Dell's Overclocked XPS 720 Monster Knows How to Keep its Cool

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It's a good thing Dell's new XPS 720 H2C has some serious cooling going on 'cause otherwise this thing would explode. Not only does it come with an overclocked CPU (up to a 3.73GHz QX6800), but it also has overclocked memory modules and a dual 8800 GTX setup. It's essentially a big brother to the XPS 710 we saw back at CES. Pricing starts at $5,999. Full specs after the jump.


· Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor QX6700 at 2.66GHz (factory overclocked1 to 3.46GHz) combined with nVIDIA nForce 680i SLi MCP

· Dell H2C thermo-electric/liquid cooling system

· 2GB 800MHz Corsair DOMINATOR DDR2 memory featuring EPP (factory overclocked1 to 1066MHz)

· SLI-enabled dual 768MB nVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX graphics cards

· Dual 160GB SATA 3GB/s 10,000RPM hard drives that support RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and 54

· 2X Blu-ray disc drive

· Sound Blaster™ X-Fi™ XtremeMusic (D)** sound card

· 24-inch UltraSharp™ 2407FPW widescreen digital display with Dell AS50110-watt flat panel speakers

· Choice of Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium or Windows XP Media Center

· 2.44mm-thick aluminum case with high gloss Piano Black paint and 1KW power supply

· One year At Home limited warranty service and support

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Overclocking and liquid cooling sounds nice, but I couldn't imagine why anyone would really need it. For $6,000, I could buy a good powerful desktop, have it fully spec'd out with maximum storage and a healthy wallop of memory, and still have money left over for the productivity software I'd love to work it with.