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ISO Comments on this rig: Dell XPS 8700

By yeahisgood
Feb 10, 2015
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  1. Hello all!
    I am looking at purchasing a new PC. I would like to be able to use 3 monitors for business (less so gaming) but do game on occasion. I need to be able to open Excel files with millions of rows of records without super long lag. Also have many windows and programs opened at once (used for business purposes)

    This is a computer I'm looking at: Dell XPS 8700 and I can currently get it for $855 after coupon.
    Below I will list the specs: (Any comments or help will be greatly appreciated)


    XPS 8700
    4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4790 processor (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
    Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English
    12GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz - 4 DIMMs
    Dell KB213 Wired Multimedia Keyboard, US-English
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 745 4GB DDR3
    Dell SRV Software 1703
    1TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6.0 Gb/s
    XPS 8700, Black Chassis
    Dell Laser Mouse
    Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
    Integrated 7.1 with WAVE MAXXAudio 4
    No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
    Dell Wireless 1703 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0
    US Power Cord
    SERI Guide (ENG/FRN)
    1 Year Enhanced Support
    RDVD Structured in Addl SW
    Module,Placemat,8700,Global
    No Adobe Elements Software Requested
    Dell.com Order
    Non-EPA Ship Materials
    GOOD1505_107/US/CA/BTO
    Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials without Media
    Document Reader Included
    Dropbox, Digital Delivery, 20GB for 1 Year Promotion
    Label Structured in Addl SW
    CFI Not Included
    Label Structured in Addl SW
    No Office License Included
    Additional Software
    McAfee LiveSafe 12 Month Subscription
    Operating System Recovery Media Not Included
     
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    What is the current computer u have now? As far as business it does not take that much of a computer, and a new video card for it might do for the running of multiple monitors.
     
  3. yeahisgood

    yeahisgood TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 79

    I have a notebook currently. I am looking at getting a desktop, perhaps the one I listed in original post. I just wanted to get some feedback before I pull the trigger on it. I really want to use 3 monitors without the hiccups I've read about from usb-video adapters. Also, just want to have many open programs and speed. As for gaming, I am open to the possibilities with a good system but it is not my top priority. Do you think the above system provides that?
    Also notebook is a:
    Intel i7-2630QM 2.00
    6GB RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
    Windows 8.1
     
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    The one u listed should do fine for what u want.
     
  5. yeahisgood

    yeahisgood TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 79

    Is the graphics card on the Dell I listed in original post, capable of 3 monitors?

    Thanks for you feedback!
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,548   +2,894

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2161092/nvidia-geforce-745-gtx-4gb-info.html#13397993
    It appears the card has three different types of outputs. Making it impossible to use the same connection type on two monitors much less three. But yes you can run three monitors.
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-745-oem/specifications
     
  7. yeahisgood

    yeahisgood TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 79

  8. yeahisgood

    yeahisgood TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 79

    So yes on 3 monitors but each monitor would need to use a different input
     
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,548   +2,894

    There are adapters available such as DVI to VGA and HDMI to DVI that might help in getting matching monitors.
     
  10. yeahisgood

    yeahisgood TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 79

    Awesome..thanks!
     

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