• Great overall performance
  • A wide variety of connections


  • Lots of screws: frustrating upgrades
  • Below-average storage capacity

At A Glance

For the price, this system is a killer performer that falters a little in graphics, but still rivals top gaming PCs overall.

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The Specs

Processor type Intel Core i7 920
Processor speed 2660.0 MHz
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Samsung SyncMaster 245BW
Primary Graphics Chipset EVGA e-GeForce GTX 285
Video Bus PCI Express
Raid type none
Drive size 1000.0 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 4.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x8)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x3)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
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±RW
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 3.0
Internal Drive Bays 6.0