lithium726 said:youre comparing a 700mhz p3, which put out a max of about 25w and could be passivly cooled to a pentium4 EE which puts out ~100-120w of heat? plus a high end graphics card putting out another buttload of heat... do you see the flaw in this argument? now, i havent dealt with a current gen XPS system myself, but I have heard (from users on this forum) that under heavy load, those fans ramp up and become very loud, which is something i am not willing to deal with, as a consumer.
Dells are still almost silent. Even their highest end workstations like mine. Dual Xeon heaters in there with a 256MB Quadro 3400. The XPS with a single processor is no big deal. They're well designed, thats why they're owning the market.