Hellion FX Hexa-Core Win 8
Runs games nicely! GW2, Warcraft, EQ2, Rift
This computer is so fast, I love it! I bought it mainly to play games, and the games look fabulous! All of the following games have been tried and run on graphics set on "high":Guild Wars 2 - This one looks the best. Set very high so all detail is visible. Runs smoothly. Lovely game.World of Warcraft - Graphics set high. Looks pretty good but not much different because of the cartoony graphics.Rift - Graphics set high. Looks great and runs smoothly. No lag.Everquest 2 - Graphics set high. A little laggy but I think that's mostly because the game is still downloading graphics as I play (streaming)Sims - Still installing so I will let you know.Overall this system is the best I've had. If you want a pretty good system for gaming, this will not disappoint. I've been playing these games for years, and it's nice to finally be able to run them on "high" graphics and appreciate how beautiful they look.
Horsepower! I can run everything on max vid now with no stutttttttterrrring. It's cool.
Great PC for the value.
The gaming and the performance:This is my first gaming PC. It's very powerful, and runs all my aged steam games on high - ultra settings. Minecraft, with everything on maxed out, runs at nearly 180-200 fps. Skyrim gets 30-50 fps on ultra, plus mods like better lighting and graphics enhancements. Also played Fallout 3 with graphics mods at 40fps. Basically, it can run any game maxed out from 2-3 years ago and farther.As for much newer games like Dying Light and AC: Unity, it can run at mid settings around 30fps.Is the operating system crap:As for 8.1, I don't understand the hate around it. Once you get use to it, and learn it's ins-and-outs, it's a very good OS, and much faster than Win7.Why I chose a gaming PC:I was a console gamer all my life. Just bought a PS4, played on it for a while until there was nothing else good to play except GTA5 and TLoU. Plus, my HDD was running out fast, and I don't even have 10 games installed. So I researched, and found this beast. It's just as powerful as the PS4, if not better.Is it a good gaming PC? YesShould you buy this PC? Well, that depends on what kind of games you play and whether or not you prefer performance over visuals. If you're using this for newer games, I recommend you upgrade the gpu.
Mic Jack does not work
Fast gaming pc. It was packed well. The front microphone jack does not work. Easy fix, I just plugged it in the back. Fan lights up blue, sharp look.
I love this computer
I love this computer. I like to build my own PCs when I can and this seems like a custom built PC. It has standard components that can be upgraded. The cables were neatly bundled and mostly hidden behind a cover. It came with extra case hardware so, for example, I could add more drives and use the quick connectors for the additional drives.The only thing I didn't like was the WiFi adapter. The description on Amazon didn't indicate it was an external micro USB adapter with no antenna. It seemed to provide an unreliable connection, even when it was near the router. I replaced it with a better WiFi adapter.
I was blown away by the quality of this pc and I would say for all of you cybertron is a good name.
Wow! that's all I have to say. if you are looking for a reasonably cheap pc for gaming here it is. I was blown away by the quality of this pc and I would say for all of you cybertron is a good name. quality parts and the case is awesome. the case has a section on top that opens and looks like something Batman would have designed. the only downfall is the graphics card is not as good as I thought it would be, I play DAY Z and was hoping to get the graphics all the way up and sadly that didn't happen. but for the price this pc is the way to go, I will probably look into a more expensive graphics card and I will be able to upgrade with little help from youtube. good job cybertron!
It's a decent PC when it wants to work. Usually basic processes make the CPU reach 100% and the majority of the time it doesn't turn on completely. It will show the lights and all of that, but the monitor won't detect it. So I'll have to unplug the power cord from the PC and hold the power button for 20 seconds to make it work. It's really annoying. Cybertron, can you help me resolve the issues?
Great System, Love it!
We received the computer very quickly and we are very pleased with the overall performance. It is fast loading which we love. We are still getting use to Windows 8.1 and where to find stuff since it is somewhat different from Windows Vista.
150$ to return a defective computer
I purchased this PC from CybertronPC directly as I wanted to upgrade a few things (namely the CPU, the graphics card, and the power supply).The first thing I saw when I opened the box was a small dent on the front (see pictures). This was a huge disappointment considering how much I paid for the PC. I do not think that this dent could have happened in transit, as the PC was very well packaged. When the PC is on and the “XPREDATORX1” lights up, however, you cannot tell there is a dent, so I did not make a fuss about it.Then I could not connect the HDMI cable as the video card was installed too high. Also the fan speed controller is dysfunctional; you could maybe get the front fan running if you turned the speed all the way up and jiggled it just right. I called them and the person I talked to was very nice, and he helped me figure out how to lower the graphics card and re-strengthen the fan’s wiring connection. The fan speed adjuster still does not work correctly for the front fan. If you turn it too low, the fan will turn off. Then you can take the speed to full, and the fan might twitch a little. You have to turn all the way off then all the way on and wiggle it just right (I usually have to do this about 10 times) for it to work. Finally if you can get it running, it will run perfectly until you change the fan setting again. I never planned on using the fan speed adjuster, so I was fine just letting it run at the speed it was running at.The power supply is extremely annoying, it makes this extremely high pitch sound that will last anywhere between 30 seconds and 30 minutes. If you are old this will not be a problem, as my 54 year old mother cannot hear it. As I explain later, they sent me a new one to replace it and it was quiet at first, but after a while it became just as noisy as the previous one.My PC will also randomly stop detecting the HDMI port. I am using four monitors (I upgraded the video card to allow me to do so), and whichever one is connected to HDMI port will stop detecting the PC, usually upon turning the PC on or waking it up from sleep.Finally, my brand new mouse with a brand new battery will stops working mid-use. It will be working fine until finally it freezes in place. I switched over to an older mouse, and that worked. After a while it would start to crap out and lag, eventually becoming unusable. When you move the cursor across a web page, the cursor will quickly change many times from an arrow cursor to a text cursor to a hand cursor, etc. This for some reason seems to be the root of the crapping out/lag, as the cursor basically stops whenever it changes. I then would re-plug in my new mouse, and it will work fine until finally once again it would randomly freeze mid-use. Rinse and repeat. I have updated the drivers and nothing has worked.CybertronPC’s solution was to simply not use the sleep feature of the PC, as Window’s sleep feature is buggy. I did this, but to no avail. I emailed CybertronPC a picture of the dent, thinking it could perhaps be a clue to what is going on (perhaps the PC was damaged at CybertronPC). The guy I talked to, Collin Taylor, said: “However, for the dent, on the front, that is a sticker. If you were to peel that sticker off, that ‘Dent’ would more than likely just be a scratch off the sticker.”I decided to not to argue with him, and decided to get a refund as neither this PC nor this company were working out for me.He tells me however that there is a 15% restocking fee. In other words, I would have to spend $150 in order to return the defective computer, and that does not even include what I would have to spend on shipping.Granted, the 15% restocking fee is written in their Returns policy. But when most people buy a PC, they generally don't ever think about the fact that they might have to return it, and do not read the Returns policy.I decided to not return it and get a replacement power supply, as mentioned earlier. This actually worked for a while, but after about a week all the problems came right back (HDMI detection, mouse problems, fan controller, power supply noise). Finally when I decide to just bite the bullet and return the PC, Collin informs me that my 30 day 'refund' period was over.So, in short, if you do decide to buy from CybertronPC, you need to have some serious faith in this company. I for one deeply regret buying from them, and quite frankly have come to hate this company with a passion. What company charges 15% for a product returned within 30 days?! All I can do now is warn others with this measly one star review. I plan on sending the PC back for repair, something that is still covered for the next year. This whole experience has left a bad taste in my mouth, so I also plan buying a new Mac, only using this PC when I have to. I am not sure if I should attribute my troubles with the Windows software as the CybertronPC employees have claimed, or on the hardware which was probably accidentally damaged at CybertronPC. I think it is the hardware as Windows has always worked flawlessly on my laptop and on my computer at work. In the end, I just need a computer that will work without a hitch, as my computer is the source of my livelihood. I cannot keep going with the back and forth with CybertronPC, and definitely cannot have any downtime with my computer. I will update this review when I send it in and get it back.
2nd Time's a Charm
Second time's a charm I guess. I received my first one two days after my order was placed. BUT, it didn't work, it would shut down on its own or not get through the start up menu. The wifi antena wouldn't pick up the router signal either. I contacted Amazon, because Cybertron's 1-800 number didn't work. They said, "We'll replace it, send back the other one." I did, got the new system two days after my Amazon contact, and now everything works, except the stock antena. I got an aftermarket one to replace the stock one and now I have wifi. If you are ordering this, the antena mist be the small screw in type, like for cable. I use this system for Sims 3, it's not super fast, but much better than my HP AND it doesn't crash all of the time.
I bought this computer for my son because he games ...
I bought this computer for my son because he games a lot, I am very very unhappy with it. The computer turns the internet adapter, mouse and keyboard off. The computer has crashed several times now since receiving, opening and putting it together. I ordered it Jan 30th, 2015 and it was received on Feb 11th, 2015 and my son has had issues with it since then.
Running flawlessly. Two thumbs up.
Set everything up, running flawlessly. Enough power that I maxed the setting on the few games I got and now am looking for new additions to run on this machine.
Very fast gaming computer.
Overall I'm very pleased with this computer. I had absolutely no problems getting it up and running and I've not had any real problems out of it thus far. I've not gotten around to testing all of my games on it (I only got it a couple of days ago and I've been working on downloading everything) but the ones I've tested run great with all settings on high.My only complaint (other than that I HATE Windows 8, which can't really be blamed on the hardware) is that the wireless card is a bit janky but I new that when I ordered it. It mostly works but it just drops signal for no reason. I planned on using an ethernet cord anyway so it wasn't that big of an issue.I ordered a different keyboard and mouse so I can't say much about the quality of what was sent with the computer. They were Logitec (both corded) and they worked well enough during the setup process.Edit 2/16:Well, over the weekend my power supply overheated and died. Now I'm having to send my pc back (in a snow storm) so I can get a new one. The agents I spoke to were very polite and helpful but I'm quite frustrated that I had a problem this early.
I used to go to PC shows and configure my own machines, but lately PCs have largely become a commodity, so 3 years ago I went to Amazon and got a good price on a no name PC, which I have been happy with. Now it is time to upgrade, so I went back to Amazon to reprise my former purchase. There I found a CybertronPC six core, 16GB Hellion that looked like it would suit me, but since many of the reviews touted the available technical support, I called the company to resolve some questions. Well, I never got as far as the technical people, because the *sales* force answered my questions, and after asking me what I planned to do with the PC [I am not a gamer], made tailoring suggestions regarding my reconfiguration ideas. This was like a space age version of going to a PC show! I now have an outstanding PC, and in CybertronPC an information resource when selecting an eventual upgrade to support a 4k monitor.And while we are on the subject of PCs, I will just mention that I switched from W7 to W8.1, primarily for the improved security. It is true that 8.1 has some annoying features for those who want to spend most of their time on the familiar desktop. But naturally there are also improvements to compensate, including a *30 second cold start boot up* [at least on my reconfigured Hellion], and backup every hour, so I no longer wait until OS glitches force me to restart.