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The Dell from Hell

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Once upon a time, i bought a dell xps 8700. Worst choice of my life.

The Specs were as follows

CPU: i7 4770
MOTHERBOARD: Dell Z87 matx Motherboard
CPU COOLER: Dell Cooler
CASE: Matx Xps 8700 case
MEMORY: 4x4gb 1600mhz Kingston
STORAGE: 2tb Segate Baracuda
GPU: Gtx 645 1gb
PSU: 460W dell psu
some random dvd drive
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 8.1 64-bit
 
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i hate it so much that i don't have pictures
 
I then learned about computers, and realized that my performance was shit and gaming was terrible. So I set out on the mission of upgrading my computer. My plans changed a lot about the upgrades before i upraded.
 
When i finally ordered a 280x and new cx600m and added a fan.
 
Here is a few pictures 
 
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But i was not done there! About a month ago I ordered a some new parts. A Fractal Design define r4, a hyperx 120gb ssd (and a pair hyperx clouds)
and more pictures.
 
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Yes, i used a kitchen, deal with it linus!
Now, I currently am running into issues with the r9 280x so i am running it with the gtx 645 back in it.
 
i am hoping to upgrade the motherboard, cpu cooler, getting some colored ram heat syncs  and putting the graphics card back in it.
 
PS, i will be reserving the first 3-4 comments for updates, so please give me a few seconds. BE sure to follow as some cool shit is about to go down with dis rig.

My Rig  

 
PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/kGNksY

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($379.00 @ shopRBC) 

CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK THEMIS 65.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($34.99 @ NCIX) 

Motherboard: MSI CSM-H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($78.83 @ DirectCanada) 

Memory: Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($139.99 @ Memory Express) 

Storage: Kingston Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($71.34 @ DirectCanada) 

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($92.95 @ Vuugo) 

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card  ($298.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($125.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($66.99 @ NCIX) 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)  ($116.00 @ shopRBC) 

Case Fan: Cougar Turbine 120 (4-Pack) 60.4 CFM 120mm  Fans  ($23.99 @ NCIX) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Keyboard: Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($114.99 @ NCIX) 

Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse  ($76.99 @ Amazon Canada) 

Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset  ($78.98 @ DirectCanada) 

Total: $2074.22

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-10 15:33 EDT-0400Build log http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/303263-the-dell-from-hell/#entry4121100 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So this is official update V1.0

 

I have my normal gpu, new cpu cooler, pimped case, new motherboard, and cleaner cables

 

These are my new specs. 

 
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($379.25 @ shopRBC) 
Motherboard: MSI CSM-H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($103.86 @ Amazon Canada) 
Storage: Kingston Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($63.10 @ DirectCanada) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($84.98 @ DirectCanada) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card  ($313.00 @ Vuugo) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)  ($114.00 @ shopRBC) 
Keyboard: Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($119.98 @ NCIX) 
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse  ($67.50 @ Vuugo) 
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset  ($79.98 @ NCIX) 
Total: $1577.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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my next upgrades will be a new psu(something that can support dual 280x) new blue led fans, led strips and some astetics.

My Rig  

 
PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/kGNksY

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($379.00 @ shopRBC) 

CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK THEMIS 65.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($34.99 @ NCIX) 

Motherboard: MSI CSM-H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($78.83 @ DirectCanada) 

Memory: Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($139.99 @ Memory Express) 

Storage: Kingston Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($71.34 @ DirectCanada) 

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($92.95 @ Vuugo) 

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card  ($298.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($125.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($66.99 @ NCIX) 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)  ($116.00 @ shopRBC) 

Case Fan: Cougar Turbine 120 (4-Pack) 60.4 CFM 120mm  Fans  ($23.99 @ NCIX) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Keyboard: Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($114.99 @ NCIX) 

Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse  ($76.99 @ Amazon Canada) 

Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset  ($78.98 @ DirectCanada) 

Total: $2074.22

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-10 15:33 EDT-0400Build log http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/303263-the-dell-from-hell/#entry4121100 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

reserved

likly when i will have some new led's, and most likely where the really modding happens, maybe a gpu upgrade


My Rig  

 
PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/kGNksY

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($379.00 @ shopRBC) 

CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK THEMIS 65.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($34.99 @ NCIX) 

Motherboard: MSI CSM-H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($78.83 @ DirectCanada) 

Memory: Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($139.99 @ Memory Express) 

Storage: Kingston Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($71.34 @ DirectCanada) 

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($92.95 @ Vuugo) 

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card  ($298.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($125.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($66.99 @ NCIX) 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)  ($116.00 @ shopRBC) 

Case Fan: Cougar Turbine 120 (4-Pack) 60.4 CFM 120mm  Fans  ($23.99 @ NCIX) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Keyboard: Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($114.99 @ NCIX) 

Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse  ($76.99 @ Amazon Canada) 

Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset  ($78.98 @ DirectCanada) 

Total: $2074.22

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-10 15:33 EDT-0400Build log http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/303263-the-dell-from-hell/#entry4121100 

Phone Compassion Spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EN6s426gyxqPloIqT4wQ7Y7yovkkQy_5B3djVN-N-R8/edit#gid=0


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Posted · Original PosterOP

reserved

idk


My Rig  

 
PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/kGNksY

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($379.00 @ shopRBC) 

CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK THEMIS 65.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($34.99 @ NCIX) 

Motherboard: MSI CSM-H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($78.83 @ DirectCanada) 

Memory: Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($139.99 @ Memory Express) 

Storage: Kingston Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($71.34 @ DirectCanada) 

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($92.95 @ Vuugo) 

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card  ($298.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($125.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($66.99 @ NCIX) 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)  ($116.00 @ shopRBC) 

Case Fan: Cougar Turbine 120 (4-Pack) 60.4 CFM 120mm  Fans  ($23.99 @ NCIX) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Keyboard: Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($114.99 @ NCIX) 

Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse  ($76.99 @ Amazon Canada) 

Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset  ($78.98 @ DirectCanada) 

Total: $2074.22

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-10 15:33 EDT-0400Build log http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/303263-the-dell-from-hell/#entry4121100 

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Every single time I see someone I know spend money on a Dell, HP or some other crap I cringe.  I have tried to save these people but they just can't be saved if they won't let me truly help them. 


Too many ****ing games!  Back log 4 life! :S

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Hey, look at the bright side, an i7-4770 is pretty decent.


Intel Core i7-5820K (4.4 GHz) | Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB  | 2x 360mm Custom Loop (Noctua iPPC) | ASRock X99 Extreme6 | Samsung 840 EVO 250GB | Fractal Design Define S | Corsair HX750 | Windows 10 | Corsair M65 RGB PRO | Corsair K70 RGB LUX (CherryMX Brown) | Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro & Creative Sound Blaster Z | Nexus 6P (32GB Aluminium) | Check out my setup: Project Kalte Here!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Every single time I see someone I know spend money on a Dell, HP or some other crap I cringe.  I have tried to save these people but they just can't be saved if they won't let me truly help them. 

this was over a year ago and i am trying to fix it, i did not know better when i got it, and i actually did not get ripped off too bad, i got it for only $850


My Rig  

 
PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/kGNksY

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($379.00 @ shopRBC) 

CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK THEMIS 65.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($34.99 @ NCIX) 

Motherboard: MSI CSM-H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($78.83 @ DirectCanada) 

Memory: Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($139.99 @ Memory Express) 

Storage: Kingston Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($71.34 @ DirectCanada) 

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($92.95 @ Vuugo) 

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card  ($298.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($125.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($66.99 @ NCIX) 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)  ($116.00 @ shopRBC) 

Case Fan: Cougar Turbine 120 (4-Pack) 60.4 CFM 120mm  Fans  ($23.99 @ NCIX) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Keyboard: Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($114.99 @ NCIX) 

Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse  ($76.99 @ Amazon Canada) 

Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset  ($78.98 @ DirectCanada) 

Total: $2074.22

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-10 15:33 EDT-0400Build log http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/303263-the-dell-from-hell/#entry4121100 

Phone Compassion Spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EN6s426gyxqPloIqT4wQ7Y7yovkkQy_5B3djVN-N-R8/edit#gid=0


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Every single time I see someone I know spend money on a Dell, HP or some other crap I cringe.  I have tried to save these people but they just can't be saved if they won't let me truly help them. 

Hey at least bman's pc has a PhysX card. ;)


CPU: Intel i7-7700K 5.2GHZ delidded | GPU: MSI GTX 980 Ti Lightning 1525, 2025 | Motherboard: Asus Z170-Deluxe | Cooler: Corsair H100i RAM: 2x8GB G.Skill TridentZ 3466MHZ 15-15-15-32-2N | Storage: 2X Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Western Digital 1TB Blue, Seagate Desktop 4TB, Intel 730 240GB | PSU: EVGA G2 850W Case: Corsair 750D | Keyboard: Logitech G710 |

Mouse: Logitech G502 | Monitor: Dell U2515HX 

https://www.3dmark.com/fs/14912271   https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fMMBwV

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You taking People to Dinner?

/s

LOL


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Hey at least bman's pc has a PhysX card. ;)

Yes PhysX is sexy and allows you to play games the way they were meant to be played and hopefully when we see his final build he has a GTX 980 or older Nvidia card but no to seeing the crippled GTX 970 3.5 GB card.  Also if he bought an Nvidia card recently I hope he bought it used.


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Yeah, I know the feeling. Its why I went of pre-builts completely, though I had to specify a GTX 650Ti OC 2GB, which gave me a $1,153 gaming rig that was better at playing games then the $1500 i7 rig with a GTX 650 1GB made by the same people :P .


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I think your intake is backasswards...

which one

the top ones are exhausts, i have alot of passive air flow, i need to figure out how to put a 120mm fan in the front of the r4


My Rig  

 
PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/kGNksY

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($379.00 @ shopRBC) 

CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK THEMIS 65.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($34.99 @ NCIX) 

Motherboard: MSI CSM-H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($78.83 @ DirectCanada) 

Memory: Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($139.99 @ Memory Express) 

Storage: Kingston Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($71.34 @ DirectCanada) 

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($92.95 @ Vuugo) 

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card  ($298.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($125.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($66.99 @ NCIX) 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)  ($116.00 @ shopRBC) 

Case Fan: Cougar Turbine 120 (4-Pack) 60.4 CFM 120mm  Fans  ($23.99 @ NCIX) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Keyboard: Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($114.99 @ NCIX) 

Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse  ($76.99 @ Amazon Canada) 

Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset  ($78.98 @ DirectCanada) 

Total: $2074.22

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-10 15:33 EDT-0400Build log http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/303263-the-dell-from-hell/#entry4121100 

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Yes PhysX is sexy and allows you to play games the way they were meant to be played and hopefully when we see his final build he has a GTX 980 or older Nvidia card but no to seeing the crippled GTX 970 3.5 GB card.  Also if he bought an Nvidia card recently I hope he bought it used.

My only PhysX card is a GTX 280.


CPU: Intel i7-7700K 5.2GHZ delidded | GPU: MSI GTX 980 Ti Lightning 1525, 2025 | Motherboard: Asus Z170-Deluxe | Cooler: Corsair H100i RAM: 2x8GB G.Skill TridentZ 3466MHZ 15-15-15-32-2N | Storage: 2X Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Western Digital 1TB Blue, Seagate Desktop 4TB, Intel 730 240GB | PSU: EVGA G2 850W Case: Corsair 750D | Keyboard: Logitech G710 |

Mouse: Logitech G502 | Monitor: Dell U2515HX 

https://www.3dmark.com/fs/14912271   https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fMMBwV

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which one

the top ones are exhausts, i have alot of passive air flow, i need to figure out how to put a 120mm fan in the front of the r4

The orange fan in the front of the Dell. If you wanted it to be intake, it's facing the wrong way.

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The orange fan in the front of the Dell. If you wanted it to be intake, it's facing the wrong way.

well i dont use the dell anyway so yeah


My Rig  

 
PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/kGNksY

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($379.00 @ shopRBC) 

CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK THEMIS 65.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($34.99 @ NCIX) 

Motherboard: MSI CSM-H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($78.83 @ DirectCanada) 

Memory: Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($139.99 @ Memory Express) 

Storage: Kingston Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($71.34 @ DirectCanada) 

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($92.95 @ Vuugo) 

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card  ($298.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($125.98 @ Newegg Canada) 

Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($66.99 @ NCIX) 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)  ($116.00 @ shopRBC) 

Case Fan: Cougar Turbine 120 (4-Pack) 60.4 CFM 120mm  Fans  ($23.99 @ NCIX) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Monitor: HP 22xi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($187.11 @ Amazon Canada) 

Keyboard: Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($114.99 @ NCIX) 

Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse  ($76.99 @ Amazon Canada) 

Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset  ($78.98 @ DirectCanada) 

Total: $2074.22

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-10 15:33 EDT-0400Build log http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/303263-the-dell-from-hell/#entry4121100 

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My only PhysX card is a GTX 280.

Yea, I use my GTX 970 as a dedicated PhysX card, it abandoned it after the 3.5GB VRAM problem, so now I use my R9 270. The GTX 970 sure does make a good physics calculator. /s


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Yea, I use my GTX 970 as a dedicated PhysX card, it abandoned it after the 3.5GB VRAM problem, so now I use my R9 270. The GTX 970 sure does make a good physics calculator. /s

That's to be expected (BTW, where did you get the necessary driver? Because the Nvidia driver disables PhysX if an AMD card is installed.)


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That's to be expected (BTW, where did you get the necessary driver? Because the Nvidia driver disables PhysX if an AMD card is installed.)

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/s

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*facedesks*

/s


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Basically what you did was configured your Dell with a crappy video card which lets you go have a crappy gaming experience and now you're blaming Dell for building such a crappy computer? The specs on that Dell are consider high-end. Configure with a better GPU and the power supply will automatically change to a beefier one. I've seen a few Dell XPS befores those with LED lights and what nots, when a hig-end GPU is used, they use their server grade PSU, which don't use standard 3 prong plugs 99% of us have. Instead they use the C-19 type. That Dell you have is a great PC, with that 280x you've installed, it's even better. Buying a new board and other stuffs, seriously you're just wasting your money on getting rid of that "Dell" branding. Upgrade when Skylake-S arrives.


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Basically what you did was configured your Dell with a crappy video card which lets you go have a crappy gaming experience and now you're blaming Dell for building such a crappy computer? The specs on that Dell are consider high-end. Configure with a better GPU and the power supply will automatically change to a beefier one. I've seen a few Dell XPS befores those with LED lights and what nots, when a hig-end GPU is used, they use their server grade PSU, which don't use standard 3 prong plugs 99% of us have. Instead they use the C-19 type. That Dell you have is a great PC, with that 280x you've installed, it's even better.

It's still Dell though, the Power Supply is trash, and cable managment is abysmal so your comment is invalid

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