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Are Dells worth it if I'm looking at a Intel Quad, 3GB's of RAM and probably add in my own Graphics?

I have the monitor already. I'm not overclocking.

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post #2 of 41
Its worth it if your an average joe who knows nothing about computers, but for us enthusiast no way! The Dell motherboards are just way too restricted and you cannot do any type of overclocking with them.

edit: Didn't read what you said, yes Dell is worth it for you, but since you are on this "overclocking forum" I predict in the near future if you buy the Dell, you will say in your head, why didn't I listen to that person, now I can't overclock to get every little performance out of my rig.
Edited by CrackClocker - 5/31/08 at 7:47am
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I don't plan on OCing... I do plan on maybe adding graphics card(s), probably a new PSU etc.

But their prices are so tempting..

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post #4 of 41
If you don't plan on o/c'ing at all, ever, then yes, you can't beat Dell's prices and customer service.
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post #5 of 41
Then again if you pop in a whoop a$$ grafics card you would prob need a psu cause i dont see them leaving much overhead. Being that you are actually here on the forum I gon na recommend no dell, something tells me after you buy it and get more interested it might be something you regret. Im pretty sure building it yourself and buying a dell can be pretty comparable in price
    
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post #6 of 41
my first computer was a dell. I could not afford to pay cash for it right out so I got dell credit. Not to bad if you don't mind paying 30% interest on what you buy. I decided to upgrade my graphics card to play Vanguard the little P4 could run it after I stuck 3 gigs of ram and an ATI card. then I noticed I could have cooked an egg on top of my cas it was getting so hot. this is with no over clocking at all. I added some cooling fans ,quite the task with no were to mount them, and did what I could but after I plopped the extra hard drive in the little box could take no more heat so I had to crack the case and have a fan blowing directly into it a house fan mind you. So if you are planning on going dell remember the air flow sucks upgradeing is vary limited and depending on what gpu your getting it might not fit. seriously buy your mom or grandma a dell if you have any kind of knowledge of computers available to you ... this forum... then build your own get what you really want and you will pay less for it if you look hard enough.
Edited by Stankhippie - 5/31/08 at 8:24am
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post #7 of 41
I vote against Dell, writing this message on a Dell.
    
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post #8 of 41
my latest computer i bought was a OEM it wasn't a dell it was a HP and i mean there really similar. i can not describe HOW BIG OF MISTAKE it was to buy a oem because it was a "good deal" if your even the slightest bit of enthusiast stay away from any oem and build your own.I now have a Frankenstein of a computer with have decent parts half crap and i totally regret it If your scared to build your own find a half way decent computer shop and pay the fee or contract a fellow ocn member. i'm sure some fast food and soda is enough payment for anyone on the board willing to help
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post #9 of 41
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Haha thanks for the advice. If I were to look into a laptop you guys recommend Dell? If I decide on a desktop I'll probably buy the parts myself and get a local computer store to hook me up.

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post #10 of 41
Why dell? build your own for even cheaper!
    
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