Dell XPS or New Built? ~1000-1100

Hi all,

I'm planning to built a new computer for home use, i'm a beginner never did this before. I would appreciate if someone can please advice me on this. I've never assembled a pc before, so i would need it assembled and tested, all set ready to go.


Approximate Purchase Date: August 7th 2012

Budget Range: 1000-1100 after shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Rendering Videos, playing MS Flight Simulator X ONLY, watching movies, streaming content to tv, Home use

Are you buying a monitor: Yes (looking for LED monitor/ultra sharp possibly?)


Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, ncix.com

Location: City, State/Region, Country: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: ?

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments:Quiet pc, at least 12Gb RAM, will be using: sony vegas, photoshop, adobe after effects, etc

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: needs high performance pc, sold the last one recently.


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The other option i have is Dell XPS 8500, specs are as follow:

PROCESSOR 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3770 processor (3.40 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.90 GHz) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
MONITOR Dell S2330MX 23 Inch Ultra-Slim Monitor with LED
MCAFEE SECURITYCENTER McAfee SecurityCenter, 30-Days
MEMORY 12GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz - 4 DIMMs
HARD DRIVE 1TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6.0 Gb/s
OPTICAL DRIVE 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW), write to CD/DVD
GRAPHICS CARD AMD Radeon™ HD 7570 1GB GDDR5
KEYBOARD Dell KB213 Wired Multimedia Keyboard
MOUSE Dell Laser Mouse
Wireless Driver Dell SRV Software 1703
Chassis XPS 8500, White Chassis w/19:1 media card reader
Sound Integrated 7.1 with WAVE MAXXAudio 4
Power Cord US Power Cord
Documentation English/French Documentation
Ship Material Shipping Material, Direct
Additional Software Additional Software
Optical SW No PDVD
XPS 8500 XPS 8500
WIRELESS CARD Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0+LE
SPEAKERS No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
NETWORK CARD Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
ADOBE SOFTWARE Adobe® Acrobat® X Reader Multi-Language

$1169 (including shipping)
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  1. i went through the configuration and saw the choices for video cards, if you can upgrade to the 7770 without breaking your bank; though FSX is a cpu game a better graphic card will help increase the settings.
  2. Pre built Dells are horrible machines. They use watered down GPUs, motherboards that forfeit access to the multiplier, you name it.

    For $1100 this would be a far better system:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Memory Express)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.49 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.49 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Memory Express)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($124.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.93 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $1061.85
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-04 00:38 EDT-0400)
  3. g-unit1111 said:
    Pre built Dells are horrible machines. They use watered down GPUs, motherboards that forfeit access to the multiplier, you name it.

    For $1100 this would be a far better system:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Memory Express)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.49 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.49 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Memory Express)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($124.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.93 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $1061.85
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-04 00:38 EDT-0400)


    Alright it surely seems a better system, but i can't assemble or test them myself, how can i have this system assembled and tested, ready to go?

    Also, i would like to have at least 12GB RAM, plus there's no sound card, which one do you recommend?
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