HP Compaq X Gaming PC GX5000 - First Take

/ Updated: October 28, 2004 1:13 AM PDT

HP Compaq X Gaming PC GX5000 series

The HP Compaq X Gaming PC gives you a choice between AMD and Intel CPUs, an option you won't find with many of the mainstream Intel-only shops, such as Dell and Gateway. The AMD half of the line is the GX5000Z, and the Intel side is called the GX5000T. Unlike high-end, specialty PC vendors, HP won't paint the CoolerMaster WaveMaster aluminum case, but the big, red X emblazoned on its chest right above the Compaq logo gives the Compaq X Gaming PC the look of a fully qualified gaming PC. Inside, there's a choice of three Nvidia graphics cards, including the high-end GeForce FX 6800 Ultra. Prices start at around $1,399, though our GX5000Z test system carries a price of $3,600. Don't go into shock: that's pricey compared to HP's Pavilion and Presario home PCs, but it's right in line with the cost of high-end gaming systems. Fortunately for the hard-core gamers who might consider purchasing such an expensive PC, the performance is just as high end as the price.

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HP X Gaming PC GX5000T (Pentium 4 3.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD)

Part Number: CNETHPGX5000T
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Quick Specifications See All

  • Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700
  • OS Provided Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Video Memory 256 MB DDR SDRAM
  • Monitor Type None.