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Hey all, I've found this dell, let me run through the specs:
CPU: i7 3770 3.9GHz
RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz
GPU: GTX 660
PSU: Dell 460w, apparently comes from a really good oem, though.
Mobo: Dell OEM
Storage: HDD: 2TB 7200rpm; SSD: 32GB mSataIntel
Case: Simple little dell one.
So, it's a dell XPS 8500.
OS: win8
It costs £800 like this, but I can get a 10% discount making it £720 for such a good machine.

Now, this is OVERCLOCK.net, so I'm wondering if anyone can spec up a machine as good, or better, for the same price?
Thanks, so I don't buy this oem! :3

UPDATE: GO THROUGH THREAD TO SEE ABOUT A 6 DISPLAY ULTRA EYEFINITY BUILD
Edited by Yoneda - 2/18/13 at 7:28am
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wouldn't trust that psu.
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I built the same pc (specs wise) on Ebuyer for ~£600. You should build your own.
Edited by trojan92 - 2/15/13 at 3:06pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trojan92 View Post

I built the same pc (specs wise) on Ebuyer for £600. You should build your own.

Including windows, SDD and hdd, and case all other stuff?!
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Originally Posted by junkerde View Post

wouldn't trust that psu.

O____O
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Including windows, SDD and hdd, and case all other stuff?!
O____O

Yep, you could save a ~£100 if you build yourself.
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I built the same pc (specs wise) on Ebuyer for £600. You should build your own.
This. You will not be happy later on down the road when you get the need to tweak. OEM's are for people who see a computer strictly as a tool, not as a hobby. Being that you inquired on this site you seem to fall into the hobbiest column.
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seriously OP build your own. you can get much better parts for a fraction of the price
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Just tried to spec it up, and I can't get it cheaper than this, someone help? frown.gif
I want this PC mainly for minecraft use. Please don't reel off some rubbish components and tell me "This will be good enough for minecraft" as I want to play the FtB modpack, which is very demanding, along with an x512 texturepack, and when recording cinematics, I will be using shader mods. So, anyone help?
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I'd drop down to an i5 3570K, 8GB RAM and upgrade to an Nvdia GTX660Ti.
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The Dell doesn't really have an SSD. It just has some tiny thing that will be used for HDD cache. The below is specced pretty much the same as the Dell, but with a real SSD (and probably much better PSU). It doesn't come out to cheaper, because honestly the Dell is priced pretty reasonably when you take windows & the 10% discount into account. Also, I only used one UK website to look for pricing, so you may be able to save a few quid here and there. Lastly, note that taxes are included in this list. Not sure on shipping.


Core components: 418 pounds
i5-3470 (for gaming, this is going to perform nearly the same as the i7-3770. The i7 has .2 or so ghz more speed, but the hyperthreading on it will be worthless)
Asrock b75m mobo (this is pretty bare bones but likely better than the Dell mobo, which are usually really stripped down)
Geil 2x4gb RAM (less RAM, but who cares? You aren't going to use 16gb)
Sapphire 7870 (comes with Tomb Raider & Bioshock. About the same performance as a 660 at stock, the 7870 can be overclocked more)
or
Asus 660 (if for some reason you prefered Nvidia
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Supporting components: 321 pounds
Bit Fenix Merc Beta (cheap. works. likely larger than the Dell case)
XFX Core 450w (high quality)
A DVD-burner
Windows 7. Because trust me, windows 8 sucks.
Samsung 840 120gb SSD (a real SSD, meaning one you can put your OS & the programs you want to load zoom-zoom fast on. Not just a HDD cache)
Seagate 2TB drive (2tb just to match the Dell's specs. Go with whatever size you want. Also, I went with 7200 RPM for speed, but feel free go grab a 5400 rpm if you want)
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Total: 739 pounds. With better PSU & larger SSD and (this is arguable) slightly better GPU. Downside: slightly worse CPU. Also windows 7 instead of the abominable (imo) win 8. My build can effectively overclock the GPU, while the Dell cannot. Neither can overclock the CPU (which would cost more $, mostly in mobo, but also after-market cooler). Oh, and if you go with the 7870 you get the Tomb Raider & Bioshock games for free. If those games sound interesting to you, that's a nice plus.

P.S. To clarify, the i7-3770 that comes with the Dell is a 3.4ghz chip. 3.9ghz is only when employing turbo boost. Just in case you were using that number for comparison with other manufacturers using the more accepted speed rating standard.
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