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Dell Unveils the Affordable XPS 630

Dell Unveils the Affordable XPS 630

DELL BRINGS FULL-THROTTLE GAMING WITHIN REACH

The XPS 630 Delivers Elite Gaming Features, Technologies and Upgradability at an Affordable Price

With a starting price of $1,249, the XPS 630 delivers stellar performance and innovative features, all in a sleek, compact brushed-aluminum chassis.  Gamers won’t outgrow the XPS 630 because it’s based on a standard ATX chassis, making future upgrades easy. It’s ATI CrossFire and NVIDIA SLI-ready, and will support Corsair memory and Intel Extreme processors.  Gamers can tweak performance by overclocking processor and memory through the control panel.

"Since its inception, the Dell XPS line has been committed to delivering aggressive, competitive and attractive options for a broad spectrum of PC gamers,” said Arthur Lewis, head of Dell’s gaming group. “With the Dell XPS 630, we have the unique and exciting opportunity to offer a system that brings together the needs of enthusiasts and casual gamers.”  The XPS 630 is ready out of the box to play favorite mainstream games like The Sims or Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and online games like Lord of the Rings:Shadows of Angmar. It can easily be upgraded to deliver extreme performance for more complex games like Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and the highly anticipated Spore.

The XPS 630 is the first OEM PC to support the new Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA), the industry's first open standard for delivering advanced levels of thermal management and control of other PC peripherals. Dell’s LightFX technology supports ESA so developers can create highly immersive gaming experiences synchronizing the LED lighting zones with the on-screen action in the game.  Under the hood the XPS 630 features:

  • NVIDIA nForce 650 SLI Chipset
  • NVIDIA SLI Single / Dual Graphic options
  • ATI Crossfire Single / Dual Graphic options
  • Overclockable1 Intel Processors
  • Overclockable Corsair DOMINATOR Memory
  • 750KW Power Supply
  • 4 Internal HDD bays (Up to 3 Factory-Installed)
  • 4 DIMM slots
  • Two PCIe X16 Graphic slots
  • Light FX 2.0 (4 lighting zones)
  • AGEIA PhysX Accelerator option
  • Blu-ray Disc Drive option
  • Red and Black Bezel Color Choice

Customers who subscribed for a pre-launch discount received an email today with details on a limited time promotional configuration. The special $1,299 configuration includes an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor, dual NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB graphics cards2 with SLI technology and 2-year limit warranty and In-Home service. Customers will be able to purchase configure-to-order XPS 630 systems starting tomorrow, Feb. 27.

HotHardware's full review of the Dell XPS 630 can be found right here.

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As much as I like Dell's internal case design, especially this one where they put the mobo upside-down (which I love), I hate their price markups and external case design. It's the leaning tower of overpricing.

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 Not a bad price for what you get, and that case is very nice.  I do love that case.

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Am I the only one that think that's overpriced? a old 7200.9 hard drive, only 2x1 gb of member? q6600 is nice as well as the 8800 GT, but an old 650 chipset as well? Integrated audio?

A rip to me... I could build that rig for MUCH less. For around 900-950 including way more up to date and quality parts....Although IMO, dell is one of the better brand names....But they still over charge quite a bit for what you're getting.

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 Nice system and dell name for people that don't want to build their own...       after running Vista on my own (home and work) systems for a while now I've found XP to provide faster gaming. Wink and drivers that work Embarrassed...  sure, Vista has the directx 10...   who likes being forced to "upgrade" to a bigger slower O/S just for that?  Zip it! 

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I am seeing better fps in vista than a year ago, but still not as good as XP.

 As for the dell machines, I called dell once, and got some guy in India who put me on hold 4 times to "document" and each hold time was about 5 minutes.  He didn't even help me, and I eventually figured out that the ram I had just installed was dead and I had to return it.  They really don't have good service.

 Also remember with Dell machines, they have locked BIOS.

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