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Originally Posted by IamtheGTIguy View Post
BUt try to find a computer under $5,000 that will outperform the H2C and do so in as much style...
ROFL

I can not believe you just said that. Dell higher end PCs absolutely suck. You can build it yourself for soo much cheaper it is not even funny. Not to mention that H2C crap is most likely crap compared to a custom set up. And you know they are over charging you like crazy.

I will give you that you are correct on some of your other statements...

But damn you were out of the ballpark on this one lol

*and the H2C is ugly as sin*
post #12 of 33
Actually, they use absolute JUNK components... the three models of the E521 on their starting design page, two use 6 series Nvidia GPUs and the "best" one uses a 7300LE... ROFL!

They do well- for what they are.
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post #13 of 33
ROTFL! THEIR ~$6500 HTC... w/ SLI 8800GTX, right...
DDR2-667... LMAO!

And what's with this:
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320GB Performance RAID 0 (2 x 160GB SATA 3Gb/s 10,000 RPM HDDs)
I thought the only 10k RPM drives (SATA) were Raptors... which are NOT 160GB... lol.
I could be wrong on that one though.
But DDR2-667, I guess that makes sense, since you can't overclock that quad core!

*EDIT* End off topic... Sorry...
    
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post #14 of 33
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ROTFL! THEIR ~$6500 HTC... w/ SLI 8800GTX, right...
DDR2-667... LMAO!

And what's with this:

I thought the only 10k RPM drives (SATA) were Raptors... which are NOT 160GB... lol.
I could be wrong on that one though.
But DDR2-667, I guess that makes sense, since you can't overclock that quad core!

*EDIT* End off topic... Sorry...
We all feel the same way when we look at the H2C and all of Dell's "high end products".
post #15 of 33
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I thought the only 10k RPM drives (SATA) were Raptors... which are NOT 160GB... lol.
Dell and Alienware (along with some other large-scale pc companies) have access to 160 GB Raptors. If you're an hdd buff, the extra 10 GB is a definite plus.

And granted, I may have upgraded my XPS a bit, but it was decent from the moment I purchased it. The 410 chassis is easily upgradeable and makes for a good system imho.

...And before I get flamed, let me add that I perfectly well understand that I could have just built my own from scratch and saved $3-400, but buying this Dell made me interested in pc's in general, and only then did I begin studying up. I'm glad I purchased my system, and I am sure that the millions of average (anyone not an enthusiast or overclocker) Dell users are happy with their systems as well.

*Let the flames begin*
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post #16 of 33
Nah, they are good for what they do.
But they are very difficult to upgrade,
cost too much, and it doesn't seem they balance their system designs well.
I have had HP's, Compaqs, Sony's, Dells, Emachines...
Sony + HP + Compaq > Dell + Emachines, I'd say.
As far as a balanced system at a decent price.

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Dell and Alienware (along with some other large-scale pc companies) have access to 160 GB Raptors. If you're an hdd buff, the extra 10 GB is a definite plus.
O Rly?
    
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post #17 of 33
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Nah, they are good for what they do.
But they are very difficult to upgrade
Funny, I've had no trouble whatsoever.

Edit - found the 160GB Raptors, turns out only Dell/Alienware have access to them:

http://www.hothardware.com/articles/...System/?page=2

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Another point worthy of note is Dell's use of 160GB Western Digital Raptors. No, that isn't a typo. Dell actually uses 160GB Raptors in their systems, even though the largest Raptors available through retail channels are only 150GB.
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post #18 of 33
On topic, I think you have too many programs starting up for your 256mb of ram to work well with. Unless there was no problem before the computer was dropped.
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post #19 of 33
how did any of these posts help this guy? its a whole page of dell arguments. im siding with the other folks who said that something has gotten loose from the impact. reinstall all components and see if it helps at all.
    
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post #20 of 33
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Funny, I've had no trouble whatsoever.

Edit - found the 160GB Raptors, turns out only Dell/Alienware have access to them:

http://www.hothardware.com/articles/...System/?page=2
I might just buy a Dell to rip a 160GB Raptor out of it...
oh wait, no. lol.

OT, maybe I was wrong about throttling... I just re-read his first post and he said it runs smoother after load... If the CPU throttled due to bad HS contact, it would overheat, throttle down and idle to a decent temp/speed... has he tried safe mode?

*EDIT*
Oh, and possibly the HDD IS toast... my dad's old sony vaio got ruined in a flood.
He tested the HDD ran fine. After running it for a while to move data to the new PC I built him, it got REAL hot... REALLLL hot... and then started failing.
    
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