Boutique system builder CyberPower seemingly has a million and one system configurations to choose from on its website, and that number grows by three today with the introduction of its new 'Power Mega II' series of graphics workstations. All three baseline configurations -- Power Mega II 1000, 2000, and 3000 -- sport various degrees of Nvidia Quadro graphics hardware, though differ in which processor platform they're built around.
On the entry level side is the Power Mega II 1000 starting at $1,000. It's built around Intel's Ivy Bridge platform and ships with a Core i5 3570K processor, 8GB of DDR3-1600 RAM, Asus Z77 motherboard, Nvidia Quadro 600 graphics card, 1TB SATA hard drive, 24X DVD burner, and Corsair Carbide 300R case.
The Power Mega II 2000 starts at $2,225 and represents Intel's Sandy Bridge platform with a Core i7 3930K processor. It also features 16GB of DDR3 1600 RAM, a Gigabyte X79 motherboard, Nvidia Quadro 2000 graphics card, 120GB solid state drive, 2TB hard drive, 14X Blu-ray burner, and Corsair Obsidian 650D case.
Finally, the Power Mega II 3000 brings the most workstation DNA to the table with an Intel Xeon E5-2630 processor, Nvidia Quadro 4000 graphics card, 32GB DDR3-1333 ECC RAM, Asus X79 motherboard, two 120GB SSDs in RAID 0, 2TB hard drive, 14X Blu-ray writer, and Corsair Obsidian 800D case. Pricing starts at $3,535.
All three systems are customizable, though as configured, CyberPower pegs the Power Mega II 1000 as an optimal solution for digital photo and video editing, the Power Mega II 2000 for visual design and CAD work, and the Power Mega II 3000 for 3D artists.