Top 10 Performance Desktop Personal Computers

NO. 1: Maingear Shift Super Stock


(FROM techworld.com)

prices from $4,999.00
Pros
Accessible, well-designed chassis
Excellent performance

Cons
Pricey

NO. 2: Digital Storm ODE Level 4


Pros
Very powerful without overkilling on price
A myriad of connectivity options

Cons
Still rather pricey
No media card readers

NO. 3: Micro Express MicroFlex 79B

(FROM technodus.com)
Pros
Relatively affordable
Excellent performance

Cons
Weak power supply

NO.4: Origin Genesis X79

(FROM pcworld.com)

Pros
Strong graphics for gaming (but loud!)
Excellent Price-to-performance ratio

Cons
Lacks eSATA
No room for expansion cards

NO. 5: iBuyPower Erebus GT
 
(FROM pclaunches.com)

Pros
Beautiful chassis, liquid-cooled hardware
Great general performance

Cons
PCI-E x8 connection for its one free x16 slot

NO. 6: Falcon Northwest Tiki
 
(FROM pcmag.com)

*Price when rated$2799

Pros
Extremely quiet and power efficient
Superb gaming performance in a tiny package

Cons
Limited interior space; lack of expandability
CPU fan location makes opening the case awkard

 NO. 7: V3 Convoy
 

*Price when rated$2499

Pros
Nice-looking chassis, lights easily turned off
Very good performance for the price

Cons
No BD-RW
Only 8GB of RAM

NO. 8: Origin Chronos

(FROM techfresh.net)
Pros
Its tiny!
Excellent performance

Cons
Small profile means plenty of compromises

NO. 9: Dell XPS 8500

(FROM dhanti.com)
*Price when rated

$1999
Pros
Heaps of fast storage
A lot of power in a small case

Cons
Limited expansion capabilities
A dull exterior and cramped interior

NO. 10: V3 Salvo 3D

(FROM v3gamingpc.com)
Pros
Clutter-free interior
Ample connectivity options
Strong general performance

Cons
Lacks Blu-ray support
Screw-filled upgrading

ORIGINAL LINK: http://www.pcworld.com/product/collection/1645/top-10-power-desktop-pcs.html

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