Pros

  • Nice case with lots of drive bays
  • Lots of front and back ports

Cons

  • Bundled Logitech keyboard has odd layout

At A Glance

A nicely expandable system with blue LED bling, gaming muscle, and bundled Logitech peripherals.

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 31995
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Processor speed 3160.0 MHz
Display
Display size 24.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Samsung SyncMaster 245BW
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset EVGA e-GeForce 9800 GTX
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 600.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 5.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x6)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x3)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • FireWire Port (front)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 5
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 8.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Second Optical Drive Speed 16.0
Second Optical Drive Type DVD-ROM
Included Drives 2
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 6.0
Internal Drive Bays 4.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 132.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 174.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 319.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 183.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 286.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 302.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 487.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 174.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 222.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 185.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 218.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Fair
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 114.61   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 107.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 98.04   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 66.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 80.32   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 78.36   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 75.65   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 55.11   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 202.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 201.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 204.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 203.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 2560x1600 43.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1920x1200 63.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 68.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 104.47   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 2560x1600 44.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 63.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 71.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 107.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 256.94   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 252.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 253.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 250.0   Frames per second (higher is better)