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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 2019-11-01, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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New machine time...Windows10 i7 mach. recommendations?

...time for a new machine.

Have been looking at the Dell XPS 8930 VR series machine which includes, XPS case, i7 9th gen., 16 gig RAM & 512mb SSD with 2 Terabyte HDD for data, with an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 6GB GDDR6 - Dell is charging $1799 Cdn (as of Nov. 1st, 2019).

Are there folks here with real world experience with these machines and/or other recommendations (other than building one's own). I read some of the Dell Comments section (of current owners) on the Dell site and was not overly impressed by what I saw (a bunch of negative reviews) however . . . I have been satisfied with Dell machines at work and at home in the distant past.

I am using my desktop primarily for image processing (Lightroom/Photoshop), image storing and web browsing.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 2019-11-01, 11:28 PM
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It looks like a good system. The one caveat is the PSU. Nvidia recommends 500w for the 2060. Dell is providing a 460w PSU. Dell also does not provide any details about the PSU. If it's a generic OEM PSU then it could be problematic. The most common cause of system failure or unreliability are cheap, generic PSUs. For a high end system, you probably want a brand name 80+ Silver, Gold or Platinum model, such as Seasonic or Corsair, rated at 500w or higher. That's especially true if extra components, a second GPU or upgraded GPU might be added. A second 2060 GPU would push the PSU requirements into the 650w-750w range. It looks like that case will take a standard ATX PSU but I would check on that as well.
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