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October 26, 2012 5:47:43 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

2tb hd

AMD 7570.

Windows 7

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?

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October 26, 2012 6:02:37 PM

If this is for gaming, you might be able to save some money on a i5.
October 26, 2012 6:07:39 PM

Going to be using the system primarily for gaming. So the difference between the i5 and i7 is negligible?
October 26, 2012 6:17:12 PM

Pretty much.

Is your 550W of a good brand?

Here's what I would do:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.22 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ CompUSA)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $477.16
(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.