Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in desktops.

Falcon Northwest Mach V (2016) review

Falcon’s flagship, the Mach V, isn’t the biggest desktop on the market, or the most extravagant – but it is the end result of decades of work. Can this refined, old-school rig defeat up-and-comers from Digital… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Origin Millennium (2016) Review

  • Attractive, with standard LED lighting
  • Standard front-facing hot swap bay
  • Highly customizable
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Excellent performance
  • Enclosure feels flimsy
  • Lacks interior ease-of-use features
  • Runs a bit loud
Our Score 7

Falcon Northwest Mach V (2016) Review

  • Refined, elegant enclosure
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Excellent performance in all areas
  • Runs quiet
  • Class-leading standard warranty
  • Exterior can look a bit mundane
  • Not as customizable as some competitors
Our Score 9

Digital Storm Aventum 3 Review

  • Massive, handsome enclosure
  • Easy to open, repair, upgrade
  • Incredible performance in all areas
  • Relatively quiet
  • Weight makes system hard to move
  • More expensive than similar competitors
Our Score 7

Intel NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK Review

  • Solid CPU performance
  • Great connectivity
  • Intel HD 580 is outmatched by many games
  • Limited expandability
  • Power brick is as big as the system
Our Score 5

AVADirect Avant gaming desktop Review

  • Solid performance
  • Elegant and attractive
  • Plenty of room for upgrades
  • Comparatively low price
  • Quirks during setup
  • Design is not unique
Our Score 8

Origin Chronos (2016) Review

  • Among the smallest gaming mini-PCs
  • Intuitive internal layout
  • Excellent performance
  • Long list of from-factory options
  • As powerful as many full-size PCs
  • Cramped internals
  • Boring exterior design
Our Score 8

Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition Review

  • Small exterior dimensions
  • Conventional interior layout
  • Can handle gaming at 1440p
  • Quiet operation
  • Affordable pricing
  • Difficult to upgrade
  • SSD isn’t available in most configurations
  • Lackluster warranty
Our Score 6

Acer Predator G6 Review

  • Gritty, yet subtle design
  • Strong processor performance
  • Can handle games at 1080p or 1440p
  • Quiet, even at full load
  • Minimal bloatware
  • Cramped interior
  • Some low-quality components
  • Mediocre value
Our Score 7.5