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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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

Maingear Shift Super Stock X79 Review

  • Attractive enclosure
  • Surprisingly quiet
  • Incredible CPU and GPU performance
  • 3-year hardware warranty with lifetime support
  • Enclosure is less intuitive than it looks
  • Ports are difficult to access
  • Expensive
Our Score 8.5

Origin Millennium (2013) Review

  • Small enclosure
  • Easy to repair and upgrade
  • Incredible performance
  • Surprisingly good bang-for-the-buck
  • Less expensive than competitors
  • Cooling fans are loud, even at idle
  • Chugs power by the gallon
Our Score 8.5

Gateway ZX4970-UR22 Review

  • Simple but sturdy design
  • Plenty of USB ports
  • High-quality matte display
  • Decent compute performance for the price
  • Affordable
  • Stand lacks ergonomic adjustments
  • No display controls
  • Poor 3D performance
Our Score 8.5

Maingear Shift Review

  • Unstoppable performance
  • Innovative vertical airflow design
  • Solid, attractive and unique case
  • White-glove packaging, assembly quality and…
  • Reliable despite white-knuckle overclocking
  • Connecting cables up top can be inconvenient
Our Score 8.5

Uberclok Reactor Review

  • Highly overclocked; stable and quiet; great build…
  • Chassis is a bit generic as a boutique offering;…
Our Score 8.5

Alienware X51 Review

  • Beautifully compact design
  • Lots of power for the price
  • USB 3.0 ports and built-in Wi-Fi beat you to the…
  • Easy access interior, part-swapping
  • Minimally flexible for future upgrades
  • More complex than a standalone console
  • Hefty power brick will need to be hidden away…
Our Score 8.5

Falcon Northwest Fragbox 2013 Review

  • Small size
  • Excellent build quality
  • Included handle
  • Amazing performance in all areas
  • Quiet operation
  • Confusing internal layout
  • Limited space for future upgrades
Our Score 8.5