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post #1 of 19
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I know we are all about pre builts, but i think this is a good deal for what it is and it comes with windows 7

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0365066
 
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post #2 of 19
What are you using it for?

If its for gaming, then you could build yourself a 2500k system for cheaper. If you are gaming, all you need is a 2500k, 4gb of ram, and a decent video card.

Dell's normally come with crappy mother boards, crappy cases, crappy psu's, and their bioses are typically locked so they cannot be overclocked.

If this is just for gaming, you are paying too much for stuff you won't even use for gaming. If its for video editing, rendering, it's not customizable enough for what you will need in the future.
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post #3 of 19
Not sure about that GPU
    
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post #4 of 19
The video card is on the weaker side, but that aside, it's not bad. I find 6GB odd though since, unless this is mixed RAM, it's probably not running in dual channel mode.
post #5 of 19
You could still build something better for less and reap the benefits of:
-Good non-cheapo RAM
-Overclocking
-Non-locked-down mobo
-Nicer case
-Not a Dell
-Even RAM configuration (not 2x2gb+2x1gb in this machine)
-Better HDD

etc.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Princess Garnet View Post
The video card is on the weaker side, but that aside, it's not bad. I find 6GB odd though since, unless this is mixed RAM, it's probably not running in dual channel mode.
It will be dual channel, see above. They aren't that atrocious.
Edited by 8ight - 8/22/11 at 9:26am
 
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post #6 of 19
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its for work pc, not gaming. sort of mutli tasking power really. i feel like if i put 1 together topping it off with windows would bring it around the same price. havent really put a 1155 together but remember from the 1366 days this seems like a pretty good price.
 
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post #7 of 19
Not so much...

It doesn't really appeal to either spectrum. If it's for gaming, then the GPU is not near powerful enough, and the multiplier is locked.

If it's for casual use, then it's far too expensive for what it needs to do.
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post #8 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alphonze View Post
Not so much...

It doesn't really appeal to either spectrum. If it's for gaming, then the GPU is not near powerful enough, and the multiplier is locked.

If it's for casual use, then it's far too expensive for what it needs to do.
It is for casual use, just so you can say (if you are a typical consumer) "I just browse the web, but it has an i7 which makes it fast... I guess..."
 
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post #9 of 19
Its very easy to do better on a custom system - for a simple work system i'd suggest something like a i3 2100 and onboard graphics, i've built a couple for $500 with windows 7, and microcenter has a deal that if you buy a 1155 processor and motherboard together they discount it by $40
Edited by appleg33k85 - 8/22/11 at 9:32am
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post #10 of 19
It a dell I wont do it. only thing i would use is cpu
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