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Old 06-15-2005, 08:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
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why not a 6800GT on the Dell
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I think it will run fine. Your that system will meet the recommended requirements.
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Old 06-15-2005, 08:42 PM   #23 (permalink)
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their systems are NOT for gaming. they are simple houslehold tasks - word processing, email, etc. not gaming. there are many better options out there
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bf2 will run really slow trust me. Knowing dell, they probably underclocked that **** just to piss you off. Get the emachines.
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get it from www.monarchcomputer.com

i just configured a 3700 San Diego with 1 gig of RAM, a 6800 GT, and dual layer opti drives for $1466
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Old 06-15-2005, 08:55 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Dell has a better deal 1,200 with the free monitor and yes i know velocity its just a monitor
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Old 06-15-2005, 08:56 PM   #27 (permalink)
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dude an ATI Radeon X850 grahpics card has to be as good as a 6800gt
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get it from www.monarchcomputer.com

i just configured a 3700 San Diego with 1 gig of RAM, a 6800 GT, and dual layer opti drives for $1466
^This isn't a bad idea. But also to be honest with you, that Dell would be able to run most games very well.

I would go with Dell over eMachines.
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Old 06-15-2005, 09:07 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Looks like it, but man, you came to the wrong place to ask about buying a Dell. I can only imagine where this thread is going to end up at...
I knew this would happen... lol.

Anyway, let's get something straight man. It is not wise to buy from a company generally. Dell overprices things... and that is how they make their money. Seems logical to buy a computer because the know what they're doing, however, the overcharge a ton. Out of curiosity I made a virtual Dell online one day just to see how it stacks up to the real price. I managed to build a $4000 Dell for just over $2000. You're paying for them to build it pretty much.

If you already have Windows XP and whatnot from an old computer, building your own pc would be the best idea. You could have a pretty happenin pc for that same $1200 you're going to spend on Dell.

And for the record, the Radeon X850 is not really as good as the 6800GT. Look at other threads by doing a tech-forum search. You'll see that NVIDIA pretty much owned up on this series of graphics cards.
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OMFG monarch comp charges insane prices for video cards.
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