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Velocity Micro Raptor Signature Edition

Velocity Micro Raptor Signature Edition
alaScore 85

7 reviews

Jul, 2014

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Velocity Micro Raptor Signature Edition Review

 

The bell may toll for LGA1366, but at least Intel's premier performance socket isn't going down without a fight. The fight, in this case, is the new hexa-core Core i7-990X, which is at the heart of Velocity Micro's Raptor Signature Edition PC.

Hexa-core performance; tri-SLI ready

Pricey; understated looks

We shouldn’t downplay hexa-core performance, though. The truth is, the hexa-core chip will still run rings around the quad-core Sandy Bridge parts—but you’ll need applications that will exploit its 12 threads. If you’re someone who regularly uses a...

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Velocity Micro Raptor Signature Edition (Nvidia GeForce GTX 480)

 

on very high setting. No bloatware.

Triple graphics card performance. Overclocked six-core processor. Larger solid state drive than predecessor. Lots of I/O ports. Can play Crysis on very high setting. No bloatware

Not quite the overall performance leader. Rollers on chassis can be annoying. Doesn't burn Blu-ray discs. No PCIe card expansion room

Velocity Micro brings the Raptor Signature Edition (GeForce GTX 480), its latest uber gaming system, to the market. Sure, it's almost $6,000, but that's the price you must pay to get a system that will play high-end 3D games at the highest quality levels.

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Fridge Case Cools Jets on Speed-Burner Gaming PC

 

The Signature Edition Raptor has only a basic 3.0-GHz CPU, but it's overclocked and swaddled in an electric refrigeration watercooler to reach a gnarly 4.28

Balls-out speed from the three graphics cards running in tandem. Cheap, thanks to a midrange processor overclocked to atmospheric performance levels

Front-mounted USB and audio ports are too low to be very useful. Hard-to-open case looks like it was pulled off a generic gaming PC and assaulted with a BeDazzler. Chip manufacturer Intel will not guarantee its processor's longevity when overclocked,...

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Velocity Raptor Signature Edition Gaming PC

 

The Velocity Micro Raptor Signature Edition is the midsize vendor's elite gaming PC. Company founder and CEO Randy Copeland helps build each unit, and they all come with his signature. This system is supposed to represent the best in modern PC...

One of the fastest PCs we've tested; a PCI Express RAID card helps media encoding performance; typically immaculate Velocity Micro assembly; strong, three-year warranty

Feels inordinately expensive (but less than the competition); loud cooling hardware; software could use some more attention

We have one major issue with the Velocity Micro Raptor Signature Edition (the price), and two minor ones (it's loud, for one), but those aside, this is one of the most feature-complete high-end desktops we've reviewed. Its performance is...

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Velocity Micro Raptor Signature Edition

 

The Raptor comes in Velocity Micro's familiar silver Signature case, so it looks like a quintessential gaming rig. Sure, the Alienware and Falcon systems are flashier, but the Raptor's understated demeanor belies the raging animal within. Like the...

Blazing, best-in-class benchmark test numbers. SSDs improve day-to-day performance. Great bang for the buck

SSDs are small, necessitating occasional rebuilds

Velocity Micro's Raptor Signature Edition is the best gaming system we've seen. Its blazing, top-of-the-class performance coupled with its middle-of-the-pack pricing makes the Raptor a hands-down winner.

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Velocity Micro Raptor Signature Edition Gaming PC

 

You might have come across laptops and PCs that come with familiar names like HP, Sony or Panasonic. These names are so common that, you can predict the product hearing the name. For e.g.: HP laptops and Panasonic TVs are routine combinations that pop...

With lots of pros over shadowing its cons this Velocity Raptor Signature edition PC has all the qualities you expect from an ultimate gaming machine. This flag ship item would itch your heart to own it. The very name itself is attractive. The first...

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Velocity Raptor Signature Edition Gaming PC

 

The Velocity Micro Raptor Signature Edition is the midsize vendor's elite gaming PC. Company founder and CEO Randy Copeland helps build each unit, and they all come with his signature. This system is supposed to represent the best in modern PC...

One of the fastest PCs we've tested; a PCI Express RAID card helps media encoding performance; typically immaculate Velocity Micro assembly; strong, three-year warranty

Feels inordinately expensive (but less than the competition); loud cooling hardware; software could use some more attention

We have one major issue with the Velocity Micro Raptor Signature Edition (the price), and two minor ones (it's loud, for one), but those aside, this is one of the most feature-complete high-end desktops we've reviewed. Its performance is...

Product Specifications

Velocity Raptor Signature Edition was designed, crafted, and tuned to be the absolute fastest gaming system. The custom production Velocity Raptor Signature Edition features everything you want to have in the ultimate performance computer, without compromise or shortcuts. Every unique system spends one week being hand wired, tuned, tested, and benchmarked for peak output, all supervised by the senior technicians. If you demand the very best, the Velocity Raptor Signature Edition is the ultimate immersion into the computing experience.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:8MB
Per Processor Size:8MB

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Velocity Micro
Model:Signature Edition Gaming PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Velocity Micro Raptor

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

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 XP Professional

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.66GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:QX6700
Type:Core 2 Extreme

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

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-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:600GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:768MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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