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Review of the Cybertron Hellion

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Review of the Cybertron Hellion

The Cybertron Hellion is one of the latest in the long line of budget and high-end gaming computers from Cybertron, who have been topping the lists for best gaming computers for around the past five years. If you’re looking into the Hellion, you’re probably in search of a budget computer, and for that, the Hellion is an excellent consideration. While not a top of the line gaming computer, it has excellent specs, decent graphics, and a price tag that’s hard to resist. Is it worth the money though?

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Specs

The Cybertron Hellion features an impressive spec sheet, especially for the price range. However, as we know, specs don’t really say whether the computer is actually decent or not.

Processor3.5 GHz FX-Series Six-Core FX-6300
RAM16 GB DDR3
Hard Drive1000 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce GT640
Graphics Card Ram Size2048 MB
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports4
Number of USB 3.0 Ports4

 

Item model numberGM1213B
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 8
Item Weight27 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H18.70 x 7.50 x 19 inches
ColorBlack/Blue
Processor BrandAMD
Processor Count1
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA-300
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVDRW
Audio-out Ports (#)2

 

The specs are decent enough to allow you to play most games right out of the box, even without upgrades. It also makes it great for processing video. You can also upgrade the RAM easily for additional processing power.

Graphics

While not perfect, the Cybertron Hellion supports decent graphics, with an average of 50-75% support on most games, which allows you to play in very good quality. The 2,048mb of dedicated graphics coprocessor memory is decent but not fabulous, but still makes it a considerable upgrade over your average desktop or laptop.

Upgrading

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The Cybertron Hellion is very easy to upgrade, and in fact seems almost designed for it. Because you don’t need a new power supply for upgrading the GPU, you can easily install a better model without messing with the power. The video card is installed a little high on the inside, so accessing the HDMI inside is not as much of a breeze as it should be, but otherwise, it’s fairly easy to open up to install additional memory, a new GPU, CPU, and power supply should you want the upgrades.

 

Review of the Cybertron Hellion

The Cybertron Hellion is by no means a professional gaming computer. Performance is decent, it plays well with popular games like World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, Laura Croft, Gods of War, Star Wars The Old Republic and even D&D. With no real stuttering, no lag, and really decent performance, it’s definitely better than any non-gaming laptops or computers I’ve tried.

However, it’s entry level at best. For that reason, you cannot expect a top of the line gaming computer, especially not for $700-$800. However, you do get a gaming computer that supports most PC games, works well as a a first computer, and makes an excellent computer if you want to upgrade an existing model rather than building your own rig. Plus, for the price, it’s actually comparable to building your own, which makes it a good alternative for moderate gamers, or those who don’t play graphics intensive games.

As with any budget computer, you don’t see the full range of care and manufacturing quality that you would see in a higher end model. However, if you inspect your unit, make sure everything is working, and test it within the first week, you can easily have it replaced without any hassle.

Who It’s Great For

The Cybertron Hellion is a best fit for younger teens, casual gamers, and anyone just getting into the more hardcore aspects of gaming or video processing. The computer has enough power to make it worthwhile, is priced extremely reasonably, and is easy to upgrade as you need more from the machine.