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CybertronPC Forge-C5 Review

Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product.

Our Verdict

While the base model of the Forge-C5 has average features and functionality, it’s still decently powerful, plus you can customize yours on the manufacturer’s website.

For

  • When you buy the Forge-C5 directly from the manufacturer, you can customize the entire computer to meet your needs.

Against

  • It doesn’t have built-in Wi-Fi.
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CybertronPC Forge-C5 image: It has a fourth-generation Intel i5-4440 processor, which is powerful enough for you to use multiple programs at the same time without any slowdown.

CybertronPC Forge-C5 image: It has a fourth-generation Intel i5-4440 processor, which is powerful enough for you to use multiple programs at the same time without any slowdown.
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CybertronPC Forge-C5 image: With 1TB of built-in storage, you have plenty of room to store your movies, music, photos and other files.

CybertronPC Forge-C5 image: With 1TB of built-in storage, you have plenty of room to store your movies, music, photos and other files.
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CybertronPC Forge-C5 image: There is a variety of ports on the back of the tower, so you can connect your peripherals and Ethernet cord.

CybertronPC Forge-C5 image: There is a variety of ports on the back of the tower, so you can connect your peripherals and Ethernet cord.
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CybertronPC Forge-C5 image: With headphone and microphone jacks, as well as two USB ports, on the front of the tower, you can quickly connect and disconnect your devices.

CybertronPC Forge-C5 image: With headphone and microphone jacks, as well as two USB ports, on the front of the tower, you can quickly connect and disconnect your devices.
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CybertronPC Forge-C5 image: The system comes stock with Windows 8.1 installed.

CybertronPC Forge-C5 image: The system comes stock with Windows 8.1 installed.

Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 about Home Computer here.

The CybertronPC Forge-C5 is a decent base model PC computer and a fair option for your home or office. It has plenty of storage for all your important media, multiple ports for your peripheral devices, and enough memory to keep up with your activities, whether you’re online or off.

This home computer has a fourth generation Intel i5-4440 processor. It’s a quad-core processor that can handle light to moderate use without issues. The CPU speed clocks in at 3.1GHz, and the integrated audio and graphics cards let you enjoy light gaming our video streaming without slowdown.

The tower includes 1TB of storage. While the best home computers we reviewed have 2TB, this is still enough for most users – 1TB can store plenty of documents and photos. It also has 8GB of memory, which is a good amount for a home computer. If you intend to use your computer mostly for sending emails, creating documents and watching YouTube videos, this machine has you covered.

You can plug a variety of devices into this desktop PC using its four USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports. It also has VGA and HDMI ports to connect a monitor or TV. However, it is not Wi-Fi or Bluetooth enabled, which greatly limits your connection options and leaves you dependent on an Ethernet cable. It’s also missing a memory card reader.

The manufacturer includes free lifetime technical support with this product, and you can contact the company by phone, live chat or email. In addition, it comes with a free lifetime labor warranty. The tower is backed by a one-year warranty, and for an additional cost, you have the option to extend that up to three years.

The CybertronPC Forge-C5 is a decent home computer that can handle light to moderate multitasking, so you binge watch Netflix while writing your latest report for work or school. The fast processor and ample memory can keep up with your work, and the terabyte of storage holds plenty of documents and media. It’s a solid choice, especially if you are okay with upgrading components.