The CyberPower Gamer Ultra 750 certainly looks the part. Its space-age looks are enhanced by green internal illumination, glowing brightly from its transparent side-panel.

The optical drive is accessed via a large door, emblazoned with silver trim and a vertical power indicator. The case is almost cavernously spacious, with plenty of expansion room. The CyberPower Gamer Ultra 750's motherboard is small, but there’s no add-in sound card and two memory slots are empty, making pain-free upgrades a breeze.

The CyberPower Gamer Ultra 750 is the first chart system to use AMD’s triple-core Phenom X3 8450 processor, and the performance scores don’t look great. Scoring only 88 points, the CyberPower Gamer Ultra 750 is left well behind in our WorldBench 6 real-world tests.

Despite its name, the CyberPower Gamer Ultra 750 is also the slowest performer here at games. Powered by a 512MB ATI Radeon HD 3650 it manages less than half the gaming performance of Eclipse's Evolution i84n88GS and its superior GeForce 8800 GS graphics card.

The CyberPower Gamer Ultra 750's 19in Hanns-G HW191D display is a more minimal, reserved-looking monitor than the Hannspree XM New York provided with every other system here, although it provides equally good performance.

The CyberPower Gamer Ultra 750 comes with a large 500GB hard drive – around double the capacity offered by most of the competition. It also comes with a three-year warranty.

Budget desktop PCS chart ranking (September issue)

  1. Zoostorm 62-3309 Home Desktop
  2. Arbico Elite 8440
  3. Eclipse Evolution i84n88GS
  4. Chillblast Fusion Hawk
  5. CyberPower Gamer Ultra 750

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