Pros

  • Category-topping storage capacity
  • Great array of current and next-gen connections

Cons

  • Price is high for the system’s performance
  • Less-than-pleasing chassis design

At A Glance

The storage on this PC rivals that of a NAS box, but the system's price is high.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.polywell.com/us

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
Processor speed 3200.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Samsung 2233RZ 3D LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Asus GTX275
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 2048.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 1.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI slots 4.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 1.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x6)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x3)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 4
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 4096.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type BD
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 6.0
Internal Drive Bays 4.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 120.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 191.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 322.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 211.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 415.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 384.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 309.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 183.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 344.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 204.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Very Good
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 144.92   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 145.48   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 143.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 111.59   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 96.94   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 99.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 95.35   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 89.06   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 2560x1600 73.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1920x1200 97.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 101.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 103.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 2560x1600 100.97   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 102.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 102.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 104.0   Frames per second (higher is better)