The price is $1200CDN (before taxes) and after taxes $1370.77 from Dell
This seems like a pretty good deal to me, but what do I know? I could really use some advice here. I'm planning on keeping this computer for years (5+). Is this a good computer for gaming (would be be able to run today's games at acceptable speeds?). And feed back would be appreciated.
Also, how are these i7 processors and am I getting good value for this price? Are Dells reliable enough to last me 5 years? It also says this computer comes with a free upgrade to Windows 7, will this computer be able to handle Windows 7?
all good parts and can easily run Win7 but rather expensive for what you get
if you want to go with DELL, buy one of their cheaper models with a solid CPU (non-XPS models)
purchase RAM, a solid PSU and GPU off newegg. Even if you pay a computer shop to install the new parts (all of which you can easily do yourself) you would still save $400 if not more.
ok, if you got all of your parts from newegg.ca you could actually get a much better computer for about 1460 after shipping and taxes (1245 before shipping taxes and handling), all of the parts are probably much better quality than what dell would give you
Intel Core i7
ASUS P6T SE
XFX Radeon HD 4890 1GB
G.SKILL 6GB DDR3-1600
Western Digital Black 1TB
Sony Optiarc 24X CD/DVD Rewritable
its really not that hard to put together a computer yourself
you can download Windows 7 RC for free and use it until July then you would have to buy it
Normally you should be able to boot up fine with default bios settings and the only thing you might have to manually set is the RAM timings and voltage. but if you get good RAM then you won't have to do that. You don't really need a tool kit. Most screws are just Philips head. Also unless you walking around with your socks dragging your feet on carpet then you don't need a anti-static wrist band. But if makes your more confident then its only a couple dollars so why not. And I agree, the configuration is the hardest but if you post of the Home Built section people will be happy to look over the configuration and make sure everything is looking okay.