Which pc should I get? Either Dell4700 or 'Cyberpower Turbo X-Infinity Gamer PC'

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  1. MassMan

    MassMan OT Supporter

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    So, I finally have 10 people signed up and i'm approved to put in my order at freedesktoppc.com --

    my question now is, which should I go with?

    Cyberpower Turbo X-Infinity Gamer PC



    • Cyber Power Systems include a min of the following:
    • ATX833 Case 350W w/ Window (SILVER)
    • 12" COLD CATHODE NEON LIGHT
    • AMD™ ATHLON™64 2800+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology
    • 256 MB PC3200 400MHz DDR MEMORY
    • 80GB 7200 RPM ATA 100 HARD DRIVE
    • NVIDIA GeForce-4 MX4000 128MB DDR AGP 8X EDITION w/ TV-OUT
    • CD-RW 52X32X52
    • INTERNAL 6in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer
    • 3D WAVE ON-BOARD 5.1 SOUND CARD
    or

    Dell Dimension 4700



    • Dell Systems include a min of the following:
    • Intel Pentium 4 Processor 520 with HT Technology (2.8GHz)
    • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
    • 40GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)
    • 512MB DDR2 SDRAM at 400MHz
    • 48x CD-ROM Drive
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    A little about me:

    I'm a 22 year old college student who cannot afford to have his computer break. I don't really play videogames all that much, but don't want the computer to be very slow while having a few adobe/macromedia programs running. I have a dvd burner, which I will take from my existing sony vaio and put into my new pc.

    any advice will be appreciated!!! ie: I've never owned a dell and the reviews are only OK on the 'cyberpower' pc's. Does anyone have any really good or bad experiences with either?

    I'm hoping to put my order in by 2AM tonight -- thanks for your your help!!!!!

    -JAzz
     
  2. Goonigoogoo

    Goonigoogoo Active Member

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    The Cyberpower for sure, but get an extra 256MB of ram.
     
  3. FLY-FAST

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    Shoulda told me man... :wavey: buyanavman

    In all seriousness, you'll probably want the flexibility of playing games - so get the Infinity Gamer(video card / memory)
     
  4. MassMan

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    What do you think I called you about 5 minutes before I posted this? :fawk:
     
  5. Jkuao

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    I have a 4700...it's a decent computer. Pretty reliable and it works fine for my programming/design needs. The 4700 is running generally newer technology of the two choices...PCI Express, DDR2, and SATA. In the end it's only a $400 box though.

    Don't know much about the Cyberpower but a Geforce4MX probably isn't any better than the integrated Intel video. Either box is gonna need upgrades to make it a decent system for gaming but the Cyberpower would likely be better for that once upgraded.
     
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    both look bad.
     
  7. FreeSpace

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    Yeah, get the CyberPower. Dell has horrible service and support, and CyberPower has excellent support. Also, you could OC the CyberPower if you wanted to...

    It is also MUCH faster, comes with better parts, and will be easier to maintain in the long run. Also, it has an Aspire case, and those kick total ass; I used to own one.

    The presence of an AGP slot will also make it easier and cheaper to find an upgrade. A 9700 Pro is a good bet; they are cheaper than the 9800 Pros and they are only about 3-6 fps slower...no real world difference. You can get one for about $160 off PriceWatch. The 6600GT AGP is 30% faster, and is great if you want to dish out an extra $50.

    The Dell is crap. I could tell you three days worth of horror stories about their machines. But to make it simple:

    www.ihatedell.net

    Feast your eyes one the Neo-Dell corporation.

    Skip them; the CyberPower is the technologically superior PC anyway, it comes with newer components.
     
  8. MassMan

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    thanks man! I went with the cyberpower, I'll post in here eventually once I feel it's a good or a bad pc. To try and help others down the line :hsd:

    -Jazz
     
  9. FreeSpace

    FreeSpace Guest

    No problem, Jazz. A penny saved is a penny earned.

    A persons sanity saved is...well, relieving.
     

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