Parts Not Required: Need everything including mouse, keyboard, speakers, monitors, etc
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference
Parts Preferences: Dell?
SLI or Crossfire: What would the difference be?
Monitor Resolution: Good
Additional Comments: Not looking to build a computer, looked at dells XPS 8500 and 8300 not sure if these are good for their prices or not. Also worried about the video cards in each of these packaged computers. AMD Radeon™ HD 7570 1GB GDDR5 is what they offered.
This is what dell is offering with their XPS 8500, is this a good computer for the money? looking to run d3 mainly for now
XPS 8500 XPS 8500 Fast track config02
Chassis XPS 8500, Black Chassis w/19:1 media card reader
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
PROCESSORS 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3450 processor 3.10 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.50 GHz
MONITOR No Monitor
MEMORY 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz - 2 DIMMs
HARD DRIVE 1TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6.0 Gb/s
VIDEO CARD AMD Radeon™ HD 7570 1GB GDDR5
SPEAKERS No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
OPTICAL DRIVE 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW), write to CD/DVD
WIRELESS Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0+LE
SOUND CARD Integrated 7.1 with WAVE MAXXAudio 4
USB 3.0 Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Dell Datasafe DataSafe 2.0 Online Backup 2GB for 1 year
Adobe Reader Adobe® Acrobat® X Reader Multi-Language
Ship Material Shipping Material, Direct
Wireless Driver Dell SRV Software 1703
Documentation English/French Documentation
Additional Software Additional Software
Optical SW No PDVD
Power Cord US Power Cord
Dell's "gaming" desktops are a joke...you could seriously build a rig just as fast as that one under $800 or 900.
You really need to consider building your own, its not difficult at all and it'll save you a lot of money, or you'll get a much much more powerful system. Alienware too is a rip of...for $1500 all they give you is a gtx 555. Even though i hate suggesting prebuild website like ibuypower.com...you can get so much more in your rig like a gtx 670 and an unlocked processor for the same price
Hey, I too was scared about building my first computer(I still haven't done it, just waiting for all the parts] but it really isn't as hard as you would think. I would suggust going and watching Newegg TV's 3 part series about how to build a comp. It gives you the bare minimum basics, but it also gives you alot of important information. For $1100 you could build a decent comp.(you could pwn D3 with a $500 build]