Velocity Micro Announces Powerful New Sub-$1000 Gaming PC

With expert tuning, custom assembly, and premium grade parts, the Edge Z5 Special Edition brings boutique flair and extreme gaming performance to the mainstream user

Richmond, VA — March 31, 2009 — Velocity Micro, the premier independent builder of premium, high performance desktop computers and notebooks announces the availability of the Edge™ Z5 Special Edition, the foremost gaming PC for budget conscious users. By utilizing premium quality components, tuning and tweaking techniques, expert engineering, and their trademarked Hyperclocking process, Velocity Micro has created a $999 gaming PC that crushes benchmarks without crushing the wallet, perfect for the frame rate hungry gamer on a budget.

“Top quality boutique gaming performance shouldn’t only be available to those with the deepest pockets,” said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. “With the Edge Z5, we’ve created a system that delivers high frame rates at a very attainable value, giving budget conscious gamers an alternative to overpriced and underpowered big box OEM systems that put design over real world performance. You absolutely won’t find a faster gaming PC at this price.”

By utilizing their trademarked Hyperclocking techniques for component optimization, Velocity Micro is able to get every drop of performance from the Edge Z5’s available hardware, allowing the economically challenged gamer to play nearly any game on the market at the highest resolutions. In fact, the Edge Z5 Special Edition provides frame rates that best systems of several times the price. In a recent roundup, CNET pitted the Edge Z5 against a $999 Dell XPS and a $3199 Mac Pro 3D. The Z5 bested both in all gaming benchmarks at all resolutions, by as many as 16 frames per second in some tests.

“Velocity has applied its savvy as a performance PC vendor to this system, overclocking where appropriate and eschewing most nonessential components to keep the price reasonable,” said Rich Brown, Senior Editor in charge of desktop reviews at CNET. “It's a faster gaming box than anything we've seen in its price range.”

The Edge Z5 has a base price of $699 after a $100 promotional coupon. The $999 configured Edge Z5 Special Edition, as reviewed by Cnet, contains an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 processor Hyperclocked to 2.93Ghz, a performance tuned ATI Radeon HD 4850, 4 GB of premium RAM, 750 GB hard drive, Velocity Micro’s classic solid aluminum chassis, expert build, and 100% US based technical support. Visit the Edge™ Z5 page to learn more about this remarkable system.

The Edge™ Z5 and other amazing systems are immediately available direct from Velocity Micro and select retailers. For more information visit Velocity Micro Retailers.

About Velocity Micro

Velocity Micro, Inc. is the premier high-performance personal computer provider in North America. Founded in 1992, Richmond, Va.-based Velocity Micro custom builds award winning gaming, mobile, multimedia, small business, workstation, visual supercomputers and peripherals. Velocity Micro products are currently available at most consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information, please call (800) 303-7866 or visit

Velocity Micro has earned over 60 industry awards, including 11 PC Magazine Editor's Choice awards. CNET, Maximum PC, Mobile PC, PC World, Computer Gaming World, Computer Shopper, and PC Gamer editors have all chosen Velocity Micro systems as some of the industry's best-performing, highest-quality, and most reliable PCs.

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