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Community Article Dell XPS 13 Questions — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Dell XPS 13 Questions System test admin May 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion This discussion was created from comments split from: Need a new device, but not entirely sure what you need? Have questions about a product?. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LauraBryan2020 ✭ May 2020 Hello - I plan to purchase a laptop for working from home. I see that the Dell XPS 13 gets great reviews. I participate in Zoom meetings, and need decent storage capacity. What would you recommend? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 Hello @LauraBryan2020! Welcome to the Community. I split your comment into its own discussion so we can better keep track of it.  The Dell XPS 13 laptops are pretty solid options overall. I'll also put in a good word for the Lenovo laptops, they're my personal preference for recommendations. Depending on what you mean by decent storage capacity, we carry a lot of options that should suit your needs well. This link will give you a list of all our laptops that come with 512GB SSDs, which is a pretty ample amount of storage for most people: https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntk=all&sortby=pricelow&N=4294967288+4294818011+4294822454&myStore=true 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.9K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 999 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 121 Consumer Tech 41 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 76 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 25 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 85 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 223 Graphics Cards 170 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Thank-you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin January 11 GO_DC said: Hi, can you help me with a recommendation for a 32GB RAM, 15" display laptop with a great keyboard/trackpad? Also, does Micro Center offer support, or is support just through the manufacturer? Thank-you. Greetings. We can look into this with you! What is your budget and which Micro Center store would you be nearest to so we can check the stock of their location to see what options they may have?  As for support, are you referring to hardware support/repairs or software support?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook GO_DC ✭ January 12 Thanks Ian. Up to $2000, and either Fairfax, VA or Rockville, MD. And for support I mean hardware support/repairs. I've been using a Dell with Dell support - if I buy from Micro Center, I want to understand my support options. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin January 12 Hello, @GO_DC I'd recommend a few different selections.  MAINGEAR Element 2-EL2 - 17"  HP ENVY 15-ep0035cl - 15.6" - Refurbished  MAINGEAR Element 3 - 17.3" One other recommendation would be the Dell XPS 13 9310 - 13.4" as a smaller option. However, it is not cheaper. The small form factor does come at a cost. As for device protection or support/repairs, we do offer several options. Accidental Protection Extended Protection We also offer our Priority Care technical support. I hope this info helps, but I'd be happy to discuss this further with you if you have any other questions or concerns! Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook GO_DC ✭ January 14 Thank-you for these options. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin January 14 You're quite welcome! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.9K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 999 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 121 Consumer Tech 41 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 76 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 25 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 85 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 223 Graphics Cards 170 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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The computer is unreliable. I am outside of my return window is it possible still to complete an exchange? I don't mind paying a restocking fee at this point I just need a system I can rely on. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Ian admin September 17 Greetings. the PC would have a 15 day return period as listed in our return policy - https://community.microcenter.com/kb/articles/28-what-is-the-return-policy Any returns past the return period would be up to store management. It should be under warranty, so I would suggest bringing the PC in so our eservice team can take a look at it to see what the issues may be. No appointment needed. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook RichL ✭ September 18 Yeah it is outside the return period unfortunately... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook RichL ✭ September 18 Yeah I am concerned the power supply is not sufficient for the upgrades (appreciated) that Micro Center amended the systems with. All power/kernel errors. Have done all I can... I hate to be out 2000 on a lemon. Will check with VA codes to see lemon laws on computers. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JohnDaBeardWilliford Mayfield Store Associate September 18 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/36217#Comment_36217 You still have the one year warranty from Micro Center. Take it in and have it repaired. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook RichL ✭ September 22 Micro Center graciously accepted return of the faulty system for store credit. Bought the ASUS Strix, which I already own one of. That is a very good system... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin September 22 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/36295#Comment_36295 I am glad to hear they were able to work it out with you in store! Please let us know if you have any other questions. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. 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Were you looking to bring the PC in for service? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.9K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 121 Consumer Tech 41 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 76 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 25 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 85 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 223 Graphics Cards 170 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I have been trying to get the store on the phone with no success, and I can't find it in the specs provided online anywhere.  Does anyone know? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers BubbleMax MN ✭ May 2020 @La_Red From what I'm going to guess this is not M.2 compatible. As these tend to have a pre like 2017 MB's that are mostly green are going to generally be one gen to old for a M.2  TLDR if you want M.2 you will need most likely a MB upgrade.  As to the Ram from what I"m seeing of YT reviews of an equivalent build. Most of the MB's in these PC's have dual channel RAM(These if they have to can also run just one stick of RAM.) The only problem is they are LIMITED however to just two Memory sticks.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In my honest opinion there are FAR better PC's that even you could PC game on for 800 dollars. And still get all the stuff you wanted as well get RGB. For what you would be spending on this pc. The PC your looking at is like scaping the bottom of the bucket.  Plus an i7-9700 is feels awkwardly thrown into this build to just inflate the price. Not to mention any effort to upgrade that build your suggesting would be a nightmare.  https://www.microcenter.com/product/617115/powerspec-b731-desktop-computer < ~ This one is what I'd invest in as if you intend to use it for graphic design or modeling in VR. Or use it to game its Not only going to be more easy but its also the case will have MORE airflow and easier upgradeability. As there aren't giant HDD racks and etc in the way.  Also you could use that like 100$ or so to get a nice external 1TB SSD And have about almost 1.5 times the space.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BubbleMax MN ✭ May 2020 BubbleMax said: @La_Red From what I'm going to guess this is not M.2 compatible. As these tend to have a pre like 2017 MB's that are mostly green are going to generally be one gen to old for a M.2  TLDR if you want M.2 you will need most likely a MB upgrade.  As to the Ram from what I"m seeing of YT reviews of an equivalent build. Most of the MB's in these PC's have dual channel RAM(These if they have to can also run just one stick of RAM.) The only problem is they are LIMITED however to just two Memory sticks.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In my honest opinion there are FAR better PC's that even you could PC game on for 800 dollars. And still get all the stuff you wanted as well get RGB. For what you would be spending on this pc. The PC your looking at is like scaping the bottom of the bucket.  Plus an i7-9700 is feels awkwardly thrown into this build to just inflate the price. Not to mention any effort to upgrade that build your suggesting would be a nightmare.  https://www.microcenter.com/product/617115/powerspec-b731-desktop-computer < ~ This one is what I'd invest in as if you intend to use it for graphic design or modeling in VR. Or use it to game its Not only going to be more easy but its also the case will have MORE airflow and easier upgradeability. As there aren't giant HDD racks and etc in the way.  Also you could use that like 100$ or so to get a nice external 1TB SSD And have about almost 1.5 times the space.  PS: With the PC I'm suggesting it would also be easy to just swap out and in if and when you want to add more to it.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.9K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 999 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 121 Consumer Tech 41 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 76 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 25 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 85 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 223 Graphics Cards 170 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I immediately noticed that once launching any video game, the fans were very loud and GPU temps were well into 80s C, and after downloading Core Temp, I've discovered the CPU is fairing far worse, often hitting 90C. I'm a little new to PC builds/mods so take this part with some salt: Research told me the CPU fan that Dell put in with the non-K CPUs in the 8940 is in fact not very good, i.e. is tiny. Microcenter said not to try changing fans myself because it could void warranty, be that Microcenter's or Dell's, I'm not sure. Anyway, I don't know if I should stick with this machine and invest in fan/heatsink upgrades (if possible) or trade it in for something else. Some sources recommended different Noctua models. Here is something from Dell forums: https://www.dell.com/community/XPS-Desktops/XPS-8940-Better-cooler/td-p/7690322 EDIT: ended up exchanging for a different prebuilt. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin May 8 I believe I linked the Dell thread to another customer here before, I would look over the suggestions and tips in thread, it is full of them, on the Dell forums for upgrade options. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.9K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 122 Consumer Tech 41 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 76 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 85 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 223 Graphics Cards 170 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I haven't changed any parts of any pc and want to know how easy or hard installation is. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin April 16 I found a thread on Dell's website which is full of users replacing the cooler in an XPS 8940 which most have found success doing. I would suggest looking through this thread, it looks like it should be a simple install https://www.dell.com/community/XPS-Desktops/XPS-8940-Better-cooler/td-p/7690322 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Aster ✭ May 8 edited May 8 @Deadstew I would love to know what you ended up upgrading to, if anything! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.9K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 999 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 121 Consumer Tech 41 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 76 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 25 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 85 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 223 Graphics Cards 170 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. 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Let us know if you have any other questions 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.9K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 999 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 121 Consumer Tech 41 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 76 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 25 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 85 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 223 Graphics Cards 170 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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The recommended for this system would be 700W which is fine but there are no 700W or more PSUs that would fit inside this unit. This seems like a major issue with the manufacturing any help on where I can get a new power supply? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin March 17 Hello @ZachL and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. Usually our Dell XPS 8940 system are not sold with 3000 series cards. Can you give us the reference number for you Dell XPS purchase? That way we an look up the order and specs on the Dell. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin March 18 edited March 18 Hello @ZachL I believe you may be correct, that this is something that we have done for the Dell XPS 8940. Are you having issues with your new purchase? I'd be happy to assist you with them if that is the case. Could you point me to where you are seeing a recommended PSU of 700W for this system? I can assure you that the PSU in the system is capable of running this GPU and system safely. It is something that we have tested in our lab and from my understanding, it passed all of its tests. Also, NVIDIA lists the specs for their GPU on their website and lists that the 3060 only uses 170W. (The card in the left column is the 3060 Ti.) As you can see, both are pretty efficient GPUs considering the performance they give. I'd be happy to answer any other questions if you have them! If you're able to confirm the transaction or reference number from your purchase, we can confirm these specifications as well! Thanks! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ZachL ✭ March 18 This is the model, https://www.microcenter.com/product/635039/dell-xps-8940-gaming-computer Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin March 18 That would be capable as it comes! The 3060 has a power draw of 170W per NVIDIA. This system would be quite capable of using the 3060. Are you having an issue with your XPS 8940? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ZachL ✭ March 18 Hi thanks for the speedy response, I actually returned it for another model yesterday with your 15 day policy, thanks so much for including that btw great service, that was a bit more what I was looking for 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin March 18 You're quite welcome! Glad to offer the service to you! 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I'm interested in playing games like GTA and various simulator games with mods.i dont want to get too crazy with the price.I'd like to kepp it at around 900 dollars and of course the less the better but without skipping quality and performance. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin April 2020 Greetings. Do you happen to have the service tag of this Dell PC so we can look it up and see what specifications it currently has? This service tag should be on a sticker directly on the PC itself.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Mikethaplumber ✭ April 2020 I just got an xps 630i as well. service tag f9d41g1. had to figure how to even get it to come on with no knowledge of pc at all. if you could give me some advise and tips to make it agaming pc even if its only gonna get lowgrade. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSAustinM admin April 2020 Greetings, so the Dell XPS 630i was released back in 2008/2009. Unfortunately due to how out of date the specs are I would recommend a complete rebuild. You would be able to reuse the case, fans, DVD drive and possibly the HDD. So you would need to get a new motherboard, processor, ram, power supply, and video card. I do recommend checking our site and using the system builder to get pricing- https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BenDoesSpeedruns ✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 Heyheyhey it just so happens I'm doing the exact same thing. If you bought the 630i with a top spec CPU back in the day, throwing a spankin' GPU in could still give you decent performance. Issues are you're stuck with USB 2.0, DDR2 ram, and a host of other slow relics. Personally, I'm doing an overhaul. I've replaced the enormous Dell ATX board with an ITX board I had lying around from an old build (bit weird to have a tiny board in that huge case but it looks kinda cool). Going with an i5 CPU, also from the previous build, and a GTX 480 GPU, which I also had lying around. These are all old tech but for my purposes (Skyrim, Skyrim, and more Skyrim), they'll do fine. If I had some extra cashish on hand, I'd upgrade the graphics card and get a modular PSU (even with the extra space from the board it's a snake den in there), but right now I can't afford it, and the egg-cooker 480 & oversized PSU should get me where I need to get. Can't get 4K on it, but I'm playing on Xbox 360 right now and the 480 will still be a huge step up. A few interesting things I've bumped into while building... The 630i uses a separate board for all the ports in the front (and some of the drives I think). I have no idea what kind of compatibility my non-Dell motherboard will have with this IO board, but we'll see. It connects to a USB port on the mobo, but I'm a little worried I'm going to fry the port or my whole board, which would be awful. The alternative is ditching the IO board and running everything in front directly to my mobo, but I don't have long enough cables at the moment and I'm very lazy. Also, there's more chassis fans in the case than my mobo supports. If the IO board works, it's moot since the extra fans connect there, but if not, well, it's not. I sort of doubt I need 3 enormous chassis fans though, especially the one for the HDD tray when I'm using an SSD and have taken out the HDD tray assembly. I'm definitely not going to be able to connect the firewire port to my mobo, but, then again, I don't own anything that uses firewire. Pour one out for firewire. It'd be cool to replace the 2 USB 2.0 ports in the front of the case with USB 3 ports, but we'll get to that when we get to it. I'm making a video of my ill-fated escapade with this franken-pc and I'll be posting it on my Youtube channel in the coming week. Don't know if it's cool with the good people of Microcenter to post that kind of thing here, but I did buy all the parts from Microcenter, so there's that. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.9K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 999 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 121 Consumer Tech 41 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 76 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 25 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 85 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 223 Graphics Cards 170 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Input: 100-240V~5.0A, 50/60Hz  Output: 12.0VA 18.0A, 12.0VB 16.0A, 12.0VC 8.0A, 3.3V 17A, 5V 25A , 5V aux 3.0A Total Output: 460W Connectors (1) 24-Pin ATX Connector (1) +12V 4-Pin Power Connector (2) 6-Pin Dell Proprietery Connector (4) SATA Connectors I believe this may be a solid option but wanted to make sure Dell 'proprietary 6 pin connectors' would not be an issue with whatever option I choose. Could this work or other suggestions? https://www.microcenter.com/product/457414/evga-500-watt-80-plus-atx-non-modular-power-supply 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin February 17 I'm sorry to say that I don't know much about these 6-pin connectors or where they connect. I've reviewed the Dell 8500 manual and still cannot see what they might connect to. From what I can see, I'd recommend a Modular or Semi-modular PSU. Otherwise, I don't see what this would not work with this system. Another option would be a short form factor or SFX PSU. Check here. This would allow you more room in the case. Sorry, I can't be 100% certain on this, but I hope the info I have shared is helpful! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook technology175 ✭ February 18 Thanks and appreciate the info - I need to do more research on this but what is the difference between the ATC PS in the Dell and a 'modular' type PS ? Also I assume form factor is irrelevant and an SFX would work in an older ATX ? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin February 18 Modular would mean that you don't have to connect all of the mess of cables that come with a PSU. You can select the specific cables that you need. The form factor in the Dell appears to be an ATX, and the SFX and ATX would be compatible with the system. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.9K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 122 Consumer Tech 41 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 76 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 85 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 223 Graphics Cards 171 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I was looking for a way to contact customer service directly, but I was unable to find one (or I accidentally overlooked it) so I'm posting here. Long story short, I purchased a Dell XPS 15 9500 laptop back in July and it had the dreaded faulty touchpad out of the box. Instead of saddling Microcenter with this issue by returning/exchanging the laptop, I chose to have Dell replace the touchpad; this was a mistake. Parts were backordered for nearly 6 weeks and then the technician damaged my laptop during the touchpad replacement. This became waiting another 5 weeks through the process of trying to get a replacement. Now, a full 3 months later I'm still fighting with Dell on trying to get a laptop that doesn't have issues as the replacement laptop has touchpad issues AND the screen won't stay closed properly and I'm truly at a loss. As an individual customer, I'm powerless against Dell's horrendous customer service, but perhaps as a partner Microcenter will have a little more leverage. This isn't Microcenter's fault, but I'm hoping that perhaps someone can help. If there is any way I can pay a restocking fee and purchase another laptop to get out of this horrible design flaw and QC nightmare, I would LOVE to be able to do that to continue supporting Microcenter and get away from Dell! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin December 2020 Hello @Brian_T thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. Just an FYI, our tech support is at 800-490-5536. Sorry you are having these issues. If you purchase the Dell laptop from us in July its still under warranty. You can bring it to the store, either we can repair it under the warranty unless is deemed non repairable; then we'll give you store credit for the amount you paid for the laptop to purchase another laptop from us. The return/exchange period is usually 60 days. Obviously you are outside the return period, but you can bring the laptop the store and speak with a Manager. They may be able to work with you. If you'd like we can request for a Store Manager to call you. Be aware it may take 2-4 days for a call, but if you can give us the reference number off the receipt on the July laptop purchase, we can forward this to a Manager. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Brian_T ✭ December 2020 @TSTDavey - Thanks so much. Unfortunately I'm in Oregon and we don't have any Microcenter locations here, but I will call up the tech support line and see what they have to say and see if we can go from there. I'd be OK with sending this out if needed. I wasn't sure that the tech support line was truly the right number to call so I didn't want to burn someone's time by calling the wrong department. Since I ordered from the online store I don't know if that changes the manager that might be involved later down the line, but I'd love to chat on the phone with someone about this to see what their thoughts are. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin December 2020 @Brian_T call our tech support. They'll be able to help and/or send request to the Manager to call back. They might be able to call the store for a Manager as well. If need anything from us here on the MIcrocenter Community, just reply to this post. Take care. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.9K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 999 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 121 Consumer Tech 41 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 76 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 25 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 85 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 223 Graphics Cards 170 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Have questions about a product?. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments ShereeA ✭ April 2020 Hi, Can you please tell me the difference between the two Dell XPS 8930 Gaming Computers? One is selling for $1149.99 and the other is $1349.99 Thank you, Sheree 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin April 2020 ShereeA said: Hi, Can you please tell me the difference between the two Dell XPS 8930 Gaming Computers? One is selling for $1149.99 and the other is $1349.99 Thank you, Sheree They have different video cards.  The one for $1149.99 has a GTX 1660 Super, while the one for $1349.99 has an RTX 2060 super, which is more powerful.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.9K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 122 Consumer Tech 41 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 76 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 85 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 223 Graphics Cards 170 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Dell XPS 9500 vs. Precision 5540 for 3D CAD and Rendering — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Dell XPS 9500 vs. Precision 5540 for 3D CAD and Rendering trevor_9_3 ✭ November 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion I'm an industrial designer, doing 3D CAD and rendering (solidworks, keyshot, adobe CC) needing a new work laptop and I'm trying to decide between the Dell XPS 15 9500 (https://www.microcenter.com/product/623604/dell-xps-15-9500-156-laptop-computer---silver) and the Dell Precision 5540 (https://www.microcenter.com/product/615131/dell-precision-5540-mobile-workstation-156-laptop-computer---gray?ob=1). Looking for recommendations on which one of the two I should go with. There is only 1 Precision 5540 available in open box, so I need to figure it out quickly. I know the Precision 5540 has a better graphics card and more RAM, but I'm wanting to make sure I'm not overlooking anything on the XPS 9500 that could sway me that way. Thanks! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers LandShark admin November 2020 Most of the tasks that you mentioned are going to be GPU focused. The NVIDIA Quadro T1000 is more set for professional workloads, however, both GPUs have 4GB of memory but the 5540 has more RAM and more SSD capacity. Since the GPUs are so similar, I'd recommend going with the other spec that you think you need. Personal preference would be to go with more storage and RAM. The CPU generation difference is minimal. Hardly anything changed between these two chips. Hope this input helped! Let me know if you have more questions! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.9K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 122 Consumer Tech 41 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 76 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 85 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 223 Graphics Cards 170 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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That makes it a perfect brand for the Micro Center Platinum Collection. Dell PCs come packing the latest and greatest hardware for maximum value for money, whether you’re looking for a portable work machine, or something a little more heavy-hitting for gaming. It joins a number of other excellent manufacturers, including Asus, Lenovo, MSI, and HP, all of whom meet the criteria of high-quality, well-trusted, and great value, making them a great fit for the Platinum Collection. Amidst the dizzying array of PCs, laptops, and components that you can buy on Micro Center’s website and in-store, the Platinum Collection is the best way to streamline your purchase to products that have been vetted and tested and found to offer some of the best bang for your buck. If you want a quality gaming PC without the headache of sifting through all of the many options out there, buying a desktop PC or laptop from the Micro Center Platinum Collection is a great way to make your choice easier. Dell XPS 8940 Gaming PC Dell’s XPS branding might be most well-known for encompassing some of the best mainstream laptops money can buy, but it also includes some truly stellar affordable gaming PCs, too. One of the best examples of that is the Dell XPS 8940, a gaming PC that packs some of the latest generation components for high-end gaming performance, alongside a great feature set of connectors, inside an understated, classy chassis. It doesn’t scream “gamer” to look at, and that could be a good thing if you’re trying to fit this into a home office or bedroom without filling the space with colorful LED light. The official specifications for the XPS 8940 are as follows:  •     CPU: Intel Core i7 11th Gen 11700. •     Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060Ti with 8GB GDDR6. •     Memory: 32GB DDR4-2933. •     Storage: 1TB SSD boot drive and a 1TB HDD storage drive. •     Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro. •     Optical drive: DVD Drive. •     Wired: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet. •     Wireless: 2x2 Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i, Bluetooth 5.1. The heart of the system is the Intel Core i7-11700 CPU. It's an eight-core, 16 thread processor with massive general compute and gaming performance. It might have a base clock of 2.5GHz, but it features a maximum turbo frequency of 4.9GHz, which guarantees stupendous performance when performing intense, sustained tasks, like gaming, video transcoding, and photo editing. This is the non-K, 11700, so you can’t manually overclock it, but this generation of processors does run a little warm, so that’s for the best in this case, and Intel’s own boost algorithms make manual overclocking much less important than it once was. The CPU cooling in the Dell XPS 8940 is more than good enough to keep it nice and cool throughout operation, ensuring that you get maximum performance whether you’re using your gaming PC for a few minutes or a few hours. It’s nice and quiet too, so if you prefer to play without headphones, you won’t have to listen to the whine of overspinning fans. This is no F-model processor, however, so it comes fully equipped with Intel’s 12th-generation integrated Xe graphics. That won’t find much use with the excellent dedicated 3060Ti GPU that this Dell gaming PC comes packed with, but it does mean that if you ever have to do some troubleshooting, or need to remove the GPU for whatever reason, you can still use the PC without difficulty. Just plug your monitor into the motherboard’s HDMI or DisplayPort outputs and away you go. The real gaming power of this PC comes from its graphics card, the Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti; one of the best value for money GPUs of its generation. It offers stellar performance that eclipses all but the best graphics cards of recent years, delivering fantastic performance in any game at 1080p, 1440p, and in older games, even 4K. If you do stick to 1080p, you can guarantee anywhere between 60 and 100 FPS in modern AAA games like Metro Exodus, Cyberpunk 2077, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. If you’re an esports player, you can expect far higher frame rates too, easily measuring in the hundreds. If you’ve been languishing on lower frame rates, that can make you more competitive, too. Higher frames mean lower input lag, and by cutting the input lag of your gaming PC, you can make yourself the best gamer you can be. If you prefer to play slower-paced, AAA games, you also have the option of turning on ray tracing in supporting titles. Like all GPUs, that can hit the frame rate, so make sure to consider using Nvidia’s deep learning super sampling too if it’s supported, to help keep frame rates high and smooth. The onboard wireless support with the XPS 8940 is excellent too. It has a built-in Killer 2x2 network interface, giving full support for Wi-Fi 6 for maximum speed and the lowest latency, even on busy networks. It also has the option of a wired Gigabit Ethernet connection, if you prefer the stability and reliability of a wired networking solution. Backing up those core components that deliver high performance is 32GB of fast memory. That’s more than any game needs, but with some of the latest ones demanding as much as 16GB, you can rest assured that no background tasks will take away from your game performance. It also gives you plenty if you like to do a lot of web browsing with many tabs open at once, or if you want to do some video editing when you’re not playing.  The terabyte of SSD storage gives you all the space you need for Windows and an expansive game library, making sure that the system boots fast and all your games load quickly. You don’t need to store all your photos and videos on that SSD, though, with a secondary 1TB hard drive giving you extra storage space, so your main drive can focus on games and any applications you want to be as responsive as possible.  The XPS 8940 is a stealth gaming PC, with a high-airflow, but understated chassis that is surprisingly small considering all of the power inside. Its black paint job and sleek exterior bely its gaming prowess, helping it fit into a home office, or alongside other electronics you already have in your home. The small footprint also makes it easy to fit it under or on top of desks where space is at a premium, and it’s lightweight enough, at just 18lbs, that if you need to move it around – or even take it with you to a LAN party -- it’s no hassle at all.  That same chassis comes with a great selection of front-facing ports, giving you quick and easy access to several USB-A ports, a USB-C port, and a headphone jack. There’s also an SD card reader for quickly and easily downloading photos or other data from standalone devices.  Although the hardware inside this PC is perfect for all sorts of games, there’s no denying that as desktop gaming PCs age, they don’t perform as well. That’s no problem with this Dell gaming PC, as its interior is easily upgradeable. Pop the side panel off and even though this is a compact desktop, you’ll find you have easy access to the memory, graphics card, and storage. Replacing any and all of them is easy, so in the years to come, if you need a little more storage space, or graphical power, you can buy a single component and install it, either by yourself or with help from the Micro Center PC upgrade services!  To top it all off, the Dell XPS 8940 is a complete gaming package. It comes with a bundled gaming mouse and keyboard, so you don’t even need to buy any additional accessories (save perhaps, a monitor) to get playing straight away. It even comes with a free copy of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, thanks to the included Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti. You can redeem the code straight through Steam, and get playing as soon as it’s downloaded.  All of this would normally cost you over $2,000, but at the special Platinum Collection price of just 1,799.99, the Dell XPS 8490 is a fantastic buy for anyone looking to upgrade their gaming experience. Want more information on the Platinum Collection? Check out our breakdown over here. 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After updating about 20 queued updates and BIOS twice, I gave up and put in my 20H2 flash drive and updated manually. Also had to update the RTX2060, as there's been 5 updates in the last 3+ months from Nvidia. Lotsa work on updates to get this machine up to date! BTW...don't be concerned about the BSoD, as it only happens once...hopefully 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin January 11 Thanks for the feedback @ComputerGuyMD! We'll share this info with our contacts at Dell to let them know about this. It is fairly typical for items that have been sitting in the store for some time to require updates, but 20 seems like quite a lot. Thanks again! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ComputerGuyMD Osseo, MN ✭ January 11 Thanks for your reply. The biggest issue was running version 1909, which was Fall 2019 update. My desktop purchased in December came with version 2004 and that was acceptable, as 20H2 was not released until Fall of 2020. Having 2 BIOS updates to perform was a bit perplexing and it appears Dell is not doing their diligence in having their machines current when packaging and shipping...unless it was over 1 year from packaging to sales? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin January 11 I don't know the answer to this query myself, but you've made me curious as well. We'll reach out to contacts at Dell about this. Thanks for sharing this info with us! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.9K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 122 Consumer Tech 41 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 76 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 85 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 223 Graphics Cards 171 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Desktop Video Editing Computer? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Desktop Video Editing Computer? Rob55 ✭ March 2 edited June 7 in General Discussion I would like some recommendations on a Desktop Video Editing Computer. I do not game, but I would like to edit GoPro9 videos that I take in 4K and have a dual screen setup. Which computers can you recommend for these need at around $1k? Thank you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin March 2 I'd be happy to offer my recommendations here. Here's the list of Adobe Premiere Pro's recommended specifications for editing video. Here's my suggestion if you're looking to build one and here are a few options for you if you're looking for a pre-built. PowerSpec G164 PowerSpec G228 Dell XPS 8940 I hope this helps, but please let me know if you have any questions! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.9K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 122 Consumer Tech 41 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 76 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 85 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 223 Graphics Cards 170 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article How big of a video card can I upgrade to in my Dell XPS 8500? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts How big of a video card can I upgrade to in my Dell XPS 8500? HalfaClue ✭ May 2020 in Help Choosing Parts I have a Dell XPS 8500 purchased in 2012. It's a very good computer, very reliable, and fast. I'd like to upgrade the video card but the card recommended by Dell isn't much more powerful than mine.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Dains_zoo USA ✭ May 2020 From what I understand your main issue is keeping your Wattage below PSU max. For Nvidia your best bet would be to go with the GT 1030.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Dains_zoo USA ✭ May 2020 If you can run a DxDiag and let us know what your processor, current GPU (Display), and RAM size I can get a better understanding. It would also be great to know what your max wattage is.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook HalfaClue ✭ May 2020 Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.1GHz Card name: AMD Radeon HD 7500 Series Memory: 32768MB RAM 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin May 2020 Welcome to the forum @HalfaClue. It looks like your system can support a 9.5 inch graphics card, so anything around that size or smaller should fit. As stated by @Dains_zoo, it's extremely important to make sure you have the power overhead to support a faster GPU. Luckily most modern GPU's are more efficient and should draw less power than what you are likely using, but it's best to be safe and determine your PSU limitations first before we make any recommendations. If you have the service tag, you might be able to plug that into Dell's website for a detailed part list of your system: https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook HalfaClue ✭ May 2020 Service Tag: 32H3PS1 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin May 2020 @HalfaClue thank you for that information. Looks to be a 460W PSU: With that in mind, I would strongly advise against going with anything higher than an RTX 2060, and even that might be pushing it. A GTX 1660 Super would be a safe bet. They are not too long, and would easily out perform the Radeon 7570 that you have.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.9K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 122 Consumer Tech 41 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 76 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 85 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 223 Graphics Cards 170 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Recommendations for PC Build (audio production) — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Recommendations for PC Build (audio production) BanjoKeith ✭ December 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion Hey all, I was about to pull the trigger on this Dell XPS 8940, mostly for use as general purpose desktop, along with some audio production work (medium duty, not 100 highly processed tracks of pop music or anything). I'm not doing any gaming. But then I got curious about building a PC, and came up with this list of components.  However, I really don't know much about this at all so I'm not sure how this all works together; I kind of just threw some things together based on quick Googling and some guesswork. Does anybody have an opinion on whether the PC I put together compares favorably to the Dell that I linked above? Also, part of what I liked about the Dell was the small size of the case, but I didn't see a similar sized case available in the PC Build options. Any ideas about that? Thanks! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin December 2020 Hello @BanjoKeith thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. I think what you have is good as far as your list of components for your build. The only thing we'd recommend is to go with a micro-atx motherboard to match your case and not the mini-atx. Some good micro-atx boards are the Asrock z490M or the MSI B460M. Both support the I9-10850K intel processor. Also you'll have to look at another cost for if you want Microcenter to build your pc. Its $149.99 for Microcenter to build a pc with these parts, so thats another expense. You'll also have to look at costs for a mouse, keyboard, monitor and desktop speakers if your monitor doesn't have speakers. This could add up to your total of $1380 -$1400 plus, especially if you have Microcenter build it. If you're going to build it yourself, then cut out the $149.99. If you've never build a pc before, it is an experience and a great learn, but you'll run into some challenges with building it as your first time. If its your first time and you have patience to work on it, then we'd recommend to try to build it yourself. If you don't feel like being patient with working on your own build and you can contact us for assistance as well; then we'd recommend to purchase the pre-build Dell XPS 8940. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BanjoKeith ✭ December 2020 TSTDavey said: Hello @BanjoKeith thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. I think what you have is good as far as your list of components for your build. The only thing we'd recommend is to go with a micro-atx motherboard to match your case and not the mini-atx. Some good micro-atx boards are the Asrock z490M or the MSI B460M. Both support the I9-10850K intel processor. Also you'll have to look at another cost for if you want Microcenter to build your pc. Its $149.99 for Microcenter to build a pc with these parts, so thats another expense. You'll also have to look at costs for a mouse, keyboard, monitor and desktop speakers if your monitor doesn't have speakers. This could add up to your total of $1380 -$1400 plus, especially if you have Microcenter build it. If you're going to build it yourself, then cut out the $149.99. If you've never build a pc before, it is an experience and a great learn, but you'll run into some challenges with building it as your first time. If its your first time and you have patience to work on it, then we'd recommend to try to build it yourself. If you don't feel like being patient with working on your own build and you can contact us for assistance as well; then we'd recommend to purchase the pre-build Dell XPS 8940. Thanks Davey, that was very helpful. When all is said and done, do you think the PC Build would be a superior machine than the XPS for my stated purpose? If it is pretty much a toss-up, I'd probably just go with the simplicity of pre-built. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin December 2020 @BanjoKeith both systems, the Dell and your pc build are almost identical. There's no advantage over the other from a "pc that meets my needs" perspective. The only benefit to going with the pc build over the Dell is gaining the experience and knowledge of building personal computer (PC). 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.9K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 122 Consumer Tech 41 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 76 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 85 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 223 Graphics Cards 170 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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The 2 systems are the Dell XPS 8940 and the PowerSpec G358.  I would suspect that the G358 is configured to use a UEFI BIOS but I need to be sure for our customer's requirements. Many Thanks! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments AlexS admin December 2020 Magnum_Tech1 said: I'm looking at a couple of systems for a customer request that will require the BIOS that is being used is UEFI. The 2 systems are the Dell XPS 8940 and the PowerSpec G358.  I would suspect that the G358 is configured to use a UEFI BIOS but I need to be sure for our customer's requirements. Many Thanks! Greetings @Magnum_Tech1 and welcome to Micro Center Community!  All modern chipsets since 2011 provide UEFI support and the Dell XPS 8940 and PowerSpec G358 are no exception     0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Magnum_Tech1 ✭ December 2020 Thank you. I just wanted to make sure that by default they are CURRENTLY using UEFI for BIOS. I'm sure they both support it, as you mentioned. However, if I have to convert them from Legacy to UEFI, that will add the time due to reinstalling Windows. So can you verify that they currently boot up using UEFI? Thanks again. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin December 2020 Yes, we can confirm that they use UEFI BIOS! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.9K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 999 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 121 Consumer Tech 41 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 76 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 25 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 85 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 223 Graphics Cards 170 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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