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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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

Digital Storm Eclipse Review

  • Small footprint
  • Easy access to SSD and RAM
  • Great for 1080p gaming
  • Some parts are difficult to access
  • Horizontal placement blocks GPU fans
  • Lack of options at purchase
Our Score 7

Falcon Northwest Tiki-Z Review

  • Extreme performance in a small package
  • Looks impressive
  • Can handle anything at 1080p or 1440p
  • Puts out a lot of heat
  • Some components difficult to upgrade
Our Score 8.5