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 Tiki (2015) review

With the newest components and a beautiful custom case, the Falcon Northwest Tiki wants to be more than just another living room PC - it wants to be your everything. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Maingear Vybe Z97 (2014) Review

  • Powerful CPU and graphics performance
  • Lots of expansion options
  • Isn’t loud under load
  • Expensive, considering its components
  • More RAM than needed for gaming
  • Bright lights don’t have an off switch
Our Score 7

Origin Millenium (Late 2014) Review

  • Highly customizable
  • Easy to upgrade or repair
  • Plenty of connectivity
  • Record breaking performance
  • Can handle 4K gaming
  • Less expensive than competitors
  • Large and very heavy
  • Extremely loud at full load
Our Score 9

Samsung Series 3 Chromebox Review

  • Extremely fast
  • Plenty of ports
  • Chrome OS is starting to mature
  • Derivative design
  • Limited ecosystem
  • Expensive compared to the competition
Our Score 7

Origin PC Omega Review

  • Class-leading processor performance
  • Easily handles games, even at 4K
  • Wide variety of customization options
  • Large for a living room PC
  • Difficult to upgrade
  • Using Windows from a couch remains awkward
Our Score 6

Systemax Venture VX2 Review

  • Very powerful; surprisingly quiet; 3-year onsite…
  • Multiple cooling issues; no backup options
Our Score 7

Velocity Micro Vector Campus Edition Review

  • Attractive enclosure
  • Small and light
  • Easy to upgrade or repair
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Good value
  • Needs more USB 3.0 ports
  • Poorly located headphone/microphone jacks
  • Only three hard drive bays
Our Score 9

Acer Aspire 7600U Review

  • Attractive design
  • Excellent connectivity
  • Good graphics performance
  • Unexceptional display
  • Poor audio quality
  • Slow processor and hard drive
  • Not a good value
Our Score 6.5

Acer AT3-600-UR11 Review

  • Attractive, functional enclosure
  • Some upgradability
  • Well-rounded performance
  • Quiet and efficient
  • Good value
  • Terrible bundled peripherals
  • Too much bloatware
Our Score 9