Is this Dell worth it?

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Masterfulks, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Masterfulks

    Masterfulks New Member

    I'll update as I believe in continuity.

    I went with ibuypower and got...

    Case ( [$15 OFF Mail-In Rebate] Nzxt Apollo Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply Orange )
    Case Lighting ( None )
    Power Supply ( 850 Watt -- [$40 OFF Mail-In Rebate] Thermaltake Toughpower W0172RU Power Supply Quad SLI Ready )
    Processor ( [New !!] Intel Core i7 Processor 920 (4x 2.66GHz/8MB L3 Cache) )
    Free Software/Game ( Free Game - [Halo 2] must purchase with Microsoft Windows Vista operation system )
    Free Software/Game ( Free Game - [FARCRY 2] must purchase with Intel Core i7 system )
    Processor Cooling ( [$10 OFF Mail-In Rebate] [=== Silent ===] Thermaltake V1 CPU Cooling Fan System Kit Silent & Overclocking Proof = Maximum cooling efficiency for quietness and performance )
    Motherboard ( Asus P6T Deluxe Intel X58 Chipset CrossFire and SLI Supported w/7.1 Sound, Triple-Channel DDR3, Dual Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Three PCI-E MB )
    Memory ( 3 GB [1 GB X3] DDR3-1333 Triple Memory Module Corsair Value or Major Brand )
    Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB w/DVI + TV Out Video )
    Video Card Brand ( === High Performance === eVGA Brand Video Card Powered by NVIDIA )
    Hard Drive ( 1 TB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache] )
    2nd Hard Drive ( None )
    External Hard Drives [USB 2.0/eSATA] ( None )
    CD/DVD Drive ( None )
    CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( [** Special !!! ***] LG 20X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black )
    Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
    Speaker System ( 600W PMPO 3 PCS Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )
    Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
    Floppy Drive ( None )
    Monitor ( None )
    2nd Monitor ( None )
    Keyboard ( PS/2 104 Key Windows 98 Keyboard Beige )
    Mouse ( Logitech Optical Internet Mouse Black )
    USB 2.0 Accessories ( Built-in USB 2.0 Ports )
    Meter Display ( Thermal Temperature LCD Display Black )
    Flash Media Reader/Writer ( None )
    Operation System ( Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium + [Free 60-Day !!!] Microsoft Office 2007(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access ....) 64-Bit )
    Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner ( None )
    Case Round Cable ( Tuniq TX-2 High Performance Thermal Compound

    I crunched the number several times, and played with what I can do myself. Ultimately the 3 year warranty, and comparable costs led to me to go with ibuypower.

    It comes to about 1500. I already have a 7.1 audigy z soundcard that I'll put in it. I was sort of interested in more ram, but I can always put more in later, and from what I understand 3 gigs should do me fine.
  2. logies

    logies New Member

    Outstanding performance for sub-$1,500 PC - configurable options let you get a Core i7 CPU for less than $1,000.BUt Competing systems have more exciting features; limited upgrade path.
  3. Masterfulks

    Masterfulks New Member

    I didn't want to limit myself on power, or with the motherboard. I upgraded the video card to what seemed to be the best card for the money.

    All I'm missing would be a new monitor, which I might try to pick up something in an after Christmas sale.

    I've seen some good triple channel ram deals which I thought about just getting and putting in there. That would give me 9gigs, which is overkill, but overkill is fun.
  4. Cleric7x9

    Cleric7x9 Active Member


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