Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [HotHardware] Dell Unwraps XPS 630 Gaming Desktop
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[HotHardware] Dell Unwraps XPS 630 Gaming Desktop

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Dell XPS 630 Gaming System


I like the looks of the case. You can configure it on the website and it comes standard with the 6600 Intel Quad. Abundance of configuration options. However 650i chipset as the basis = puke. Also the Ram has crappy latencies.

Looks like Dell made this available sometime late yesterday. You can configure it on the website now.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX9650 4.2 eVga 780i PNY 9800 GTX in SLI 8GB Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
320 GB Seagate Vista Ultimate x64 Samsung 22' Widescreen LCD 1100 Tagan BZ 
Case
Silverstone TJ-10 ESA 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX9650 4.2 eVga 780i PNY 9800 GTX in SLI 8GB Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
320 GB Seagate Vista Ultimate x64 Samsung 22' Widescreen LCD 1100 Tagan BZ 
Case
Silverstone TJ-10 ESA 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 15
I actually don't like the look that much.
Lee XT
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6300 Asus M5A97 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H80 Windows 8.1 Pro MCE Dell P2414H WHXV7  Microsoft Generic 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra 600W Limited Edition NZXT Black Steel Razer Deathadder Razer Goliath 
Audio
Realtek HD Audio 
  hide details  
Reply
Lee XT
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6300 Asus M5A97 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H80 Windows 8.1 Pro MCE Dell P2414H WHXV7  Microsoft Generic 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra 600W Limited Edition NZXT Black Steel Razer Deathadder Razer Goliath 
Audio
Realtek HD Audio 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 15
Well if you take it for what it is, it's a nice system. Considering that it's probably not overclockable in the BIOS, and most people won't be paying extra to run SLI on it, the 650i chipset isn't the end of hte world.

The bigger issue here is that performance computing has traditionally been where Dell, Gateway, Alienware, etc... have made hteir huge margins. It looks like destructive price wars are eeeking their way upmarket more and more.

It's great for hte consumer, and it'll be interesting to see if it ever reaches the point where it is more economical to buy a performance Dell than build on yourself.

Also, the case looks nice! Overall, i think it's a step in the right direction for Dell.
My Puter
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Haswell @ 4.2GHZ on Air Gigabyte EVGA HD 7870 2x4GB G.Skill DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB WD Black Windows 8 Hanns-G 28" HG281D Corsair 620Watts 
Case
Antec Nine Hundred 
  hide details  
Reply
My Puter
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Haswell @ 4.2GHZ on Air Gigabyte EVGA HD 7870 2x4GB G.Skill DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB WD Black Windows 8 Hanns-G 28" HG281D Corsair 620Watts 
Case
Antec Nine Hundred 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by IamtheGTIguy View Post
Well if you take it for what it is, it's a nice system. Considering that it's probably not overclockable in the BIOS, and most people won't be paying extra to run SLI on it, the 650i chipset isn't the end of hte world.

The bigger issue here is that performance computing has traditionally been where Dell, Gateway, Alienware, etc... have made hteir huge margins. It looks like destructive price wars are eeeking their way upmarket more and more.

It's great for hte consumer, and it'll be interesting to see if it ever reaches the point where it is more economical to buy a performance Dell than build on yourself.

Also, the case looks nice! Overall, i think it's a step in the right direction for Dell.
Dell owns Alienware by the way.
Lee XT
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6300 Asus M5A97 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H80 Windows 8.1 Pro MCE Dell P2414H WHXV7  Microsoft Generic 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra 600W Limited Edition NZXT Black Steel Razer Deathadder Razer Goliath 
Audio
Realtek HD Audio 
  hide details  
Reply
Lee XT
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6300 Asus M5A97 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H80 Windows 8.1 Pro MCE Dell P2414H WHXV7  Microsoft Generic 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra 600W Limited Edition NZXT Black Steel Razer Deathadder Razer Goliath 
Audio
Realtek HD Audio 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 15
Anytime I've "built" the same computer through Dell as I've built myself, it cost about 30%-40% more. I'd much rather choose my own components and save $500-1000.

Overall though, I've never had an issue with Dells, although I've heard horror stories.
Foldatron
(17 items)
 
Mat
(10 items)
 
Work iMac
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 950 EVGA x58 3-way SLI EVGA GTX 660ti GTX 275 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 80GB Intel X25-M SSD 2TB WD Black 150GB WD Raptor 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150GB WD V-raptor in RAID0 Win7 Home 64-bit OEM 55" LED 120hz 1080p Vizio MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 
PowerCase
750W PC P&C Silencer CoolerMaster 690 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 2500S AMD 6770M 8GB (2x4GB) at 1333Mhz 1TB, 7200 rpm 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
LG 8X Dual-Layer "SuperDrive" OS X Lion 27" iMac screen Mac wireless keyboard 
Mouse
Mac wireless mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-2600K AMD 6970M 1GB 16GB PC3-10600 DDR3 1TB 7200rpm 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
256GB SSD 8x DL "SuperDrive" OS X 10.7 Lion 27" 2560x1440 iMac display 
Monitor
27" Apple thunderbolt display 
  hide details  
Reply
Foldatron
(17 items)
 
Mat
(10 items)
 
Work iMac
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 950 EVGA x58 3-way SLI EVGA GTX 660ti GTX 275 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 80GB Intel X25-M SSD 2TB WD Black 150GB WD Raptor 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150GB WD V-raptor in RAID0 Win7 Home 64-bit OEM 55" LED 120hz 1080p Vizio MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 
PowerCase
750W PC P&C Silencer CoolerMaster 690 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 2500S AMD 6770M 8GB (2x4GB) at 1333Mhz 1TB, 7200 rpm 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
LG 8X Dual-Layer "SuperDrive" OS X Lion 27" iMac screen Mac wireless keyboard 
Mouse
Mac wireless mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-2600K AMD 6970M 1GB 16GB PC3-10600 DDR3 1TB 7200rpm 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
256GB SSD 8x DL "SuperDrive" OS X 10.7 Lion 27" 2560x1440 iMac display 
Monitor
27" Apple thunderbolt display 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Licht View Post
Dell owns Alienware by the way.

I'm aware. That has nothing to do with my post, though.
My Puter
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Haswell @ 4.2GHZ on Air Gigabyte EVGA HD 7870 2x4GB G.Skill DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB WD Black Windows 8 Hanns-G 28" HG281D Corsair 620Watts 
Case
Antec Nine Hundred 
  hide details  
Reply
My Puter
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Haswell @ 4.2GHZ on Air Gigabyte EVGA HD 7870 2x4GB G.Skill DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB WD Black Windows 8 Hanns-G 28" HG281D Corsair 620Watts 
Case
Antec Nine Hundred 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by IamtheGTIguy View Post
I'm aware. That has nothing to do with my post, though.
You said there was competition between Dell, Alienware, and Gateway. Actually i think Dell owns Acer who owns Gateway.
Lee XT
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6300 Asus M5A97 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H80 Windows 8.1 Pro MCE Dell P2414H WHXV7  Microsoft Generic 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra 600W Limited Edition NZXT Black Steel Razer Deathadder Razer Goliath 
Audio
Realtek HD Audio 
  hide details  
Reply
Lee XT
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6300 Asus M5A97 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ AMD 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H80 Windows 8.1 Pro MCE Dell P2414H WHXV7  Microsoft Generic 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra 600W Limited Edition NZXT Black Steel Razer Deathadder Razer Goliath 
Audio
Realtek HD Audio 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 15
The article states that they managed to overclock the Q6600 to 3.3Ghz... Not bad for a Dell.

Quote:
Using the set of options available in the Dell XPS 630 BIOS, we started raising the FSB 5 MHz at a time on the Core 2 Quad Q6600, not really knowing what to expect. Almost immediately, at a 1200MHz QDR Windows threw a message that there was a "Hardware Malfunction". A quick trip back into the BIOS led us to raise the Core Voltage to 1.35V and from there it was a smooth ride right up into the mid 1400's on the front side bus. We hit the proverbial wall at 1470MHz, where no raising of the Core, FSB, or Chipset voltages would get us back into Windows. Settling back down to 1467MHz, or a 3.3GHz clock for the CPU, we were able to get a stable environment.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon E5645 Asus Rampage II Gene eVGA GTX460 SSC 3x4GB Corsair Dominator PC3-12800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Crucial C300 64GB Seagate Momentus XT 750 Western Digital GP 2TB EARS Windows 7 Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE278Q DSI SMK-88 Seasonic X-660 Lian Li U6B 2011 SE 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 KAI.g3 HIEN - HARD 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon E5645 Asus Rampage II Gene eVGA GTX460 SSC 3x4GB Corsair Dominator PC3-12800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Crucial C300 64GB Seagate Momentus XT 750 Western Digital GP 2TB EARS Windows 7 Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE278Q DSI SMK-88 Seasonic X-660 Lian Li U6B 2011 SE 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 KAI.g3 HIEN - HARD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 15
At least its an ATX board gives it more room for upgradeability, though I love the all black theme going on with the motherboard.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k Gigabyte Z77X-D3H MSI R9 270 2x4GB G.skill Ripjaws X 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 250GB. Samsung F3 1TB, Seagate 2TB LP Corsair H80 Windows 8.1 LG M2352 23" IPS 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair VX550 Lian Li PC-P50WB KEF iQ10 driven by TCA Gizmo source by Aune T1 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k Gigabyte Z77X-D3H MSI R9 270 2x4GB G.skill Ripjaws X 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 250GB. Samsung F3 1TB, Seagate 2TB LP Corsair H80 Windows 8.1 LG M2352 23" IPS 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair VX550 Lian Li PC-P50WB KEF iQ10 driven by TCA Gizmo source by Aune T1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Licht View Post
You said there was competition between Dell, Alienware, and Gateway. Actually i think Dell owns Acer who owns Gateway.
First off, Dell does not own Acer to the best of my knowledge. I could be wrong.

Second off, they still all compete for prices with outside companies in addition to with one-another. IF they didn't, it would be a violation of a myriad of anti-trust and anti-oligopoly laws.
My Puter
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Haswell @ 4.2GHZ on Air Gigabyte EVGA HD 7870 2x4GB G.Skill DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB WD Black Windows 8 Hanns-G 28" HG281D Corsair 620Watts 
Case
Antec Nine Hundred 
  hide details  
Reply
My Puter
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Haswell @ 4.2GHZ on Air Gigabyte EVGA HD 7870 2x4GB G.Skill DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB WD Black Windows 8 Hanns-G 28" HG281D Corsair 620Watts 
Case
Antec Nine Hundred 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hardware News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [HotHardware] Dell Unwraps XPS 630 Gaming Desktop