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It was $1150 CAD including all the taxes. Ubercrap video card. But I really wanted I7 and they offer me financing, no payments for 90 days.
Ever heard of 'bill me later'? Although you should never spend money that you don't have anyway...
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I'm still paying on my dell xps 210 I bought before I started college over 3 years ago... it makes a lovely warmer for the room as the case is horrible for doing anything on other than looking at a single website. If you so much as open another windows tab or instant msg someone it gets so loud from the fan you can't hear yourself talk.

I HATE dell. HATE.

can't wait to get it paid off and then call to close my dell account that same day.
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It's kind of a waste to go i7 without much potential for overclocking, considering they overclock like a champ with noticeable performance improvements. Also depending on what you use the rig for, you may have been able to hold out a bit longer.
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Sigh you probably good have gotten better parts for that same price. Dell is HORRIBLE! My mom has a regular dell desktop and its freaking horrible! Never buy pre built computers you will end up paying more for them. If you do not have the knowledge to build one then have someone you know build one.
    
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I have canceled my order. Since I have the 12GB of DDR3, good power supply, case, video card. All I need is motherboard and cpu.
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The only time you should ever even consider an OEM/prebuilt is if you need a really, really, cheap, low-end, bargain-basement PC. Once the specs start getting better, the price differential between custom-built and prebuilt starts growing wider and wider, making it not worth it.
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post #27 of 29
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I have canceled my order. Since I have the 12GB of DDR3, good power supply, case, video card. All I need is motherboard and cpu.
Good man!

The i7-920 will run you a little under $300 US (don't know the conversions, apologies), unless you know of a microcenter you can run to nearby (although I don't think they have one in or near Canada...), in which case it would be about $200 US.

You can get a great triple-channel socket 1366 motherboard for $200-$300 US, and probably find a very good one for $100-200 US.
    
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post #28 of 29
What you should do if you're not comfortable building your own computer is go to a local computer and get them to build one for you. It'll cost more than DIY but you should be able to specify exactly what parts your want and you'll be able to get some kind of warranty too.
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I just ordered the I920, and need a good board and cooler. Damn you Dell they didnt cancel my order.....
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