Velocity Micro Edge Z-5 (Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 Overclocked)
Best in-class gaming performance; strong day-to-day application performance; plenty of upgrade room; compact, attractive case.
No Blu-ray drive option; outpaced on multithreaded applications and multitasking by a competing Dell of the same price.
By tweaking its internal components to achieve maximum 3D performance, Velocity Micro has made its $999 Edge Z5 one of the most impressive lower-end gaming desktops we've ever seen. As long as you don't mind sacrificing a bit of productivity speed to get it, we recommend this system to any PC gamer on a budget.
26-Mar-2009 01:44 PM PDT