The Gamer Infinity Silent Edition marks a departure for CyberPower: from this company, we’re used to seeing overclocked and modded systems, designed for style-conscious gamers who want to eke out every last bit of performance. With the Infinity Silent Edition, CyberPower has built a super-quiet PC that’s ideal for use as part of a home multimedia setup.
Noisy systems and whirring fans can be a nuisance for owners of multimedia PCs, and there are three main culprits: the CPU cooler, power supply and graphics card. The CyberPower Gamer Infinity Silent Edition houses an oversized CPU cooler, which allows greater airflow over the E8500 processor, and a 630W Hiper power supply, which also uses a large and very quiet fan, address two of our usual complaints. Less pleasingly, the graphics card is left unmodified.
And while the CyberPower Gamer Infinity Silent Edition's powerful Radeon HD 4870 graphics card achieved impressive gaming scores, it’s far from quiet. Without a radical redesign, graphics cards are too small to allow large, slower fans to be used.
Thankfully, the NZXT Hush case helps shield us from sounds emanating from the CyberPower Gamer Infinity Silent Edition’s internals. For extra protection, much of the interior is wrapped with sound-proofing material, while the CyberPower uses low-speed fans and rubber damping pads to minimise vibration.
The CyberPower Gamer Infinity Silent Edition is quieter than many of its rivals at this performance level, although it’s a stretch of the imagination to deem it silent.
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