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I'm not sure if this deal is worth it or not...

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The deal $899 was for Inspiron 580 (Dell) with following Specs (Price is now $1,149) with these specs.

Processor Intel® Core™ i5-750 processor(8MB Cache, 2.66GHz)

Operating System: Window 7 Home Premium, 64bit

Productivity Software: Microsoft Office Starter 2010

Memory: 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 4DIMMS

Hard Drive: 1TB - 7200RPM, STAT 3.0Gb/s, 16 MB Cache

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3

Optical Drive 16X DBD +/-RW Drive

Sound Card: Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio


This deal is for one of my friends buying a computer and he isn't sure if this is worth it or not. I'm not sure either, I think it is but I need a second opinion. Your suggestions and comments are greatly appreciated.
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  1. If it comes with a monitor then yes otherwise you could build one with better specs for that amount.
  2. No, it's not worth it. You could build a computer that performs over twice as well (X4 955, 5850) for $200 less. Including a monitor, it'd be about the same price.
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    Nope - the video card in it is pretty weak and you can do better at that price ! - Just a quick example from an E-mail today -- Here's a Newegg promo today with an I7 860 system with an ATI 5770 for $999 - So I'm sure by looking around you can find better deals.
  4. As of today, 7/21/2010 . . . You can get the Dell system you speced out for $699.99 by following a link off of CNET . . . . it also includes a PCI Express wireless card. I believe the deal is good through August 14th.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-inspiron-580-desktop/4014-3118_7-34100090.html
  5. That's still not a good deal. You can get an X3 440 and an HD 5770 for the same price, and still have much better performance.
  6. Best answer selected by nadim615.
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