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Old 04-08-2008, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm bored and I want to see if building really is better than buying. There are some Dells for 1-1.5k and I want to see what you guys can come up with.

There are two options here:
Match build for lower price OR
better build for same price.

The price is 1-1.5k.
Here are the main parts:
Q6600,
any board (you pick)
3GB ddr2 667 or ddr2 800
250-320GB SATA2 HDD
8800gt
basic cd/dvd burner
no monitor
need o/s
USB KB and mouse of choice
Good looking case like those Dell ones

Have fun and show me the best you can do
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dell has good looking cases? since when?

q6600
Asus P5N-D
Crucial Ballistix Tracers 2gb Kit
Samsung DVD-RW
7200.11 Drive
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Vista Home Premium
Logitech G5
NZXT Apollo?
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Comes to 1100.83$ excluding shipping
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lol, i was referring to the xps 720.
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how much is it (dell) ?
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how much is it (dell) ?
1.5k for what I listed above
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cheaper, and better quality parts... what do you know lol
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