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Velocity Micro Edge Z5 (Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 Overclocked)

By tweaking its internal components to achieve maximum 3D performance, Velocity Micro has made its $999 Edge Z5 one of the most impressive lower-end gaming desktops we've ever seen. As long as you don't mind sacrificing a bit of productivity speed to get it, we recommend this system to any PC gamer on a budget.

March 26, 2009

4 stars Editors' rating March 26, 2009

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Intel cuts desktop chip prices

The cuts, including many to quad-core processors, are announced just before Advanced Micro Devices' earnings announcement Tuesday.

By July 20, 2009


Intel to release new midrange chips Monday

Chipmaker says it will roll out midrange processors on Monday, and PCs based on the new chips are expected to follow.

By August 8, 2008


The $999 PC that out-gunned the Mac Pro

Review of the Velocity Micro Edge Z5

By March 27, 2009


HP shrinks Firebird gaming PC with Voodoo

New HP Firebird gaming PC uses laptop hardware, Voodoo know-how for unique, supposedly more efficient design.

By January 5, 2009


Acer's new back-to-school desktops eating Gateway's lunch?

New Acer back-to-school desktops confuse the marketplace for its sister brand, Gateway.

By June 26, 2009


Mac Pro 3D test scores revisited

Updated 3D gaming scores for Apple's new Mac Pro

By March 24, 2009


Dell Studio XPS-122B

Even though Dell's Studio XPS-122B has the latest Intel CPU, its sparse configuration feels like a throwback. This is not to say it's slow or lacking in features, but you'll find this system has relatively few aspirations aside from serving as a standard desktop. We recommend it to anyone in need of raw computing power for an affordable price.

March 15, 2009

3.5 stars Editors' rating March 15, 2009

MSRP: $999.00


Acer Aspire M5800-U5802A

Acer's Aspire M5800-U5802A could use some visual polish, but get past its appearance and you'll find a fast, affordable computer that will handle any task you care to throw at it. It's even a decent low-end gaming box. We'd only recommend against this desktop if you demand a computer's appearance match its capabilities.

August 24, 2009

3.5 stars Editors' rating August 24, 2009

MSRP: $799.99


HP Pavilion Elite e9120y

We've never loved HP's Pavilion Elite PCs, and this desktop offers the same scattershot configuration that has always put us off. That said, we suspect a dorm room might actually be an appropriate place for a midtower that offers acceptable speed on top of Blu-ray capability. Just know that faster, more specialized desktops are available for less.

July 31, 2009

3 stars Editors' rating July 31, 2009

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