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Velocity Micro Edge Z55

Velocity Micro Edge Z55
alaScore 82

44 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The value for money also gets good feedback.

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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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Velocity Micro Edge Z55 (Intel Core i7-920)

 

Velocity Micro's Edge Z55 is the second PC we've seen with Intel's new Core i7 processor. This $2,499 gaming desktop is not quite as ambitious as the $8,000 or so Falcon Northwest Mach V , but thanks to the new chip and a smart configuration, the Edge...

Fast overclocked Intel Core i7 processor; ample memory and graphics card power; provides enough performance to justify its upper midrange price.

Uses two graphics cards when a single, dual-chip card would have done the same work and allowed more room for upgrades.

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...

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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.

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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...

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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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"VelocityMicro PCs are built very well, support is great"

 

I use my system to play Call of Duty MW 2 and MW 3 with excellent results. I also use photo and video editing software to process vacations photos and videos with very good results. I did not buy two video cards, I found that one video card gives me...

Look inside the case and you can view the excellent wiring job. They have evolved this to an art. The interior is very clean and air flow is maximized. There is always room for additions, I added an Intel 320 Series SSD with 160 GB to my system.

I have not found any in my system. I am happy with the hardware I selected where I balance dollards spent in hardware and software to be able to mazimize my investment.

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"The Edge Z55 is a great mid-priced multi-use PC."

 

Before buying my Velocity Micro Edge Z55, I looked around at all of the machines available and was Not impressed with other companies' Trendy looking machines with their needlessly expensive automotive paint jobs; or gimmicky louvers on the roof of the...

You don't have to be a gamer to appreciate the high build quality and dependability of this machine. That, alone, puts it into a class of by itself. The Edge Z55 is lightening-fast and is up to any task you may have for it.

I've had my Edge Z55 for almost a year and I honestly do not have anything to grouse about. The day it was delivered, I plugged it in and its performance has been exemplary. It does everything Velocity Micro says it will do. Sorry, NO Cons.

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"I'm officially converted! I LOVE my PC!"

 

I absolutely LOVE my machine! The sales and support staff are so wonderful! It's amazing that a company still exists without having to export calls to India. As for the PC, I've never been more pleased with a purchase! It's fast, runs great, and it's...

Fast, reliable, great support service, looks great, and it's the first computer I've owned that I actually have no genuine complaints on. I had a $4000 computer (won't name names, but I returned it), this is 1/2 the price and is way better.

Could be quieter... but I'm always working with Pandora on, so I don't really notice.

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"Thats a nice system"

 

I've had my Z55 for nearly 3 years and it hasnt let me down. I've had a few issues trying to figure things out and Ellen from their support staff has helped me out ton's. I shopped around a bit before buying and there was a few in the US that I liked,...

Incredibly fast and reliable

Doesnt die, i dont have an excuse to buy a new one

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"The 2700k owns 3930 at half the price!?"

 

Blazing Fast, but you could do better within this budget, starting with a ram upgrade that should only cost $40. A computer with 2/3 the muscle will play modern games on max settings.

Future proof (and then some).

Overclocked CPU, but still using ddr3-1333?

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"Really CNet?"

 

I bought a VM once, worse purchase i made, i had to threaten a lawsuit just to get a new motherboard and to top it off me being 25 and never been to IT school was told by them that i knew more about computers

Shiny blue lights

Everything including the company's "tech support"

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

Depth:19.3in
Height:17.7in
Width:8.3in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Velocity Micro
Model:Z55
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Velocity Micro Edge

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

Optical Storage (2nd)

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

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

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

RAM

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)

Type:IDE

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

System

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
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