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HP Omen 45L gaming PC review

HP’s Omen PCs are among the greatest pre-built gaming PCs accessible. HP makes use of dependable, name-brand parts you’d need to purchase in case you have been constructing your personal PC, so there is no guesswork relating to what’s contained in the field. That reduces numerous the concern that may include letting an enormous firm make your gaming PC. 

HP Omen 45L specs

CPU: Core i9 12900K
GPU: Nvidia RTX 3090
RAM: HyperX Fury 64GB DDR4-3733
Motherboard: HP Micro ATX
Storage: 2x 2TB WD_Black PCIe 4.0 SSD
Front I/O: 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.2 Type-A
Back I/O: 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.2 Type-A, 2x USB 3.2 Type-C, 3x ShowPort, 1x HDMI
Connectivity: 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1, Ethernet
PSU: Cooler Master 800W 80 Plus Gold ATX
Case: HP Omen Cryo Chamber case
OS: Windows 11 Pro
Dimensions: 21.8 x 8 x 18.5 inches
Warranty: 1 yr
Price: $4,700 (opens in new tab)

The HP Omen 45L is the corporate’s latest prebuilt gaming PC chassis, revitalizing its earlier 40L desktop. It’s the primary of its form to have a chamber hooked up to the highest of the case that homes a 240mm radiator for the CPU’s liquid cooling loop. HP claims the hole between the radiator enclosure and the remainder of the case permits for higher airflow, a cooler CPU, and a spot to carry onto the case if you have to transfer your PC. Our colleagues at Tom’s Hardware (opens in new tab) had that part of the case come partially disconnected of their assessment unit, and whereas my unit’s chamber had no points, that potential level of failure is a priority given the worth of this PC. In my exams, the cooler did not supply any noteworthy affect in CPU temperatures. It’s what you’d count on from a liquid cooler and never a lot else apart from a unique-looking case. Provided it detaching is a uncommon prevalence, the chamber feels extra like a gimmick than one thing that is really vital to the design of this PC.