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Old 08-28-2011, 12:48 PM   #1
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Default Is this a good deal for a desktop?

Through work I'm able to get a dell xps 8300 for $899.99 cdn

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* Intel® Core™ i7-2600 processor(8MB Cache, 3.4GHz)

Memory
* 12GB3 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz

Hard Drive
* 2000GB4 SATA hard drive (7200RPM)

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* AMD Radeon™ HD 6450 1GB DDR3

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* Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability

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15 Months McAfee SecurityCenter
Keyboard/Mouse

My current computer is a dell and have never really had any problems with it. Can I save some money by trying to build it myself. (no pro but understand the basics). The computer isn't used for any hard core gaming. Basically internet, movies, pictures, music etc. I'd like something that will last me 4-5 yrs.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:10 PM   #2
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Yes, that would be a great deal, but you would be able to save alot by building a computer yourself.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: Is this a good deal for a desktop?

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Yes, that would be a great deal, but you would be able to save alot by building a computer yourself.
Except in this case.

This is a steal. I built the same configuration on Newegg, and it ended up being over $900, BEFORE shipping. (I even used "lowest price" wherever possible, and free shipping on a few parts)

Other than the crappy McAfee (Uninstall that crap!), the system is a bargain.
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