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jlrx81
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Dell XPS 730x

Dell sales told me the XPS 730x has been canceled and they wanted to transition people to alienware. Does anyone know why they would do this? I very much dislike the way alienware computers look, and I think their prices are usually too high. I have bought Dell computers for quite some time and if they are not going to have a high end gaming machine that along the lines of the 730x or better, im just not purchasing anything from them.

I had a great system specced out at a good price and now that option is gone. Does anyone know if they are releasing a new model? This is so annoying as I was just about to purchase the thing! The rep recommended the Studio XPS 9000 as the next best thing aside from alienware but that didn't even let me configure it correctly, no gaming keyboard choice (G19 specifically) forces a 22" monitor on me where as I would have bought a new 2408WFP because the 22" is some kind of "3D" monitor, which I am in no way interested in.

The video card options are not good, and there is no available SLI either.

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jlrx81
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Re: Dell XPS 730x

No ideas , anyone?

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PH3N0M
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Re: Dell XPS 730x

Wow!  This is something I'm not surprised to hear.  There have been rumors floating around and they appear to have been true.  There are MANY 730x owners, such as myself, that will not like hearing this news.  I agree with you on the fact that Alienware is overpriced and in my opinion, is downright UGLY!  Sorry to disappoint, man.  I'll spread the word.

[url=http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=93963126733&ref=ts]Join the Dell XPS 730 & 730x group on FACEBOOK![/url]

 

XPS 730x H2C (aluminum clear coat chassis)

Windows 7 Professional x64
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.60ghz (soon-to-be a Core i7-975)
6gb Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600
(4) - 300GB VelociRaptors with (3) in RAID0
Western Digital MyBook 1TB
(2) - XFX Black Edition GTX 285's in SLI
(2) - DVD/RW+CD/RW Drives
Creative X-FI Titanium sound card
Logitech G5 laser gaming mouse (blue)
Logitech G19 gaming keyboard
Logitech G35 headset
Dell 3008WFP-30" LCD @ 2560x1600
X-TRAC Ripper mouse pad


Re: Dell XPS 730x

Hey PH3NOM,  The XPS Gaming computer is no more.  They are not listed in the Dell Shop as of last Friday night.  I was supprised that was the end, but seems like everyone who had one in production was cancled.

I am seriously thinking about building my own rig for my next computer, using an EVGA Classified X58 MOBO Hydro Copper and a Coolit Boreas TEC cooler.   The Alienware site is very vague about what the current water cooling system is, but it looks very much like the Coolit Domino series rebranded with the Alienware logo.  I know that Dell has taken a few hits from gamer rig purchasers, but overall the XPS 700 series has been a great gaming machine.

Best,

Darrell WV

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PH3N0M
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Re: Dell XPS 730x

The Alienware site is very vague about what the current water cooling system is

 

A buddy of mine recently purchased an Alienware and it's the SAME type of cooling setup as the H2C.  It works on the same design and idea.  Not only that, but you STILL can't control the radiator fan or liquid pump.  DELL will lose a large customer base because there are PLENTY who aren't interested in purchasing an Alienware computer.  The powers that be, in the DELL marketing department, need a serious reality check.  When you have a good thing, such as the XPS gaming line, you don't discontinue it.  Instead, you find ways to make it better than the competition for a competitive price point.

[url=http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=93963126733&ref=ts]Join the Dell XPS 730 & 730x group on FACEBOOK![/url]

 

XPS 730x H2C (aluminum clear coat chassis)

Windows 7 Professional x64
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.60ghz (soon-to-be a Core i7-975)
6gb Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600
(4) - 300GB VelociRaptors with (3) in RAID0
Western Digital MyBook 1TB
(2) - XFX Black Edition GTX 285's in SLI
(2) - DVD/RW+CD/RW Drives
Creative X-FI Titanium sound card
Logitech G5 laser gaming mouse (blue)
Logitech G19 gaming keyboard
Logitech G35 headset
Dell 3008WFP-30" LCD @ 2560x1600
X-TRAC Ripper mouse pad


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jlrx81
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Re: Dell XPS 730x

Thank you for the replies, this is honestly so annoying but nothing to be done about it.

I can't believe they want to push people towards Alienware. While I love gaming, high end computers, and technology in general, I don't need an Alien computer that I consider over priced, and what more I looked at the alienware config and the keyboard and mouse options are their alienware branded choices, no G19, or anything. I went from about to spend $3,000+ on a config to simply annoyed. I had been so happy with my last XPS, but now its back to building what I want. Im unsure of the rules about posting other places, but I'll just say if they choose to discontinue something that is popular to prop up Alienware, they are loosing my business and more.

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xfaega
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Re: Dell XPS 730x

Dell's history - Custom MOBO - FAIL !!!!!  I think this has been Dell's down fall on their high end systems.  I know you have to be unique in this competitive market but there is a line that must not be crossed and Dell cross it and paid for it for years.  The 730/730x would have been one of their best systems out in a long time.  The problem or failure that has always haunted Dell was locking out customers from being able to control the way they wanted the systems to work.  Also their unstable BIOS that rarely worked 100% with their custom motherboards.  Dell should have fixed the problems with the 730/730x to secure long term customer to continue buying from them but Dell has pretty much put nail in the coffin.  Dell had a really easy solution on fixing the problems with the Dell systems.  This is what I have found to been a problem with the systems for shutting down - getting BSOD and it all came down to not getting enough juice to the CPU.  The settings that Dell had was 20 to 40 Mv short on power.  I have yet to get the BSOD since I upped my the Mv past Dells setting.  Also the power supply does not have sufficient rail power and is always 11.95V and lower and allot of hardware requires 12V +'s continues power.  When you go cheap and over charge then things start to show like it has for the past yrs.  Dell XPS HIGH END WILL BE MISS.  RIP

Dell XPS 730X H2C Stealth Blue Anodized

Intel Core i7 965 @ 4.06GHz factory overclocked Batch 3841A711
6 GB SuperTalent DDR3 1866MHz (3 DIMMs) (Dell MOBO 1600)
EVGA GTX 295 CO-OP
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA II 3.0Gb/s HD 32MB 7.2K
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA II 3.0Gb/s HD 32MB 7.2K
Hitachi 1 TB SATA II 3.0Gb/s HD 32MB 7.2K
Seagate 1 TB SATA II 3.0Gb/s HD 32MB 7.2K
Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-216D SATA
Liteon PLDS BD-RE DH-4B1S SATA
ATI 650PRO HDTV Tuner W/Media Remote
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
Dell 19-1 MCR with Bluetooth
Logitech MX5500 Blue Tooth Keyboard and Mouse
Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
Gateway FHD 24" HD 1080P 3ms UltraResponse
Bose Companion 3

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garyehr
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Re: Dell XPS 730x

Well if that true i will not be buying anymore Dell machines. I started out with an XPS 710H2C then a 720H2C and finally i got an XPS730x H2C if they have discontinued the line then they have lost me as a customer unless they replace it with another highend line..I am not at all interested in Alienware.....Oh well

 

XPS 730x H2C

i7 965 Extreme CPU overclocked to 4050 GHz

SLi, Dual nVidia GeForce GTX280 1024MB

Core clock-702MHz,shader clock-1404MHz,memory-1269MHz

6GB Multi-Channel DDR3 at 1066MHZ (3x2GB DIMM) running at 1117MHZ (7-7-7-20-C1)

RAID 0 2x300GB(600GB) WD Velociraptor 10K 16MB Cac

Dell 19 in 1 Media Reader withBluetooth 2.0

Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 64-bit Ultimate (English)

Dual Drives: 6x Blu-Ray Burner(BD/DVD/CD) + 16x DVD-ROM

X-Fi Titanium Audio Card

Dell CPU Liquid/TEC Cooling ATX Unit

1 Kilowatt power supply

Dell 2408WFP monitor

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xfaega
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Re: Dell XPS 730x

At this point we are at the higher end.  The 32nm won't be out for a while and from what I have read the i5 - and i9 won't compare to the i7.  Only Chris can re insure our doubts but I would say pretty much done deal.  AWAY with the XPS High End and Hello to Alienware ( No Chance For Me ).  Like stated over priced and ugggggly.

Dell XPS 730X H2C Stealth Blue Anodized

Intel Core i7 965 @ 4.06GHz factory overclocked Batch 3841A711
6 GB SuperTalent DDR3 1866MHz (3 DIMMs) (Dell MOBO 1600)
EVGA GTX 295 CO-OP
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA II 3.0Gb/s HD 32MB 7.2K
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA II 3.0Gb/s HD 32MB 7.2K
Hitachi 1 TB SATA II 3.0Gb/s HD 32MB 7.2K
Seagate 1 TB SATA II 3.0Gb/s HD 32MB 7.2K
Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-216D SATA
Liteon PLDS BD-RE DH-4B1S SATA
ATI 650PRO HDTV Tuner W/Media Remote
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
Dell 19-1 MCR with Bluetooth
Logitech MX5500 Blue Tooth Keyboard and Mouse
Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
Gateway FHD 24" HD 1080P 3ms UltraResponse
Bose Companion 3

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bdgates
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Re: Dell XPS 730x

Have ni idea what sustem you want but sounds high end, Have not read this thread through. Consider looking at the very fine computers made by Falcon Northwest! Pure works of art and attention to detail. I want one so bad but could not afford one, had to settle fro a Studio 435 which Dell now calls the Studio XPS 9000. So far so good but man I wish I could gave given Falcon Northwest my money. They have a partnership with HP but remain indepebdant

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