Summary: The Dell XPS 730 is a mighty rig and easily one of the fastest readymade systems anyone can buy in the market, but one gets the feeling it isn't the best they could do. The water cooling for example would make better sense if used on the graphics cards than on just the processor and the northbridge. A much larger hard drive is a must on a system of this kind. A Bluray drive and an already overclocked setup could do wonders to the performance.
Conclusion: Dell's XPS line has always delivered a top notch performance via an equally top notch price tag, and subtlety has never been its strong point no matter which way you look at it. So from its initial appearance at our offices in a huge giant box to its subsequent unpacking and powering on, the Dell XPS 730 has left us breathless with a sense of expectation and awe; which was soon dispelled as we got to know and like the unit better.
A mean machine, but a little lean in the graphics department
Good Gear Guide.au
24 February 2009
Excerpt: Much like this year's Boston Celtics basketball team, the Dell XPS 730 is composed of three key elements (the superstars, if you will) and a bunch of good all-round components (the role players). This should make it a prime contender for any user who wants serious processing and above-average game-playing ability.
Pros: 4GB RAM, quad-core CPU, fast performance, SLI graphics, room for expansion, quiet, Blu-ray player
Cons: Could use faster graphics card options, consumes 66W of electricity even when it's shut down, could use more comprehensive RAID configuration options
Conclusion: Extreme Performance zum extremen Preis: Der Dell XPS 730 H2C richtet sich keinesfalls an den sparsamen Spieler. Im Gegenteil: Der Besitzer dieses PCs will auffallen, seine Hardware anderen präsentieren und Rekorde brechen. Wer mit seinem Rechner also angeben will, ist bei diesem Modell sehr gut aufgehoben. Wer lediglich einen spieletauglichen Komplett-PC haben will, sollte die Finger vom XPS 730 H2C lassen.
Pros: Übertakteter Extreme-Prozessor, Vier GPUs, Coole Wasserkühlung, Tolles Gehäuse