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HP's new gaming cube, the Omen X Desktop

This gaming PC sits on its side, and fits in every high-end part you can think of.

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HP is taking its Omen gaming brand very seriously, breaking out new, higher-end products as Omen X. The flagship is the new Omen X Desktop, which is built into a giant black metal cube, complete with multicolored lights.

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The cube sits perched on one edge -- two reasons for that -- one, it looks cool, two it provides much better cooling, because more of the surface area is exposed for airflow.

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Prebuilt configurations start at $1,800, but there are a couple of other unique options.

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Inside, the cube is a completely modular gaming desktop, with a micro-ATX motherboard, and room for high-end current-gen processors, one or two graphics cards from Nvidia or AMD, and optional liquid cooling.

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If you're a DIY type, HP will sell you just the empty case for $600.

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And if you want a very, very extreme configuration, HP will send you to Maingear, a boutique PC builder, which will take that empty case and build in whatever high-end parts you want, the sky's the limit.

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Omen X Desktop

HP is taking its Omen gaming brand very seriously, breaking out new, higher-end products as Omen X. The flagship is the new Omen X Desktop, which is built into a giant black metal cube, complete with multicolored lights.

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Omen X Desktop

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The Omen branding has been extended to a set of new peripherals. Here, a new Omen keyboard.

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Here you see the new Omen mouse.

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And a snazzy headset to boot.

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