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Old 09-05-2008, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, basically I'm looking for a computer that can play modern games, so a decent computer I'd say (not necessarily extreme). I know many people here love suggesting to people to build there own computer (and I completely agree), it's just based on my circumstances I can't so I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't bring that up. :laughing:

Anyway, I've checked ibuypower and cyberpowerpc in search of a good custom computer, but I heard they aren't exactly very reliable in producing the correct parts and that the power supplies are crappy (along with any other non listed part).

So from here I decided I'd spend a one or two more hundred dollars to still buy a decently good PC but also quality assured from Dell, checking out their XPS models, and I'd like for you guys to see what I've built and tell me if it can smoothly handle games and what not (WoW, counter strike source or any other steam games, etc).

IN SHORT: How's this computer (Graphic card good?)

PROCESSOR Intel® Core™2 Q6600 Quad-Core (8MB L2 cache,2.4GHz,1066FSB) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium w/ Digital Cable Support SP1 edit
MEMORY 3GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 4 DIMMs edit
HARD DRIVE 320GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache edit
OPTICAL DRIVE Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability edit
MONITORS No Monitor edit
VIDEO CARD ATI Radeon HD3870 512MB GDDR4 edit
SOUND CARD Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio edit
SPEAKERS No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system) edit
KEYBOARD Dell USB Keyboard edit
MOUSE Dell Optical USB Mouse edit
FLOPPY & MEDIA READER No Floppy Drive or Media Reader Included edit
MODEM No Modem Requested edit
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Alright, basically I'm looking for a computer that can play modern games, so a decent computer I'd say (not necessarily extreme). I know many people here love suggesting to people to build there own computer (and I completely agree), it's just based on my circumstances I can't so I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't bring that up. :laughing:

Anyway, I've checked ibuypower and cyberpowerpc in search of a good custom computer, but I heard they aren't exactly very reliable in producing the correct parts and that the power supplies are crappy (along with any other non listed part).

So from here I decided I'd spend a one or two more hundred dollars to still buy a decently good PC but also quality assured from Dell, checking out their XPS models, and I'd like for you guys to see what I've built and tell me if it can smoothly handle games and what not (WoW, counter strike source or any other steam games, etc).

IN SHORT: How's this computer (Graphic card good?)

PROCESSOR Intel® Core™2 Q6600 Quad-Core (8MB L2 cache,2.4GHz,1066FSB) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium w/ Digital Cable Support SP1 edit
MEMORY 3GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 4 DIMMs edit
HARD DRIVE 320GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache edit
OPTICAL DRIVE Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability edit
MONITORS No Monitor edit
VIDEO CARD ATI Radeon HD3870 512MB GDDR4 edit
SOUND CARD Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio edit
SPEAKERS No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system) edit
KEYBOARD Dell USB Keyboard edit
MOUSE Dell Optical USB Mouse edit
FLOPPY & MEDIA READER No Floppy Drive or Media Reader Included edit
MODEM No Modem Requested edit
Why dont you PM SergeV about purchasing a computer off him? he doesnt charge ridicules rates and better build quality than dell.
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree, I'd talk to Surgevel...

how much are they charging for that Dell? Better not be over 1k
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He's not dedicated enough to use the PM feature..

so just post his site... or wait for SurgeVel
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree, I'd talk to Surgevel...

how much are they charging for that Dell? Better not be over 1k
Lol! It is

Yeah if I can't PM how else can I contact him? If anyone can tell him I'm interested that would be cool...
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I actually dont know surge's new website, i saw a post about his new site but didnt click it ;p, sorry i cant help
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Alright I found his site, in case someone else wants to know here it is: Surge Velocity - Portal - Teleport anywhere!

It seems though that he's updating the section where you actually browse the computers (it says it'll be done sometime this month) so I guess I'll wait since I believe it'll be worth it.
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Yeah you can go through him.


Anyways on to that dell machine. Those components are generally old, and I bet they are overcharging for them.
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:49 AM   #9 (permalink)
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You can always try and get his email and send him a msg asking him about the comps etc.
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