The Dell XPS 8300

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that my ancient Pentium 4 powered desktop died on Saturday. I had powered it off and unplugged from the socket while I was away in holiday. So it died a peaceful death in its sleep. Smile My it rest in peace forever more….


So I had to go off to Dell and spec a replacement PC.

I settled on an XPS 8300 with a nice new Intel i7-2600. Its the latest Sandy Bridge CPU, 4 cores clocked at 3.40Ghz.

Intel® Core™ i7-2600 Processor (3.40GHz, 8MB)

8192MB Dual Channel DDR3 1333MHz [2×4096] Memory

Video Card
Graphics : 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6670

Hard Drive
1.5TB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive

Microsoft Operating System
English Genuine Windows®7 Professional SP1 (64 BIT)

Sound Cards
Sound : Integrated 7.1 with THX® TruStudio


I’m quite looking forward to playing with this once it arrives. All that power…..

Once again I’ll be able to run Visual Studio on the desktop. As well as  Virtual PC and Virtualbox.

Not to mention the fact that Flight Simulator is going to rock on this machine Smile

Expect a review in about 2 weeks  Smile

3 thoughts on “The Dell XPS 8300

  1. Some nice specs 🙂 I have a Dell XPS M1710 Laptop, had it for a few years now and its never let me down, even when I spilt beer all over it lol
    Was thinking of getting a Desktop (as I gave my old one away to my son) then I could play Pro Flight Simulator on it.
    Think the Dell XPS8300 would be a good choice 🙂

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