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New system a good deal?
Oct 26, 2012, 5:47 PM
Hey folks! So I'm debating about getting a certified "new" system from Dell outlet with the following specs:
Dell XPS 8500
12 gb ram 1600mhz
I currently have a 550 w power supply and a Nvidia 560 ti that I'm going to pop into this puppy. The system runs for $650.00 (after tax + shipping)
Good deal or wait?
Oct 26, 2012
system good deal
Oct 26, 2012, 6:02 PM
If this is for gaming, you might be able to save some money on a i5.
Oct 26, 2012, 6:07 PM
Going to be using the system primarily for gaming. So the difference between the i5 and i7 is negligible?
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Oct 26, 2012, 6:17 PM
Is your 550W of a good brand?
Here's what I would do:
PCPartPicker part list
Price breakdown by merchant
Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
($149.99 @ Microcenter)
ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
($69.99 @ Newegg)
Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
($34.99 @ Newegg)
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
($59.99 @ Amazon)
Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
($52.22 @ Amazon)
Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer
($17.99 @ CompUSA)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
($91.99 @ Amazon)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
You can spend much much less and get about the same performance, and having a much cooler looking computer.
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