Originally Posted by gohandbz88
Just for a little clarification. The whole idea is to upgrade an exisiting Media PC. I have enough tuners, so I don't really need any of the all-in-one video cards. I thought that I might have been able to buy this Dell and strip it down for parts to be used for my upgrade. Here is how I calculated it. These are rough estimates
Dell PC w/monitor $800
Use CPU, Ram, and Vid Card
Brand new 20" Monitor
2GB Ram $200+
Video Card $125
20" Monitor $350
Going the Dell way I'll have spare parts to possibly swap over my old stuff and use the PC for something. Just buying the parts seperately, I would still have to buy other stuff to build up a spare PC which would end up being more.
So you dont want an overclocking PC then...
Dell = No OC
Self Build = OC
Seriousley the Dells hardware wont cut it if you want to overclock... The RAM will be generic the PSU wont have decent rails and well the cooling in a Dell case is not suited for overclocking.
There just generic cases with 1 80mm intake and 1 80mm exhaust...
We can give advice but since you seem to want to go the Dell way no matter whats been said then theres not much else we can say... Should we spend time to spec a rig designed for overclocking or should we say goodluck with your Dell.
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