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July 21, 2012 4:07:03 AM

Hello, I was going to build a PC but then I stumbled upon this. Its a Dell XPS 8500 Special Edition, and it has pretty awesome specs.

Intel Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz

AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB GDDR5

16GB 1600MHz DDR3

2TB 7200RPM HDD with 32GB SSD - Smart Response Technology

It also has built in Wifi, Bluetooth and USB 3.0 and card readers and stuff.

The total is $1250.



I was going to build one with:

i5 2500K 3.1 GHz

8GB 1600 MHz DDR3

AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5

500GB 7200RPM HDD

No Wifi or bluetooth or card readers.

Total of $1100.


My dad wants me to get a prebuilt one, so he will gimme the extra $150 for the Dell.

I assume the gaming performance would be rather similar.

I'm also going to be using it for video editing and web browsing.


What do you guys think? I know prebuilts aren't as good, but that is an undeniably good deal.

Thanks,

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July 21, 2012 5:28:25 AM

While on the surface the Dell does appear to be a good deal, the limitations (and bloatware) are what turn me off of stock pre-builts. There are limited upgrade options and no ability to overclock or otherwise play with the performance of the PC.
I will recommend CyberpowerPC as an option here - prebuilt (when you recieve it) but with the same quality components you would use. Check it out here
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/
with $1100-1250, you should be able to set up a nice rig there
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