CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Panzer PVP3020LQ Review

% Very Good

Cyberpower saves a lot of gamers the trouble of having to source for premium pc components and building a gaming rig capable of handling their favorite AAA gaming titles smoothly. Enthusiast gaming pc builds have been falling in popularity in 2017 thanks to marked up prices for gaming components. This was brought about by increased demand from crypto miners. If you are planning to jump into serious pc gaming in 2017, your best bet is getting a powerful pre-built rig like the Cyberpowerpc Gamer Panzer PVP3020LQ. Cyberpower enjoys economies of scale with regards to procurement of pc components which means you get an affordable deal for a highly capable and professionally built gaming pc.

Powered by an Intel i7-7700K 4.2 GHz Quad-Core processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080 8GB Video Card, the Cyberpowerpc Gamer Panzer PVP3020LQ is capable of running modern AAA titles at very high settings or ultra at decent frame rates as well as heavy processing workloads like video editing. We tested this gaming rig for various games and other CPU intensive workloads and our impressions are outlined below in the Cyberpowerpc Gamer Panzer PVP3020LQ review.


Pros

 

  • Clean and attractive case
  • Powerful performance components like the GTX 1080
  • Ample and fast internal storage
  • Comes with a decent gaming keyboard and mouse
  • Nice port selection
  • Has liquid cooling
  • Reasonably priced

Cons

 

  • No optical drive

Verdict

 

Cyberpower does not disappoint when it comes to building gaming rigs, and this one is another great pc from their long line of powerful purpose built desktops. The Cyberpowerpc Gamer Panzer PVP3020LQ packs enough juice to get you into serious pc gaming without a hassle. It is well-built and has the looks to match its solid performance. The CPU on this PC is one of the fastest overclockable chips currently in the market geared towards power users and hard-core gamers. This is definitely the right gaming rig for users who want to jump into pc gaming without breaking the bank.

Cyberpowerpc Gamer Panzer PVP3020LQ SPECS


ProcessorIntel i7-7700K Quad-Core Processor | 4.2 – 4.5GHz | Intel Z170/Z270 Chipset
Processor cores & Threads4 Cores | 8 Threads | 8GB L3 Cache
RAM32GB DDR4
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX1080 with 8 GB GDDR5X VRAM
Internal Storage1TB HD 7200 RPM + 240GB SSD
Ports
  • 6 x USB 3.0 Type-A
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 1x DVI
  • 1x RJ-45 Network Ethernet 10/100/1000
  • 1x HDMI
  • 1x DisplayPort
  • (3.5 mm) Headphone Output
  • Audio: 7.1 Channel
PCI Expansion2 x PCIe x16 and 2 x PCIe x1
Peripherals7 Colors Gaming Keyboard | USB Gaming Mouse
Optical drive24X DVDRW Dual-Layer Drive
Special feature
  • Tempered Glass Side Case Panel
  • Liquid cooled processor
  • 16 Color RGB Lighting Remote Controlled Case |
  • iBUYPOWER Gaming Keyboard & Mouse
  • Custom LED Case Lighting
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-bit
Power supply650 W
Dimensions8.3 x 18.3 x 18.5 Inches | 21.1 x 46.5 x 47 cm
Weight32 lbs  | 14.51 kg
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor + Free Lifetime Tech Support

DESIGN AND FEATURES


As with many Cyberpower gaming rigs, the Cyberpowerpc Gamer Panzer PVP3020LQ has all the aggressive design touches that most pc gamers look for. This includes multi-colored RGB lighting, uniquely designed cases and RGB fans. The Cyberpowerpc Gamer Panzer PVP3020LQ has all this and more packed in a premium looking white metallic case that is a joy to look at. The white case really stands out in addition to complementing our minimalistic desk setup.

The RGB lighting on this pc is bright and elegant. We can cycle through a selection of 16 colors depending on our theme which is really great as we were able to match up our rig with the rest of the Philips hue lighting system in the office.CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Panzer PVP3020LQ Review - MOGZTech

One of the major advantages of getting a professionally built gaming rig is the overall build quality-especially cable management. As seen through the transparent glass side panel on the Cyberpowerpc Gamer Panzer PVP3020LQ, cable management is done to a level that would probably take us several man-hours to achieve. All the cables are nicely put together and routed to the back of the case away from the visible areas of the motherboard.

The overall clean looks are also compounded by the fact that the power supply unit is hidden below the edge of the glass panel. You only see the pipes leading to the radiator on the liquid cooling unit and a few components on the motherboard all illuminated with ambient RGB lighting.

This gaming pc also comes with a pre-installed and licensed copy of the Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system.

CONNECTIVITY


Ports

Port selection on the Cyberpowerpc Gamer Panzer PVP3020LQ is excellent as expected. You can even connect multiple displays directly to this rig as the video card has DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI out ports. It has a total of 8 USB 3.0 ports both at the back and top panel for easy access. It also comes with an RJ-45 Network Ethernet port as well as and audio: 7.1 Channel interface and headphone/mic combo jack.

Input devices

An attractive addition to this Cyberpower gaming tower is the included gaming mouse and keyboard. Apart from the epic looks, the gaming peripherals that come with this pc feel premium and have above average gaming performance. The gaming keyboard has very nice and comfortable keys perfect for gaming. We also like the presence of dedicated media buttons leaving function keys for other uses like weapon selection while gaming. This keyboard also has a decently sized palm rest with the Cyberpower logo etched at the center. The gaming mouse is snappy and accurate. It performs well as a normal point and click device as well as a rapid input device during intense gaming sessions.

PERFORMANCE


We cannot finish this Cyberpowerpc Gamer Panzer PVP3020LQ review without diving into performance in gaming and general usage.

As mentioned in the beginning this rig is powered by the Intel i7-7700K Quad-Core processor. This chip has a base clock speed of 4.2 GHz and up to 4.5 GHz on turbo boost. This is one of the fastest multi-core processors capable of handling both games and heavy CPU workloads in a multi-processing and multi-threaded environment. This makes the Cyberpowerpc Gamer Panzer PVP3020LQ versatile capable of handling modern AAA games while being a great choice for power users like creative professionals. As hinted before, this chip is also overclockable something you can actually attempt thanks to adequate liquid cooling on this Cyberpowerpc Gamer Panzer PVP3020LQ.

The graphics unit installed on this rig is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080 8GB.There’s no argument regarding the graphics performance of this GPU. This is a high end chip whose capabilities are well known in the hardcore gaming community. It’s only rivalled by its younger brother-the NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080Ti 8GB. The folks over at futuremark gave it a solid 5-star rating on performance. It also has an impressive 21850 3DMark GPU Score-a few points below the newer 1080Ti.

Physical memory installed is a whopping 32GB of fast DDR4 RAM and internal memory is a 2TB HDD and an ultra-fast 240GB SSD. The SSD on the Cyberpowerpc Gamer Panzer PVP3020LQ scored over 1800mbps write speeds on Crystal disk-an important factor for buttery smooth gameplay.

All these performance components meant that we could play most modern AAA titles at over 100fps if we had this rig hooked to a decent 100hz or 144hz monitor. Below are the results in fps playing various demanding titles at ultra-settings.

Battlefield100fps+ on ultra
Witcher395ps+ on ultra
GTA5100fps+ on ultra
Doom100fps+  on ultra
Rise of the tomb-raider95fps+ on ultra

All these titles were played at 1440p resolution on our VIOTEK GN32Q – 32 Inch WQHD 144 Hz Curved Computer Monitor.

The Cyberpowerpc Gamer Panzer PVP3020LQ is also great for heavy application workloads thanks to its quad-core processor and 32GB of RAM. Creative applications like Adobe cc,3D Maya and premiere run smoothly and our 3D renders were handled swiftly.

Most Cyberpower rigs are VR ready so users with all the peripherals from VR manufacturers like HTC need to plug and play on the Cyberpowerpc Gamer Panzer PVP3020LQ.

CONCLUSION


We have no complaints about the Cyberpowerpc Gamer Panzer PVP3020LQ.This pc is well built and has all the performance components installed for buttery smooth gameplay for most modern AAA gaming titles. The processor and installed RAM make it a great choice for power users as well.

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