• Top-notch general-purpose performance
  • Good connectivity for various devices


  • Unremarkable graphics performance
  • Aesthetically unimpressive older case

At A Glance

The MTower PCIe 965 offers strong general-purpose performance, but fails to excite as a gaming system.

The Specs

Processor type Intel Core i7 Extreme 965
Processor speed 3200.0 MHz
Included monitor No
Monitor model number 2343bwx Samsung SyncMaster
Primary Graphics Chipset EVGA GeForce 9800+ GTX
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 600.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI slots 4.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 2.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x8)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x3)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • FireWire Port (front)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 4
Parallel Port No
Memory size 3072.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Second Optical Drive Type DVD-ROM
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 6.0
Internal Drive Bays 4.0