The ever-dropping TDPs of CPUs and GPUs of all types have led to a veritable explosion of pint-sized computers packing serious hardware. These days it's easy to spec out a Mini-ITX machine containing all sorts of "desktop-class" hardware. Syber Gaming is making the most of recent CPU and graphics card releases and has refreshed its C Series lineup of console-like gaming PCs.
The C Series boxes are built on a Mini-ITX form factor that measures 16.5" x 5.1" x 13.4" (or 42 cm x 13 cm x 34 cm). Syber offers multiple configurations tailored to gamers' wallet specs. The Core 100 packs a Core i5-6400 CPU with 4 cores and a maximum clock speed of 3.3 GHz, 8GB of DDR4, and a GeForce GTX 1060 3GB graphics card.
Things get a little more enticing on the Pro 200 model, thanks to its Core i5-6600K CPU with 6MB of cache and turbo clocks up to 3.9 GHz, and a Radeon RX 480 8GB graphics card. The Pro 200 keeps the same 8GB of RAM as its younger brother, but its storage section contains a 120GB SSD accompanied by a 1TB HDD.
Moving up range, business gets serious with the Elite 300. This beastie packs a Core i7-6700K CPU, 8GB of DDR4, and a GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card—characteristics that should firmly put it in the "high-end gaming" tier. For storage, the Elite 300 uses a 240GB SSD and a 2TB HDD.
Last but certainly not least, there's the Xtreme 400 grand-daddy. The machine's innards contain a Core i7-6800K Broadwell-E CPU with its mighty 6 physical cores with Hyper-threading and 3.6 GHz turbo speed, 16GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 1080. All that hardware should be sufficient for gaming at all but the craziest resolutions and detail settings. This model's storage compartments contain a 512GB SSD and a 3TB mechanical drive. The Xtreme 400 flagship offers other niceties, too, like dual Wi-Fi antennas and Thunderbolt 3 support.
Pricing starts at $795 for the base Core 100 model, while the Pro 200 will set you back $1,045. Moving to the upper range of the C Series lineup, the Elite 300 will sell for $1,369, and the top-notch Xtreme 400 ought to go for $1,955.