Pros

  • Excellent performance and upgradeability

Cons

  • Midrange graphics card slows frame rates

At A Glance

Excellent performance and an upgradeable SLI motherboard make this fast system a good choice for power users.

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 24865
Processor
Processor type Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Processor speed 2200.0 MHz
Display
Display size 19.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number LG 1930B
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 6600
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR2
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 400.0 GB
Other storage Five-in-one media-card reader
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 1.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI slots 3.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 4.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • FireWire Port (front)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A)
  • Serial Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x6)
Five-in-one media-card reader 1.0
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 4
Parallel Port Yes
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 5.0
Optical Drive Type DVD+R DL/DVD±RW
Second Optical Drive Speed 16.0
Second Optical Drive Type DVD-ROM/CD-RW
Included Drives 2
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professionalfessional
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 6.0
Internal Drive Bays 4.0

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 118.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Superior
Office Productivity
WinZip 291.0
Mozilla 418.0
Microsoft Office XP 541.0
Multitasking 495.0
Content Creation
Adobe Premiere 349.0
Roxio VideoWave 268.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 483.0
Ahead Nero 174.0
Windows Media Encoder 307.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 297.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 480.0
Adobe Photoshop 333.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 273.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Comments Monitor does not support 1600-by-1200 resolution.
Overall Graphics Score Very Good
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 19.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 24.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 46.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 54.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 22.98   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 37.44   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 50.59   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 74.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 95.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 124.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 129.47   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 135.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 197.21   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 229.13   Frames per second (higher is better)