Dell's XPS 630 gaming desktop gets official, reviewed

Hailed as a rig that "gamers won't outgrow," the XPS 630 that we originally peeked at CES is finally official. As expected, the tower is ATI CrossFire and NVIDIA SLI-ready and will support Intel's Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Extreme processors on the nForce 650i SLI chipset. You can beef things up with 4GB of DDR2 RAM, 1TB of HDD space or an optional Blu-ray drive and AGEIA PhysX accelerator, and you'll have plenty of room for all those peripherals thanks to six total USB 2.0 ports, an optional 19-in-1 media card reader, gigabit Ethernet, audio in / out, FireWire and even PS/2 mouse and keyboard connectors. Also of note, it's the first pre-fab PC to support the Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA), and you can snag your own for as little as $1,249 right now. Click on through for more of the breakdown. Oh, and if you're interested to see how this beast stacks up, you can check out reviews from PC Mag, Hot Hardware and Computer Shopper.


Under the hood:

  • NVIDIA nForce650 SLI Chipset

  • NVIDIA SLI Single/Dual Graphic options

  • ATI Crossfire Single/Dual Graphic options

  • Overclockable Intel Processors

  • OverclockableCorsair® DOMINATOR® Memory

  • 750-watt Power Supply

  • 4 Internal HDD bays (Up to 3 Factory-Installed)

  • 4 DIMM slots

  • Two PCIe™ X16 Graphic slots

  • Light FX 2.0 (4 lighting zones)

  • AGEIA PhysX™ Accelerator option

  • Blu-ray Disc™ Drive option

  • Red and Black Bezel Color Choice