XPS 8500 plus some other stuff

Started May 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: I'd stick with the Stock PSU, but it can be upgraded...
In reply to Jim Cockfield, May 21, 2012

Do you have any idea who make the motherboard and hard drives that Dell uses in the XPS 8500?

I am still trying to decide between buying an XPS 8500 and building a similarly configured PC. If I build it myself I have some control over the parts. I guess my biggest concern would be the Hard drives - even though I do backups, having a drive fail is a pain. If I were going to build a box I would likely use WD Caviar Black 6GB drives - (2 drives, a 500gb for the OS and 2TB for data), since I have had good luck with WD drives and I believe their Black drives are supposedly the most reliable. I have had trouble with Seagate in the past, though it was a low end Seagate drive. I am guessing Dell doesn't use extremely high end drives.

I haven't told wife yet how much this is likely to cost.... Never know what the response will be
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