Just how good is the xps renegade? 18 replies

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Arbafett

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#1 12 years ago

Im buying a new pc soon and am loooking to spend alota money on it. Im not sure exactly how much the renegade is but would you recommend it over a custom built pc with basically the same specs?




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#2 12 years ago
ArbafettIm buying a new pc soon and am loooking to spend alota money on it. Im not sure exactly how much the renegade is but would you recommend it over a custom built pc with basically the same specs?

No. Well, I suppose it depends on which XPS we're talking about, but probably still no.

If you are going to spend that kind of money, either build it yourself or have it built.

I just built a system 6 weeks ago, and I priced out the same or equivalent parts (They only do Intel) on the XPS. My system, all from newegg.com, was around $3100 for parts & delivery, the equivalent XPS was $3950 delivered. A comparable Alienware was about $4200.

And like I said, unless something has changed in the last few weeks, they only offer Intel cpu's, so if you want AMD, which is currently considered the best for gaming, XPS doesn't offer them. Alienware does though.

Also, when you buy parts yourself, you ensure each part is as high a quality as you want it to be. Building is pretty easy actually.




Arbafett

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#3 12 years ago

Yeh i do enjoy building the pc and thinking about what i want it to be like and all that but i wasnt to sure about what was worth the money but uve answered my question. Ill build my own or atleast think about what im going to have then have it built lol.

Also do you think quad sli is a good deal at the moment or would you go with the normal Sli or even the one card at the moment as far as what is needed right now to play games at the max?




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#4 12 years ago

ObliviousNo. Well, I suppose it depends on which XPS we're talking about, but probably still no.

If you are going to spend that kind of money, either build it yourself or have it built.

I just built a system 6 weeks ago, and I priced out the same or equivalent parts (They only do Intel) on the XPS. My system, all from newegg.com, was around $3100 for parts & delivery, the equivalent XPS was $3950 delivered. A comparable Alienware was about $4200.

And like I said, unless something has changed in the last few weeks, they only offer Intel cpu's, so if you want AMD, which is currently considered the best for gaming, XPS doesn't offer them. Alienware does though.

Also, when you buy parts yourself, you ensure each part is as high a quality as you want it to be. Building is pretty easy actually.[/QUOTE]

AMD isn't necessarily better for gaming than an Intel system; you can make a nice system for gaming based on an Intel Pentium D processor, or an Extreme Edition. While AMD is my personal favorite I've been thinking more and more about making an Intel system (the last Intel system I had was about seven years ago, good old Celeron....).

[QUOTE=Arbafett]Yeh i do enjoy building the pc and thinking about what i want it to be like and all that but i wasnt to sure about what was worth the money but uve answered my question. Ill build my own or atleast think about what im going to have then have it built lol.

Also do you think quad sli is a good deal at the moment or would you go with the normal Sli or even the one card at the moment as far as what is needed right now to play games at the max?

At the moment the only good reason to have Quad-SLI is to see how big you can make your e-peen.

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#5 12 years ago
ArbafettIm buying a new pc soon and am loooking to spend alota money on it. Im not sure exactly how much the renegade is but would you recommend it over a custom built pc with basically the same specs?

The Renegade is good. There's just the slight problem that you'll have to re-mortgage your home in order to afford it.

If you really want that kind of power, build a custom rig. Same system, no crippling financial crisis.




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#6 12 years ago

Its a fantastic computer, but, like rookie said, you'll need to sell an arm and a leg to afford it. Custom is the way to go.

Still, if your looking for a crazy good namebrand rig thats well renowned, or if your horrible at building and are looking for a good substitute, the 500 or so dollars isn't a big jump.

Custom is the way to go though as he says typing on his dell xps 03'.




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#7 12 years ago

The Renegade is $10,000 and sold out. If you're looking to spend shiza loads, then I'd say: 2 [COLOR="Blue"]7900GTX[/COLOR]'s in an SLI config or [COLOR="Blue"]x1900XTX[/COLOR] with a [COLOR="Blue"]Crossfire card[/COLOR]

For CPU, I'd say the [COLOR="Blue"]AMD Athlon FX60[/COLOR] 2 gigs of gaming-quality RAM (probably [COLOR="Blue"]Corsair XMS series[/COLOR].)




Oblivious

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#8 12 years ago

dysfunctionalAMD isn't necessarily better for gaming than an Intel system; you can make a nice system for gaming based on an Intel Pentium D processor, or an Extreme Edition. While AMD is my personal favorite I've been thinking more and more about making an Intel system (the last Intel system I had was about seven years ago, good old Celeron....).

At the moment the only good reason to have Quad-SLI is to see how big you can make your e-peen. :)

I think AMD is the current leader for decent priced gaming processors, but it always changes. I imagine once the Conroe is released, Intel will be on top for awhile once again. It's sounding more and more like the AM2 isn't going to be much of a leap over the current AMD offerings, but AM2 would likely be a good choice if your planning a new build.

As for the quad-sli, I agree, it's mainly about the bragging rights. Plus, people who have quad-SLI say there's not even a good driver out yet for it and that the standard SLI or Crossfire setups can outpace them. Even a really good single card can do you fine (x1800xt, x1900xtx, 7900gt, 7900gtx).




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#9 12 years ago

Lets not forget the new physX card. That thing is insane.




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