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Jan 20, 2010 18:39 |  #16

basroil wrote in post #9436060 (external link)
http://configure.us.de​ll.com …&cs=19&kc=studi​o-xps-8100 (external link)
with i5 750 option, 698... dollar cheaper from dell, and newer motherboard.

The staples option comes with 6GB ram and a 1TB drive. That upgrade costs an additional $300 at dell's site.



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Jan 20, 2010 18:42 as a reply to  @ Poe's post |  #17

Mr.A wrote in post #9435544 (external link)
How is this set-up for photo-editing, casual gaming, basic schoolwork, etc?

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
Intel® Core™ i7-920 processor(8MB L3 Cache, 2.66GHz)
Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007
2 Year Basic Service Plan
McAfee SecurityCenter, 36-Months
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 4 DIMMs
1TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
Dual Drives: 16x DVD-ROM Drive + 16x DVD+/-RW w/ dbl layer write capable
21.5 inch Dell S2209W Full HD Widescreen Monitor
ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
Dell Studio Optical Mouse
No Modem Option
Integrated 10/1000 Ethernet

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Studio XPS 9000
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 9.0 Multi-Language

The i7 920 mobos support tri channel memory. So you should really only get 6GB (3 DIMMs)or step up to 12 (overkill!). The monitor is a TN panel so better for games, not so good for photo editing.


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Jan 20, 2010 19:23 |  #18

In2Photos wrote in post #9436185 (external link)
The i7 920 mobos support tri channel memory. So you should really only get 6GB (3 DIMMs)or step up to 12 (overkill!). The monitor is a TN panel so better for games, not so good for photo editing.

Or just buy two sticks afterwards for $100 to get 12gb


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Jan 22, 2010 13:32 |  #19

So I have also been looking at the XPS 8100. The stats for the XPS 9000 I posted earlier total $1600 and that is with the 21" S2009W monitor and the Logitech illuminated keyboard.

Now here are the stats for the XPS 8100:

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
Intel® Core™ i7-860 processor(8MB Cache, 2.80GHz)
Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007
2 Year Basic Service Plan
McAfee SecurityCenter, 36-Months
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 4 DIMMs
1TB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
Dual Drives: 16x DVD-ROM Drive + 16x DVD+/-RW w/ dbl layer write capable
24" Dell ST2410 Full High Definition Monitor
nVidia GeForce GTS240 1024MB GDDR3
No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
Dell Studio Consumer Multimedia Keyboard
Dell Studio Optical Mouse
Dell 1525 WLAN PCIe card with11n mini-Card & external antenna

My Accessories
Dell Online Backup 5GB for 1 year

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THX® TruStudio PC™
Studio XPS 8100
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 9.0 Multi-Language

This totals about $1500 and comes with the 24" ST2410 but not the Logitech keyboard which I will probably buy separately, so the two computers will probably end up totalling the same amount. Which of these would you go with based on the computer as well as the monitor choice? Thanks




  
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Jan 22, 2010 13:42 |  #20

If you don't plan on upgrading major components too much, get the 8100. If you plan on pimping it out when you have money, 9000. And unless it costs more to drop the wireless card, drop it, looks like you don;t need it based on the other build.


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