Pros

  • Strong price-to-performance ratio
  • Good upgradability
  • Comprehensive connections

Cons

  • Internal wiring could be better organized
  • Few front-panel connections

At A Glance

With a few minor exceptions, the 97B provides most of what you’d expect from a reasonably priced high-performance PC. Few can match its combination of power, gaming prowess, and cost.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microexpress.net

The Specs

Processor
Processor speed 3.2 MHz
Processor count 1
Graphics
Graphics Type Card
Number of Graphic Cards included 1.0
Video Bus PCI Express 2.0 x16
Video Memory Type DDR5
Storage
Drive size 1080.0 GB
Drive Controllers Serial ATA
Other storage
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • SD Card
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card
Expansion slots
Number of PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots 3.0
Number of PCI-Express x16 slots 0.0
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express x8 slots 0.0
Number of PCI-Express x4 slots 0.0
Number of PCI-Express x1 slots 1.0
Number of PCI slots 1.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
AGP slots 0.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 6.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • IEEE 1394 - 4 pin Unpowered
  • IEEE 1394 - 6 pin Powered
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x3)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x6)
  • eSATA
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • SD Card
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card
Memory
Memory size 6144.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Power
Power Supply Wattage 600.0 watts
Power Supply Manufacturer OCZ
Power Supply Model OCZ
Motherboard
Motherboard Manufacturer Gigabyte
Motherboard Model X58A-UD5
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type BD
Included Drives 2
optical_drive_1 LG UH08LS10
optical_model_1 LG UH08LS10
Storage Media
SD card Yes
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
Compact flash Yes
Smart media Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
Chassis Color Black
External Drive Bays 6.0
Internal Drive Bays 4.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 155.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 168.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 319.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 159.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking 192.0
Content Creation
Image Editing 272.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 280.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 186.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 146.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 207.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 158.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 207.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 218.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 165.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 214.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 143.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 147.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 152.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 126.1   Frames per second (higher is better)