The big news CyberPower had at CES was their new Trinity PC:
This unique looking system has three pods around a central connector. One is for Motherboard/CPU, one is for GPU and one is for PSU/SSD/HDD. It’s still a prototype, but unlike some prototypes it is actually fully functional as you’d expect given that while it looks unique, it doesn’t use anything crazy to acheive this unique look. The CPU of course needs an AIO for more compact cooling, but this is not new to Cyberpower PC either as they had already use them in some of their other rigs which we’ll show later on.
Last year of course we heard all about Steam PC’s, of course all they really were are HTPC’s running Steam OS. This year there was no mention of Steam OS, instead there were rumors it would reappear later in the year. General consensus seemed to be though that most people who would buy a decent gaming HTPC would spend the extra to run windows in order to play blizzard and EA games anyway. CyberPower’s HTPC line up goes by the name of Syber:
Since they launched last year they also had interest in more colors beyond CyberPower’s favorite orange, there was an white one shown too, but sadly I didn’t take any photos:
The Syber unit is made to be as small as possible, so it relies on air cooling for the cpu, while the GPU gets rotated with a PCIE riser card:
There’s actually still a substantial amount of space left for HDDs and SSDs if you want to use it as a media server.
Of course it has wifi- and if you need to it can be rotated on to it’s side:
Of course if you are rotating it on it’s side we’d recommend the slightly larger ITX build that uses an AIO:
Again it uses a PCI riser card, but the GPU gets fed plenty of air:
The AIO might be a bit starved due to space constraints, but it will still be better than an air cooler.
We also saw some standard CyberPowerPC water cooled PC’s, perfect for people who want a water cooled rig, but also want a warranty and not have to learn all the things you need to learn:
The case was the relatively new Source 340. Cooling was provided by XSPC and Swiftech. Generally CyberPower mentioned that they favor XSPC but Swiftech’s fittings are so affordable that it’s hard to not use them. CyberPowerPC generally replace some of the panels on the NZXT cases to give a more unique/custom look.
We also saw a build that was not let released – called the Fang IV – this is an updated to the Fang III which was also built in the Phanteks Enthoo case. This is a prototype mainly because of the use of hard tubing vs soft tubing.
This will be coming out soon once the assembly teams are properly trained in building with hard tube:
Again CyberPower love their orange – hopefully the final version will use some Orange pastel coolant to match as well as orange rings on the fans.
We also saw a build based on NZXT’s Razer themed H440:
This is not officially approved by Razer yet, Cyber said they were working on that. We hope they do get it, because we love the H440 razer, it’s extremely classy while looking pretty badass.
We also saw a prototype of a smaller HTPC unit coming under the Syber. It’s such a prototype that the case isn’t even designed yet. Effectively CyberPower get the hardware ready then design the case around it. In order to be as small as possible it uses a custom air cooler, a SFF power supply and a mobile GPU put onto a regular PCI card again with a custom cooler:
We also saw a streaming box which we were told was based off the NZXT doko:
To be honest this one looked a bit more ugly and but lower in terms of USB quantities, so I imagine this won’t sell so well. The idea though of course is to bundle with a gaming PC.
Lastly we had the Laptops – these are based on MSI’s excellent line up, but the components are far more customizable and high end. Firstly we have the 15″ laptop with a 4K display and a 970m:
Of course a 970m will struggle to push 4K, 1080p will be more realistic, but at least you get the benefits of the pixels for other tasks. Just look how small the UI is:
Second up we had MSI’s hardcore heavyweight gaming laptop that includes a real mechanical keyboard, replaceable GPU (in this case 2x GTX980m which should outperform a single regular GTX980 of course) and a 18.4″ huge screen. Sadly the display is however 1080p:
It can fit 4 SSDs too, and a mechanical drive. Boom.
The mousepad also doubles as number pad if you want. Now of course this is heavy, and is really made to be a desktop replacement that can be taken to LANs. It’s not really designed to be portable. Because of that I can’t imagine sales being that high. If I want a powerful desktop that I can still take to a LAN there are plenty of options that will be more powerful, still “relatively” mobile and would enable me to have a much better display. Still as an awesome display of technology, it’s pretty cool!