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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Velocity Micro Raptor Z40 Review

  • Attractive, subtle exterior
  • Quick for its size
  • Great performance value
  • Can handle any game at 1080p
  • Lack of front-facing audio ports
  • Not easy to upgrade
Our Score 8

Intel NUC Core i7 Review

  • Sturdy, compact case
  • VESA mountable
  • Can handle 4K at 60H
  • Middling graphical performance
  • Some assembly required
  • Lid scratches easily
Our Score 7

AVADirect X99 Gaming System Review

  • Top-tier performance
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Comparatively low price point
  • Off the shelf parts
  • Humongous case
  • Tough to access hard drive bays
Our Score 7

Digital Storm Velox Review

  • Attractive and reasonably sized enclosure
  • Solid processor and game performance
  • Relatively quiet
  • Good value
  • Enclosure looks a bit bare-bones
  • As-tested hard drive performance was mediocre
Our Score 8

CyberTronPC Thallium Review

  • Powerful hardware
  • Attractive case
  • Enclosure has questionable features
  • Can be loud at full load
  • Not the best value
Our Score 6

Falcon Northwest Talon (2015) Review

  • Compact case
  • Strong performance
  • Intuitive interior layout
  • Fan noise can be irritating
  • Enclosure is showing its age
Our Score 7

Origin Chronos (2015) Review

  • Compact, yet has solid connectivity
  • Most hardware is easy to remove
  • Excellent performance results
  • Good performance value
  • Boring design
  • Not much room for future upgrades
Our Score 8

Intel NUC Core i5 (NUC5i5RYK) Review

  • Extremely small
  • Core i5 processor offers solid performance
  • Miniscule power draw
  • Can support 4K at 60Hz
  • Some assembly required
  • Priced near similar notebooks
  • Not cut out for games
Our Score 8