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Hp h8xt vs Xi M Tower

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March 9, 2012 7:23:23 PM

I ordered an HP h8xt i7, 120G SSD, GeForce GT545 GPU, ? MoBo. It has been delayed, giving me a chance to rethink plan A, which was a Xi M Tower:
I ordered a h8xt from HP; i,7 120 G SSD, GeForce GT 545, ? MoBo They have bumped the ship date out by a week, which gives me the chance to revisit my choice. I can get a machine built by Xi:

00013 Xi® MTower™ PCIe Workstation (Base Configuration) $1,119.00
01777 Intel® Core™ i5 2400 3.1GHz 6MB Shared L3 Cache DMI Quad-Core VT Incl. w/ Base
02231 4GB DDR3 @1333MHz Dual Rank Interleave (Dual RAM Channel MoBo only) Incl. w/ Base
04415 nVidia® GeForce® GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB DDR5 PCIe 2xDVI-I 1xMini-HDMI SLI-Ready $149.00
05015 No Monitor (credit) ($140.00)
03142 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 4.2ms Latency (no RAID) $49.00
17012 HD Ctrl. According To Motherboard and HD Type Selected Incl. w/ Base
23011 SATA/SAS Trays accordingly to case selected Incl. w/ Base
06061 DVD+RW/DL/+R-R/CD-RW Double Media 4.7/8.5GB 18x $49.00
09007 On-Board sound as per selected motherboard specifications Incl. w/ Base
12001 On-Board Network accordingly to motherboard selected Incl. w/ Base
13001 Logitech® Black Windows Keyboard Incl. w/ Base
14010 Logitech® 2+ Wheel Mouse Black Optical Incl. w/ Base
16083 Genuine Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium Edition 64Bit on DVD (32Bit avail. on request) Incl. w/ Base
22261 Asus® P8Z68-V LE Intel® Z68 Express C.S.-2xPCIe 1x16x1x4x-2xPCIe 1x-3xPCI-Dual Ch.DDR3 2200/1333-1GbLAN-3xSATA6Gb-4xSATA3Gb-1xeSATA6Gb-RAID 0/1/5/10-HD-Audio-8CH-S/PDIF-12/4xUSB2.0/3.0-1xDVI/HDMI/DP-(No OC) Incl. w/ Base
44038 650W Cooler Master™ GX Series Ultra-Quiet BB 12cm Fan 80%+ Bronze Efficiency-99% PFC UL Incl. w/ Base
18001 Standard Xi Warranty w/Express Advance Parts Replacement, One Year on System, Mfg. on Monitor Incl. w/ Base
27157 Xi® MTower™ CM-Elite™ 430 2x12cm Quiet Fans-Front Grid-2x Front USB- 3x 5 1/4" 7x 3 1/2" (No O.C) Incl. w/ Base

I don't think I lose much with the i5. I get a better GPU and a known MoBo. I lose the SSD and extra HD, but I can pick up another HD from here. I trust Xi and have never had an HP. I would really welcome some thoughts as I only have a short amount of time to cancel.

Thanks

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March 12, 2012 4:08:43 AM

Depends on what the machine is to be used for. If for gaming, then go with the Xi.
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