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May 01, 2010 12:10 |  #1

Can you give me some advice on this build, it is at Dell Outlet for $729, but I am just not savvy enough about the processors and video cards to know....any advice on this? My budget is really $600, but this may be worth the extra scratch, or do I wait for a sale from Dell?

  • Studio XPS 8100 Desktop
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
System Price:$729.00
Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium Memory
8 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz (4 DIMMs) Hard Disk Drive
1 TB SATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/ 16MB DataBurst Cache Video
512MB NVIDIA GeForce G310 DDR3 Certified Refurbished
Certified Refurbished Hardware Upgrade
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Processor: Intel Core i5-750 Processor (8MB Cache, 2.66GHz) Software Upgrade
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Microsoft Works 9.0
McAfee Security Center, 30 Day
64BIT Operating System DVD Base
Studio XPS 8100 Desktop Media Bay
16X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability
16X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability

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May 01, 2010 12:22 |  #2

I am on the search for a PC myself and still can't make up my mind b/c there are too many options (PC/Mac - Build/Pre-Built). From what I have searched lately, what you listed look very good for the price. I wish I know much to advice or help but I don't. Good luck Scooter.


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May 01, 2010 15:26 |  #3

If you can wait, I say wait for Dell Outlet to have coupons.




  
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May 03, 2010 09:52 |  #4

I bought something similar to this. I could not wait because my old laptop died and I am without a computer. It should be here tomorrow.

The Dell refurbished units seem like a good value.


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May 03, 2010 09:54 |  #5

I think they look like a good deal also, but since I am not in dire need, I am going to wait for the coupon and then get one.


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This is a good deal. 8Gb of RAM is a monster! No need to overclock it then.


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May 07, 2010 06:44 |  #7

Search around for an outlet coupon, or wait; they show up routinely. :)

iirc, they have an outlet page on twitter (vomit) that posts coupon codes.




  
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May 22, 2010 10:49 |  #8

Got a Dell Outlet coupon last night and just ordered it for $577! Can't wait.

Coupon code if you want it (only good for 3,000 uses) is "NMN74G00?LR8TJ"


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