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Old 02-17-2006, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4200+ with HyperTransport and Dual Core Technology
Operating System (Office software not included): Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2
Warranty: 90-Day AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support
Power Supply: Alienware® 650 Watt ATX 2.0 Power Supply
Chassis: Alienware® Full-Tower Case - Cyborg Green
Chassis Upgrades: Alienware® Acoustic Dampening with AlienIce™ 2.0 Video Cooling
Motherboard: Alienware® nForce™4 SLI™ Motherboard
Graphics Processor: 256MB PCI-Express x16 NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7800 GT
Memory: 1GB Low-Latency Dual Channel DDR PC-3200 at 400MHz - 2 x 512MB
System Drive: High Performance - 80GB Serial ATA 7,200 RPM w/8MB Cache
Primary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 16x DVD-ROM Drive with Software DVD Decoder
Sound Card: Integrated High-Performance 7.1 Surround Sound with S/PDIF and Coaxial Digital Outputs
Speakers: Logitech® X-530 5.1 70-Watt Speakers
Primary Display: 17" 8ms LCD - Black
Secondary Display: No Secondary Monitor
Network Connection: Integrated High Performance Gigabit Ethernet
Keyboard: Microsoft® Basic Keyboard Black
Mouse: Microsoft® Basic Optical Mouse Black
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SubTotal: $2,261.00
Shipping: $146.66
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Order Total: $2,407.66


Dell XPS 600 Pentium® 4 Processor 660 with HT Technology (3.60GHz, 800 FSB)
Operating System Genuine Windows®XP Media Center Edition 2005
Memory 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz- 2 DIMMs
Keyboard Dell USB Keyboard
Monitors FEATURED UPGRADE!! 19 inch E196FP Analog Flat Panel
Video Cards 256MB Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX
Hard Drive 160GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/ Native Command Queuing
Floppy Drive and Media Reader No Floppy Drive Included
Mouse Dell Optical USB Mouse
Modem No Modem Requested
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 6.0
CD or DVD Drive Dual Drives: 16x DVD-ROM Drive + 48x CD-RW Drive
Sound Sound Blaster Audigy™ 2 ZS (D) Card w/Dolby 5.1, IEEE 1394 capability
Speakers Dell AS501PA 10W Flat Panel Attached Spkrs for Analog Flat Panels
Office Software (not included in Windows XP) No Productivity Suite - Corel WordPerfect® word processor only
Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed) PC-cillin Internet Security: AntiVirus, Firewall, Spyware removal 15-months
Hardware Warranty 1Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr At-Home Service, and 1Yr HW Warranty Support
Premier Warranty Support Dimension XPS, Specialized Support
Dial-Up Internet Access 6 Months of America Online Membership Included
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Dell Digital Entertainment Starter Entertainment Pack -Basic digital Music, Photo, and Casual Gaming



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Shipping & Handling Discount -$75.00

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Old 02-17-2006, 10:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Your using the PC for gaming?
I would go for the AMD but thats just my opinion.

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Old 02-17-2006, 10:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah gaming, but the xps has a better card
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Surely there is an option on alienwares site to upgrade the gt to a gtx. I'd choose Alienware over Dell anyday.
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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well there is but its another 300 bucks and i cant really go over 2400
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Could always try AAC too, they maek some cheaper systems that will out preform a alienware
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Old 02-17-2006, 12:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That's sooo expensive.


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