We have seen quite a few different gaming and custom systems from CyberPower over the years, but this system is a little different. With the previous systems CyberPower went ahead and used cases from other manufacturers. These were typical cases that you could go out to the store and buy yourself. While those cases worked just fine for those systems, CyberPower wanted to do something a little different with the Zeus Mini. They wanted to give you the ability to have all of the high-end components you would want in a larger system, but in a case that was not large and you could easy take with you places.
Seeing that there was not much out there for this, they went ahead and designed their own custom case. From the outside the Zeus Mini case looks pretty plain, but once you get inside you can see how everything is laid out. It is pretty impressive what CyberPower is able to fit inside the case. You have a full-size graphics card and power supply along with a 120mm all-in-one liquid cooling system. Once you see this case in person you will see just how impressive that is! The case is not much larger than some of the latest consoles out there.
Beyond the case CyberPower has loaded the case with quality components. Some of the name brand hardware that is inside of from Intel, Gigabyte, EVGA, Cooler Master, Corsair and G.Skill. Some custom builders use cheap OEM parts, but CyberPower is not one of them. Also CyberPower gives you quite a few options when you are custom designing your system on their site. You can customize pretty much every piece of hardware inside of the machine.
On our system we let CyberPower design it from the ground up and they built a system that can handle all of the new games at very respectable frame rates at 1080p resolution. On top of that the system is extremely quiet. Now we did run into some heat issues with both the CPU and GPU. While the CPU issues were during our more extreme tests the GPU heat was apparent during long gaming sessions. As we mentioned in the testing section the GPU fan was set on variable mode, which means its only increases as the GPU gets warmer. If the GPU heat is an issue you could easily use software to turn the cooling fan up to a higher speed.
Besides the heat issues a did not run into a single issue with this system and it has been a complete joy to test and play games on. If you are looking into a custom PC and want something smaller than your typical tower or plan on going to LAN parties the CyberPower Zeus Mini is a great choice. The Zeus Mini-I 780 that we reviewed today sells for $1859, but prices in the Zeus Mini series start as low as $599.
Overall ThinkComputers gives the CyberPower Zeus Mini-I 780 Gaming System a 9 out of 10 score.
– Custom designed case by CyberPower
– The ability to have full-sized components in a small case
– Great performance
– Easy to setup and no bloatware
– The lights are pretty cool
– Heat can become an issue for the CPU and GPU