Cyberpower PC Zeus Mini

Retail Version of Cyberpower's Slim Gaming Desktop System

Cyberpower PC Zeus Mini Slim Gaming Desktop PC
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Those looking for a compact gaming system with a high amount of performance might well want to look at the Cyberpower PC Zeus Mini. The system offers a very high level of performance for a reasonable price. Unlike some other systems, it is fully self-contains without external power bricks. It may not have the same level of style in design but it is very functional and affordable.


  • Very High Performance
  • Internal Power Supply
  • Affordable


  • Limited and Difficult Internal Space for Upgrades
  • Exterior Styling Not as Nice as Other Options
  • No Wireless Networking


  • Intel Core i5-4460 Quad-Core Desktop Processor
  • 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3 Memory
  • 1TB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive
  • Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Burner
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card with 2GB GDDR5 Memory
  • HDA 7.1 Audio Support
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Three USB 3.0, Five USB 2.0, DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI
  • 19.5" x 10" x 4"
  • Windows 8.1

Review - Cyberpower Zeus Mini

The Cyberpower Zeus Mini is one of many different mini-ITX gaming desktop systems that are becoming available on the market. This custom solution is a bit larger than something like the Alienware X51 but the big difference here is that the system features an internal power supply with higher wattage. This means you do not have to have an external power brick and it can support higher powered components. It features a green color accent which differs from most gaming systems that tend to use red or blue accent colors or even customizable lighting. As with most smaller form factor systems, the interior space is very limited which means upgrading can be a bit of a challenge.

Powering the base Zeus Mini system is an Intel Core i5-4660 quad-core processor. This fast processor that can handle gaming or just about any other task you might want. This is not a clock unlocked processor like the i5-4690K that is found in the models directly from Cyberpower PC. The system is compatible with liquid cooling solutions for the processor but this retail version comes equipped with the standard air cooler from Intel. The processor is matched up with 8GB of DDR3 memory to provide a smooth overall experience.

The retail version of the Zeus Mini features a traditional desktop-class hard drive with a one terabyte capacity. This provides it with a good amount of space for applications, data, and media files but it would have been nice if it included two terabytes as the cost difference is minimal. If you order the system custom built from Cyberpower, there are a wide range of options including solid-state hybrid and solid-state drives but this does add significantly to the cost of the system compared to the retail model. There is space internally for some storage upgrades but most people will use the three USB 3.0 ports for use with external high-speed storage options. The system does feature a dual layer DVD burner for playback and recording of CD or DVD media.

PC gaming is the primary purpose of the Zeus Mini and as a result, the system was designed with a full double-wide PCI-Express graphics card slot that can even handle a card like the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X thanks to the 600 watt power supply but the retail configuration comes with a much more mainstream GeForce GTX 960. This provides it with solid performance with modern games up to the 1920x1080 resolution common with so many monitors or HDTV's if you plan to use it in an entertainment center.

Pricing is very intriguing for the Cyberpower Zeus Mini. This retail version comes in at just $899. This puts it on par with the ASUS ROG G20AJ-US023S and roughly $100 less than the Alienware X51. Performance wise, the system is faster than the ASUS thanks to the newer graphics card and roughly equal to the Alienware. Both of those systems feature wireless networking which is missing on the Zeus Mini.

Now, this is not the customizable option. You can buy the system directly from Cyberpower but the price jumps to around $1100 but features a faster and unlocked i5-4690K processor. This may be more expensive than the ASUS or Alienware systems but it is far more affordable than a highly customizable system like the Digital Storm Bolt that costs nearly $2000 for nearly equivalent performance.