HP’s New Omen Gaming PCs Include a Cube-Shaped Desktop
The Omen X’s tilted cube design with separate compartments for the motherboard, power supply, and storage, makes it far larger than your average micro-ATX PC. Inside the motherboard compartment,
There is space for 2 Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics cards and three 120mm fans that can be used together to hit a 360 mm circumference air, and all in one water cooler. There is also a room in the PSU compartment for monster 1500w units, while the storage compartment houses four nice hot swap hard drive bays that will take 3.5 or 2.5-inch drives.
On the back of the desktop, there is an eject button that pops off the side cover that revealing the internal parts of the GTX Graphics cards. On the front, behind one of the four square outlined by customizable RGB LED lighting (because everything has to have RGB lighting these days) is a toolkit containing a screwdriver and extra screw.
There’s one thing you won’t escape from major brand gaming PCs, though: the price. The Omen X Desktop will be available at HP’s website on August 17th for a starting price of $1,799, and that will get you an overclockable 4GHz Core i7, 8GB of RAM, Radeon RX 480 graphics, a 256GB SSD, a 2TB hard drive and a monstrous 1,300W power supply.
That’s definitely not the most powerful system you could get for the money, and it’s going to get pricier if you want perks like a GeForce GTX 1080 or 16GB of RAM (the retail config due October 16th starts at $2,100). What you’re really paying for is that exotic shell. By itself, the case costs $600 — potentially worth it if you want the easy-access drives or a conversation piece, but overkill for most anyone else.