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i dont have a scanner but this is what is on sale.

Dimension E521 with 20 Flat panel display.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core processor 3800+
genuine windows XP hom edition
Windows vista capable
512mb shared DDR2 SDRAM, 160 gb SATA hard drive (7200RPM)
Nvidia GeForce 6150 LE Graphics GPU
16x dvd rom\\1yr warranty, support, on site service

Price includes Dell E207WFP 20" Digital Flat Panel ($279 reg price)

what you guys thinks?

sale ends 12/20/06
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Because of the monitor, I would say yes. Remember though, Dell computers cannot be overclocked, and it probably comes with limited upgrade options, and a very underpowered power supply.
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post #3 of 11
The monitor is nice, but the GPU/RAM are pretty crappy, mediocre at best. The CPU isn't bad, but you could do better! I'd say yes, just for that monitor
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I'd get it for the monitor, then sell the box on ebay. lol
    
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post #5 of 11
It is a good deal. I just recommended a more powerful version (E6300, 1GB RAM, X1300PRO, 20" monitor) to someone who's looking for a pre-build (for an 8 yo kid). That Core 2 Duo rig for like $900

Look it from this direction:
Monitor: $279
Other parts: $222

Useful parts: CPU, HDD, DVD... those alone are worth $222

Sell rest on ebay...

Or sell the box and keep the monitor... or just use it... good rig for study/office work (add 512MB RAM though)
    
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post #6 of 11
probably some cheap mobo and ram... if u dont plan to overclock, it's probably okay..
    
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Fatal05 View Post
I'd get it for the monitor, then sell the box on ebay. lol
how much would you think some one would buy the box for?
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post #8 of 11
Overall it looks like a Nice system For that Price.Its only let down is the RAM and GPU.
post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by bored7one4 View Post
how much would you think some one would buy the box for?
I imagine you could get $500 for it once the sale is over. Then you just got a free monitor.
post #10 of 11
Do you want me to answer this question in this POST or the other one!
    
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