Velocity Micro Edge Z55The Velocity Micro Edge Z55 is a laser-focused gaming PC with a relatively attainable price. And it's easy to recommend it to enthusiasts.
Hi. I'm Rich Brown, senior editor for CNET. Today we're gonna take a look at the Velocity Micro Edge Z55. So this is an editors choice when in gaming PC. This configuration cost about 2300 bucks and we like it because it can play pretty much any game out there. It's super high resolutions and great image quality for a relatively for old price. And of course when we say relatively because coming over $2000, it honestly puts it in a very natch category. You have to be a pretty dedicated gamer to consider PC like this. But the fact that this desktop computes with PC's that cost about $5000 suggest that it really is a great deal. So if you're familiar with Velocity Micro, you should recognize this case. It's got that hard lines and sort of (osteria?) look we've come to love. Now on top of the case here is a Blue Ray drive that's also a DVD burner. There's a mini card reader here and around the side there's an analog audio jack as well as some USB ports. On the back of the case looks pretty straightforward but actually there's a nice and sort of connectivity here. Either USB3, USB2 as well as fire wire Andy setter. No we're not really seeing those legacy data ports anymore so it's nice to see them here. For audio, you get speed of digital audio output as well as them putting one analog jacks that we're used too and each of the two graphics cards, you have two DVI ports as well as the mini HD mile output. So inside the Edge Z55 is as clean as you expect from Velocity Micro. There's a liquid cooling unit here going down to the CPU, and that's a core i7, 2700K, Velocity Micro is over clocked up to 4,9 gigahertz so it's almost the 5 gig machine. Here you've got 2 graphics cards a G force, GTX, 560TI cards, it's the 448 core variant of those cards so they're nice and fast and you got an extra pin blowing air out them. Now the one thing you wanna keep in mind is the system is actually kinda noisy. You got a fan here venting down on the graphics cards. Fence on the graphics cards themselves as well as the fan here in the liquid cooler. Now for data storage, you got 3 hard drives installed here. There is one standard termite drive for basic storage. It's almost 260 gigabytes SSD drives for boot up and fast game access. We also have to add 2 more drives if you want to, down here on the motherboard, you can see there is 2 memory sticks, there is 8 gigs in the system already. You have room to add 2 more if you want. So if you follow our gaming PC coverage, you might recognize the system has a similar configuration to a digital storm PC reviewed last year. It comes in at about the same price and it has that same laser focus on gaming without some of the higher and performance (??) from the more expensive system that cost about $5000. Instead you can spend about 2300 bucks and get a system like this one that's super fast and play pretty much anything out there at high resolution and great image quality. So I'm Rich Brown. This is the Velocity Micro Edge Z55.