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Greetings, I have been a happy owner of an XPS 720 for the past 5 years but now its time to step into a new rig. I have no more than five thousand to spend on a dell rig. This desktop will need to do 4 things: edit HD video on Premiere Pro and effects on After Effects, edit photos in Photoshop, and run World of Warcraft (LOL?).

I remember a few years back when I ordered my XPS 720 I had quite a few options for processors, cards, accelerators, and such. But now, it seems as if the XPS 8500 has been dumbed down for the masses; there are no real options except a few processors, memory, and 2 available cards( no quadro). I chatted with customer support and they no longer offer the choices as they do for the Precision lineup.

So Im assuming I will want a Precision tower, but I need help in choosing the best options for my money. The only thing I know I want is 32g of 1600 ram. As far as processors (single or dual... 4, 6, or 8 cores... Xeon or i7) Im not really sure. I was leaning towards a Quadro 4000 for the GPU only because Adobe recommends the Quadro lineup. I do plan on installing a SSD for the OS, and a RAID0 for video storage as well as a single external 128g SSD for writing video and cache.

Any help would be appreciated.



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  • Hi webdr121,

    Happy to have you as a Dell customer for the last 5 years.

    They are different XPS8500 line of system and I would recommend you to go for XPS8500 special edition.

    It has some of the features you are looking for.

    You can also visit the below link and customize the system to your needs.

    You can contact are sales team and they will let you know about special pricing and promotions.

    Please do get back to us for any further assistance.


    Thanks and Regards,
    Nikhil M

  • the link 

    doesnt work!!

    Bob Lada

  • This thread is 2 years old.  The link works, but it points to a Dell sales page for a system that is no longer sold by Dell.  The XPS 8500 has been replaced by the XPS 8700:


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