Pros

  • Roomy, uncluttered interior
  • Almost completely silent operation
  • Exceptional performance

Cons

  • Large footprint, somewhat tall tower
  • Not particularly attractive design

Manufacturer’s Description

A computer that will transform your space into a quiet retreat. Serene, yet uncompromisingly powerful. Experience the performance. Enjoy the silence.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7-3770K
Processor speed 3500.0 MHz
Graphics
Graphics Type Switchable
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GeForce GTX 660
Secondary Graphics Chipset Intel HD Graphics 4000
Number of Graphic Cards included 1.0
Graphics Memory 2.0 GB
Storage
Drives included 2.0
Raid type none
Drive size 2240.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Drive type
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Solid-State Drive
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Center/Bass Out (1/8
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8
  • Audio - Rear Surround Out (1/8
  • Audio - Side Surround Out (1/8
  • DVI (dual link)
  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • SATA 2.0
  • SATA 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
Memory
Memory size 16.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Memory max 32.0 GB
Motherboard
Motherboard Chipset Intel Z77
Dimensions
Width 8.1 inches
Depth 20.0 inches
Height 20.4 inches
Optical Drive
Included Drives Blu-ray Drive
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Pro

Performance

Product Type
Subcategory Performance
Overall Rating
Worldbench Score 121.0
Worldbench Version 8
Start Up
Start Up 27.1   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMARK 5730.0   score (higher is better)
Web Performance
Peacekeeper 3101.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 5445.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 45.6   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 224.7   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 119.0   seconds (lower is better)
Encoding Audio 193.6   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 8.2   Watt hours
Idle power usage 66.6   Watts
Gaming
3DMark 11, 1280x720 Performance 6602.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark 11, 1920x1080 Extreme 2195.0   score (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 58.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 99.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, High Quality, 1920x1080 132.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Low Quality, 1366x768 2118.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 34.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 44.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, High Quality, 1920x1080 47.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Low Quality, 1366x768 61.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 28.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 27.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, High Quality, 1920x1080 77.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1366x768 140.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
TouchXPRT
Beautify Photo Album 1.93   Photos/sec (Higher is better)
Beautify Photo Album 25.88   seconds (lower is better)
Prepare Photos for Sharing 0.75   Collages/sec (Higher is better)
Prepare Photos for Sharing 9.36   seconds (lower is better)
Convert Videos for Sharing 3.0   X (higher is better)
Convert Videos for Sharing 27.95   seconds (lower is better)
Export Podcast to MP3 213.5   X (higher is better)
Export Podcast to MP3 8.38   seconds (lower is better)
Create Slideshow from Photos 5.06   Photos/sec (Higher is better)
Create Slideshow from Photos 9.89   seconds (lower is better)