Im planning to get dell desktop 530 inspiron. Main reason im getting is that they are offering some good deals, like 22" lcd, 500gb HD etc etc. I just want to get a reasonable desktop, cause plan to save up for a custom built gaming systems sometime next year.
Main Q is, that should i wait for the Penryn chips? Because, im just lookin at the core2duo E6550 processor max, cause of the 1333fsb. I dont need to go higher on that. The Penryn chips, might come with more cache, but I dont really see any big thing about them. would the desktops become more cheaper with penryn introduction? Im basically planning to build a gaming system soemtime at Q3 2008.
Also, I want good enough gaming for now. By default the insprison 530 comes with nvidia 8300GS. That is too low, So i can upgrade to the 8600GT DDR3 one for 139 australian dollars (thats about US$120 according to todays exchange rate ) more. Should I go for that upgrade from dell, or stick to the basic 8300gs, and purchase a better card for 139$?
Thanks for your help, my brain really fries with such decisions
Does this system come with an onboard video card? If so buy a better videocard and transfer it to the new system. Also I would go with the E6750 processor its a little more powerful for not too much more.
no, 8300gs is the lowest one. I thought one could not upgrade if you had an onboard video card? or was that just for laptops?
The budget I have already is pretty tight, just have a little flexibility for the graphics card portion, and even then cant spend that much :I.