Dell's XPS 730 H2C Tower Can Run Crysis at Full Specs Starting at a Mere $4,000

Illustration for article titled Dell's XPS 730 H2C Tower Can Run Crysis at Full Specs Starting at a Mere $4,000

Dell just announced its new high-end XPS 730 H2C gaming desktop, and get this - they claim it can run Crysis at 1920 x 1200 resolution at 30fps. Now that is a figure more impressive than any stats about the guts of the tower, right? OK, OK, those are interesting too.

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Illustration for article titled Dell's XPS 730 H2C Tower Can Run Crysis at Full Specs Starting at a Mere $4,000
Illustration for article titled Dell's XPS 730 H2C Tower Can Run Crysis at Full Specs Starting at a Mere $4,000

This monster of a tower weighs nearly 50 pounds, stuffed as it is with goodies. It's based on Nvidia's nForce 790i Ultra SLI chipset, and you can choose to load it with chips ranging from the Intel Core 2 Duo up to the 45nm Core 2 Extreme. You can also put in up to four 1TB hard drives for some ridiculous reason, a whopping 8GB of RAM and Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music.

To keep all this crap running without burning down your house you can either choose two-stage ceramic H2C air cooling or just go nuts and get water cooling.

Obviously, all this stuff is going to set you back something serious. In fact, the air-cooled model starts at $3,999 while the liquid-cooled model will allow you to start adding components at the low, low price of $4,999. Start saving your pennies, gaming nerds. [Dell]

DISCUSSION

@Joseph: I've played it on low end and high end machines. The high and machine is CERTAINLY a better experience. The game itself has been called great but not up to the hype. The AI are morons but the open ended gameplay lets you complete a level in DOZENS of different ways. The ending is WAY too open ended and they introduce the best weapon of the game at the very end of the game, which is dumb. There are some terrific levels and some flat out boring and frustrating levels (alien spaceship). I'd buy GTA IV over Crysis, but if you like FPS games and have a good enough machine to run specs at medium its worth the purchase.