Velocity Micro Edge Z55 Gaming System - HotHardware
Velocity Micro Edge Z55 Gaming System

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, boutique system maker, Overdrive PC last year. On top of that, Velocity Micro is one of the few (if only) independently owned, U.S.-based, high-end gaming systems manufacturers that--in addition to selling direct--also sells its systems at Best Buy and Circuit City. That's a claim that even Velocity Micro's competitors, Oregon-based Falcon Northwest, New Jersey-based Maingear, and California-based Vigor Gaming, can't make.

As do most enthusiast system manufacturers, Velocity Micro makes hand-built, high-end gaming rigs using top-of-line components. We received the highest end model in the company's Edge series, the Z55. Velocity Micro configured it with a few options, taking the system price up to $2,664 and we put it through its paced in this hands-on evaluation. Read on to see how the Edge Z55 faired...

Velocity Micro Edge Z55 Gaming System
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 Not to bad at all. looks like a solid choice for someone who doesn't want the hassle of building one themselves. I like the look of everything too.

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Price to performance seems to be pretty good for a retail system. Personally I think it's ugly, but that's just me. I like the "simple" elegance of cases like those from Lian-Li and Silverstone. And I have come to hate windows. Dust is NOT a mod! LOL. I was surprised and impressed that they included a floppy drive. Don't see that often these days. Some people see it as a waste, but I find a use for it from time to time. Great review.

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 Hi All

Seems like a solid offering from Velocity Micro @ a competative price.

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 Holy cow Velocity Micro is Richmond, Virginia. They are like 15 mins from me!

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 maybe you should look them up for a job bob_on_the_cob. I actually think they're design of their case is simplistic like that of the Lian Li cases. but again most of picking out a case is your taste

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I had a friend that worked for infineon the memory company. He said it was the most mind numbingly boring job ever. Do they hand build there PC's? That would be something I would like to do. Wonder how much they pay. I don't get out of bed for under $12 an hour.

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nice to see a us company do well without being own by a big company

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I worked with a few of there pc's over the years of my customers. Decent machines but nothing really ever set them apart from the others.

Fold On!!!!!!!!

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