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ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop Computer

B&H # ASCM6870US01 Mfr # CM6870-US012S
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Product Highlights
  • 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-3770 Processor
  • 16GB DDR3 1600MHz of RAM
  • 2TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
  • nVIDIA GeForce GT630 Video Card with 2GB
  • Blu-ray Combo Drive
  • Gigabit LAN, 16-in-1 Card Reader
  • ALC892 8-channel Audio
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Includes Keyboard and Mouse
  • Windows 8

The ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop Computer leads the way with impressive power and capable multimedia skills. It features 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-3770 processor, 16GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM and a 2TB 7200 rpm hard drive.

What kicks this into high gear is the inclusion of a dedicated nVIDIA GeForce GT630 Video Card with 2GB of GDDR3 RAM and a Blu-ray combo drive. Add a monitor (sold separately) and you have a very solid and reliable i7 gaming and multimedia desktop computer on your hands.

This desktop rounds out a rich feature list with Gigabit LAN, a 16-in-1 card reader (supports CF/ Micro Drive/ MS/ MS Duo/ MS Pro/ MS Pro Duo/ SD/ MMC/ MMC4.0/ RS-MMC/ RS-MMC4.0/ SDHC/ MS Micro-M2/ Mini SD/ Micro SD/ and Mini MMC) and 4x USB 3.0 / 6 USB 2.0 ports (front and back).

It includes a wired keyboard and mouse and AI Suite II utility software. It also includes ASUS' award winning Music Maker software. If you're looking to step into the world of faster core processing, this ASUS desktop is the first step in the right direction.

Unstoppable Multi-media Experience
The I/O ports on the front, combined with the tray built into the top of the chassis, makes it easy to connect various mobile devices (MP3 player, ear phones, memory cards, etc.) to the computer.
3rd Generation Intel Core Processors
The CM6870 features Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 enabling processor cores to run faster than the base operating frequency. With Intel Quick Sync Video Technology, creating, editing, converging and uploading your videos becomes easy and quick. In addition, LucidLogix Virtu MVP accelerates graphics performance by up to 60% and triples video conversion speeds.
AI Suite II
The 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 and sensor readings. AI Suite II offers you a user-friendly access to supervise your energy utility.
ASUS Music Maker
Make music with MAGIX Music Maker (Easy Mode) that will captivate your audience. Easily mix, cut and create your own songs in a snap.

Make Music Yourself
Includes a large archive of audio building blocks, convincing instruments, and more. Simply start and learn more details along the way.

Record & Remix
Record, add samples via drag and drop, and make your own remixes from famous hits - an ideal start into the world of music.

Mixing is a Breeze
Mix down like the pros thanks to effective templates from professional producers.

Export and Publish
Publish finished songs or albums on the web or transfer them to a portable device. Create your own demo or album.
Performance
Processor 3.4GHz Intel Core i7 3770
Cache Not Specified By Manufacturer
System Bus Not Specified By Manufacturer
Chipset Socket: H77
Type: Intel
Memory Type: PC3- 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 16 GB   
Graphics Card Type: Dedicated
Installed: NVIDIA GeForce GT630 with up to 2GB GDDR3 SDRAM
Storage
Hard Drive Bays: 2x 3.5"
Installed: 2 TB  7200rpm
Optical Drive Tray-Load Blu-ray ROM with DVD Burning
Drive Bay Expansion Quantity: 2
Size: 5.25"
Type: External
Quantity: 1
Size: 3.5"
Type: Internal
PCI Expansion Quantity: 2
Type: PCIe x2
Quantity: 2
Type: PCIe x16
Inputs/Outputs
Ports 6x USB 2.0 (A)
4x USB 3.0 (A)
1x PS/2
Display 1x DVI-D
1x HDMI-out
1x VGA
Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
Flash Media Slot 1x CompactFlash
1x Memory Stick
1x Memory Stick Duo
1x Memory Stick PRO
1x Memory Stick PRO Duo
1x SD
1x MMC
1x MMCmobile
1x RS-MMC
1x SDHC
1x MiniSD
1x Micro SD
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
Features: Numeric Keypad
Mouse USB
General
Operating System Windows 8 
Power Supply 300W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.8 x 16.1 x 16.5" / 17.3 x 40.9 x 41.9 cm
Weight 19.8 lb / 8.98 kg
ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop Computer
  • USB Keyboard
  • USB Mouse
  • Power Cord
  • Installation Guide
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    ASUSCM6870-US012S Desktop Computer
     
    4.1

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (12)
    • Quiet (12)
    • Good power output (11)
    • Never freezes (6)
    • Versatile (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (11)
      • Multimedia (11)
      • Office (8)
      • Gaming (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (7), Multimedia professional (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      This is a great computer!

      I use this as my personal computer, as well as an editing machine.

      What's hot?
      It's fast, it can run video/photo editing programs, multiple places to plug in...Read complete review

      I use this as my personal computer, as well as an editing machine.

      What's hot?
      It's fast, it can run video/photo editing programs, multiple places to plug in monitors/hook up to tvs, the multiple card readers so I don;t need a slow usb card reader, plus 6 usb ports on the front.

      What's not?
      2TB of hard drive space will likely only last me through the end of the year, but i can always add another drive.

      I would like to see some firewire or E-SATA ports, but again, I can always install them later.
      I'm not crazy about the fact that it comes with wired mouse and keyboard, I was always planing on using my Logitech ones.

      The negative parts don't really take away from the fact that this is one great machine! And yes Mr. Wayne, it does come in black.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      ASUS is

      I have three issues to review. First B and H Photo provides create sales, customer and support services. All were knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient and communicated very well. B and H also...Read complete review

      I have three issues to review. First B and H Photo provides create sales, customer and support services. All were knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient and communicated very well. B and H also has best competitive prices. Second, I have been reviewing PC desktops for about a year and choose to get an ASUS CM6870 with 2 Terabytes because in photo editing some files are 800MB. It arrived on 8/12 and we immediately started to set up. During set up the computer would not type the letter "h" so we called ASUS and after ½ hour they determined it was the computer that we should send it back to Indiana for repair which would take up to 3 weeks before returned. They said we would have to pay for shipping although I just paid $1000 for their defective product. My wife installed an old Apple USB keyboard and all keys worked. It was a defective keyboard not the computer! The ASUS keyboard is similar to a cheap calculator you can buy for 99 cents. Small, cheap, uncomfortable, clickity and useless. B and H sent a return label and took it back immediately. In loading my programs and data from external hard drive my wife, the computer person and programmer, realized that drive C: was full with no data going to drive. D: Data transferred stopped because ASUS did not partition the hard drive. ASUS response was to send it back and pay for the shipping and probably another 3 weeks. Subsequently some internet programs froze during use. After numerous calls to ASUS even with the case under accelerated status we received no support or call back. My wife offered to work with technican over the phone on the partition but no response. We offered to take new PC to Geek Squad for about $100-150 cost but "no" was the answer. Send it back to Indiana. ASUS does not have warranty service agreements with anyone and it's unfair that B and H has to assume the trouble because of ASUS mismanagement and lack of efficient customer service. ASUS support is not knowledgeable and only resolve FAQ following a computer track. You cannot speak with a tech manager and all info correspondence goes to Taiwan. As an independent business person that relies on a computer I now need to send back to B and H for refund and waste more time and money. The third comment is about Microsoft 8 which comes on the ASUS. It's just the OS and if you want basic Outlook it cost an additional $220. I want to be clear about MS 8 review as some people do not like it. MS 8 is pathetically horrible!!! It is MS's tragic attempt to be like Apple and they have truly dropped the ball. It is hard to believe a company like MS would actually release such a fiasco of a product. It is more of marketing tool than technical product. They just want to sell you products and services. Navigation is so confusing you have move around to all four corners to execute simple tasks or activities. The inappropriately named START button just leads to an array of brightly colored and childish looking icons that one would see in a pre-school software program or the old programs and games of the 1980's. Trying to navigate MS 8 is like trying to walk across a room filled with BB's. When you finally get your hand on a door knob the light goes out and a window opens directing you elsewhere. I have been using MS software particularly Office for over 25 years. If this is the future of MS I am getting out now. Why spend more time on a useless learning curve. At this writing I am considering moving over to Linux or Apple which is overpriced with its own faults.

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      4.0

      Good computer

      By Blago

      from NYC

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Never Freezes
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Loud

      Best Uses

      • Gaming
      • Home
      • Multimedia
      • Office

      Comments about ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop Computer:

      In general, I like this desktop. I had to return the first one I got due to an issue with the fan. Over time, this computer got a little noisy too but I guess I can live with that. I don't like Windows 8 which is what this desktop comes with but that's a different story. Overall, I would recommend it.

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      5.0

      Fantastic Computer! Highly Recommend!

      By Howie Wowie

      from Ogden, Utah

      About Me Multimedia Professional, Technically Challenged

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Multimedia

        Comments about ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop Computer:

        I use the computer for college to learn Web Development and its great for the applications that I use.

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        5.0

        SERIOUS computer

        By Vilik

        from Northlake, IL

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Powerful
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Multimedia
          • Office

          Comments about ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop Computer:

          I needed a new computer for everyday work and also photo & video editing. This computer exceeds all my needs.
          I tried to get used to Windows 8 but I just can't. It is very annoying environment. I had to go back to Windows 7.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          ASUS is

          By Kevin

          from Healdsburg,CA

          About Me Bus Owner Photographer

          Pros

          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop Computer:

              I have three issues to review. First B and H Photo provides create sales, customer and support services. All were knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient and communicated very well. B and H also has best competitive prices. Second, I have been reviewing PC desktops for about a year and choose to get an ASUS CM6870 with 2 Terabytes because in photo editing some files are 800MB. It arrived on 8/12 and we immediately started to set up. During set up the computer would not type the letter "h" so we called ASUS and after ½ hour they determined it was the computer that we should send it back to Indiana for repair which would take up to 3 weeks before returned. They said we would have to pay for shipping although I just paid $1000 for their defective product. My wife installed an old Apple USB keyboard and all keys worked. It was a defective keyboard not the computer! The ASUS keyboard is similar to a cheap calculator you can buy for 99 cents. Small, cheap, uncomfortable, clickity and useless. B and H sent a return label and took it back immediately. In loading my programs and data from external hard drive my wife, the computer person and programmer, realized that drive C: was full with no data going to drive. D: Data transferred stopped because ASUS did not partition the hard drive. ASUS response was to send it back and pay for the shipping and probably another 3 weeks. Subsequently some internet programs froze during use. After numerous calls to ASUS even with the case under accelerated status we received no support or call back. My wife offered to work with technican over the phone on the partition but no response. We offered to take new PC to Geek Squad for about $100-150 cost but "no" was the answer. Send it back to Indiana. ASUS does not have warranty service agreements with anyone and it's unfair that B and H has to assume the trouble because of ASUS mismanagement and lack of efficient customer service. ASUS support is not knowledgeable and only resolve FAQ following a computer track. You cannot speak with a tech manager and all info correspondence goes to Taiwan. As an independent business person that relies on a computer I now need to send back to B and H for refund and waste more time and money. The third comment is about Microsoft 8 which comes on the ASUS. It's just the OS and if you want basic Outlook it cost an additional $220. I want to be clear about MS 8 review as some people do not like it. MS 8 is pathetically horrible!!! It is MS's tragic attempt to be like Apple and they have truly dropped the ball. It is hard to believe a company like MS would actually release such a fiasco of a product. It is more of marketing tool than technical product. They just want to sell you products and services. Navigation is so confusing you have move around to all four corners to execute simple tasks or activities. The inappropriately named START button just leads to an array of brightly colored and childish looking icons that one would see in a pre-school software program or the old programs and games of the 1980's. Trying to navigate MS 8 is like trying to walk across a room filled with BB's. When you finally get your hand on a door knob the light goes out and a window opens directing you elsewhere. I have been using MS software particularly Office for over 25 years. If this is the future of MS I am getting out now. Why spend more time on a useless learning curve. At this writing I am considering moving over to Linux or Apple which is overpriced with its own faults.

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              5.0

              Great computer!

              By Serval

              from Pasadena, CA

              About Me Filmillustration Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Powerful
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Multimedia

                Comments about ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop Computer:

                My new Asus has been nothing but amazing since I got it and it has surprised me multiple times with the power and speed it works at!! I'm very pleased and would recommend this to anyone who wants a very good computer for a decent amount!!!!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This is a great computer!

                By David the Media Producer

                from Crofton, MD

                About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dorm Room
                  • Gaming
                  • Home
                  • Multimedia
                  • Office
                  • Video Production

                  Comments about ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop Computer:

                  I use this as my personal computer, as well as an editing machine.

                  What's hot?
                  It's fast, it can run video/photo editing programs, multiple places to plug in monitors/hook up to tvs, the multiple card readers so I don;t need a slow usb card reader, plus 6 usb ports on the front.

                  What's not?
                  2TB of hard drive space will likely only last me through the end of the year, but i can always add another drive.

                  I would like to see some firewire or E-SATA ports, but again, I can always install them later.
                  I'm not crazy about the fact that it comes with wired mouse and keyboard, I was always planing on using my Logitech ones.

                  The negative parts don't really take away from the fact that this is one great machine! And yes Mr. Wayne, it does come in black.

                  Share this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  CM6870-US012S Desktop Computer by ASUS

                  By Bob

                  from Itasca, IL

                  About Me Multimedia Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop Computer:

                    I have this computer for about one mount. It's running good, and have a good speed for the price. Only I don't like window 8 I have a lot of problems with this window. Only I don't like why don't sell this computer with window 7

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    So far so good

                    By MC

                    from Northeast Ohio

                    About Me Have Built Systems

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast
                    • Powerful
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                    • Cheap components

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Multimedia
                    • Office

                    Comments about ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop Computer:

                    Use word possessing and Photoshop. I'm still loading my software onto the system.
                    This does appear at the moment very fast. Setup was easy even though the set up manual is available after the system is set up. Go figure. Windows 8... put the shut down button back!!!
                    This is not ASUS problem but the key board is. After spending this kind of money you send a
                    c%#* keyboard like this! This keyboard really, really sucks. What corners did you cut on the
                    inside! The system maybe fantastic... I'm not sure. My impression though is everytime I have to use this system is this cheap 5 and dime keyboard. It's like buying a new car equipped with an AM radio! Really! So right now I cannot say I would recommend this system. I think ASUS should do the
                    right thing and supply everyone that bought this system with a decent keyboard.

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                    3.0

                    Windows 8 is a waste

                    By KSB

                    from NJ

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Powerful
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                    • Freezes

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Multimedia
                    • Office

                    Comments about ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop Computer:

                    The computer functioned properly until installing programs, then Windows 8 failed. After several attempts to remedy the problem, it appears to be a conflict with the operating system. Finally underwent an incredibly lengthy System Restore. Once complete (the next day), computer struggled to get operating system up and running. Eventually smooth restart occurred by hard reboot. Maybe Windows 8 is useful if you have a touch screen, if not... get Windows 7. Computer itself seems to operate as it should - but Windows 8 appears to create more trouble than it's worth.

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                      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Estimate your requirement and go for it.

                      By Dilip

                      from New York City

                      About Me Multimedia Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop Computer:

                          The product will be used for Adobe Premiere Editing Computer is good. It is good and fast enough.But, even this computer will run slowly, because my file is too big to handle. Hence, I returned the Computer. Going for Xeon Processors and may be for 34 GB RAM.CPU is Good. But, very small for my requirement.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Don't miss this worthy deal!!

                          By Arthur the Fatty

                          from Brooklyn, NY

                          About Me Multimedia Professional, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Graphic Not Good For Game

                          Best Uses

                          • Dorm Room
                          • Home
                          • Multimedia
                          • Office

                          Comments about ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop Computer:

                          This desktop tower is worthy of its value. It's fast with its i7 cpu, 16GB ram, and I can enjoy the new Win 8 function with incredible speed. You can imagine when there is a desktop tower can combine all the most powerful ingredients inside one box.

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                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          This product is just what I wanted

                          By Day Tripper

                          from Temecula, CA

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Powerful
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Multimedia
                            • Office

                            Comments about ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop Computer:

                            Very powerful computer and a quality brand. I use this computer for my home office and it's just what I was looking for.

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                            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Not a complaint!

                            By TommyKartune

                            from Poconos PA

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Gaming
                              • Multimedia
                              • Office

                              Comments about ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop Computer:

                              I have only had this computer for 3 weeks but so far I haven't a complaint. This is my first Asus coming from a line of HP products. You can't beat the speed and features of this computer for the price!

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                              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Quick services and supports

                              By Zig

                              from San jose, CA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home

                                Comments about ASUS CM6870-US012S Desktop Computer:

                                After I made this order, I received the item (in good condition) after one week with no problems.
                                Temporily, the computer was in good condition too.
                                Thanks to all your good supports.

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