Pros

  • The fastest system we have ever tested
  • Graphics performance is stellar

Cons

  • Watercooling system is poorly designed
  • Expansion options are obstructed

At A Glance

This super-fast system is the top performer we've seen, but its watercooling system is inelegantly designed and installed.

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Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 25245
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800
Processor speed 2930.0 MHz
Display
Display size 19.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number NEC 90GX2-Silver
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon X1900 XTX
Video Bus PCI Express-SLI
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 300.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 3.0
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) (x4)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 1
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
External Drive Bays 7.0
Internal Drive Bays 5.0

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 181.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Superior
Office Productivity
Mozilla 209.0
Microsoft Office XP 462.0
WinZip 150.0
Multitasking 252.0
Content Creation
Musicmatch Jukebox 282.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 169.0
Roxio VideoWave 174.0
Adobe Photoshop 189.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 220.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 269.0
Ahead Nero 152.0
Windows Media Encoder 165.0
Adobe Premiere 239.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Superior
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 180.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 192.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 207.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 208.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 234.28   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 258.55   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 265.79   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 268.97   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 298.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 313.47   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 332.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 607.49   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 733.16   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 825.15   Frames per second (higher is better)