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 Post subject: XPS 435
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:42 pm 
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Check it out:

Under the hood of the 435 you’ll find a 3.2GHz Core i7 running on an X58 chipset, room for up to 24GB of DDR3 RAM, and 4.5TB of storage across three hard drive bays. To make it all show up on your monitor, they’ll include a Radeon HD4870. And, of course, to help sweeten the deal they’re tossing in a Blu-ray drive, a 15-in-1 card reader, and a whopping eight USB ports.

EVGA Nvidia nForce 780i FTW | BIOS SZ17
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 | Zalman CNPS9700 110mm
8GB Corsair Dominator 1066 | 5-5-5-15 2T
Dual nVidia GeForce 9800 GT SLI - 700/1750/995 | 182.85
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Creative SB X-Fi XtremeGamer | Logitech Z-5500 5.1 505-Watt
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 Post subject: Re: XPS 435
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:10 pm 
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Doesn't look too bad either... fair play to Dell for ditching the 'beige box' image they (and I suppose most other manufacturers) had for a long time. Clearly inspired by our own venerable 630 though I'd suggest!

The CPU cooler is interesting... no heatsink evident but a hollow cylinder with a fan at the bottom? Is that core i7 stock or what, anyone here seen anything similar before?

ASUS P5Q Turbo/E8500 @ 3.80GHz (1600MHz FSB)
6GB Corsair DDR2 RAM @ 800MHz 4-4-4-12
Palit 260 Sonic (216SP) 896MB
Arctic Cooling 92mm PWM exhaust fan
Arctic Cooling 120mm PWM front fans
Evercool SB-F1 PCI exhaust fan
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 Post subject: Re: XPS 435
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:55 am 
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Not a bad system. If Dell offer 25% discount :) The heat sink still there but they add the tunnel to get cool air for the side panel that go straight onto the heat sink.

This would be a ideal system with GTX 295 single card solution.


XPS 630i Q9650 @ 4.28GHz|EVGA 780i SLI FTW|4GB G. SKILL DDR2 1100
Koolance EXOS 2.5 + 360 Radiator
GTX 285 TRI-SLI 756/1692/1377 3DMark Vantage: P33245
WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10K RPM SATA, 1.5TB WD SATA
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