Pros

  • Overclocked Phenom II CPU
  • Excellent graphics performance

Cons

  • Slightly pricier PCs have greater non-gaming speed

At A Glance

Maingear's Dash minitower desktop PC packs an overclocked Phenom II CPU and provides excellent graphics performance.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.maingear.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type AMD Phenom II X4 940
Processor speed 3000.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Samsung SyncMaster T220
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset XFX ATI Radeon HD-4850
Video Bus PCI Express-Crossfire
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 500.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI slots 3.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 0.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x3)
  • FireWire Port (front)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 0
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 4096.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Case
Chassis style Tower (Mini)
External Drive Bays 1.0
Internal Drive Bays 2.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 117.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Superior
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 226.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 323.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 211.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 396.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 317.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 300.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 181.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 402.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 200.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 247.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Good
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 147.49   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 145.35   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 147.14   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 125.41   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 91.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 90.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 91.21   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 89.05   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 171.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 170.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 172.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 172.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 2560x1600 82.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1920x1200 91.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 90.47   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 91.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 2560x1600 89.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 90.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 90.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 90.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 190.88   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 192.95   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 200.81   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 207.52   Frames per second (higher is better)