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Velocity Micro Edge Z30

Velocity Micro Edge Z30
alaScore 89

6 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Velocity Micro Edge Z30. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The price is also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the usability.

design, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Velocity Micro Edge Z30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Velocity Micro Edge Z30 SmallBlock


Compact yet powerful, the Velocity Micro Edge Z30 SmallBlock mid-range gaming desktop offers outsized gaming performance. There's not much room for future upgrades, but with this sort of performance, who needs it?

Compact design. Quad-core CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 offer excellent performance. Lots of storage space thanks to a 250GB SSD and 2TB hard drive.

Runs hot. Minimal room for maintenance and expansion.

The Velocity Micro Edge Z30 SmallBlock is a compact take on a familiar system, but the combination of the small design, the strong performance and relatively affordable price keep it on our shortlist. While the Maingear Potenza Super Stock remains our...

Feb, 2014

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Expert review by: (

Velocity Micro Edge Z30


The Z30 supports dual SLI graphics cards in case you want to drop in another GTX 260 graphics card, and it of course supports the installed 8GB of RAM. Since the Core i7-860 has a lower Thermal Design Profile (and hence, lower power consumption) than...

Great bang for the buck performance. New Core i7 processor (codenamed "Lynnfield"). No Bloatware. Nice internal cable routing and windowed case

No security software included. Case fan noise

The Velocity Micro Edge Z30 gives you performance that used to require a $5,000 system with multiple graphics cards. The constant march of technology gives the hard-core gamer a power system for under $1,300.

Expert review by: Matthew Elliott (

Velocity Micro Edge Z30 SmallBlock Review and Ratings


The Velocity Micro SmallBlock packs a tower's worth of high-powered parts into an impressively compact chassis that is sure to appeal to gamers if not upgraders and tinkerers.

Simple, attractive aluminum case ; Powerful component lineup ; Quiet operation

No expansion room ; Difficult to work inside cramped case ; No internal Wi-Fi antenna

Velocity Micro backs the Z30 SmallBlock with a one-year parts-and-labor warranty which you can extend to two or three years of coverage. The company also offers a one- or two-year VelocityCare package that upgrades depot service to on-site service and...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: wubayou (

The Velocity Micro Edge Z30 and the Falcon Northwest Talon Desktops


Today we will sneak a peek at two gaming PCs. First we'll look at the Velocity Micro Edge Z30, a mid-range gaming system, and then we'll examine the higher end Falcon Northwest Talon. Both differ in price and performance, but each does well when...

The Z30 has a maximum 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM and also comes with a 1TB hard drive for plenty of storage space. It comes with a fast NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 graphics card that performs well, with the only exception being if you want to run a graphics...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Velocity Micro Edge Z30 SmallBlock


Compact yet powerful, the Velocity Micro Edge Z30 SmallBlock mid-range gaming desktop offers outsized gaming performance. There's not much room for future upgrades, but with this sort of performance, who needs it?

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Very satisfied


I popped in a Soundblaster Xtremegamer card, but the onboard is probably enough. I spec'ed the same components on my own, just to see if I wanted to build one. I only would have saved 150-200$. In my opinion its worth having these guys build for you...

Great specs for the price ; No bloatware (infamous Dell and HP)

I did not get a new monitor LCD/LED TV. Still using 22inch LG LCDTV (720p) ; USB ports at front are on the side/edge of front casing. Only on one side (wish there were some ports on both sides so you can choose)

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications


Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1


Password protection: Yes


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):84

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:I7-4790
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013D


Number of storage drives installed:2