Pros Love that they clocked up the CPU with standard air cooling, very good graphcs, and super fast for 999.
Cons none...it's $999!
Summary I'm recommending this system to all my friends this Christmas, and especially those that like to spend the winter inside gaming! Wow!I can't understand all of these posts that say this is not a good deal or "I could build it for half that price" because it's simply not true. I have build many of my computers in the past, and I can say 100% that purchasing this system is less money than buying the components on Newegg or anywhere else and putting it together myself. Plus, the craftsmanship is way better than I can do myself. Final point - and it's a big one - VM is the ONLY company in the business that could overclock a CPU by 700MHz on a stock Intel fan. Anybody that says otherwise is just plain crazy or trying to slam this company for some reason...that does unfortunately happen on these Cnet forums, so reader beware!
Updated on Dec 6, 2010
Pros Amazing value for a quality built system. Very capable CPU and graphics card.
Cons The power supply is on the weak end and they don't give option for upgrade. Current power supply limits ability to upgrade graphics in future.
Summary I am on the market for a new computer and have built my last two because it is typically the cheapest way to go. I have priced out this system on Newegg and Tiger Direct and haven't been able to beat it...I can get close, but can't beat it. The reviewers who said this is too expensive obviously haven't done their research because this is a great value!
While the CPU and graphics card at the given price are decent, I went with an Core i7 and Radeon 6870 which bumped the price about $200, but still a great deal.
"Awesome value"on by Macy2009
Pros Value for the money. Gaming performance, US based warranty and technical support, those features for $999? Yes, please!
Cons Absolutely None
Summary Ignore the negative reviewers. They've obviously never owned a Velocity Micro. I've been a proud customer for over three years. They build amazing computers at a great price! It's all about value!
Pros Power/Price ratio is tops; future upgrade path is open, including Crossfire & RAM, even an SSD down the road.
Cons The case choice is flat, boring & outdated.
Summary I agree that building your own system(s), as I have done for 20 years now, is a better alternative --if you are capable-- but this is designed & market at those who are not. Given the target market & overall upside of the Vector Holiday Edition, I gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Pros Fast performance, especially good with an array of video games.
Cons During the first year I owned the computer, under warranty, the thing ran great with no problems. THe next year, after the warranty had expired, I had my motherboard go bad and my video card go bad. I fixed it and then the hard drive went bad and then t
Summary Because the reviews that I read when I bought this piece at a premium price told me the machine was very reliable, I feel I was lied to. I feel that many reviews at the time were probably advertorials or somehow Velocity Micro got some favorable coverage in exchange for advertising dollars to make it that way. The more I research, the more I find similar stories about Velocity, so this reliability thing was just never true. Also, look at the positive reviews even here on Cnet, it looks like one of the Velocity marketing people came in and wrote them up. Would a customer really say some of these things?This review was obviously put out by Velocity Micro marketing people, look at all the exclamation points. And, they had someone find the review helpful 19 times to make sure it pops up first. I'm taking a screenshot of this and exposing them!
Updated on May 26, 2011