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ASUS CM6870-US-2AA Desktop PC Intel Core i5 3450 (3.10GHz) 12GB DDR3 2TB HDD Capacity Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

  • Intel Core i5 3450 (3.10GHz)
  • 12GB DDR3 2TB HDD Capacity
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
  • Nvidia Geforce GT 520 1GB
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Engineered to shine in performance as well as design, the ASUS CM6870-US-2AA offers a great choice for home or office users to tackle the work and entertainment needs. Digital tasks are effortless with the state of the art components and the latest in technology, which empower you to stay productive and entertained. The black coated case is aesthetically constructed with soft curve to fit your house decoration, and also durable enough to withstand whatever life throws at it.






  • newegg 3rd Generation Intel Core processor-based platform The ASUS CM6870-US-2AA is powered by Intel 3rd generation quad-core, quad-thread Core i5-3450 processor, featuring Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, high definition graphics with DirectX 11, and Intel Quick Sync Video Technology. No matter you are heavy gamer or digital media artists, it just can handle it all and quickly. Ready to kick back and enjoy, the NVIDIA Geforce GT 520 delivers smooth graphic performance and high-quality playback experience making bringing your entertainment to a new level.
  • newegg HDMI for Hi-definition Enjoyment With Full HD 1080p support, you can immerse yourself in a cinematic experience and enter a spectacular world of colors by connecting to a HD monitor or TV with the HDMI port.
  • newegg AI Suite II 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.
  • newegg Energy-saving The exclusive ASUS EPU chip is the world’s first PC energy saving controller, optimizing efficiency by detecting real time CPU loads and saving up to 40% on overall power consumption. 98% Energy saving in Eco mode with 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.
  • newegg Instant On 98% Energy saving in Eco mode with 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.
  • newegg Smart Cooling System 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, enabling CM6870 to power through any intensive task and possesses utmost quality: stable, quiet, cool and efficient.

Learn more about the ASUS CM6870-US-2AA

General Spec

Business Desktops & Workstations
Intel Core i5-3450 3.5GHz
Processor Main Features
64 bit Quad-Core Processor
Cache Per Processor
6MB L3 Cache
12GB DDR3 1600MHz
Hard Drive
2TB 5400RPM
Optical Drive 1
24x DVD-RW
Nvidia Geforce GT 520 1GB
ALC892 8-channel
Gigabit Ethernet
Power Supply
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit


Intel H77


CPU Type
Intel Core i5
CPU Speed
3450 (3.10GHz)
L3 Cache Per CPU
CPU Socket Type
LGA 1155
CPU Main Features
64 bit Quad-Core Processor
Max Turbo Frequency 3.5 GHz


Nvidia Geforce GT 520 1GB


Memory Capacity
Memory Speed
DDR3 1600

Hard Drive

HDD Capacity

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type
24x DVD-RW


Audio Chipset
High Definition Audio ALC892
Audio Channels
8 channels


LAN Chipset
LAN Speed
802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN

Front Panel Ports

Front USB
2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
Front Audio Ports
Card Reader
16-in-1 Card Reader

Back Panel Ports

Video Ports
Rear USB
2 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
1 port
Rear Audio Ports
8 channel Audio I/O


PCI Slots (Available/Total)
0 x PCI
2 x PCI-e x1
2 x PCI-e x16

Physical Spec

16.5" x 16.1" x 6.8"
19.8 lbs.


Package Contents
1 x Keyboard (USB)
1 x Mouse (USB)
1 x Warranty Card
1 x Power Cord
1 x Quick Manual

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

Customer Reviews of the ASUS CM6870-US-2AA

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  • Paul H.
  • 1/27/2013 4:52:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwewome! And worth every penny, but...

Pros: Price, Brand, Processor, RAM, Windows 7

Cons: Power Supply & Video Card

Other Thoughts: My old PC died an unexpected and horrible death. I surfed the New Egg site, found this PC, and it looked like a good deal. Was a little skeptical, based on some reviews about boot failure out of the box, but my unit fired right up - no problems.

Learned VERY quickly that the graphics card just wasn't going to cut it. (Other reviewers were right!) Upgraded the power supply to a Corsair CX600M and installed a GeForce GTX650 overclocked with 2GB GDDR5. Plenty of room in the case. Changing both was a piece of cake. Unit is cool and QUIET!!!

Now, this PC rocks! Skyrim and Borderlands 2 are at highest settings, and gameplay is seamless.

I couldn't be happier, now that the Power Supply and Graphics Card are updated. Even with the added expense, I ended up with an awesome PC for under $1K.

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  • Will K.
  • 12/31/2012 4:44:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat upgrade for office user

Pros: got this as an upgrade for someone running CAD software and 3 monitor configuration

UEFI BIOS allows onboard DVI to be used along with the pre-installed GT520 which is sufficient for SolidWorks and Adobe Photoshop with its 12GB DDR3 RAM

the end user was quiet happy especially with the front USB 3.0 ports and handy tray on top of the case and massive 2TB hard drive

Cons: case is plastic seems pretty fragile, the hard drive is 5400 rpm which is more of a budget laptop hard disk speed but can't really complain for what you're getting at this price

Other Thoughts: for 800 bucks and a $50 gift card, you can't really complain about the value of what you're getting.

12GB DDR3 RAM and a i5 quad core processor and 1GB GT520 will keep this a relevant desktop for CAD and graphics function for quite some time

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  • Ting C.
  • 12/15/2012 12:42:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood ASUS computer! Bad Newegg shipping package!

Pros: Asus CM6870-US-2AA performs well so far as ownership 1week.

Cons: Example 1, Power bottom is same as dvd-rom ejected bottom. When I try to put disc in the dvd-rom, I accidentally turn off computer many times because the location of the power bottom is same shape design as dvd-rom ejected bottom. The bottom with light on is the worst that lead you to push it.
Example 2, 16-in1 card reader is on the top of computer case and the opening face up. There is no cover for the card reader. The dust will fill in soon.
Asus desktop free window 8 upgrade program is confused! $15 rebate card from American express. That doesn’t mean to get window 8. As Asus website shows free window 8 upgrade. How? Direct it.

Other Thoughts: Big issue with Newegg:
Newegg 3-day shipping is fast, but poor packing and delivery via UPS. It arrived on schedule. It’s very good as usual, Newegg! But, I found it out there is a big hole about 10 inches long on the package and you can put your hand into the box and touch the computer ($750 value). I cannot image what kind of stuff has been smashed on my computer and how hard is that to make the big hole on the box. I am very worry the life of hard-drive because it is very fragile and sensitive shake. For the package, there is no additional packing box to protect the manufacture box (used to be Newegg box). I do not see packing list with this delivery. I don’t know what’s going on with Newegg recently. Fast means rush? No, that is not I know about Newegg since 2006. I will have another shipment from Newegg this week. I will see what’s going on my package.

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  • Clifford H.
  • 11/30/2012 2:09:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsnot impressed so far!

Pros: none

Cons: the computer never fully powered,no monitor or usb's.

Other Thoughts: looks like i'm out a main board,a CPU,or RAM

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Sorry to hear that you did not like your purchase. As it shows in the picture that there is no monitor. However this desktop has plenty of USB ports.

If you have any questions or comments you can email me at which I reside in the U.S

ASUS strives to meet and exceeds our customer expectations within our warranty policy.


ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Randy R.
  • 11/23/2012 6:30:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderful Experience

Pros: Everything was there; no need for any add-ons. Unit was ready out of the box and had a step by step set up. Basically it prompted me for everything. Unit is extremely fast. I have had Asus boards before and they continue to impress me

Cons: I had to think long and hard to come up with anything negative, therefore there is really nothing I can say if it took that long.

Other Thoughts: I used to shop with another well known on-line retailer, but now Newegg has overtaken, in my estimation. Flawless transaction. Newegg did what they said they would do. Very satisfied.

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  • Long H.
  • 8/30/2012 7:17:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood quality

Pros: -more storage space than I need for the forseeable future
-very fast processor with more than enough ram
-OS ran smoothly \ran smoothly out of the box
-smooth video streaming and playback for what I need
-great price with XBox offer

Cons: ...

Other Thoughts: I bought this with the XBox promo and then turned around and sold the XBox. So in the end, I only paid 650 for this desktop and couldn't be more happy for the specs I got for this price. I use this desktop for mostly for work, and streaming online. I'm not a gamer, so it has more than enough hardware for what I need. Everything's has been running very quick and smoothly. This is a great deal! Very satisfied

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  • Michael C.
  • 8/10/2012 8:12:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS Quality Computer

Pros: I was looking for a computer in a business environment to run AutoCAD/Revit. I knew I would have to upgrade to Win7 Pro, upgrade the video card, and re-map the drives. After I got done with that the machine flies. Works the rendering in Revit well. I now have a happy operator with others wanting a similar machine.

My other option would have been to build a machine with ASUS parts. This way I got a package with a warranty.

Comes with Office pre-installed, you just need the Key Card.

The card reader on the top front is VERY good for my office. Makes it easy to work with.

Cons: None I didn't know about before I got the machine. Came in as advertised.

Other Thoughts: Would have been nice to be able to get Win7 Pro already on the machine, but not a real problem. The memory consists of three 4 gig sticks. Kind of wierd, but easier to add 4 more gig.

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  • Ashley K.
  • 7/27/2012 8:39:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Asus Quality

Pros: I was looking to replace my old gaming rig that I've had for about five years now. AMD Phenom 9500/nVidia 9800GT. Pretty par for the course five years ago but slow as a dinosaur these days. This computer really hit the nail on the head in terms of processing power.

For hardcore gamers you'll want to replace the video card, as the GT 520 just can't handle 1080p 60fps gaming. I opted for the GT 560 Ti and everything is great.

Windows Experience Index after replacement is 7.9 for everything but the hard drives, but considering its a 5400RPM Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB, I won't complain.

Cons: nVidia GT 520 is a terrible card for gaming, but I knew that going into the purchase. Replaced with a 560 Ti and upgraded the power supply. Now everything is buttery smooth.

Other Thoughts: The power supply listed with the computer says 300w, but I cracked mine open to replace it and saw it was 350w. If you're replacing with another low power GPU like the ASUS GT 520 inside this one, you may not have to buy a heftier power supply.

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