Pros

  • Excellent performance at a great price
  • Big case, with neat wiring

Cons

  • Ugly case

At A Glance

This is the perfect machine for tinkerers: it's cheap(ish), and has a huge, roomy case.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 3.4 MHz
Cache size 8.192 KB
Bus speed 100.0 MHz
Processor count 1
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce
Number of Graphic Cards included 1.0
Video Bus PCI Express 2.0 x16
Storage
Drive size 550.0 GB
Other storage
  • SD Card
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDXC Card
Drive type
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Solid-State Drive
Expansion slots
Number of PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express x16 slots 3.0
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express x8 slots 1.0
Number of PCI-Express x4 slots 1.0
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
SDXC Card or Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) 1.0
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • Combo - PS/2 mini-DIN Keyboard/Mouse
  • DVI (dual link)
  • Ethernet - RJ45
  • HDMI
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x8)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus 3.0
  • eSATA
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Memory
Memory size 8192.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Power
Power Supply Wattage 1000.0 watts
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 40.0
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Devices All-In-One Flash Memory Card Reader
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 211.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 109.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 285.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 114.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 176.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 243.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 141.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 111.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 129.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 134.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 172.3   Watts
Sleep power usage 7.3   Watt hours
Off power usage 6.2   Watt hours
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 129.0
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 353.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 351.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 345.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 304.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 215.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 214.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 218.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 208.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 200.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 191.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 178.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 124.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 242.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 238.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 237.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 224.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 186.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 183.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 180.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 131.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 223.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 223.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 220.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 216.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 119.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 117.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Stalker 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 57.5   Frames per second (higher is better)