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CNET First Look
The HP Omen X is for gaming on the edgeThis big, bold desktop cube stands on one edge, making access to its interior super easy.
[MUSIC] It's big. It's powerful. It's cube shaped and it's sideways. The Omen X desktop from HP is one of the boldest PC designs of the year taking what could be a cool but not exactly ground breaking cube shape and standing it on one edge for a sharp angular look. Even though it looks [UNKNOWN] is actually rock solid. Now why is this desktop balanced on one edge? It's actually a pretty brilliant idea that makes it very easy to access the ports, the drive bays and even the interior of the system. With standard desktops you usually have to lie them down on their side or else crawl up next to them on the floor. In the Omen X you just pop off the side cover and everything's at a good angle and easy to reach. There's plenty of room for two graphics cards and even liquid cooling in the main compartment, and that's because this cube is cut into separate quadrants. The power supply is tucked away in its own zone and all the hard drives are in a separate zone, and that makes cooling and cable management much easier. The front lights can be customized with different colors, or the show's CPU utilization and this year is a pretty basic build with one NVIDIA 1080 card but you can get higher end configurations. Or just buy the empty case direct from HP and build it yourself. Or if you want something really high end with speciality components and a custom paint job. HP is gonna kick you over to a gaming PC builder called main gear and they'll take the basic Ulmanex case and build you the very expensive gaming desktop of your dreams.