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Dell XPS 8930 Tower

I purchased this XPS 8930 Estimated delivery date: Dec. 26, 2017

1 - - 210-ANRF XPS 8930 Base

1 - - 338-BNCZ 8th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700K 6-Core Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.7 GHz)

1 - - 619-AHCR Windows 10 Pro (64bit) English

1 - - 480-AACF If accessories are purchased, they may ship separately

1 - - 370-ADUB 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz (2X8GB)

1 - - 400-AVOR 512GB PCIe x4 SSD

1 - - 490-BEDH NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory

1 - - 429-ABFD BDRE Drive (Reads and Writes to Blu-Ray disks)

1 - - 510-BBCD Integrated with WAVE MAXXAudio Pro

1 - - 555-BDBY 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 1x1

1 - - 580-ADJC Dell KB216 Wired Multi-Media Keyboard English Black

1 - - 570-AAOS Dell USB Mouse

1 - - 520-AAAO No speakers

1 - - 340-BYJT Windows 10 Placemat

1 - - Sales rep: Rajesh R | 3000020425040.

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658-BCUJ Additional Software

1 - - 340-BWIO DW1810 driver

1 - - 340-AGIK Safety/Environment and Regulatory Guide (English/French Multi-language)

1 - - 450-AAGO US Power Cord

1 - - 332-1530 Dell.com Order

1 - - 817-BBBB No FGA

1 - - 631-ABNU Windows System driver, XPS 8930

1 - - 332-0550 Dell.com Order

1 - - 321-BDFT XPS 8930, Special Edition Chassis (460W)

1 - - 328-BCJI Direct Shipping

1 - - 658-BCPC Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials without Media

1 - - 389-CGJZ Regulatory Label

1 - - 389-CGBC Intel Core i7 Processor Kabylake-R Label

1 - - 340-ACQQ No Option Included

1 - - 658-BCSB Microsoft(R) Office 30 Days Trial

1 - - 525-0039 McAfee Live Safe XPS 36 Month Subscription

1 - - 658-BCCO McAfee 30day Trial

1 - - 801-1802 Dell Limited Hardware Warranty Initial Year

1 - - 803-1569 Premium Support with Onsite Service After Remote Diagnosis, 1 Year

1 - - 803-1587 Premium Support, 1 Year 1


 I have a Dell Monitor Model: 240TWFP

It has these connections:


VGA (the new PC doesn’t have this connection)




Then I believe there is one slot that looks like a USB (squeaky lines for names)

Then another 2 slots one on top of the other that look like USB? (2 squeaky lines for names)


What would be the best way to connect my monitor to the new 8930 PC?

Or is there a newer PC Monitor with improved connections that would enhance/speed-up the screen quality I should purchase? (The best at the lowest cost)



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RE: Dell XPS 8930 Tower

I do not see a 240TWFP monitor listed here? Anyway, the monitor will need to connect directly to the added discrete Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 video card port. You will not connect the monitor to the XPS 8930 onboard HDMI port or the onboard DP (DisplayPort).

XPS 8930 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 DP out port --> DP to mDP cable --> Monitor mDP in port
XPS 8930 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 DVI-D out port --> DVI to DVI cable --> Monitor DVI-D in port



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RE: Dell XPS 8930 Tower

First thanks Chris for the reply. I just received the XPX 8930 and it has two cards, I'm still confused? one card has just a DVI-D connection and the other card has,  4 connections,  (3) display ports connections and (1) HDMI. First are they both video cards? Then which one would I connect the monitor to for best results? Thanks

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RE: Dell XPS 8930 Tower

DVI-D and the others you mentioned are all video ports.

The XPS 8930 has both on-board video and an add-in video card (add-in NVidia card in your specific system).  You should connect the first monitor to the add-in video card. Which port you use depends on what ports are on your specific NVidia card and what's on the monitor. First choice would probably be HDMI from video card to HDMI on monitor. DisplayPort from video card to DisplayPort on monitor would be second choice.  Note: The video card probably takes up 2 slots and the DVI-D is also on the video card.

Here's a photo of the rear of the XPS 8930. The add-in video card HDMI and DP ports are in the area marked in green. The onboard video ports are in the area marked in red.

You can read "How do I connect a monitor to a computer?" to identify the types of ports on your NVidia card and monitor and the steps to connect PC to monitor:



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RE: Dell XPS 8930 Tower

Connect the HDMI port on the NVIDIA 1070 using an HDMI cable to an HDMI port on the monitor (if the monitor has an HDMI input).  If the monitor has a DVI port (and no HDMI), use connect the aforementioned HDMI cable to a female HDMI/male DVI converter and then connect the converter to the DVI port on the monitor.

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