Velocity Micro Edge Z30 vs. Dell XPS 8000


Which one should I buy?

  1. Velocity Micro [Edge Z30]

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  2. Dell [XPS 8000]

  3. I have a better choice!

By Twist · 6 replies
Nov 1, 2009
  1. Hey guys, I'm in a dilemma of which computer to choose. I'm looking at both and they seem to have similar specs.

    Dell [XPS 8000]

    Intel® Core™ i7-860 processor
    Features 4 processing cores, 8MB cache and 2.8GHz processor speed per core.
    Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    8GB DDR3 memory
    For multitasking power, expandable to 16GB.
    Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
    1TB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 rpm)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS240 graphics
    With 1024MB dedicated video memory for enhanced graphics performance.
    Integrated 7.1-channel audio support.
    Built-in digital media reader
    IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interface and 8 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
    Dell 1505 WLAN PCI-E card with 11n mini card and external antenna
    Built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
    Price: $1,019
    Velocity Micro [Edge Z30]

    Intel® Core™ i7-860 processor [Hyperclocked to 3.2 GHz]
    8GB DDR3 memory
    1TB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 rpm) w/ NCQ [16MB Cache]
    896MB NVIDIA Geforce™ GTX260 Core 216
    20x DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner w/ LightScribe
    8-in-1 Flash Media Reader
    Integrated Ethernet Network Adapter
    2 Firewire Ports
    6 USB Ports
    Windows 7 Ultimate [64-bit]
    Surge Strip [6-plugs]
    Price: $1,559
    I'm very open to any other suggestions. I don't want to build my computer. I'd prefer already built ones. Thanks.
  2. Twist

    Twist TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. ^-^"
  3. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    The second is better for gaming, but if you do not do any gaming, you might as well go with the first. The only real difference is that the second has a faster video card.
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    This, though the micro velocity is much more expensive, while the graphics card id only about...say, $100 more expensive?
  5. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    Yes, but he said he did not want to build himself, and I assume that also means he does not want to upgrade his own video card.
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Yeah, just mentioning it, the dell is a marginally better bang for buck, plus $500 cheaper
  7. lamprey

    lamprey TS Rookie

    You are comparing apples and orange.

    Try to custom button and match the Dell system to the Z30 first, then check the price difference. You can upgrade the Dell video card and OS. You probably end-up around within $100-200 of each other. Check if Z30 is tripple channel or not, I think the Dell system is a triple channel mobo. i7 taks advantage of triple channel when i5 does not.
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