The typical answer to the question “How can I save money on a new gaming system?” involves a bunch of component suggestions, instructions for home building, and the idea of carrying over as many inconsequential parts as possible from a system you already own. But what if you have neither the skill, nor time, or even the left over parts to follow such suggestions? Dell thinks it has the answer in its new XPS 630 gaming PC series.
Styled somewhat like its earlier high-end XPS 720 H2C of last year, the newer, thriftier model keeps the sharp-looking aluminum panels but loses the “double-decker newspaper delivery box” look by getting rid of the grove down the case’s side. The cleaner exterior houses leaner components as well, which help to reduce price and save huge amounts of energy compared to the company’s former “premium” part.
We received the XPS 630 in a $1269 basic configuration, along with some upgrade parts to test advance configurations. Let’s take a look at what our $1269 starting price got us.