CES 2014: CyberPowerPC Displays Steam Machine, Zeus Mini, Fang Battlebox, V3 VoltAir CPU Cooler
At CES 2014, CyberPowerPC displayed its ability to innovate with a variety of new systems in all formfactors.
For 2014, it’s all about small form factor and CyberPowerPC definitely has big plans for this segment. For small form-factor performance enthusiasts, CyberPowerPC introduced the Zeus Mini small form factor gaming PCs. The Zeus Mini can be built around either AMD’s Kaveri platform or Intel’s Haswell platform and options will be available for either AMD or Nvidia graphics cards depending on user preference. Despite its small size, it’s capable of carrying even the most powerful single GPU graphics cards due to its unique vertical graphics card mounting design.
The AMD display model included an AMD A6- 6400K APU a R9 270 GPU, while the Nvidia model carried the Intel i5-4670K (on a B85 mITX motherboard) and a GTX760. Both models had 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, liquid 120m cooling, and Windows 8.1.
The Zeus Mini will be available later in January 2014.
Designed for LAN warriors, the Fang Battle Box features a briefcase-like design to make transporting easy. The components can be conveniently accessed by laying the case on its side and flipping open the top cover.
The model on the show floor carried an Intel Core i7-4770K, 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 16GB of DDR3 memory, and a massive GTX780Ti.
The Fang Battlebox will be available sometime in Q1 2014.
As one of Steam’s Steam Machine partners, CyberPowerPC also introduced their own Steam Machine at CES 2014. On display were two models, Steam Machine A and Steam Machine I although CyberPowerPC hasn’t made it clear if that’ll be the final naming scheme for the new devices.
The A model (which we’re assuming A for AMD) carries AMD’s A6 – 6400K APU and R9 270X GPU. The I model (which we assume is I for Intel) is built around the i3-4330 CPU and Nvida GTX 760 GPU. Both models will use a 500GB 7200RPM HDD for storage, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, will run the Steam OS as its primary OS, and include a Steam Controller.
The CyberPowerPC Steam Machine is expected to be available in Q2 2014.
CyberPowerPC also showed off their V3 VoltAir CPU cooler, which will be a cooling option for future CyberPowerPC systems. The V3 VoltAir CPU Cooler uses a TEC (Thermal Electrical Cooling) design where heat is transferred between two metal plates. When one plate is induced with an electrical current, its surface temperature will always remain cold while the other plate transfers heat from the CPU to the cooled plate. With dual 120mm fans, it’s capable of cooling capacity up to 250w TDP.