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Old 08-21-2006, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking at getting the Dell XPS 400 desktop. I am mainly going to use it for Internet surfing and medium level gameing. Here it is:

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...XPS400F1&s=dhs

Mainly I need to know what processor to choose and what video card to choose. I was originally going to go with the 256MB nVidia Geforce 7300LE TurboCache card but someone said that one was obsolete and I should go with the 256MB nVidia GeForce 7900 GS.

But the 7900 is $200 more. Is it worth the extra money? Also what is the difference between the two cards? And does anyone know the manufacturer of the card's web site so I can contact them?
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Old 08-21-2006, 03:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would go with the Pentium D 930 and the 7900. IT'S WORTH IT!!

http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=388&card2=443

both cards are Nvidia models, but as for the makers of the cards you would probably have to contact Dell to find that out.
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Ok well I went with the XPS 400 with the 256MB nVidia GeForce 7900 GSvideo card. I hope this will be good enough for gameing. For $1,150 it better be...
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You should know that Dell is despised here at TF, you could build a way better computer with that $1,150.
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My thoughts exactly.
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i HATE store bought computers
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My thoughts exactly.
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SOMETIMES they offer good stuff if you pick the right components, and you dont/know how to build it yourself

but I would definitely think about building one
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