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Dell XPS 420 or ..... ????

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January 11, 2008 10:53:36 PM

Hey lads so i've been planning to get a new pc for a quite a while now, and yesterday i've noticed a great deal from dell which looks really awesome...but i have a dilemma because i always wanted to build my own pc but dells offer seems to be a bit too good to turn down nd it actually looks less expensive then building a system with a similar specs.
So i found Dells Dimension XPS 420 ( quad-core q6600, 2gbs ram, 8800gt 512mb, 2x250gbs in raid0, etc.) for €825 and to be honest i couldn't really build such a high spec system using components from either dabs.ie or komplett.ie or any other EU based site(getting stuff from newegg.com or any other us based site is not an option since i live in Ireland) for such a price.
Is that dell xps 420 presents a really good bag for buck ratio? If there are any xps 420 users around the forum could they share they views and experience about their system? and if anyone knows where i could get or build a better or similar pc for the same money?
I don't need a monitor and my budget is 850 euro.

Thanks for any feedback!!

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January 12, 2008 12:14:03 AM

Looks OK to me if you cant build one your self :( 
January 12, 2008 1:39:15 AM

Don't know if these guys are a shopping option for you, but I hear they have very good prices. http://www.ebuyer.com

Amazon.com is another surprisingly good option.

The Dell, itself, does sound like a decent deal based on specs. You may be disappointed in the Q6600 performance unless you run apps that take advantage of quad core. For gaming and mainstream use, a dual core E6850 is much faster.
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January 12, 2008 4:01:46 AM

i bought the 420 see my cost above in my post. crazy good price.
January 12, 2008 4:02:04 AM

1 223-2429 XPS 420, Intel Core2 processorQ6600 (2.40Ghz,1066FSB) w/QuadCore Technology and 8MB cache $921.31
1 311-7873 3GB DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz $0.00
1 310-7963 Dell USB Keyboard $0.00
1 320-6200 Video ready option w/o monitor $0.00
1 320-6189 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT $0.00
1 341-5389 500GB NCQ Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM) w/ 16MB DataBurst Cache $0.00
1 341-5593 Dell 19 in 1 Media Card Readerincluded in Dell Bluetooth Package $0.00
1 313-5656 Dell Resource DVD with Application Backup $0.00
1 420-5769 Internet Search and Portal $0.00
1 420-5924 Icon Consolidation Application $0.00
1 420-6436 Vista, PC-Restore, Dim/Insp $0.00
1 420-6718 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, English $0.00
1 420-7622 DELL SUPPORT CENTER 2.0 $0.00
1 463-2282 Dell Owners Manual installed on your system,click on icon after system set-up to access $0.00
1 412-1054 Turbine Lord of the Rings Online,XPS $0.00
1 310-8647 Dell USB 4 Button Premium Optical Mouse with Scroll $0.00
1 430-2696 Wireless Network Card 802.11g PCI $0.00
1 420-7468 ADOBE ACROBAT READER 8.1 DIM/INSP $0.00
1 313-6087 6X Blu-ray and 16X DVD+/-RW $0.00
1 420-6464 Roxio Creator Basic $0.00
1 420-6924 8 Channel,Dolby,PDVD,7.0,Blue Ray Disk $0.00
1 420-6925 Power DVD 7.0, Blue-Ray Disk Playback $0.00
1 313-2758 Integrated Audio $0.00
1 313-4514 No Speaker Requested $0.00
1 410-1174 Trend Micro PC-cillin InternetSecurity, English, 15-Month Subscription $0.00
1 412-0148 No Internet Service Provider Requested $0.00
1 412-1397 No Productivity Software requested $0.00
1 950-3337 1 Year Limited Warranty $0.00
1 988-2217 Dell Hardware Warranty PlusOnsite Service, Initial Year $0.00
1 983-9470 Type 3- Third Party At Home Service, 24x7 Technical Support, Initial Year $0.00
1 950-9797 No Warranty, Year 2 and 3 $0.00
1 960-8700 Warranty Support,Initial Year $0.00
1 341-5701 Dell 19 in 1 Media Reader withBluetooth 2.0 $40
1 310-8626 You have chosen a Windows Vista Premium System $0.00
1 420-7649 Adobe Premier Elements Photoshop Elements, and Soundbooth Software $0.00
1 464-9572 No Preinstalled Software $0.00
1 420-7091 DataSafe Online Dim/Ins/XPS $0.00
1 420-7285 Datasafe Online 10GB,1 Year Free $0.00
1 987-7449 XPS,Datasafe 10GB,1YR(Incl w/price) $0.00
1 988-0099 To activate your online backupaccount, go to Start, Programs, DataSafe Online $0.00

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Sub-Total : $961.31
Tax : $79.31
Order Total : $1040.62

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