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ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer

B&H # ASCM6870 Mfr # CM6870-US-3AD
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Product Highlights
  • 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-3770 Quad-Core
  • 16GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 2TB Hard Drive (5400rpm)
  • nVIDIA GeForce GT 620 Graphics (2GB)
  • HDMI + DVI-D + VGA
  • Blu-ray Player with DVD Burning
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
  • Included USB Keyboard and Mouse
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

The CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer from ASUS is simple yet powerful desktop computer that excels at multimedia. With a nVIDIA GeForce GT 620 graphics card with 2GB of dedicated memory as well as support for Full HD 1080p content, you'll be able to immerse yourself in a cinematic experience by connecting this ASUS desktop computer to an external display with the VGA or DVI-D or HDMI port.

The 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 port on this ASUS desktop computer computer will have you surfing the Web, streaming video or playing multiplayer games at blazing speeds. If you're looking to place your ASUS desktop computer somewhere your Ethernet cable can't reach, you'll be able to connect using 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. If you connect your ASUS desktop computer to your home wireless Wi-Fi network and also link your ASUS desktop computer to your HDTV using an HDMI cable, you'll have your very own home entertainment center.

The system is powered by a quad-core Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-3770 processor. It also has 16GB of DDR3 RAM, a 2TB 5400rpm hard drive, a Blu-ray player with DVD burning capabilities, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, an included USB keyboard and mouse. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.

Quad-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 Performance
This ASUS desktop computer houses an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7-3770 processor. Its quad cores can reach a speed of up to 3.4GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.9GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With DirectX 11 support and Intel Quick Sync Video technology, this ASUS desktop computer delivers smooth graphic performance and a high-quality playback experience. The 8MB of L3 cache, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology allows this ASUS desktop computer to multitask smoothly and seamlessly
nVIDIA GeForce GT 620 Graphics (2GB)
This ASUS desktop computer has a nVIDIA GeForce GT 620 graphics processing unit (GPU) with 2GB of dedicated memory. With support for PCI Express 2.0 as well as DirectX 11 and Shader Model 5.0, the GeForce GT 620 offers high data transfer speeds for most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications while also maintaining backwards compatibility with existing PCI Express motherboards. nVIDIA PhysX technology offers better physics for a more dynamic gaming experience while nVIDIA CUDA technology accelerates the GeForce GT 620's cores for more demanding tasks, such as video transcoding, physics simulation and more. The GeForce GT 620 also offers nVIDIA SLI technology, which implements 2-way AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) for a better gaming experience
HDMI for HD Entertainment
Immerse yourself in a cinematic experience by connecting your ASUS desktop computer to an HDTV using the HDMI port. HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface and can transfer both uncompressed video and audio signals. This means you'll only need a single HDMI cable to enjoy crystal clear picture quality and Full HD 1080p video content playback
ASUS Music Maker
Preloaded on this ASUS desktop computer is the ASUS Music Maker, which allows you to easily mix, cut and create your own songs. Choose from a large archive of audio building blocks, instrument samples and Beat Box. You can also record as well as add samples via drag and drop. With effective templates modeled after professional producers, you'll easily be able to mix your tracks. After you're done, you can publish your finished songs to the web or transfer them to a portable device
EPU - Up to 40% Energy Saving
Using the exclusive ASUS EPU chip, the world's first energy saving controller, this ASUS desktop computer detects real time CPU loads, which optimizes efficiency, and results in saving up to 40% on overall power consumption. There is also an Eco mode via a hotkey. The ASUS-exclusive Instant On effortlessly resumes your ongoing applications from Eco mode while still keeps your data secured in Hard Disk. Simply press Alt + F1 to enter Eco mode and press any key to resume
Smart Cooling System
The ASUS exclusive Smart Cooling system and Q-Fan lower operation temperatures by up to 11.4% and adjust CPU fan speed according to system loading. This enables this ASUS desktop computer to power through any intensive task and possesses utmost quality. Thanks to Smart Cooling system, this ASUS desktop computer is stable, quiet, cool and efficient
AI Suite II
AI Suite II is a one-stop interface that integrates several ASUS utilities and allows users to operate these utilities simultaneously from energy management, fan-speeds, voltage to sensor reading. AI Suite II offers you a user-friendly access to supervise you energy utility
USB 3.0
With two 3.0 ports, you'll be able to experience fast data transfer rates. At 4.8Gbps, USB 3.0 is ten times faster than its predecessor, USB 2.0. The USB 3.0 standard is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for added convenience
Ai-Charger
Built into this ASUS desktop computer is the Ai-Charger, which offers 50% faster charge speed for all your USB-powered devices, such as smartphones and MP3 players
SATA 6Gb/s
This ASUS desktop computer has native SATA 6Gb/s for up to twice the delivery throughput of regular SATA and improved scalability, so your data moves faster and more reliably
Durable Build
Using high quality components and solid conductive polymer capacitors, this ASUS desktop computer provides utmost durability, improved longevity and enhanced thermal performance
Performance
Processor 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-3770 Quad-Core
Cache L3: 8MB
System Bus 5GT/s
Chipset Socket: FCLGA1155
Type: Intel H77
Memory Type: 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 16GB
Graphics Card Type: Dedicated
Installed: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 with 2GB Dedicated
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 2TB 5400rpm
Type: SATA
Optical Drive Blu-ray ROM with DVD Burning
Drive Bay Expansion Quantity: 2
Size: 5.25"
Type: External
Quantity: 2
Size: 3.5"
Type: Internal
PCI Expansion Quantity: 2
Type: PCIe x1
Quantity: 1
Type: PCIe x16
Inputs/Outputs
Ports 4x USB 3.0 (A)
6x USB 2.0 (A)
Display 1x HDMI
1x DVI-D
1x VGA
Audio 8x Combo Analog Headphone/Optical Digital Audio Out
Flash Media Slot 1x CF+
1x Memory Stick
1x Memory Stick Duo
1x Memory Stick PRO Duo
1x MMC
1x RS-MMC
1x SDHC
1x MiniSD
1x Micro SD 1
Please Note:

Multi-in-1 media card reader

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Communications
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Modem None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth None
Webcam None
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard Type: Full-Size
Mouse USB
General
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Power Supply 300W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.8 x 16.5 x 16.1" / 17.3 x 42.0 x 41.0 cm
Weight 19.84 lb / 9.00 kg
ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer
  • Antenna
  • Power Cord
  • USB Mouse
  • USB Keyboard
  • Quick Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • Limited 1-Year North American Warranty (USA, Canada & Mexico)
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ASUSCM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer
     
    4.5

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good power output (18)
    • Easy to set up (15)
    • Quiet (15)
    • Versatile (10)
    • Never freezes (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (14)
      • Office (10)
      • Multimedia (8)
      • Dorm room (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (11), Technically challenged (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Fast, Powerful, Quiet & Efficient

      Came well packaged, on time and undamaged. I use it for gaming, fooling around with fractals, watching YouTube and Netflix and the usual web surfing and email. I bought this computer with...Read complete review

      Came well packaged, on time and undamaged. I use it for gaming, fooling around with fractals, watching YouTube and Netflix and the usual web surfing and email. I bought this computer with the Asus VG236H monitor and it is beautiful. Love the AI Suite II, makes it easy to monitor and control tempurature, fan speed, cpu stats, etc. The BIOS interface makes it very easy to make tweeks and adjustments or even updates. The CPU and Motherboard make it a solid, versatile platform to add to and tinker with. (IMHO)

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Asus CM6870-US-3AD

      After one week of use:
      Pro:
      fast response with core i7
      Con:
      the HDMI port was not working until I searched extensively for solutions.
      it is noisy...Read complete review

      After one week of use:
      Pro:
      fast response with core i7
      Con:
      the HDMI port was not working until I searched extensively for solutions.
      it is noisy than my old ZT desktop and Sony Vaio, maybe because of the CPU.

      Reviewed by 20 customers

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      5.0

      Lightning Fast

      By Gman

      from Morristown, NJ

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Never Freezes
      • Powerful
      • Quiet
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Multimedia

        Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

        Great computer. 3rd Generation core 7 processor with 16gb RAM is amazing. Good for Photoshop and video editing. Haven't had any issues with 5400RPM hard drive being slow. I don't understand the thought process by ASUS to use it but, 7200 or 10,000 would have been a better sales point.

        I'm happy

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        5.0

        good price

        By DjPepe

        from Tucson, Az

        About Me Dj, Edition Video

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Powerful
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Edition Video
          • Gaming

          Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

          excellent components at a good price, highly recommended I use it for video editing in hd and get good results

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          5.0

          Great PC-Great Value

          By Broachoski

          from Middle America

          About Me Between Savvy And Challen

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Never Freezes
          • Powerful
          • Quiet
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Multimedia
          • Office

          Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

          I use this PC as my primary home office pc but also as our main server for steaming to other pc's, tablets and to ROKU via PLEX and to AppleTV. My former dual core could not handle the load. I selected ASUS because I have been very happy with an ASUS notebook, netbook and TF300 Android Tablet. This PC operates very cool and quiet. Fron USB3 ports are very convenient.

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          4.0

          great machine! ... for the computer savy

          By JP of the funny

          from Mesa, Arizona

          About Me Avid Gamer, Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Never Freezes
          • Powerful
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Difficult to Set Up

          Best Uses

          • Office

          Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

          My wife was trying to use the computer to convert our CDs, DVDs and BDs to our hardrive but the software included couldn't even play a Bluray Disk.
          The machine and specs are great for the price. I like the positioning of the USB n such on the front at an angle.
          The included software is junk for playing media, ripping and burning.

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          5.0

          Excellent for home use

          By Two Rivers

          from NJ

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Never Freezes
          • Powerful
          • Quiet
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dorm Room
            • Home
            • Office

            Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

            I use this PC primarily for online browsing, watching videos, and emailing.

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            4.0

            So far good buy

            By Travelwoman

            from Washington, DC Metro Area

            About Me Moderately Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Powerful
            • Quiet
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Difficult to Set Up
            • Set-up Instructions Poor

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Office

            Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

            Just started to use this PC, but seems to have all the bells and whistles for a very reasonable price. Let's see how it continues to hold up.

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            5.0

            Excellent PC for Graphic Design Work

            By JonStevens

            from Hamilton, NJ

            About Me Multimedia Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Powerful
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dreamweaver
              • Indesign
              • Photoshop

              Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

              This PC is excellent for the web and design programs I use in my job.

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              5.0

              One week and doing well

              By Two Rivers

              from NJ

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Powerful
              • Quiet
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Office

                Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

                This PC did well right out of the box. I'd also bought a Dell UltraSharp U2312HM monitor and made the mistake of using the driver DVD that came with it. Don't make the same mistake. I had to use my five System Recovery DVDs to get the system to boot properly. Since then, though, it's been running well. I haven't fully tested it, but I'd highly recommend it based on my usage so far.

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                3.0

                Asus CM6870-US-3AD

                By Tim

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Freezes
                • Loud

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Multimedia

                Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

                After one week of use:
                Pro:
                fast response with core i7
                Con:
                the HDMI port was not working until I searched extensively for solutions.
                it is noisy than my old ZT desktop and Sony Vaio, maybe because of the CPU.

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                4.0

                price wise, decent performance

                By Jachymiak

                from IL

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Powerful
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Multimedia
                  • Office

                  Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

                  I use it for everything, including photoshop.
                  Works well wireless internet is a plus.
                  For some reason refuses to play blue ray movies, with the software that was provided.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The Best Computer I ever have

                  By JamesQ

                  from Danville, CA

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Never Freezes
                  • Powerful
                  • Quiet
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dorm Room
                    • Gaming
                    • Home
                    • Multimedia
                    • Office

                    Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

                    I bought this computer due the rating of [*]. ASUS rank second in performance and reliability. I am very happy with this computer and I will recommend to all my friends.

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                    4.0

                    So far good

                    By Eesha

                    from Ohio

                    About Me Technically Challenged

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Powerful
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

                      Happy with purchase had some initial issues with start up easily solved

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                      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Low efficiency, improvement required

                      By Nakakill

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Never Freezes
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                      • Hard Drive Performance
                      • Too Slow

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Multimedia

                      Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

                      Desk top computer, hard drive speed below expectation. Overall performance below substantially decreased due to this cheap product.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent performer

                      By Starboard-Leeward

                      from New England

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

                          I did not experience the booting problems others have described, Asus must have corrected this issue.I find this unit to have very snappy performace for its price level. It has 5200 RPM disks, but I have noticed no I/O latency.I immediately upgraded to Win 8 with no problems. Additionally, I dual-booted it with Linux Mint 14-Cinnamon, as I am primarily a Linux user. No problems, the nVidia graphics board worked well enough with the default driver and getting the latest proprietary driver improved the video, allowing full 1920x1200 resolution form my monitor and 3D effects.The Asus BIOS utility is nicely done and allows good control of the UEFI boot configuration. It includes a utility to blow the fan in reverse slightly on boot to shake all the dust off it, which is a good idea. However, running Linux, this machine will easily spend a year between cold boots.Wireless connected easy enough, but I primarily use a hard ethernet connection.I use the box with a KDE switch, and there are no problems with that either, (except a glitch in the Linux nVidia driver that resets the resolution).Not really a gamer, but I run multiple databases, and large java apps, eclipse, etc simultaneously, and I am happy with the performance without having to pay hotrod prices.

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                          5.0

                          excellent computer for the price

                          By Bear123

                          from Parkersburg, WV

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home

                            Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

                            Use it for photos and processing. Lots of memory for videos. It is very fast getting on the internet and B & H provided great service in shipping. I ordered it just before Sandy hit and expected to wait awhile for it but it was only delayed a couple of days. I pray for and have given some money to help those folks in NYC and the areas around.

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                            4.0

                            Good value with some limitations

                            By Water Doctor

                            from Las Vegas, NV

                            About Me Retired Phd Chemist, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Powerful
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Photo editing

                              Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

                              I wanted a fast computer to handle large photo files for editing and correcting. This fits the bill, but is limited in that there are not expansion slots available for add-in cards. It is fast and appears to be stable, but I've only had it up and running for a few days at this point.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              HOT STUFF

                              By titan

                              from nashville

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Powerful
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Office

                                Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

                                I use the CM6870 for my home studio running Pro Tools 10. Obviously you have to exchange the Hard Drive (for a 7200 rpm drive) and add a firewire card. It wasn't easy getting all the screws out to remove the hard drive--the case seems to be an old construction (HP and Dell have a better layout). Other than the hard drive stuff, I am very happy with the computer: good value, fast (3rd gen intel), performs well, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 6 Sata ports, 16 gigs ram.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                So far so good

                                By LT

                                from Minocqua, WI

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Never Freezes
                                • Powerful
                                • Quiet
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Multimedia
                                  • Office

                                  Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

                                  I use this for work and home office with CAD, Photoshop, MS Office, eyc.
                                  Lot of memory included is the base system.

                                  Have not encountered any problems so far.

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                                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Fast, Powerful, Quiet & Efficient

                                  By RudeBob

                                  from Cleveland, OH

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Never Freezes
                                  • Powerful
                                  • Quiet
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                  • Cannot Remove The
                                  • Trend Micro Anti-virus

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

                                    Came well packaged, on time and undamaged. I use it for gaming, fooling around with fractals, watching YouTube and Netflix and the usual web surfing and email. I bought this computer with the Asus VG236H monitor and it is beautiful. Love the AI Suite II, makes it easy to monitor and control tempurature, fan speed, cpu stats, etc. The BIOS interface makes it very easy to make tweeks and adjustments or even updates. The CPU and Motherboard make it a solid, versatile platform to add to and tinker with. (IMHO)

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                                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Wonderful Desktop

                                    By Ashok

                                    from NJ

                                    About Me Technically Challenged

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Powerful
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Dorm Room
                                      • Home
                                      • Multimedia
                                      • Office

                                      Comments about ASUS CM6870-US-3AD Desktop Computer:

                                      I like this desktop and seeing a rocket speed in all my activities in the computer. thanks to the seller.

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