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Old 08-28-11, 12:40 PM
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Good Deal on a Dell?

My pc has crashed and is out of warranty, so time for a new one. I was looking at this dell:
Studio XPS 9100 Studio XPS 9100
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
Processors Intel® Core™i7-930 processor(8MB L2 Cache, 2.80GHz)
Memory 9GB Tri Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 6 DIMMs
Keyboard Dell Consumer Multimedia Keyboard
Monitor ST2320L 23-inch Full HD Widescreen Monitor
Video Card AMD Radeon™ HD 6670 1GB DDR5
Hard Drive 1TB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
Mouse Dell Laser Mouse
Network Card Standard USB 2.0 + 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Modem No Dial Up Modem Option
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
Optical Drives Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
Sound THX® TruStudio PC™
Speakers No Speaker Option
Office Productivity Software (Pre-Installed) Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
Security Software McAfee SecurityCenter, 24-Months
Hardware Support Services 2 Year In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis
Datasafe DataSafe 2.0 Online Backup 2GB for 1 year

TOTAL: $1,043.99

I run photoshop a lot, don't play games much, but if I did, would this one handle games ok?
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Old 08-28-11, 03:05 PM
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Re: Good Deal on a Dell?

Skip it. Get a PC with the Intel Sandy Bridge processor. They have 4 digits after i3, i5 and i7. The one you listed are first generation.
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Old 08-28-11, 06:40 PM
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Re: Good Deal on a Dell?

Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
Why does Dell always list this as a feature? It's something you can download for free if you want it.

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My Dell came with a 30-day McAfee trial, and it constantly badgered me to not only buy it, but to upgrade to more and more shit. I mean, I don't need to pay McAfee $60 a year to tell me that that guy spamming me isn't really a Nigerian Prince.
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Old 08-28-11, 07:31 PM
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Re: Good Deal on a Dell?

I'd pass. dead deal, but for reference, there was an i7 2600 system (no monitor) for $650 shipped.


http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3110982


XPS 8300
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
Intel® Core™ i7-2600 processor(8MB Cache, 3.4GHz)
8GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 4 DIMMs
Dell Consumer Multimedia Keyboard
Nvidia® Geforce® GT530
1TB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
Dell Laser Mouse
Standard USB 2.0 + 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Blu-ray Combo Drive (8X BD-R, DVD+/-RW) with DVD+R double layer write capability
THX® TruStudio PC™
Dell 1501 Wireless-N PCIe Card
Office Productivity Software (Pre-Installed) Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
McAfee SecurityCenter, 15-Months
2 Year Premium Hardware Service
Data Safe DataSafe 2.0 Online Backup 5GB for 1 year
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