Dell introduces XPS 720 H2C gaming desktop
The XPS 720 H2C is made up of a factory overclocked QX6700 running at 3.46GHz, on a NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI MCP motherboard. Also on board is 2GB of 800MHz Corsair DOMINATOR DDR2 memory running at 1066MHz and two 768MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX in SLI mode.
With all those high end parts, this rig wouldn’t be complete without Dell’s LightFX technology. LightFX enables users to control three light zones, eight intensity levels and 16 colors on the computer case.
“Hard-core gamers and technology enthusiasts continue to challenge us to push limits, and we relish turning those challenges into reality,” said Glen Robson, general manager for Dell?s worldwide gaming products. “Dell is committed to delivering the best PC gaming experience available, combining leading-edge hardware and accessory innovations with the most extreme games, and the XPS gaming products are designed to do exactly that.”
On that note, Shacknews managed to catch up with the man himself, Glen Robson – who discussed Dell’s gaming history and how Dell’s acquisition of Alienware has helped the XPS line grow.
There are a lot of important parts that make up the 720 H2C. What’s exclusive to Dell is what we call the H2C ceramic cooling system. Liquid cooling has generally been [cycling] water through a radiator. What we wanted to do is bring more science to the gaming industry. [H2C is] actually a two stage cooling system. The first stage is designed to take the liquid and run it through a radiator and use ambient temperature to cool it down somewhat before it moves on to the second stage. The second stage is where things get exotic. This stage takes the water that comes out of the radiator flow, and it’s been partially cooled, then running it in between a set of ceramic plates.
The Dell XPS 720 H2C Edition hits the market at a whopping $5,999 USD. Also included in the bundle is dual 160GB SATA/300 10,000 RPM hard drives, a 2x Blu-ray drive, Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic sound card, 24″ UltraSharp 2407FPW flat-panel display and either Vista Home Premium or XP Media Center Edition.