If I didn't know the 1st thing about how to build my own I'd probably get a Dell.
Bang for buck you can build 2 killer machines and still have change left over for a killer 22 or 24 inch LCD and take the better half out to lunch.
I think even kowing that, some people would just as soon buy a prebuilt rig... I'm not 1 of those people though.
When I get a build order from someone. The first think I asked is will this person be served better by a oem like Dell. If I am confident the person will need exellent performance and is not going to be calling me everyday asking me how to get on the internet I will build for them. I know it seems mean, but I have learned the hard way.
I wou never buy a pre-built for myself, but the moment some one asks what to buy I suggest Dell. Well built, great service, they treat people pretty well.
It is hard to find a review of a pre-built, thanks for the update on Dell's product line.
I went to Dells site, and you cannot order one yet. I wounder what is going on. Maybe they are haveing problems with the system, and do not want to release it yet
It let me configure one but I didnt purchase it.
It is only us the Enthusiast/Hobbyist that build our own Computers. Most Folk buy their computers be it Dell, HP or the the boutique vendors like Falcon or Voodoo.
recoveringknowitall:I think even kowing that, some people would just as soon buy a prebuilt rig... I'm not 1 of those people though.
ASUS Z7S WS
EVGA 295 GTX
HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000 RAID 5
Intel Xeon E5420 Harpertown
HT Omega Claro
mushkin 6GB 3 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Harmon Kardon HK 3490 W/ Energy RC 10
Plextor PX 755 SA
Windows 7 Ultimate
Be very carefull to do your research on this machine BEFORE you purchase. There are some major flaws/issues with the machine that have not yet been addressed by Dell. Details can be found on Dell's forums or at http://www.my630i.com
I just purchased a XPS 630i with duel quad, 4 gigs ram, and the optional xp pro os (I hate vista).
First, I did NOT buy this system ($1,850) as a game box, though I was amazed at how stunning and smooth the game graphics were when I ran Call of Duty 4...super!
I bought this box because I wanted something FAST and with solid performance in graphic design applications. I live and breath photoshop and working with html functions.
After the box first arrived, I ended up on-line and on the phone will dell tech support for 8 long hours because NONE of my adobe software would run ...photoshop, illustrator..pagemaker 7..none would do anything but spin, and dell tech finally said "sorry, because of the 64 bit system, none of your adobe software will run". Needless to say I was upset at just investing $1,800 in a fancy looking boat anchor!
The GOOD NEWS...after chatting with a few other users on the dell forum...an answer was found. it seems if you go (cntl-alt-delete) to your task manager and then into processes, if you turn off one of the video card processes (nTuneservice.exe)..all of a sudden the install boxes pop up and you can then do a seemless, quick and easy install of photoshop, pagemaker, illustrator, etc., and the graphics programs look great and run super fast!
Spend some time and check out the dell user forums. There is some great stuff there, like how to change the color of those LED lights from white to red or purple or whatever you want!
All in all the XPS 630i is a remarkable system, and looks cool as heck. But be warned before you buy it...as it is BIG! check the dimensions to your work space area. It is so much taller then my old sony vaio desktop, that I had to buy a larger desk hutch to house this monster. But it is worth it!
I seen the 630 at Best Buy the other day for the first time it looked fantastic!! All decked out in its RED and Chrome running a E8400! Dang good looking Rig!
dam it looks good.
AMD Athlon X2 5000+ (Thanks to HH)
DFI Lanparty DK 790 FX
EVGA 8800 GT 512 mb
2 GB of G.Skill RAM
I am actually deciding right now to buy one. with a Quadcore. Question is should i buy a watercooling system and cool the system even more? or should I just leave it like that.
voice your opinion...
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I heart my watercooling. It is a high cost of entry though.
I just ordered, a nice XPS 630 Q6600, 4G 800 Mhz, Dual 3870 which is nice, according to the HH review.
and I'm already looking which watercooling system i should pick...
Are you looking to build one yourself or buy a kit.
GIGABYTE GH-WIU02 3D Galaxy II Liquid Cooling, that is kit that i'm looking and is pretty good...
As far as kits go that one is very nice. Very upgradable as well. Get some extra clamps though. I have heard reports of them leaking.
the earlier one, had the problem i think is revision 1, this is totally updated revision and since is not new. i mean they had a lot of time perfecting it. and people trying it. now comes with a 120mm instead of 80mm which mean that i put it in the back and puff... extra cooling for my quadcore...
http://flickr.com/photos/animefan/2820969471/ <- check out that link this dude has dell xps 630 with a watercooling system...
XPS 630, Intel Core2 processorQ6600 (2.40Ghz,1066FSB) w/Quad Core Technology and 8MB cache
Red Bezel Chassis
4GB DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz
Dell USB Keyboard
Dual 512MB Radeon ATI HD 3870
500GB NCQ SATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM) w/ 16MB DataBurst Cache
Dell Resource DVD with Application Backup
Internet Search and Portal
Vista, PC-Restore, Dim/Insp
DELL SUPPORT CENTER 2.0
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 Home Premium Edition, English
Dell Dock Consumer
Dell Video Chat
Dell 2-Button Optical Mouse
ADOBE READER 9.0 MULTI- LANGUAGE
Roxio Creator 10 Dell Edition
X-Fi PCI Sound Card
No Speaker Requested
McAfee SecurityCenter 15-month
No Internet Service Provider Requested
No Productivity Software requested
Soft Contracts - Banctec
Warranty Support,1 Year Extended
2 Year Limited Warranty
Warranty Support,Initial Year
Dell Hardware Warranty PlusOnsite Service, Extended Year(s)
Type 3 - Third Party At Home Service, 24x7 Technical Support, 1 Year Extended
Dell Hardware Warranty PlusOnsite Service, Initial Year
Type 3 - Third Party At Home Service, 24x7 Technical Support, Initial Year
To activate your online backupaccount, go to Start, Programs, DataSafe Online
2GB DATASAFE ONLINE 1.1 FOR SDO/DIM/INS/XPS
DATASAFE ONLINE 1.1 2GB FOR DIM/INS/XPS
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Looks like a very nice rig. Good to here that is the revised version. I just read a review and it seems to get good temps. If your getting the red case I use this coolent in my waterloop. It has a very nice red to it and didn't change my temps at all from plain distilled water. Cheap a dirt too.
thkx for d advice!
Dell has just shipped my XPS 630 so gentlemans i'm so happy!!!!!
Dell has just shipped my XPS 630 so gentlemans i'm so happy!!!!!
Very exciting! Let us know when you get it, and what you think.
no doubt about it. i'm actually will do a review that would be a sticky for other dell xps users. and o'c and how to watercooled w/out avoiding the warranty....
plus benchmarks stocks and after i reinstall windows w/out the bloatware....
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