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Velocity Micro Edge Z55

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Overall 9
9.0

Velocity Micro Edge Z55 (Intel Core i7-930)

CNET
4 January 2011
  • Summary: As much as we're impressed by the price-performance of Velocity's high-end Edge Z55 and its pair of GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards, these cards run so hot that we're concerned about their health, as well as their impact on the system itself. Take a risk, and you'll enjoy a fast gaming desktop for significantly less than you'll find from other vendors.
  • Pros: Outstanding gaming and application performance for considerably less than competing desktops; features Nvidia's fast new GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards.
  • Cons: New 3D cards run superhot and consume a massive amount of power.
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Overall 8
8.0

Velocity Micro Edge Z55 (February 2012)

CNET
26 December 2010
  • Summary: The Velocity Micro Edge Z55 is a laser-focused gaming PC with a relatively attainable price, and it's an easy system to recommend to enthusiasts.
  • Pros: The Velocity Micro Edge Z55 offers some of the best bang for the buck I've seen in an upper midrange gaming desktop.
  • Cons: I wouldn't call this desktop overly quiet.
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Overall 8
8.0

Velocity Micro's Edge Z55 Review

maximum pc
17 November 2010
  • Excerpt: If you’ve always wondered just where Velocity Micro likes to slot itself in a world of $8,000 wonder rigs and $2,000 budget gaming machines, the Edge Z55 seems to nail it. At $4,300, the Edge Z55 epitomizes Velocity Micro’s strategy. There’s Ferrari, Lamborghini, and others at the very top and Chevy and Ford at the other end.
  • Pros: Intel's hexa-core 970 and SLI for a reasonable price.
  • Cons: Gamers may want more than what SLI GTX 460s can give them.
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Overall 8
8.0

Velocity Micro Edge Z55 (Intel Core i7-920)

CNET
27 May 2010
  • Summary: Velocity Micro's Edge Z55 provides a powerful example of the leap ahead in performance afforded by Intel's new Core i7 CPUs. Velocity Micro's own overclocking efforts don't hurt either. Any PC gamer would love to make this upper midrange desktop their own.
  • Pros: Fast overclocked Intel Core i7 processor; ample memory and graphics card power; provides enough performance to justify its upper midrange price.
  • Cons: Uses two graphics cards when a single, dual-chip card would have done the same work and allowed more room for upgrades.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
19 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Velocity Micro's Edge Z55 lacks some of the performance oomph of its Core i7 cousins but is nonetheless an attractive and powerful desktop.
  • Pros: Good gaming abilities, Excellent design
  • Cons: Other similarly priced Core i7 systems offer better performance, No monitor included
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
28 April 2008
  • Excerpt: The Velocity Micro Edge Z55 offers solid gaming and productivity performance at a price that won't break the bank.
  • Pros: Good overall performance, Top-shelf components, Solid chassis design
  • Cons: Does not support DDR3 memory
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