Pros Beautiful, clean build, latest gen tech, great customer support
Cons Motherboard supports crossfire, but not SLI and system ships with Nvidia (ATI optional)
Summary This is my first gaming system and my first from VM. I was away at school for the last 7 years using a laptop and I wanted to get a desktop since I won't be moving around so much and would prefer performance over portability. I originally ordered a Dell XPS 8300 because I had been a customer of Dell's before and experienced fairly good service from them. I was aware of VM due to the CNET review of the Vector Holiday Edition, but I was hesitant to spend so much money with a company that I knew so little about. After waiting more than two months, the Dell system was having problems getting built, so based off of CNET's reviews of the Edge Z40 vs the XPS 8300, I cancelled the order and went with VM.
I cannot be happier. The system is beautiful and the features are top notch. With the k-series Core i7 and the extra PCI slots (vs the mainstream Dell system), I can be confident that system is future-proofed for a long time. Another perennial issue I had with Dell was build temperature and overheating. I've come to find out that large PC manufacturers use sub standard parts that are often hotter than retail grade parts. VM gave the option of upgrading the stock CPU for $35, and even though it probably wasn't necessary, my CPU never goes above 60 C even on full load. There are an additional three case fans that help to keep temperatures low inside the system.
Overall, I'm very pleased with my purchase and would recommend it to someone looking for a quality computer from a trusted company.
Pros High Quality Build. Quality Parts, No Bloatware, Good Customer Service
Cons None so far.
Summary Bought this system after doing much research and reading the CNET editors review. This is the first higher end system I have purchased and must say it delivers everything I ask it to with no hesitation. System is a powerhouse (I went with the overclocked CPU and 8 gig of RAM) and quiet as a church mouse. I would recommend this system or Velocity Micro to all my friends and relatives.
Pros Speed - I configured my system with the Intel Core i5-2500K CPU 3.3 over clocked to 4.0 along with the 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 560Ti. I also chose 8GB 1,333MHz DDR3 SDRAM memory. I was in the market for a high end graphics card that would be able to run bo
Cons Graphics Card. My computer has issues with the graphics card. One phone call to Velocity Micro's support team and problem solved.
Summary Excellent computer and the most bang for my buck. I shopped around and compared the Edge Z40 with a Dell XPS 8300 and 9100. Both Dell models configured at a higher cost and if I wanted local support (USA), Dell charges extra as Velocity Micro does not.I have to down grade this computer to 1 Star. It keeps freezing and crashing. I was told to down load a program which tells me why my computer crashed. The result was the graphics card. I was sent a new graphics card and that fix was worthless. Tech support had me wipe Windows 7 clean from my computer and reinstall it. This did not work. It crashed about 8 times, today I requested a refund. I was told I would be charged a 15% restocking fee. I requested for Velocity's Refund dept to waive it as this was not my fault it was made poorly.
Updated on Oct 20, 2011
Pros Like all VM machines this one kicks a lotta ass for what you pay.
Cons As stated, can be a pita to upgrade.
"Poor Reliability"on by holo3578
Pros Great for gaming, great speed, sleek design, fastest startup of any computer I have owned
Cons Due to the "overclocking" of the CPU and over performance of many parts, these computers fry quickly. I just had to replace my video card and my tech said it overheated. He said he has had many similar complaints, due to Velocity Micro pushing the envel
Summary Really disappointed, for the price I was expecting a computer to last more than 1 year.