Gadget of the Day – Dell XPS 710 H2C

Raid the piggy bank, glue back the credit card; Dell's just dropped an awesome, no holds barred gaming PC.Reading like a fantasy geek list of PC enhan

Raid the piggy bank, glue back the credit card; Dell's just dropped an awesome, no holds barred gaming PC.Reading like a fantasy geek list of PC enhancements it tucks in optional Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 quad-core processors and dual NVIDIA  GeForce 8800 GTX graphics cards, which produce enough power to run several space stations and the Icelandic tax and benefits system in a lunch break.Continuing the overkill theme, up to four hard disks can be specced, with a maximum capacity of two terabytes (a quite staggering 2000 gigs) while 7.1-surround sound audio is standard. Chuck in a Blu-ray or HD DVD burner and this could have some serious hi-def movie making potential.Meanwhile, by way of an invitation to overclock, the midnight black case includes the 'H2C' hybrid cooling system. That translates as a liquid radiator, a thermoelectric cooling module and some highbrow control circuitry to chill the frazzled CPU down to Arctic tundra levels.Starting at just shy of two and a half thousand big ones, without a monitor, it's no budget contender, but then how pretty would World of Warcraft look on a Celeron?

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XPS 710 H2C Edition Price: from £2500 On sale: Now Contact: Dell Related stories: Dell ships hi-def drives