Pros

  • Liquid-cooled CPU
  • Large amount of hard-disk space

Cons

  • Slower performance than rival PCs
  • Bundled LCD failed to impress

At A Glance

This liquid-cooled desktop PC is nicely loaded, but it isn't as fast as other quad-core models with the same CPU.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.polywell.com/us

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 30678
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850
Processor speed 3000.0 MHz
Display
Display size 22.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number KDS 2200W
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 8800
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 650.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 1.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 4.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x6)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • FireWire Port (front)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 5
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 4096.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 8.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±R DL/DVD±RW
Second Optical Drive Speed 8.0
Second Optical Drive Type DVD±R DL/DVD±RW
Included Drives 3
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64 bit)
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 9.0
Internal Drive Bays 0.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 108.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 245.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 342.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 204.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 374.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 358.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 429.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 234.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 354.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 207.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 289.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Good
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 119.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 100.95   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 90.91   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 63.51   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 81.35   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 78.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 72.82   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 54.91   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 173.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 173.97   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 172.47   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 173.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 2560x1600 46.33   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1920x1200 65.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 72.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 84.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 2560x1600 48.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 68.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 76.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 103.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 202.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 204.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 203.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 202.15   Frames per second (higher is better)