PROCESSOR & GRAPHICS CARD AMD Phenom™ II X6 1055T + ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English edit
WARRANTY AND SERVICE 1 Year Basic Service Plan edit
Service blurb goes here.
MEMORY 6GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 4 DIMMS edit
MONITOR No Monitor edit
HARD DRIVE 1.5TB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 1.56MB Cache edit
OPTICAL DRIVE Blu-ray Disc (BD) Combo (Reads BD and Writes to DVD/CD) edit
SPEAKERS No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system) edit
WIRELESS Dell 1525 Wireless-N PCIe Card edit
KEYBOARD Dell Studio Consumer Multimedia Keyboard edit
MOUSE Dell Studio Optical Mouse edit
SOUND CARD THX® TruStudio PC™ edit
MODEM No Modem Option edit
total cost with tax to my door: $1150
I already have monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers. Probably can't overclock much but what do you all think? I was surprised the price was as low as it is
Well the things you my want to take in consideration here if you're going to be overclocking a home built system probably would do a lot better because the mobo used by companies like dell, hp are are just motherboards to run the components at stock settings, a home built gaming pc usually have good motherboard witch will let you overclock. Colling is another point, a HAF 922 probably will beat any case by any company out there...
The HD that you mensioned no problems at at all, get a 1tb HD that is FASTER then the one in that dell, and really who really needs 1.5tb, I have a 640gb, with all my games at it and just used half of it's space. Also have a laptop with 160gb which I save my documents and stuff, never used more then 50% of it, I mean not a lot of people really need 1.5tb of HD. Samsung F3 1tb $69.99
The ram that banthracis mentioned is also faster. And after all, ram is a really simple upgrade if you want to buy more in the future it's easy to do so.
And if really need/ want a bluray drive just get one for like $100, which would make this build $30 more expensive with the 1tb HD and without the dvd burner, but a faster computer.
Anyways, both are great pcs
Total $962.92 to your door w/ $15 gift certificate
A full $200 less than what dell is selling you the PC for, even including their RAM error. Not to mention this build can actually be overclocked if you want. Everything has at least 1 year warranty too, most 3 years actually.
Problem is no one on these forums would ever recommend the above build due to the horrible components. Just because dell wraps it all up under their name doesn't make bad components better.