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Dell XPSE8910-7942SLV Special Edition PC - Intel Core i7-6700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB | 16GB RAM | 2TB HDD + 32GB SSD | Win 10 - $1099.99 @ Micro Center (online + in-store)

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Micro Center has the Dell XPSE8910-7942SLV Special Edition PC [microcenter.com] on sale for $1099.99, available for shipping or in-store purchase.

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Intel Core i7-6700K Processor 4.0GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 VR Ready
16GB RAM
2TB HDD + 32GB SSD Cache
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
DVDRW Drive
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10/100/1000 Network
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can you overclock this PC? I remember only alienware can overclock
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You can overclock the 6700K processors. Whether the power supply can handle the extra voltage is another question.
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can you overclock this PC? I remember only alienware can overclock
Chipset Intel Z170, Power Supply 460W if that helps Unk
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You can overclock the 6700K processors. Whether the power supply can handle the extra voltage is another question.
I know the 6700K can overclock, the question is did Dell disable this in there BIOS?
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Chipset Intel Z170, Power Supply 460W if that helps Unk
Thanks, this deal seems good. So bad it's sold out at Tustin.
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I know the 6700K can overclock, the question is did Dell disable this in there BIOS?

Thanks, this deal seems good. So bad it's sold out at Tustin.
You have option to select Web Store from dropdown store list and have it shipped if out of stock @ local stores.
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More info on OC for this Dell PC model (source [dell.com])

I would like to find information about overclocking my XPS 8900 with i7-6700K Processor. In the BIOS options I found two options OC1 and OC2. I assume this is for overclocking and that OC2 would make the CPU faster than using OC1, but I have not found any documentation about this. Are there disadvantages for using OC2? Is there any information about CPU speed gains?

I tried out the XPS 8900 BIOS overclock settings.

OC1 will overclock 1-3 active cores to 43x (4,300 MHz) and 4 active cores to 41x (4,100 MHz)

OC2 will overclock 1-3 active cores to 44x (4,400 MHz) and 4 active cores to 42x (4,200 MHz)

I also notice that even if I am using Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, I cannot overclock 4 active cores past 42x so it seems the Dell XPS Bios has a hard limit to overclock 4 cores performance to 42x - which is completely safe and easily attainable with the i7-6700K. Looks like Dell did this purposely to prevent users from setting the wrong settings and accidentally damaging their CPU.
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More info on OC for this Dell PC model (source [dell.com])

I would like to find information about overclocking my XPS 8900 with i7-6700K Processor. In the BIOS options I found two options OC1 and OC2. I assume this is for overclocking and that OC2 would make the CPU faster than using OC1, but I have not found any documentation about this. Are there disadvantages for using OC2? Is there any information about CPU speed gains?

I tried out the XPS 8900 BIOS overclock settings.

OC1 will overclock 1-3 active cores to 43x (4,300 MHz) and 4 active cores to 41x (4,100 MHz)

OC2 will overclock 1-3 active cores to 44x (4,400 MHz) and 4 active cores to 42x (4,200 MHz)

I also notice that even if I am using Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, I cannot overclock 4 active cores past 42x so it seems the Dell XPS Bios has a hard limit to overclock 4 cores performance to 42x - which is completely safe and easily attainable with the i7-6700K. Looks like Dell did this purposely to prevent users from setting the wrong settings and accidentally damaging their CPU.
Thanks for the info. They gotta be safe about this sort of stuff. They dont want tons of unhappy customers or have to charge/pay to fix negligence.

It's also kind of sad what counts as overclocking. It's basically just forcing the CPU to run at Intel's Turbo boost speed meaning it's fully capable of this speed anyways.

It's also only 5%. I remember when we used to take CPUs and get 50-80% OCs on air.
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This or Costco deal
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This or Costco deal
Which one is better, acer or dell
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Looking for a new desktop. Better to hold out for 7th generation i7? or is 6th generation worth the price point?

Not planning to OC.
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This or Costco deal
The case for the Costco one is a huge and ugly case that looks like it's from the '90s. That alone makes this a better deal.
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Can this do 4k 60fps?
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Looking for a new desktop. Better to hold out for 7th generation i7? or is 6th generation worth the price point?

Not planning to OC.
if you're not planning to OC. the difference between the 7700k vs 6600k is just .2 hz.
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