at 1080P.
The sole storage device is the 1TB WD Black SN770 NVMe SSD which offers unbelievably fast read speeds up to 5150MB/s and write of 4900MB/s. Using ATTO disk benchmark, we received read speeds of 4830MB/s and write speeds of 4600MB/s.
The system has two large 140mm intake fans, three 120mm exhaust fans and the three fans on the GPU. At idle, the system is extremely quiet with a noise level of 28.9dB. Under load, thanks to the water-cooled CPU, the noise level reached 39.8dB. It’s one of the quietest non fully water-cooled systems we’ve heard for a long time.
Cyberpower Infinity X127 RTX Gaming PC Review
The Cyberpower Infinity X127 RTX Gaming PC is another excellent offering from the custom PC builders. Featuring an impressive specification including an RTX 3070Ti GPU, Intel i7-12700KF CPU, 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD that is ridiculously fast. The PC arrives extremely well packaged with foam inserts in the case to protect all the components, the case is packaged in the original case box which is then put in another box with even more packaging, so even the most uncaring of couriers shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the PC when it arrives.
The components used are all from brands you will recognise such as Lian Li, Corsair, ASUS and MSI; no budget no-name PSU that you get in some cheaper custom builds. The installation is excellent with a professional wiring job that gives a very clean look to the interior.
Our only real criticisms are with the RGB Lighting, if you are a fan of more-is-better, then lighting to just the top mounted fans and the CPU cooler might be a bit underwhelming for you. Another negative is the use of the KF variant CPU which features no onboard GPU, given that at time of writing the K variant was cheaper, it seems a strange choice, particularly as an onboard GPU is so important when troubleshooting. This was also our criticism with the last Cyberpower PC we reviewed.
As far as performance and noise goes, the system was near silent when idle and really not very noisy under load either. The benchmark tests were also as expected for a system with an RTX3070Ti GPU, but don’t expect high frame rate 4K gaming, the 3080 or 3090 are probably best suited for that.
Finally, onto the cost and at £1,999.20 this is a huge amount of money for a PC. It wasn’t that long ago that a system like this would have been significantly less, but even after so long since the release of the 3000 series RTX cards, the prices are still ridiculously high. Pricing the components individually it works out to be an extra £190 to have the PC professionally built, tested and supplied with one of the best standard warranties out there.
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