Reveiw: Dell XPS 710 H2C Edition Desktop Computer

- February 9, 2007 02:03PM in Video Cards, Motherboards, CPU's, Cases, Memory, Networking, Internet, Sound Cards, Gaming, Manufacturers, Prebuilts

Thanks to dual-graphics-card technologies and the expensive, high-wattage power supplies required to run them, the average price tag of a best-of-the-best PC has ballooned to well over the $7,000 mark. That's why, despite running a still-ridiculous $5,759, the Dell XPS 710 H2C looks like a downright bargain. Dell remains tied to a slightly older motherboard chipset than its competitors, which limits the system's memory bandwidth and gives you a small downtick in performance. Our testing didn't show that to be a dramatic loss, though, and considering Dell's price advantage and its new cooling technology, the XPS 710 H2C is our Editors' Choice winner for high-end gaming PCs.