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PAX West | Dell gives the Inspiron Gaming Desktop a clear side-panel face lift

The new clear side-panel version of the Inspiron Gaming Desktop. (Source: Dell)
The new clear side-panel version of the Inspiron Gaming Desktop. (Source: Dell)
The budget friendly Dell Inspiron desktop is getting a make over with a new clear side panel option. It has several Ryzen CPU options, and a choice of Pascal or Polaris graphics cards. Prices start at US$600 for the base configuration.

Normally when talking about pre-built gaming desktops or laptops, the brands getting lip service are ones such as Alienware, Asus Republic of Gamers, Lenovo Legion, or others along those lines. However, Dell provides budget friendly gaming options in their Inspiron Gaming category, offering options for those who don't need the design or features of gaming centric products. And when the conversation turns towards case windows showing off an LED illuminated interior, the focus is usually on boutique brands or custom builds.

Today Dell has announced the new Inspiron Gaming Desktop with a clear side panel that combines budget friendly prices with a case window to show off your PC using blue LED lights. Processor configuration options include a couple of AMD APUs which aren't worth looking at on a gaming PC, as well as Ryzen 3 1200, Ryzen 5 1400 or 1600X, and Ryzen 7 1700 or 1700X or 1800X giving some great choices. Buyers can choose between air or water cooling options to suit their preference.

RAM ranges from an inadequate 4 GB up to a generous 32 GB, but there are only two DIMM slots, so there is currently no way to go over the 32 GB maximum. Graphics options are the NVIDIA GTX 1050 or GTX 1060 on the green team, or AMD RX 560 or 570 or 580 on the red team. Storage can be configured with various combinations of SSD and HDD.

Prices start at US$600 and move upwards from there.

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Craig Ward, 2017-08-30 (Update: 2017-08-29)
Craig Ward
Craig Ward - News Editor
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.