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My friend is looking to buy this, but can he get something better? He can get it for $500.
    
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wow nearly $700 for that, hell no. Newegg okay? List the items and I'll build you one that would destroy that dell.

EDIT: Even with $500 a custom build would be so much better.
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All I had to see was dell.com to answer you yes.

Are you looking at the Inspiron 620 ST on the right for $670? Is that what he can get for $500 ?
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Originally Posted by jagz View Post
All I had to see was dell.com to answer you yes.

Are you looking at the Inspiron 620 ST on the right for $670? Is that what he can get for $500 ?
Yes that is what he is thinking of getting.

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Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
wow nearly $700 for that, hell no. Newegg okay? List the items and I'll build you one that would destroy that dell.

EDIT: Even with $500 a custom build would be so much better.
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First off he should spend $100 more and be ready for the future instead of at a dead end on the Dell.

xd would crush that, but i'll try:

OS: Windows 7 x64 $100

Case:

$36 Shipped.

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 635 $75

CPU Cooler: Rosewill RCX-Z90-AL 92mm $10

Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE AM3 $45

RAM: PNY XLR8 4GB $42. $22 after MIR.

GPU: Zotac GTS 450 $117 Shipped. $87 after MIR.

PSU: Antec High Current Gamer Series $50

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue $42 Shipped.

CD/DVD: LG CD/DVD Burner $19


$536 $486 after rebate

I would build around this board personally: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ $113 Shipped.

& Pony up more for a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $55

Ya it's AMD still beats that Dell xD
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jagz View Post
First off he should spend $100 more and be ready for the future instead of at a dead end on the Dell.

xd would crush that, but i'll try:

OS: Windows 7 x64 $100

Case: NZXT Gamma $36 Shipped.

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 635 $75

CPU Cooler: Rosewill RCX-Z90-AL 92mm $10

Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE AM3 $45

RAM: PNY XLR8 4GB $42. $22 after MIR.

GPU: Zotac GTS 450 $117 Shipped. $87 after MIR.

PSU: Antec High Current Gamer Series $50

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue $42 Shipped.

CD/DVD: LG CD/DVD Burner $19


$536 $486 after rebate

I would build around this board personally: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ $113 Shipped.

& Pony up more for a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $55

Ya it's AMD still beats that Dell xD
The OS will add 100 bucks or so (assuming windows)
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Originally Posted by Monsk View Post
The OS will add 100 bucks or so (assuming windows)
Well yea I included that I meant spend $100 more and get that Spinpoint and Bulldozer ready motherboard.

Even if he doesn't, that computer will kill the Dell one even if the CPU is not as fast as the i5 in the Dell. (I don't know much about that specific model at all)

Enlighten me on a Intel® Core™ i5-2310 processor ? SB? no? cores?
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one of the best supercombos I've seen. certainly better then the dell.
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post #10 of 16
How can you get 6GB of ram with only 2 DIMMs? Dell is so weird.
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