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AMD Radeon HD 6990: Serious Inquiries Only, Please

AMD’s dual-GPU Radeon HD 6990 is the world’s fastest single-slot graphics card. But with massive power comes a massive price tag.

Giada A50 Fusion Ultra PC: The Name of the Game Is Storage

An acceptable system at a slightly higher than expected price, Giada’s A50 isn’t one Compact PC to overlook.

Polywell Poly X5800A3-990X: Where’s Our Six-Core Overclock?

For a stock-clock, six-core system, Polywell’s Poly X5800A3-990X delivers a lot, but a few tweaks would have made it even better (and more competitive).

HP Compaq 6000 Pro: An All-in-One for the Office

HP’s business-centric all-in-one lacks the bells and whistles of consumer-oriented machines, but it offers strong performance and some room to tinker.

Polywell Poly ITX-H6700: A Bite-Size Powerhouse

If you're looking for a compact, reasonably priced office desktop that delivers top-notch performance, Polywell's Poly ITX H6700 may be a good match.

HP Pavilion p6720f: A Spacious and Speedy Workhorse

Swift and sporting generous amounts of RAM and hard-drive space, this PC is an excellent choice for people who need to focus on their work.

Maingear Vybe Super Stock: Big Performance in a Small(er) Package

Maingear’s Vybe Super Stock boasts an impressive mix of speed and affordability, tucked into a cleverly designed case.

CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 5000: Built for Speed, and Wallet-Friendly

CyberPower's Gamer Xtreme 5000 delivers strong performance at a sub-$1500 price point.

iBuyPower Paladin XLC: Performance You Pay For

We love just about everything in iBuyPower’s Paladin XLC, but its commanding price puts this desktop’s appeal into question.

Dell XPS 8300: High on Features, Low on Price

Dell’s inexpensive XPS 8300 is a true force to be reckoned with for its speeds, connections, and do-no-wrong attitude.

Micro Express MicroFlex 26B: Top-Shelf Speed at a Bargain-Basement Price

This performance desktop scored among the best in its category, and offers a large chassis with plenty of room for upgrades.

V3 Convoy: Premium Performance at a Palatable Price

Looking for a top-tier performance PC, but not quite ready to part with a kidney? You’re in luck.

Giada DN2301: Average Performance for Smaller Spaces

The Giada DN2301 is ultimately relying on its small chassis to sell, but competition in the compact-PC category is tough.

Micro Express MicroFlex 25B: A Mainstream King, but for How Long?

Sandy Bridge arrives on our mainstream-PC chart with a flourish as Micro Express’s MicroFlex 25B mops the floor with the competition--for now.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti: A Strong Contender For The Midrange Crown

Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 560 Ti makes a strong push for the midrange graphics card crown, but savvy shoppers have a few options before them.