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Old 08-24-2008, 01:23 AM   #51 (permalink)
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After you do your build you will gain a lot of knowledge and will never purchase anything from Dell again.
I have owned 4 Dells. I recently built my own with the help of these forums, and I agree with your statement 100%.
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:56 AM   #52 (permalink)
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My last job was at a school district that only bought dells. We had around a 50% failure rate on the desktops. Thats why i will NEVER recommend buying a dell.
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thats a great statement for dell's reliability. they may be contacting you to star in an advertisement for them vdubb.
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^well i don't think anyone would RECOMMEND buying a dell lol.
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we had over 2000 computers. I worked at that job for over 3 years. I will say that if you have the gold warranty at least they get the parts out to you fast. But the whole "herro, dis is John, how may i help you." when in actuality its jugdish, annoyed me. After a while we figured out when we had been transferred to india and knew when to hang up and call back.
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"...did you unplug it?..." i always love that one.
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Yeah I will be studying. What about the cooling system. Anything I need to know?
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Yeah I will be studying. What about the cooling system. Anything I need to know?
Well, watercooling would be a good way to go for your budget.

However, I am not a watercooling expert so you should probably have some one else say whether a first-time builder should go with WC or not. It may be easy or hard to do, I have never done it so I wouldn't know.
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Well, watercooling would be a good way to go for your budget.

However, I am not a watercooling expert so you should probably have some one else say whether a first-time builder should go with WC or not. It may be easy or hard to do, I have never done it so I wouldn't know.
Dont bother, there is no point unless your an advanced builder and plan to overclock ALOT.

Either get an aftermarket cooler like a true tower 120 or the xigmatek rifle, or if your dont plan to overclock, just use the stock cooler - it will be fine.
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go with the build luke said, if u wanna spend a fair chunk of ur cash, but i would either wait for the intel i7's or build pretty much the award rig atm.

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itll last you out for a while. the new i7's are said not to be much of a improvement over the current 45nm intels.
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