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SYS PowerHouse 3066

28 Feb, 2003 By: Ron LaFon

SYS Technology


5 stars out of 5
Highly Recommended Based on our previous experiences benchmarking and evaluating computers from SYS Technology, we’ve come to expect high-performance systems with many extras, and the SYS PowerHouse 3066 meets our expectations. Housed in a somewhat conservative but solid and well-built case that exemplifies the attention to detail carried throughout the components, the SYS PowerHouse 3066 is a responsive system that achieves high performance figures. As with many of the systems here, the SYS PowerHouse 3066 incorporates an AGP 8X NVIDIA
SYS PowerHouse 3066
SYS Technologies’ SYS PowerHouse 3066 offers high performance and an excellent software portfolio, all for a good price.
Quadro4 980 XGL graphics card—we ran our benchmarks with driver v6.13.10.4104. We found this system to be moderately noisy, though far from the noisiest in this roundup.

Among the many extras on the SYS PowerHouse 3066 are front-mounted FireWire IEEE-1394, Compact Flash, and SmartMedia reader ports. Another four USB2 ports reside on the rear. The system we tested had 1GB of PC2100 DDR SDRAM (DDR266) 266MHz RAM. Fully populated, the system can handle a total of 4GB RAM.

The SYS PowerHouse 3066 is built around a 3.06GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor mounted on an ASUSTeK P4G8X Deluxe motherboard that uses the Intel E7205 (Granite Bay) chipset. Input is from a Logitech cordless optical mouse and keyboard combination.

As we’ve also come to expect from SYS Technology, the PowerHouse 3066 arrived with a great portfolio of software: WordPerfect Office 2002 (including the Paradox 10 database), CyberMax’s PowerDVD XP, Nero Burning ROM, and Farstone Technology’s RestoreIT (partition restoration software), among other titles. This is easily the best assortment of high-quality software included with any of the systems reviewed here.

Aside from all the great extras found in this $2,995 system, it turned in excellent performance figures on all our benchmark tests. Highly Recommended.


About the Author: Ron LaFon



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