If you're looking for a gaming system that provides the power and performance needed to run today's hottest games with crisp 3D graphics, incredible sound, and massive storage capabilities, the Dell DimensionTM XPS Gen 3 desktop offers everything you want and much more. Using an ATI® RadeonTM graphics card with PCI Express (PCIe) technology for more graphics bandwidth, the XPS Gen 3 delivers superb high-resolution graphics capability and visual realism. It comes standard with a Sound Blaster® Audigy 2 (D)* sound card, delivering high-definition 24-bit, 96KHz audio performance with a 100dB signal-to-noise ratio that rivals high-end home stereos and home theater systems. You'll also appreciate this machine's awesome graphics and sound performance when you enjoy your favorite DVD movies, music, personal videos and photos. The new version of Dell Media ExperienceTM software included with the system provides an easy-to-use interface and optional remote control for all of your media applications.
The XPS Gen 3 system, housed in a Venice blue chassis with midnight gray and brushed silver accents, also sports some attractive new visual design changes. The Dell badge and shield glow bright blue on the front of the chassis and this color can be selected in the BIOS setup from seven color options.
Designed for Expansion
The XPS Gen 3 is our most expandable Dimension providing tons of options. Customize your ideal machine now and add other components later. When it's time to make changes, you'll appreciate the easy opening, clamshell design that provides convenient and tool-free access. The system supports:
- 5 expansion slots (4 PCI & 1 PCIe x1)
- 1 PCIe x16 slot
- 3 internal 3.5" bays
- 3 external 5.25" bays
- 1 IEEE 1394 port (front)
- 8 USB 2.0 ports (2 front/6 back)
There's also a convenient foldaway door on the front that conceals two of the USB 2.0 ports as well as the IEEE1394, headphone and microphone connections.
Delivering Ultimate Performance
Engineered to provide top-notch performance for today's latest 3D games, XPS Gen 3 features a 460-watt power supply that is located in a separate compartment at the bottom of the chassis to reduce thermal effects on the rest of the system. Two low-profile fans quietly cool the power supply while three additional fans cool the rest of the system. Each fan is independently monitored and thermally controlled. The XPS Gen 3 is built around the new Intel® 925X chipset with an 800 MHz front side bus. It supports the latest Intel® Pentium® 4 processors with Hyper-Threading Technology at speeds up to 3.6 GHz, dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM memory running at 533 MHz, and comes with integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit* Ethernet.
With data transfer rates up to 150 MB per second, Serial ATA hard drives are available that support up to 400 GB. Using multiple drives on the integrated ICH6-R controller, HDD configurations up to 1.2 Terabytes are available. Optical drive options include:
- 48X/24X/48X CD-RW/DVD combination
- 12X DVD+RW+R*
- 48X/ 32X/48X CD-RW
- 48X CD-ROM or 16X DVD-ROM
Create Your Dream Machine
Customize your own ultimate gaming machine. Choose the options you want and select from an impressive array of gamer-approved peripherals, such as Logitech® MX-500 and MX-700 mice, high-end 5.1 speakers like the Logitech Z-680s and the Kipsch® ProMedia Ultra 5.1s, and several joysticks and game controllers. You get it all with the XPS Gen 3 — a powerful PC that supports intense gaming at its best and dedicated Dimension XPS system technical phone support. Design your own awesome gaming system, and let us build your dream machine. It's easy as Dell.