Dell is expanding its line of gaming systems today with the
new XPS 630 desktop. According to Dell, it's the first OEM PC to support the Enthusiast
System Architecture (ESA).
The XPS 630 features an NVIDIA nForce 650 SLI chipset, two
PCIe x16 slots, four internal HDD bays, Corsair DOMINATOR memory, four DIMM
slots, Light FX 2.0 technology and a 750W power supply. Optional hardware
includes an AGEIA PhysX physics accelerator and a Blu-ray drive.
Given that Dell is aiming the XPS 630 at gamers, the company
fully sanctions overclocking of the processor and memory subsystems. In
addition, the XPS 630 comes with a brushed-aluminum chassis and can be ordered
with either a red or black bezel.
"Since its inception, the Dell XPS line has been
committed to delivering aggressive, competitive and attractive options for a
broad spectrum of PC gamers," said Dell gaming head Arthur Lewis. "With
the Dell XPS 630, we have the unique and exciting opportunity to offer a system
that brings together the needs of enthusiasts and casual gamers."
Pricing for the XPS 630 starts at $1,249 and will skyrocket
from there. The base configuration will get you an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
processor, GeForce 8800 GT 512MB graphics card and a one-year warranty and
in-home warranty service.
For a review of the XPS 630, head over to PC Magazine.
The publication gave the desktop 4 out of 5 stars.