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LOL 9 degrees Celsius cooler than air cooling!
I'm shivering in my boots ....... my god, leave it to dell to make a mountian of a mole hill, I mean they make it sould like it's the best thing in the world, then you see a cheap TEC that lowers it 9 degrees C, so what? they going to says this computer has black ice cooling and going to slap another 100 dollars on the tag? IMO steer clear of Dell, there overpriced, no let me refrase that steer clear of anything prebuilt. Sorry guys, but I had to get it out of me, I was expecting something a little better than this, but its dell where talking about here.

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post #22 of 28
prebuilt is for lappys and lappys only
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post #23 of 28
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Stock doesn't suck. Stock will usually let you get a 10-20% overclock without problems, often more. I'm only a few degrees cooler with my 9500 (lapped) over my stock A64 which was not lapped.
maybe stock AMD, but not stock intel. trust me.
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HAHAHA what is that like an 80 watt peltier?
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post #25 of 28
Lol, nothing special, watercooling, I bet swiftech can do a better job. These guys buying XPS don't care at all about their PC temps because usually, people buying manufactured computers (especially at this price) don't tweak around with hardware/software, they buy their PC and game period; so that makes the Black Ice totally useless, except to brag around saying "my computer is 9 degrees cooler than yours (but I don't know how the hell it will make a difference)
    
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I built my Conroe rig on Dell.com and they wanted $5000 for it. I spent about $1200, plus I can overclock. And I don't have their crappy $35 PSU and $45 motherboard and I don't have DDR2-667.

Moral:
Dell will use a $20 item in their PCs and charge $200 extra for it.
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post #27 of 28
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I built my Conroe rig on Dell.com and they wanted $5000 for it. I spent about $1200, plus I can overclock.

Moral:
Dell will use a $20 item in their PCs and charge $200 extra for it.

lol I love doing that. Its sooo fun, especially when my mom was like you are spending to much money are your computer. Why not just get a pre made one. Then I show her my exact specs and it comes out to like 3 grand.
    
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post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by money11465 View Post
I built my Conroe rig on Dell.com and they wanted $5000 for it. I spent about $1200, plus I can overclock.

Moral:
Dell will use a $20 item in their PCs and charge $200 extra for it.
Amen.
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