Rate This Build Please

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  1. Bojangles6

    Bojangles6 New Member

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    About the HardDrive, I have an external hard drive so I don't need a big internal one or anything. Should I go with a bigger internal HD? Would I need anything more? What would you add/upgrade? Would the Quad-Core be a great processor?

    Intel® Core™ 2 Q6600 Quad-Core (8MB L2 cache,2.4GHz,1066FSB)
    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic
    4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz - 4 DIMMs
    80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
    16X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) w/ double layer
    256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT-DDR3
    Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ XtremeGamer (D) Sound Card
    13 in 1 Media Card Reader
     
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    This sounds like the Dell Dimension deal. You would save almost $300 by purchasing the additional 2GB of ram from somwhere like newegg instead of buying straight from Dell.
     
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    It is. The small business deal. Would it be a bad ass build? Would they have enough slots for another 2 gigs of ram?
     
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    It would be a bad-ass gaming machine if it had at least an 8800gts. But, for most other purposes, it sounds like a solid machine.

    They're giving you 4 DIMMs if you order 4GB and 2 DIMMs for 2GB, so you should have 2 empty mem slots if you order 2GB.
     
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    My System DetailsIntel® Core™ 2 Q6600 Quad-Core (8MB L2 cache,2.4GHz,1066FSB)

    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic

    FREE Upgrade! 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz- 2DIMMs

    80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™

    Free Upgrade: Single Drive 16X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) w/ double layer

    No Monitor

    256MB nVidia GeForce 8600 GTS

    Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ XtremeGamer (D) Sound Card


    My Accessories13 in 1 Media Card Reader

    No Modem

    No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)

    Dell USB Keyboard

    Dell® 2-button USB mouse

    So I should probably go with that? Its got a GTS now and 2gb of ram. I could just add the other 2 gb's later on. I'm a game + I do a lot of video editing. Would this be really good for me?
     
  6. Lstrk

    Lstrk Like a picture set on freeze frame..

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    how much is this
     
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    The OP's original config with 8300GS(128MB), onboard 7.1 audio, 2GB is going for $609 with free shipping. The video and sound upgrades add $200.

    Go to Dell Small Business and look up the Dimension 9200.
     
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    The 8800 is the better gaming card. The 8600 is fair, but not "kick-ass" if you're interested in the latest generation of games.
     
  9. Bojangles6

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    $1,139 with the following specs:

    Intel® Core™ 2 Q6600 Quad-Core (8MB L2 cache,2.4GHz,1066FSB)

    Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition

    FREE Upgrade! 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz- 2DIMMs

    500GB Performance RAID 0 (2 x 250GB SATA 3Gb/s 7200 RPM HDDs)

    Free Upgrade: Single Drive 16X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) w/ double layer

    No Monitor

    256MB nVidia GeForce 8600 GTS

    Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ XtremeMusic (D) Sound Card

    My Accessories13 in 1 Media Card Reader

    No Modem

    No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)

    Dell USB Keyboard

    Dell® 2-button USB mouse

    I upgraded to SATA HD's.
     
  10. Lstrk

    Lstrk Like a picture set on freeze frame..

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    This says it all right here. Is this the people Dell is targeting? People who lack basic common sense?
     
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    try not to buy from dell if at all possible. You can easily build your own computer for much cheaper (and with the components YOU want) from newegg.
     
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    I don't know about building my own system anymore. I would probably find some way to fuck it up.

    I don't need speakers, keyboard, mouse or a monitor. Already have bad ass ones.

    How much money do you guys think I would save if I build it myself?
     
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    few hundred from dell's price.
     
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    You are so hilarious! Look at me laugh like a little school girl. :mamoru:

    Thanks, Kewlb. I might start pricing one up and just build my own.
     

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