Cyberpower Hyper Liquid Ultra 7 GTX Ti Review
Published: 17th August 2018 | Source: Cyberpower | Price: £2399 As Reviewed |
The Cyberpower Hyper Liquid Ultra 7 GTX Ti is a seriously impressive set of component choices, built to a very high standard.
Anyone who has taken even a cursory glance at a pre-built system understands that most off-the-shelf systems come with compromises for pricing reasons, or no compromises but massive purchase costs. Somehow the people at Cyberpower have managed to bring together an uncompromising selection of hardware but without requiring you to sell a kidney or take up a second job to afford it.
The 2nd Generation Ryzen CPUs are excellent in every scenario and it's the range topping Ryzen 7 2700X that forms the backbone of the Hyper Liquid Ultra 7 GTX Ti. Capable of over 4 GHz across all eight cores it pumps out some huge calculation numbers, whether you're encoding video, rendering complex 3D objects, or merely using it to keep your graphics card fed with data. Whilst the insane core numbers of the latest Threadripper CPUs require careful management, the 2700X has no such nannying needs and you can very much just fit it and forget. No legacy modes, no core disabling for badly coded products, just run and enjoy the fruits of a processor that, if it was eligible, would win the Fields Medal.
Having a lot of CPU horsepower is pointless if the rest of the system isn't up to par, but thankfully the Hyper Liquid Ultra 7 GTX Ti ticks all the other boxes too. The MSI X470 Carbon Gaming has plenty of connectivity options and reliable power phases, should you wish to flex your overclocking muscle. Storage utilises the outstanding Samsung M.2 drives which are the best on the market and this is something backed up by our testing which showed it to perform to the heights only it can. All of this is used to feed the nVidia GTX 1080 Ti. A graphics card with sufficient prowess and worldwide fame that we almost don't need to talk about it at all. It's a hugely desirable graphics card and more than capable of running every title on the market at maximum settings and resolutions up to 1440P. With a little judicious tailoring of the anti-aliasing settings it will happily do 4K too, but we'd rather be able to crank everything to the stops and get on with gaming smoothly than have to fiddle about with each title individually.
Lastly the full set of EK products is used to keep everything frosty and the fans in our review sample are full RGB numbers so that the whole of your internals lights up clearly and shows off the hard line tubing and chrome fittings to their fullest extent. There is no doubt that the setup is more than capable of keeping it all cool either, as even when the whole system was being stressed to its limits the GPU barely got near 60°C and the CPU in the eighties but still well below the threshold.
In fact there is only one area in which we'd make a change and that is the case. The Coolermaster H500P has the glass side panel that is very much in vogue at the moment and certainly looks fantastic, but the removable top panel looks and feels a bit plasticky and does diminish the gloriousness of the side panel. Ventilation is very much the biggest issue with the top mounted radiator pumping out hot air into a space with very few holes to exhaust it, and removing the top panel (just a single thumb screw away) reduced the temperatures greatly. So we'd eschew the fun of a glass side panel and go for one of the many other - often cheaper - cases Cyberpower supply. If only to get a better roof exhaust to let the EK system work more efficiently and thus let your hardware boost to even higher clock speeds.
At just a hair under £2400 you're getting a system with a huge amount of class-leading hardware, built to an exacting degree - look again at the close up photos on page two and see how finely crafted it is - and with masses of performance to spare. It's a very desirable setup indeed and perfect if you want all the benefits of modern thinking without the stress of building it and wins our OC3D Enthusiast Award.