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Falcon Northwest FragBox 2 (Intel Core 2 Duo E8400)

Falcon Northwest's new, fixed-configuration FragBox 2 is an overclocked, reasonably priced gaming rig whose small size invites you to put it pretty much wherever you want. If you're after that kind of flexibility and have reasonable gaming expectations, you'll be very happy with this PC.

April 1, 2008

3.5 stars Editors' rating April 1, 2008

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Nvidia video: No quad-core chip needed for extreme PC

Nvidia builds extreme gaming PC without Intel quad-core processor.

By June 20, 2008


AMD's new Phenom II chips take on Intel

AMD adds new "Dragon" Phenom II processor models, including triple-core processors, as it tries to outdo Intel desktop price-performance.

By February 8, 2009


Intel cuts chip prices up to 31 percent

Cuts to prices of dominant chipmaker's processor prices are limited in number and degree. Largest reduction comes to the desktop Core 2 Duo E8500, at 3.16GHz.

By July 21, 2008


HP Japan lineup boasts newest AMD chips

Hewlett-Packard's Japan arm introduced a raft of new consumer PCs with plenty of AMD-based offerings on top of Intel systems.

By April 22, 2008


Sony rolls out three new all-in-one Vaio PCs

Sony announces the Vaio JS, the Vaio LS, and the Vaio RT models.

By September 3, 2008


Puget Deluge-i L2

We've seen too many speedy, sub-$2,000 gaming PCs this year to get excited by Puget's near-$5,000 desktop, as elaborate as its liquid cooling may be. Its performance doesn't separate it enough from the midrange pack, and it's outclassed by its other high-end competition.

April 8, 2008

2.5 stars Editors' rating April 8, 2008

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Velocity Micro Edge Z15

Velocity Micro's Edge Z15 represents one of the best deal's we've seen this year in midrange gaming PCs. It has all the power necessary to play current games (even Crysis) at smooth frame rates, and its clean, spacious interior gives you plenty of upgrade room. We recommend this system to any PC gamer looking for a sub-$2,000 desktop.

September 8, 2008

4 stars Editors' rating September 8, 2008

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Shuttle XPC P2 4800X

Shuttle wants the XPC P2 4800X to compete with Falcon Northwest's FragBox 2 as a small gaming PC. But from the case to the configuration Shuttle sent to us, we don't get any sense that Shuttle knows what PC gamers really want.

September 17, 2008

2 stars Editors' rating September 17, 2008

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Maingear Prelude (AMD Phenom X4 9850)

The Maingear Prelude has the best bang for the buck among midrange gaming PCs. It also has a certain stocky visual appeal. It's missing a few features, and you'll have to jump through a few hoops to make upgrades, but on balance, this system is a great deal.

June 3, 2008

4 stars Editors' rating June 3, 2008

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