Pros

  • Killer general performance and pretty good gaming
  • Liquid cooling and hot-swap drive bay

Cons

  • No FireWire or eSATA
  • Case isn't all that pretty (but offers much)

At A Glance

Raw speeds and strong features make the 37B a great budget desktop.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microexpress.net

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 3.5 MHz
Cache size 8.192 KB
Processor count 1
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD
Number of Graphic Cards included 1.0
Video Bus PCI Express x16
Storage
Drive size 1120.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • SD Card
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Drive type
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Solid-State Drive
Expansion slots
Number of PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots 3.0
Number of PCI-Express x16 slots 3.0
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express x1 slots 2.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type
  • Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
  • Wireless Ethernet - 540 Mbps IEEE802.11n
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Memory
Memory size 16.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory max 32.0 GB
Power
Power Supply Wattage 700.0 watts
Dimensions
Width 7.8 inches
Depth 20.0 inches
Height 19.7 inches
Storage Media
SD card Yes
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
Compact flash 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 Score 172.0
Worldbench Version 7
Start Up
Start Up 38.3   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMARK 5989.0   score (higher is better)
Web Performance
Web Performance 19.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 343.4   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 108.6   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 139.8   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 133.0   seconds (lower is better)
Encoding Audio 91.7   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 83.0
Working power usage 11.7   Watt hours
Idle power usage 64.8   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 91.0
Crysis 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 24.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 38.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 66.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 75.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1024x768 95.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 51.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 86.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 93.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 97.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 36.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 2560x1600 83.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1920x1080 124.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1680x1050 137.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1024x768 191.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 2560x1600 145.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1920x1080 223.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1680x1050 236.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1024x768 256.6   Frames per second (higher is better)