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

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/dells_website_reveals_highend_xps_435_desktop

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.

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 Post subject: Re: XPS 435
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:10 pm 
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http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/desktop-studio-xps-435?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

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?

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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.

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