PC Magazine's current Editors' Choice for high-end gaming and a Tweaktown Must Have! Made famous by tournament gamers the world over, the Raptor™ Z55 is the perfect blend of hardware and expert engineering. Designed and refined to be as close to perfection as possible, this PC crushes benchmarks. It’s the true embodiment of our New PC Experience. And the epitome of our ongoing quest to create a flawless PC. Available in both our midsize mATX MX3 and full ATX GX4 chassis. Now powered by 8th Gen Intel Processors (Coffee Lake).

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We designed the Raptor™ Z55 for users in need of a little extra muscle without breaking their budget. At Velocity Micro, we only use premium components from today's top manufacturers. But it's our tweaking, tuning, and hand construction that sets our systems apart. We create the fastest custom gaming PC's.

Stunning performance and precision engineering make this the best PC you'll ever own. For some, it would be remarkable. For us, it’s business as usual.


We use only the latest premium retail grade parts. We assemble the Raptor™ Z55 using components from top brands, including:

Intel® Core Processors
NVIDIA®, and AMD® Graphics Cards
Gigabyte and Asus Motherboards
Crucial® RAM and solid state drives
Samsung® NVMe drives

The result is a system with unmatched performance and reliability. Before we list a component in our configurator wizard, we test it against our own high standards. Then, our engineers hand-select parts they're confident can provide a jaw dropping experience. Only after our comprehensive testing do we certify a component as worthy of your machine.

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The Raptor Z55 is now available in both our mATX MX3 and ATX GX4 chassis. Sleek, clean lines to uniquely merge aesthetics and function and create a look that fits any décor.

  • Bottom and top mounted fans pull air through the system to keep vital components cool, even under the heaviest of workloads.
  • For extreme performance, upgrade to our 240mm maintenance-free liquid cooling and lighting kit. This premium system keeps even high-end processors stable under full load.
  • Top front USB and audio jacks provide easy access to your most frequently used ports.
  • With slots for up to six hard drives and a roomy chassis that can fit multiple graphics cards, the Z55 has room to grow.


We’re obsessed with perfection – there are no assembly lines here. Each Raptor™ Z55 is hand built by expert engineers. We turn every screw by hand and tuck all cables carefully away to maximize airflow. This careful construction gives Velocity Micro computers better thermal properties and longevity. Our stable systems are easier to service and upgrade than any mass-market machines.

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We received our first press review in 2002. Since then, no other custom PC builder has won more awards from the press than Velocity Micro. The Z55 is a perennial favorite that's featured in CNET, PC Magazine, PC Gamer, Maximum PC and many more. Customers and the press alike love the performance, build quality, and design of our machines.

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Before shipping, we double check every system. Your Raptor™ Z55 must endure a grueling set of tests that would bring most systems to their knees. Stress tests, extensive reboots, and overnight burn in push your PC to its limits. An exhaustive 200-point QA checklist ensures your computer exceeds our lofty quality standards. We won't send you anything less than the best PC you've ever owned.

Sure, it’s more work. But no one ever said that creating something this remarkable would be easy...

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Every Velocity Micro PC comes with complimentary lifetime business hours phone support. And the best part – a call placed to our expert, non-tiered support team will never be routed anywhere offshore. Not ever. It’s like having your own personal geek, just a phone call away.

It costs us more, but we refuse to let anything get in the way of an astonishing customer experience.


Each and every Velocity Micro PC ships from and is supported by our Richmond, VA headquarters. We don’t outsource. We don’t cut corners.

We don’t compromise. It’s just that simple.

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If you’ve ever bought a computer from the behemoth, mass produced competition, you know bloatware. Free trials you don’t want, software you didn’t ask for, search bars you’ll never use – all choking your system.

We don’t do it, and we never will. With Velocity Micro, we only install what you ask us for, and not a thing more.

Raptor Z55

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