Pros

  • Outstanding performance
  • Adjustable cooling fan

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Limited expansion slots

At A Glance

This high-performance, high-priced gaming system lacks the super-slick looks and upgrade options of some of its competitors.

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 24960
Processor
Processor type Athlon 64 X2 FX-60
Processor speed 2600.0 MHz
Display
Display size 19.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number ViewSonic VX924
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon X1900 XTX
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 300.0 GB
Other storage Five-in-one media-card reader
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 1.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI slots 3.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 3.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • FireWire Port (front)
  • Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x3)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
Five-in-one media-card reader 1.0
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 2
Parallel Port Yes
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 8.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±R DL/DVD±RW
Second Optical Drive Speed 16.0
Second Optical Drive Type DVD-ROM
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 141.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Good
Office Productivity
WinZip 235.0
Mozilla 272.0
Microsoft Office XP 512.0
Multitasking 334.0
Content Creation
Adobe Premiere 299.0
Roxio VideoWave 233.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 402.0
Ahead Nero 163.0
Windows Media Encoder 235.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 278.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 400.0
Adobe Photoshop 277.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 220.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Good
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 93.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 98.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 103.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 103.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 115.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 122.39   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 123.39   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 124.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 161.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 163.33   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 169.33   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 431.28   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 437.54   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 435.78   Frames per second (higher is better)