Today I got two different requests wanting to know what I thought the CyberPower PC I bought a few months ago; apparently it’s Buy a Tricked Out PC season, and here I am without any seasonal greeting cards.
In short, I’m pretty happy with the PC. With one exception, it has not suffered any notable gitches or problems, and it has done everything I’ve asked it to do without choking, which is notable because I use several processor-intensive programs, often with them all open at the same time.
The one problem I’ve had with the PC is that one of the graphics cards is unpredictably glitchy when I have the cards in SLI mode. I contacted CyberPower’s service folk about it and they were pretty helpful, and asked me to run a couple of checks so they could isolate which card it was and suggested that would be happy to correct the problem. I said I would and then promptly forgot to do anything about it, so the dipshit in this case is me, not them. Now it’s not an issue because I upgraded my OS to Vista, and NVidia’s Vista drivers for their graphics cards are so full entirely full of suck that I can’t run the cards in SLI mode, even if I wanted to. Hey NVidia: You stink. Just so you know. I don’t know whether this is a problem when Vista comes natively installed; check with the computer makers, I’d say.
In any event: My Cyberpower is a perfectly swell PC that does everything I ask of it and comes nowhere near complaining, and since I run some high-end stuff on my PC but did not get their high-end rig, that’s a good sign. If you’re in the market for a PC, you could do rather worse than to give these folks a whirl.