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New Flagship from Dell - XPS 730 H2C Gaming Station

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  1. malware New Member

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    Dell has raised the performance bar once again with the launch of the XPS 730 H2C edition, a premier gaming desktop that Dell says is "one of the most advanced gaming platforms on the planet". Available in two models - air-cooled XPS 730 (starting at $3,999) and water-cooled XPS 730 H2C (starting at $4,999) - both systems offer the new NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI chipset, optional factory-overclocked Intel Core 2 Extreme processor, Corsair DOMINATORTM DDR3 memory and up to four hard drives in RAID array. Graphics options include the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 in four-way CrossFireX or NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT in SLI. All this is sold in a 2.4mm anodized aluminum chassis available in Victory Red and Stealth Blue or brushed aluminum in Silver on the air-cooled XPS 730. Each case comes with a 1kW 80PLUS power supply and can be configured with an optional X-View clear side panel. The water-cooled version of XPS 730 is also enhanced. Originally co-developed by Dell, Intel, Delphi and CoolIT, it now features redesigned CPU coldplate, added block for the chipset, dynamic speed control for the pump and fans and a separate fan for the CPU’s voltage regulator components.

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    Pretty...badass... I have to admit. Especially with the TEC H20 Cooling that ships with it.. hmm.
     
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    looks pretty sweet!
    kinda pricey though...but hey you get what you pay for
     
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    Yep good work dell, for ripping ppl off as usual, hahaha gibba goo!
     
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    i can honestly say i cant bash dell on this one, that is a pretty nice comp, i really like that case, and the specs aint bad to ;) it may be a bit pricey but for those that dont wanna screw around with water cooling themselves or build it themselves this is a pretty badass machine
     
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    I decked one out with all the most expensive options (not including software) and it came to $ 9,892.00 (US)
     
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    damn! :eek::wtf::shadedshu that is a bit pricey, its a shame people will pay that
     
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    how the hell can they run crossfire and SLI on the same mobo through custom drivers, if it is not a skulltrail ?

    why cant we get hold of those drivers ?
     
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    Yeah, but it was a monster ...

    QX9770 @ 3.8GHz
    4 GB DDR3 @ 1600MHz
    2 x 3870x2 1GB cards
    4 TB Hard Drive Space
    30 inch Monitor
    etc., etc.
     
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    Looks nice!. rice tag AWCH!!. All though i have had a DELL of them b4 and it broke down and they came to repair it with in 24 hours... And that DELL is still running today 6 years later.


    Been a good comp. I got it due to moving to the US and not knowing were i could get a comp from and found DELL to be the cheapest at that time. O yeah and it was only $500 as they knocked $400 for the sale they were having.
     
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    pfft thats nothing it cant even cook me breakfast

    but ya that is one hell of a beast, a very expensive beast
     
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    Can you oc a dell? I thought they were locked. If so, whats the point of water cooling? An extra $1000 for peace of mind your temps are cooler than before?
     
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    These come factory OC'ed, so yes you can.
     
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    you might be able to oc these but then agian that might be why they say " factory oced"
    however i dont see why you couldnt oc theses...they use the 790mobo
     
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    badass...but also a badass price ^^ way to high
     
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    They use the 790i chipset, that doesn't mean its the same as a retail 790i. I'm sure its a dell mb, and most of those don't support user oc I don't think. You might be able to unlock it though.
     
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    Why would Dell put these out? They own Alienware :confused: I guess Dell thinks thier name will bring out the gamers. It sounds like an AW but with different casing and different surname. Same crap~ your purchase gets you an Over Priced Name!
     
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    I'll take two!
    One for me, one for the wife (she keeps complaining that excel is slow on her computer) :)
     
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    Pretty nice coming from Dell, I just think that I would rather build my own, but the styling of the case is really cool!
     
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    :wtf: that question needs an answer
     
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    Yes it does.
     
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    I saw in the Dell ad that gets mailed to my house that these systems are able to be overclocked yourself as well. The bios doesnt seem to be locked which would allow you to go even further. However, past a certain point you aren't covered by Dell's warranty.
     
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    Being more specific, a 790i that runs crossfire? Is there something we missed?
     
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    I would like to get my hands on that TEC watercooler that it has. If i was a rich business exec that didn't have time to build and mess around with my own pc i would probably just buy one of those if money was no object :p
     
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    Maybe they swap the board if you choose Crossfire. Like if you get two HD 3870's you get a X48 and a 780i with two 8800's.
     

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