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V3 Gaming Move 3DS Water Cooled SFF PC System Review
|Product:||V3 Gaming Move 3DS|
|Date:||Fri, Sep 10, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
V3 Move 3DS Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The V3 Gaming Move 3DS computer system wasn't designed to be the most powerful system in the world. It was designed to be a solid gaming system with a small footprint for those limited on space or for those who frequent LAN games and don't want to move a huge system around. In this, V3 has succeeded with flying colors. In the midst of writing this article I attended a small LAN game with a few of my friends. Unfortunately, I had already shipped the V3 Gaming Move 3DS system back to them. This left me with only my full tower system to take to the LAN. What I can tell you is that I missed having the V3 Gaming Move 3DS system at that point.
Why, you may ask? Because it would have been much easier to pack into my pick-up. Without a doubt I would have had just as much fun playing on the V3 Gaming Move 3DS as I did with my CrossFireX system. Sure, I might have had to dial back a couple of the settings in the games, though the games that we benchmarked today were all playable with the exception of Aliens Vs. Predator. Even the iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom needs to dial back those settings a bit.
One of the things that has always stopped me from buying a pre-built computer system is the cost. I have always thought that there was going to be a huge mark up on the system. As I learned in the iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom, that isn't the case for that system. So, let's take a look at what it would cost if you were to build this one.
The V3 Gaming Move 3DS retails for $1129 as configured today. As you can see from the Newegg.com shopping cart, we are at $1034.85. The cart doesn't include any cooling for the CPU aside from the Stock Aluminum brick that comes with the Intel Core I3 540. Though for an all in one water cooling system similar to the one we used today, you can spend anywhere from $71.99 on up which will easily bring you close to the V3 Gaming Move 3DS retail price of $1129.00
The V3 Gaming Move 3DS also gives you piece of mind for the investment that you have made. The V3 Gaming Move 3DS computer system is backed by a three year warranty and lifetime technical support. For further details of the warranty you can check out the V3 Gaming Website.
Legit Bottom Line: While this system may not be breaking any benchmark records, it will provide you with a great gaming experience within a nice, small footprint for those limited by space. If space isn't a factor, this is still a system worth looking into.
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Page 1 - V3 Gaming Move 3DS PC
Page 2 - V3 Gaming Move 3DS Retail Packaging and Accessories
Page 3 - V3 Gaming Move 3DS External Impressions
Page 4 - Inside the V3 Gaming Move 3DS
Page 5 - PCMark Vantage
Page 6 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 7 - SiSoft Sandra 2010 Memory Bandwidth
Page 8 - Cinebench R11.5
Page 9 - Colin McRae: DiRT2
Page 10 - Aliens Vs. Predator
Page 11 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 12 - x264 HD Video Encoding
Page 13 - wPrime
Page 14 - V3 Move 3DS Final Thoughts and Conclusion