Summary: I bought this computer instead of making one as I usually do. After 3 days the mother board crapped out. Dell had a tech knocking on my door on the 2nd day after that. With the unit back on line I got rid of windows 8 and replaced it with windows 7. Windows 8 is the worst piece of crap I have ever seen, I also got rid of the junk video card that came with it. It just could'nt do the job.
Summary: This is an excellent unit for the average user, but not for everyone. This XPS 8500 was purchased to replace my aging XPS 130 which had a fairly large case and a reasonably sized power supply. I expected to move my Hauppauge HD TV card and other full size cards to the 8500. Unfortunately, there were few specifications posted on Amazon's web page for this configuration.