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Regarding XPS 8930 parts Upgrading Compatibility Question

Hi I'm using Dell XPS 8930 and ever since I was working on my work (Adobe programs mostly) I needed faster running computer for smooth rendering of my workload


Long story short, I wanted your professional view on whether or not if these parts are compatible with my current desktop, meaning can i upgrade to following upgrade parts without problem?


And If there is a problem what is the alternative solution

So I'm basically upgrading three parts or hoping to upgrade three parts.

Extra SSD / Graphics Card / CPU Processor


For ssd:

Extra SSD
SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 500GB SATA III V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-76E500B/AM
- for allocation of cache on my computer for faster read/write on my video editing software (ex: Adobe Programs)

For Graphics Card:

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 DirectX 12 GV-N1070G1 GAMING-8GD R2 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support ATX Video Card
Need higher vram for graphics card with reasonable upgrade on its series higher than current one: (1050ti) 8gb with 1070 or 1070ti as long as it has 8gb vram if this is compatible with current xps 8930 that i own

and last but not least

CPU Processor:

CPU Processor
Intel Core i7-8086K Coffee Lake 6-Core 4.0 GHz (5.0 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I78086K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630

- I'm trying to upgrade processor so i can have higher GHz but not compromising on current spec other than GHz like cache and whatnot.


So I heard default xps8930 has low powersupply and that i need to use stronger PSU to run 1070 graphics card and whatnot since most of them draw power of minimum 500w and xps 8930 has only 460w.

Thank you !

PS: my current spec is followed :

8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8700 6-Core Processor (12MB Cache, up to 4.6 GHz)
32GB, DDR4, 2666MHz
256GB PCIe x4 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050Ti with 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory
802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 1x1

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Re: Regarding XPS 8930 parts Upgrading Compatibility Questio

May not be able to use 9TH gen cpu.  Even OPTANE SSD will not improve video editing.

A $7000 gpu for video editing does make a difference.


ATX 20 PIN  is wrong I wish people would stop saying STANDARD ATX is fine.  EPS 12V  24 PIN 80 percent efficient with 150W combined on the 3.3V 5V RAILS.

Physical Size also matters as the top usb ports will not allow a unit that is too long.

EVGA 750B1 works fine.  The  B2 B3 BQ G2 versions from the same vendor DO NOT WORK. There is a reason why the G1 is $250 and the B1 is $120.  B2 ETC ARE UNDER $100 and some FAKE units that claim 750W are $29.  The B1 is preferred due to price but BEWARE of any unit that claims 750W and is UNDER $100

EVGA SuperNOVA 750 B1 110-B1-0750-VR OR G1120-G1-0750-XR


EVGA750B1.jpg750B1 installed in XPS 8700750B1 installed in XPS 8700

















 NEX750B1_output.jpg750B1 LABEL 750B1 LABEL

 750GLABEL.png750G1 LABEL NOTE 150W combined 25A on each rail. 750G1 LABEL NOTE 150W combined 25A on each rail.




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Re: Regarding XPS 8930 parts Upgrading Compatibility Questio

I'm sorry it seems like you copied a posting from somewhere you posted before and pasted unto my thread but thank you for your care but you still haven't answered any of my question really haha...

So basically I'm asking if three of my suggestion listings (ssd/graphics card/cpu) can i use that exactly unto my computer is my question im not asking about i9 or something else im asking specifically if i can use i78086k and 1070 8gb graphics card and samsung 500gb ssd

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Re: Regarding XPS 8930 parts Upgrading Compatibility Questio

The Samsung SSD should not be a problem but the Samsung Magician software requires AHCI mode and I think Dell ships out its PC in RAID mode so you will have to make that change if you need to run Magician. The Samsung SSD will work in RAID mode just not Magician.

The K processor may be a problem because it requires a different fan and heat sink. Dell makes a special fan/heat sink for the K processor because clearance is limited in the XPS 8930 case. Another issue is the Dell BIOS; its capabilities are limited for overclocking if that is what you plan to do. Also Dell offers the i7-8700K so I don't how that differs from the i7-8086K and whether or not the BIOS supports it.

.Dell offers an OEM GeForce GTX 1070 and I don't know how the Gigabyte card differs.

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Re: Regarding XPS 8930 parts Upgrading Compatibility Questio

Thank you so 8086 has 4.0ghz and 8700k has i think 3.8ghz and also here is the photo and i was wondering if i cant change processor can i at least use new graphics card? and if so what is psu here in the photo and how do i change and also last but not least i heard ssd needs special cable and does 8930 xps come with extra cable in chassis?15460519036087464030996566514441.jpg


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Re: Regarding XPS 8930 parts Upgrading Compatibility Questio

The SSD does not require a special cable and the XPS 8930 does not come with an extra cable. Depending on the mounting location of the SSD you may need a SATA cable with a right angle connector on one end to connect to the SSD. There is sometimes an issue with clearance with closing the side chassis panel if a straight connector is used to connect to the SSD.

Regarding the  processor, my concern is whether or not the Dell BIOS will support the 8086K.I know Dell sells a XPS 8930 with the 8700K so that is definitely supported. Then there is the cooling issue.

Your picture is not showing up yet, but you can find out about your power supply by entering your Service Tag at and looking at the Original configuration listing under System configuration.The GTX 1070 requires a 500 Watt minimum power supply and yours is probably 460 Watts. I would also check to determine if the GTX 1070 would fit and the required power supply connections. Also if you replace your current power supply I believe you will need an adapter cable to connect power to the DVD drive.

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Re: Regarding XPS 8930 parts Upgrading Compatibility Questio

How about searching these forums for "XPS 8930 upgrades" (without the quotes)? :Idea: There are LOTS of threads on this exact topic.

BTW: Dell recently released a BIOS update for the XPS 8930 to support 9th Gen CPUs, like the i9-9900K, i7-9700K and i5-9600K, if you want to go that far with your upgrades.

With all your upgrade requirements, it might have been more cost effective to build your own...


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Re: Regarding XPS 8930 parts Upgrading Compatibility Questio

A GPU upgrade that is working: MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Ventus XS 6G OC

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