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Asus Essentio CG5290-BP007

Asus Essentio CG5290-BP007
alaScore 79

30 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Asus Essentio CG5290-BP007. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus Essentio CG5290-BP007 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 30 reviews)

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Expert review by: Rich Brown (

Asus Essentio CG5290-BP007


Editors' note, Aug. 7, 2009: Thanks to a keen-eyed reader, this review was corrected to reflect the appropriate card expansion, memory slots, and external ports available on this desktop. The overall rating remains unchanged.

Outstanding performance in day-to-day software as well as 3D games; affordable

Motherboard and power supply don't accommodate upgrades as well as other midrange gaming PCs; large case not for everyone; phone support hours and online support in general need help

Asus crafted the Essentio CG5290-BP007 to serve as a no-frills gaming desktop for just more than $1,000. And while the boutique PC vendors have a bit more polish for not too much more money, Asus can at least claim that this PC is one of the fastest on...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Ricky (

Review Of The Asus Essentio CG5290- BP007


The Asus Essentio CG5290- BP007 surely attracts a lot of attention... all thanks to its pricing and the features it has to offer. This system is basically made for all the gaming aficionados. It surely lacks the killer polishing of all its competitors,...

Won't burn a hole in your pocket. Phenomenonal functioning in day to day software as well as an excellent 3-D gaming desktop

The motherboard and the power supply fail to support upgrades. No Blu-ray drive

: It surely offers one of the best gaming features with killer graphics. It is also one of the fastest gaming PC’s on the shelves at the moment. Unlike its boutique competitors it surely lacks a lot in the glamour department but that’s the least they...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: teborg (

"great for the money. seems made for windows 7."


this computer suits my needs. It is fast and ... 

I bought from bestbuy and had it checked before leaving the store. no problems. high end basic components with no frills. runs windows 7 flawlessly. asus software for overclocking, temperature, fan and voltage controls for the graphics card, cpu

not the fault of the system, but battlefield bad company 2 had to have modifications in the game files to run on windows 7.the power supply is 650watts, minimum needed to run the machine. hardware additions will require a bigger powersupply. no sli

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: lgqwerty (

"Crasih all the time. Worst PC ever. Support is null."



A lot of good stuffs: 9Gig, 1T, i7 etc


Mar, 2010

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Asus Essentio CG5290-BP007


Consumer review by: Ciddire (

Very poor QA


I would consider this computer a 'mechanics special' Do not purchase this unit expecting to repair it.


GPU didn't have case retention clip installed (was missing) This caused the GPU to fallout during shipping and damage the GPU and a capacitor on the motherboard. (was able to repair in house) ; Power supply has a motherboard standoff inside of it,...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Extremely Fast. But Fails


If you know a lot about computers or are patient enough to mess with this to get it going smooth then this will be a amazing machine. But if you expect nothing to go wrong when you get this item then i reccomend not to buy it.

This computer ran everything i put at it with the highest setting with 60 fps

It literally froze and shutdown every other time i used it. Also sometimes it wouldnt show any picture because of a bad graphics card. Wouldnt turn on about 50% of the time after the first day

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: NickO (



I receive my computer two days ago and upon taking the computer out of the box I saw that the inputs (sound, usb, etc.) weren't there and the metal piece that keeps the graphics card in place was bent. When I opened it up I noticed the motherboard was...

Extremely fast and responsive. Case is large and has a great deal of airspace. Computer is built for gaming. Computer comes with software that can assist you in overclocking, modifying power settings and customization

Power supply is only 500w w/ a single rail. CPU fan doesn't keep the processor below 57°C. The 9 Gigs of RAM takes all six RAM slots. Video card seating problems are common

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Worst Service ever


Absolutely nothing

Took 8 days when it said 1-3 buisness days ; Everything went wrong on arrival. broken heatsink, and broken slot for the the GFX card. HORRRIBLE JUST COMPLETE HORRIBLE

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Noobpwner (

ASUS Essentio CG5290-BP007 Intel Core i7 920(2.66GHz) 9GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit


Basically bought for gaming. It was a major upgrade from my my low end core 2 duo, 2 gigs ram, and hd 4350. LOL

Running games on max with no problems so far. some have complained about the psu but so far so good. There is a cpu power up which will over clock u to 2.93 ghz, Which is great for gaming

Graphics card popped out of its place during set up, had to turn system off and reposition it. HUGE CASE ! personally i didnt have any problems fitting it on my desk, although i see how others would. My only real complaint with this system is that i...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop

Cache Memory

Installed Size:8MB
Per Processor Size:8MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Essentio


Processor Socket:LGA1366 Socket


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.66GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:I7-920
Type:Core i7


Installed Size:9GB
Max Supported Size:24GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:1TB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:896MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Interface Type:PCI Express 2.0 x16