Originally Posted by thecommish16
The corners Dell cuts do not impact performance in ANY major way...I posted benchies and I was well within Alienware system performance.
and Hammerhead, Im "growing tired" of your alienware can do no wrong attitude. I dont care what you are "growing tired" of.
I got an XPS, fully loaded, that performs at a high level when compared to these "custom" machines that everyone says are so far beyond my XPS. I paid $2055 bucks, got the most bang for the buck, got a 4 year warranty with XPS support, and its as fast as its supposed to be. Those that spent double, triple, or more on their custom box, good for you....its a cooler case, more fun to own than an XPS, but unfortunetly, same hardware, stripped down or not, is the same hardware.
Cheers. And Hammerhead find another thread if you are "growing tired" of the Commish. I wished you well in the "sticky' about your health situation too, by the way.
How many times do you have to be told your 3.4 EE/X800 XT benchmarks you posted are lower than my 3.2 P4/6800 Ultra benchmarks out of the box? Your superior hardware should blow my system away, and it lags behind it significantly.
Your benchmark scores are lower than a lesser configured machine made by Alienware, but your "cut corners" motherboard doesn't affect your performance. Denial can be a terrible thing...
Do you have any idea what performance is?
I never said Alienware can do no wrong, I just said an Alienware, Voodoo, or Falcon Northwest computer with the same configuration of your machine will blow your machine out of the water in performance benchmarks, or in-game benchmarks. And of those three companies, Alienware is by far the best value.
At Dell, you might get a cheaper price, but the XPS is simply not in the same category of performance as these other machines. You can whine and spew at me all you want, but it's magazines like PC Gamer, Maximum PC, and hardware sites that give out the numbers, and bad reviews for the Dell XPS, not me.
Virtually every review of the XPS says the same thing, underwhelming performance, and disappointing scores due mainly to the limited motherboard.
You got an under performing machine for cheap, it's not the same, or as good as an Alienware, that's just a fact. For a little more money, you could have had a real computer built on a real motherboard, and we wouldn't be having this discussion. But then what would you do with your time?
You keep on believing your Dell performs as well as a computer with a real motherboard if it makes you happy. It certainly is entertaining to watch you refuse to aknowledge you got what you pay for.
... and what you paid for is an underperforming machine limited by a featurless proprietary motherboard with a limited bios.
Congratulations on your bargain price.