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Velocity Micro Raptor Z90

Velocity Micro Raptor Z90
alaScore 86

5 reviews

Sep, 2014

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Velocity Micro Raptor Z90

 

The Velocity Micro Raptor Z90 is the first production rig we've tested that boasts Intel's new Core i7 microarchitecture—and it really cooks. Velocity cranked the 3.2GHz clock speed on Intel's quad-core Hyper-Threaded Core i7-965 Extreme Edition to...

Blazingly fast, aesthetically pleasing, and well made

Front-panel bezels could be more firmly secured

We have just one quibble with this rig. The snap-in front-panel bezels are hard to keep in place, and, in fact, were rattling around inside the case when we opened it for the first time. Fortunately, they’re so light, they didn’t cause any damage. We...

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Velocity Micro Raptor Z90 (Core i7 3930K, Fall 2011)

 

On the heels of the Falcon Northwest Mach V , Velocity Micro's Raptor Z90 joins a raft of competing $4,999 luxury desktops bearing Intel's new six-core performance chip. Against the backdrop of the new chip, its new motherboard, and our own $5,000...

With Intel's new six-core CPUs and a pair of strong graphics cards, the Velocity Micro Raptor Z90 delivers on its promise of fast gaming and multithreaded processing performance.

Intel's new six-core chips don't offer many benefits to gamers, who can still get a great deal from Intel's older quad core Core i7's.

Velocity Micro's Raptor Z90 offers everything we expect given its high-end components, but Intel's latest CPUs lack the value of its older chips, making this system and others like it recommendable to buyers with niche performance needs.

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Velocity Micro Raptor Z90

 

The system maintains enough room to fit the two ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics cards, plus room for another graphics card, but as far as I know there's no benefit (or support) for three 5970 cards simultaneously. A PCI slot shares the same real estate as...

Dual graphics card performance. Overclocked six-core processor. Lots of I/O ports. Can play Crysis on Ultra High setting. No Bloatware. Some expansion room

Dated styling. Still expensive. C: drive is a little small. Won't burn Blu-ray discs

The Velocity Micro Raptor Z90 is a good "bang for the buck" as far as hardcore gaming PCs go, if you can claim that for a $5,500 system. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles that some competitors have, but it offers leading class performance for...

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Velocity Micro Raptor Z90 (Intel Core i7-3930K)

 

Looking inside the chassis through the clear side panel, the interior is lit up by several blue LEDs. It's spacious and clean, with enough room to fit two extra optical drives; two hard drives (two SATA ports for SSD caching are open on the...

Blu-ray is read/write. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth onboard. Great overall performance. No bloatware. Nice aluminum chassis

Slightly lags behind competitors in high-end gaming tests

Money burning a hole in your pocket? The Velocity Micro Raptor Z90 (Intel Core i7-3930K) will fix that quickly and make sure your desktop gaming needs are covered for the next few years.

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Velocity Micro Raptor Z90

 

Velocity Micro is all about making gaming computers that don't just get the job done but that put a smile on your face while doing so. Every gaming computer is hand built and designed to match what you are looking for, and the Velocity Micro Raptor Z90...

The high-end processor and extremely helpful Velocity Micro support are encouraging

The mid-range video card and lack of an SSD could be improved

If you are looking for a hand-built gaming computer with decent hardware, the Velocity Micro Raptor Z90 is a solid choice.

Product Specifications

Designed and crafted to be the absolute fastest gaming system, without compromise. Now with the addition of 45nm Extreme Quad Core technology! The Velocity Raptor Z90 represents everything we know about ultimate performance computing. Every unique system spends one week being hand wired, tuned, tested, and benchmarked for peak output. If you demand the very best, the Velocity Raptor 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:12MB
Per Processor Size:12MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:23.3in
Height:17.7in
Width:8.3in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Velocity Micro
Model:Z90
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Velocity Micro Raptor

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

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:3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:QX9650
Type:Core 2 Extreme

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
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: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:1TB
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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