Digital Trends
A custom case doesn't come free, though, which is why many gaming PCs have an eye-watering price. AVADirect takes a different approach, building systems to order from off-the-shelf parts. They’re like a friend who builds computers charging you to put one together, and delivering it to you when they’re done. An incredibly talented friend, with access to the sweetest components. - Brad Bourque
The new Sixense VR desktop is a custom PC that has seen the company partner up with Sixense, so that their PC is ready for the STEM system when it launches. We had a play with Sixense's STEM system back at CES 2015 and thought it was revolutionary, but now AVADirect has taken it a step further with a custom PC ready for the STEM. - Anthony Garreffa
Maximum PC
You can feel that we're on the verge of a virtual gaming revolution, or so several companies heavily invested in VR technology hope. We're right there with them -- not from an investment standpoint, but from the perception of a fan, as we've played around with some awesome VR demos. Looking to give the category a nudge, Ohio-based boutique builder AVADirect today announced a pair of desktops designed in collaboration with Sixense for the latter's Stem System. - Paul Lilly
Tom's Hardware
The AVA Sixense VR series was built from the ground up with virtual reality gamers in mind. The desktops are certified by Sixense, meaning customers should be good to go once they add the STEM System to these specific gaming PCs. - Kevin Parrish
We’re pleased to extend our Editor’s Choice award to the AVADirect Menace (Clevo P770ZM) for combing desktop power into a civilized semi-mobile package every bit as formidable as its name implies. - Charles P. Jefferies
Boutique PC house AVADirect is on a rebranding mission spearheaded by the Avalanche, an impressively souped up completely watercooled gaming PC. Where the company has always taken great pride in offering customers a staggering amount of customization when it comes to designing their rigs, AVADirect is exploring a new philosophy by introducing a Signature Series line of machines...for those who are looking the ultimate in water-cooled machines with a jaw-dropping design, you'll be hard pressed to find something as uniquely crafted as the Avalanche. - Jeff Bakalar
To be honest, I'm super impressed with what AVADirect has done here. They haven't just slapped together a PC with a video card that is capable of 1080p at 75FPS minimum, they have specifically chosen each part to match the other. Everything is mixed together in a green-and-black color scheme just like the Virtuix Omni, and NVIDIA hardware. On top of that, you're getting a stress-tested system that ensures ultimate stability, with a price that will not break that VR presence. - Anthony Garreffa
The configuration of the i7 X99 that AVADirect sent us comes as close as any PC I’ve seen to perfectly melding class and gaming flash. I was not alone in my opinion. No fewer than three of the staff here at PCWorld commented on this gaming system’s good looks—a rare event for anything not Apple or thin-and-light. - Jon L. Jacobi
Digital Trends
The AVADirect Z97 Quiet Gaming works as advertised. It provided excellent performance for a single-GPU gaming desktop yet emitted less noise at load than any gaming desktop we’ve tested. The Z97 Quiet Gaming is the obvious choice if you want to play PC games in peace. - Matt Smith
If "quiet" and "gaming" together in the same sentence seems impossible, read our review of AVADirect's Quiet Gaming PC, which lives up to its name. We appreciate how hard it is to make a quiet PC, and AVADirect has done an excellent job in that regard. This system is barely audible while under full load, and that makes gaming on this system a pleasure. - Trace Hagan