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Velocity Micro Edge Z55

Velocity Micro Edge Z55
alaScore 80

6 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Velocity Micro Edge Z55. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, 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 Velocity Micro Edge Z55 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 6 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Expert review by: (

Velocity Micro Edge Z55


The rest of the chassis is the usual high-quality VM work: a midsize tower with attractive lines, good lighting from LED-lit fans, and neat wiring work. Those fans and the ones on the graphics cards are a little loud during heavy gaming sessions, but...

Speedy gaming and multimedia performance. Expandability. Attractive styling and neat interior. No crapware. Blu-ray reader

At lower resolutions, it performs not much better than a $1,200 gaming system. A little loud. Nearly $4,000 is a lot of money

The Velocity Micro Edge Z55 brings Intel's Core i7 to the company's high-performance gaming system. Though not quite as expensive as the systems in the $5K club, its performance is certainly competitive with those in the upper strata.


Expert review by: Daniel A. Begun (

Velocity Micro Edge Z55 Gaming System


Unlike the enthusiast system manufacturers, Alienware and VoodooPC, Richmond, Virginia-based Velocity Micro is still an independent, privately held company. In fact, Velocity Micro is doing well enough on its own to have even purchased the enthusiast,...

Lots of upgrade options ; Blu-ray drive ; Well-built, strong case ; Neatly-routed cables ; Extensive documentation and driver discs ; No bloatware installed ; Variable-resolution gaming mouse

Standard warranty includes phone support only during business hours ; Most of the expansion slots are blocked ; Keys on keyboard are difficult to see

Overall the Edge Z55 gave a very respectable showing on our benchmark tests. The CPU- and system-based test results showed us the system's performance is in line with its specs. The 3D gaming results did not necessarily wow us, but then again the...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

Velocity Micro Edge Z55 Desktop


The Velocity Micro Edge Z55 offers solid gaming and productivity performance at a price that won't break the bank.

Good overall performance; top-shelf components; solid chassis design

Does not support DDR3 memory

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Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: wedenton (

Good High-End Machine


I don't have the guts to try to build a fast gaming machine from scratch, so this finely crafted and very attractive machine is just what I wanted. Love it!

Great performance from a premium desktop PC. Large well ventilated case should lead to long life for internal components

None so far

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: jkb (

replacemnt came today


This should be sturdier, better secured.

None Yet

The second Velocity micro came. It was broke too. the hard drive fell from its rack in shipping and got crunched, right by the plug. Will never work again

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: patiently waiting (

Video card did not fit case


I sent it back for a replacement, I'm curious to see what they will do since there is not enough real estate in the case for this double card. I would either change cases or cut away part of the chassis. I'll keep you posted on round two.

Don't know yet

The ATI 5870 video card was too large for the case but was jammed in anyway. It was twisted in the motherboard making bad connections and the card was twisted so bad the top was 1/4" separated from the body and the cables were pinched where they were...

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

Made famous by leading tournament gamers all over the world! If you're beyond casual gaming, this is your setup. This system can be configured with SLI with two nVidia cards or one ATI card.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Full tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Full tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Full tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Full tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:8MB
Per Processor Size:8MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Manufacturer:Velocity Micro
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Velocity Micro Edge


Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI




Type: None


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

Optical Storage


Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.4GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:Q6600
Type:Core 2 Quad


Installed Size:3GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 0+1 / RAID 1

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:640GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
HDCP compatible: Yes
Interface Type:PCI Express x16