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Old 02-03-2009, 12:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
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A 4850 w/ a 350W PSU? LOL.

All I can say is... try to overclock it. Seriously.

Dell's today are better than they used to be, but not for gaming or high performance. You just bought a chromed up Escort when you could have had a genuine hand-build powerhouse. I'm glad you like it, but you won't find any here who would have went with a prebuilt.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:48 AM   #12 (permalink)
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x2 motherboard and powersupply and ram are going to be lacking and the dell components are not very upgradable

btw, for 1100 you can still build a killer system that will last you years before you even think about upgrading
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You just bought a chromed up Escort when you could have had a genuine hand-build powerhouse.
well said

overall you could have had something loads better for the same money...

oh and i see u opened up the case to to look at the psu and junk, might wanna check your warranty cuz u might have voided it lol
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overall you could have had something loads better for the same money...

oh and i see u opened up the case to to look at the psu and junk, might wanna check your warranty cuz u might have voided it lol
ill take that as sarcasm
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wow guys... well , i went ahead and bought it, and i could safely safe i am very happy with my purchase,

no, the monitor is not a piece of crap, the printer is actually very good all-in-one. It came with 64-bit OS, its not a "horrible" case, i like it, the heatsink is better than stock heatsinks from motherboards you buy from newegg, awesome graphics card too.

the only downsides i could find: 350W psu, and no speakers (lol)



but you could always buy a psu and speakers.

as with support... ive had brand computers before, never needed support for anything physical
lol 350watt...wow.

"guys, my computer made some crackling noises and now it doesn't work anymore. And I think the motherboard is fried" <-- you'll be saying this sooner or later..and 350watt dell branded PSU will be your answer.

Seriously man, you've missed out on a lot. No tri channel memory for you, no overclocking, motherboard and psu are garbage, horrible support, and yea...you're warranty has probably gone to **** for taking a peaky on the insides :P
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wow guys... well , i went ahead and bought it, and i could safely safe i am very happy with my purchase,

no, the monitor is not a piece of crap, the printer is actually very good all-in-one. It came with 64-bit OS, its not a "horrible" case, i like it, the heatsink is better than stock heatsinks from motherboards you buy from newegg, awesome graphics card too.

the only downsides i could find: 350W psu, and no speakers (lol)



but you could always buy a psu and speakers.

as with support... ive had brand computers before, never needed support for anything physical
you should of built one that dell is gonna be obsolete soon. no i7 for you. but im glade your happy with it.
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Are you still happy with your purchase? I am in the market for a new PC and am in the exact same spot you were in. I have a quote for an I7 custom built for around $1500 for CPU only with similar specs to the Dell you purchased. I saw the same Dell yesterday and have been having a hard time deciding which way to go. Naturally the guy who builds and sells systems is telling me how bad the storebought computers are. I am using an Compaq Presario that I've had for over 5 years and it is just now showing signs of serious trouble. I would be happy if the Dell would last that long... I'm sure I'll be in the market for a more advanced machine by then.
Would apprecciate your input.

Me again -
Also saw a Gateway with an 8200 Quadcore, 8G of Ram, TV tuner, lots of bells & whistles for $750.00.
Anyone out there with an opinion on this system? I have a lot of 8mm film to shoot to video and then convert to a different format. Will the 8200 handle this well enough, or do I need the I7?

I mostly do relatively low-demand computing (desktop publishing, photos, etc.). But, recently, I have taken on the task of taking digital video of old family 8mm film home movies and then converting them from Quicktime format to MPEG. My current system can't handle it (2.5 GHz Pentium 4, 1.5GB RAM) so I'm ready to upgrade. I am looking at some Intel I7 systems, but also found a Gateway with the Q8200 and 8GB of RAM for only $775. Would this do the job for me, or should I spend the extra cash for the I7. I am leaning a little that way considering my next camera will likely take high-def video.

Any input would be appreciated!
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