Pros

  • Nice-looking chassis, lights easily turned off
  • Very good performance for the price

Cons

  • No BD-RW
  • Only 8GB of RAM

At A Glance

The V3 Convoy performs on a par with the Maingear Shift Super Stock, but for a fraction of the price.

Manufacturer’s Description

V3 GAMING PC is a manufacturer of custom-built desktop and laptop gaming computers. All V3 GAMING PCs are built, tested, and supported by a dedicated team of expert technicians in California, USA.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.v3gamingpc.com/desktops/convoy

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 Nvidia GeForce
Number of Graphic Cards included 2.0
Video Bus PCI Express-SLI
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 1150.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Drive type
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Solid-State Drive
Expansion slots
Number of PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots 3.0
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI-Express x1 slots 2.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • DVI (single link)
  • DisplayPort
  • Ethernet - RJ45
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
Ethernet Type
  • Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
  • Wireless Ethernet - 540 Mbps IEEE802.11n
Memory
Memory size 8192.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Memory max 32768.0 GB
Power
Power Supply Wattage 750.0 watts
Dimensions
Width 9.5 inches
Depth 20.6 inches
Height 19.8 inches
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 12.0
Optical Drive Type BD
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
Worldbench Score 193.0
Worldbench Version 7
Start Up
Start Up 36.5   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMARK 6378.0   score (higher is better)
Web Performance
Web Performance 25.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 308.7   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 88.8   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 129.8   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 101.7   seconds (lower is better)
Encoding Audio 86.5   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 78.0
Working power usage 13.8   Watt hours
Idle power usage 113.8   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 87.0
Crysis 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 64.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 94.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 95.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 96.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1024x768 96.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 97.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 97.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 97.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 97.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 113.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 2560x1600 206.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1920x1080 215.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1680x1050 220.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1024x768 233.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 2560x1600 269.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1920x1080 290.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1680x1050 285.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1024x768 285.0   Frames per second (higher is better)