AVADirect $1,000 Gaming PC Review

Posted: April 18, 2011
AVADirect $1,000 Gaming PC Review

Chris Hardwick is here to review the AVADirect $1,000 Gaming PC, an affordable gaming rig that wants to play with the big boys.

What You Need to Know

  • The case design is pretty standard; it’s about 1.5’ tall and has lots of fans for cooling
  • Even though the handle makes it look a little awkward, it's really easy to carry around
  • The case is nice and big for lots of expansion
  • There are plenty of spots for hard drives and Blu-ray burners, but no extra video card slot, though (that would have been nice to future-proof it)
  • They did do a good job of keeping the inside clutter-free; there’s plenty of room to work, and it should be easy to swap out components
  • Our gaming benchmarks scored higher on this than on other machines we've reviewed that cost $2,500 and that's something we never expected
  • Of course, it'll play any game with ease; Crysis 2 runs extremely well, and we're confident new games like Portal 2 and Battlefield 3 will look great, too


  • Thermaltake, V5 Black Mid-Tower Case, w/ Handle, ATX, No PSU, Steel
  • Thermaltake, TR2 Standard 500W Power Supply, 24-pin ATX12V V2.2 EPS12V, Retail
  • Intel, DH67CLB3, LGA1155, Intel. H67, DDR3-1333 32GB /4, PCIe x16, SATA 3Gb/s RAID 5 /3, 6Gb/s /2, DVI, HDMI, USB 3.0 /2, HDA, GbLAN, ATX, Retail
  • Intel, Core i5-2400 Quad-Core 3.1GHz, HD Graphics 2000, LGA1155, 6MB L3 Cache, 32nm, 95W, EM64T EIST TB VT-d VT-x XD, Retail
  • Kingston, 4GB (2 x 2GB) XMP HyperX Blu PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL9 (9-9-9-27) 1.65V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
  • XFX, Radeon HD 6950 800MHz, 1GB GDDR5 5000MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, 2x DVI+HDMI+2x mini-DP, Retail
  • Samsugn, 1TB SpinPoint F3, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200-RPM, 32MB Cache, Retail
  • RAID, No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
  • LG Electronics, UH10LS20 Black 10x/16x/48x BD/DVD1RW/CD-RW Blu-ray Disc Combo Drive w/ Lightscribe, SATA, Retail
  • Microsoft, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition, OEM
  • Warranty, Silver Warranty Package (3 Year Limited Parts, 3 Year Labor Warranty)


  • $1,023

Overall Rating

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Comments are Closed

  • The__Irishman

    I like that there are are so many slots for harddrives and disk drives, but it would be way more badass if it had more ram.

    Posted: May 6, 2011 11:16 AM
  • crnkdeja

    i have a
    i5 2500k @4.2ghz
    Zalman 9900NT cpu cooler
    Sapphire 6950 2gb
    8gb 1333mhz
    1 TB HDD
    Antec 600 case
    ASUS P8P67 Motherboard
    +plus extra case fans

    for $1300 CDN

    Never buy these "Gaming Pc's" their overpriced, Build ur own.

    Posted: April 23, 2011 12:56 PM
  • teac77

    Intel has a competitor. It's called AMD. I hope their forthcoming "bulldozer" platform comes to the show.

    Posted: April 19, 2011 9:20 PM
  • cang559

    well i like and undestand computers alot but building them my brain will explode even if i did have any money(being 14 with no allowance and not allowed to have job hurts my video game life)

    I oonly i could make game reviews for money ( but i would need money to do that genius)

    Posted: April 19, 2011 5:24 PM
  • nvserg

    i built my own,

    intel mother board (the skull one)
    i7 quod core 2.98MHz
    8GB DDR3 Corsair 1333MHz
    1GB graphic card 5770 bla bla bla bla

    Posted: April 19, 2011 2:39 PM
  • camaro72toy

    No thanks, not dissing on Mortal kombat or Portal 2, but just not my style of games. Where's the new Zelda? Burnout? Blaster Master? Driver? anything else?

    Posted: April 19, 2011 1:50 PM
  • lenoxseer

    Sweet now I can convince the wife to update!

    Posted: April 19, 2011 1:23 PM