Prop from Hellraiser, or Boxy Gaming PC?

By Gary Cutlack on at

HP is again pursuing the hardcore PC gaming enthusiasts with its new Omen X Desktop, a bonkers black and red cube of ultimate gaming potential that, yes, really is supposed to sit on its edge like that. To maximise ventilation. And look more interesting than the equivalent Dell.

Here's footage from the news of the first unit being sold:

Despite being at an angle, HP says there's a standard fit chassis inside the Omen, so it can take dual graphics cards alongside up to four hard drives and an M.2 SSD. Or you can have a barebones unit and spend months stressing about the cost of individual components and fill it out yourself.

If you just want to have one that works and doesn't assume knowledge of voltages and RAM formats, HP's US division will start selling it on August 17 for a price of $1,799 (£1,400) in a pre-built form that includes a 4GHz Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM of a probably good sort, a Radeon RX 480 graphics card, 256GB SSD and a 2TB hard drive, all kept in operation by a grid-bothering 1,300W PSU.

We'll need Hinkley Points C, D, E and F if everyone buys these. [HP via Engadget]

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