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Old 10-08-2007, 12:03 PM   #1
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Question A new computer, need advices!

My 15 years old brother is in need for a new computer. He plays mostly WoW and sometimes does video editing. I was given an offer for the following computer for $700

http://www.ubid.com/Dell_XPS710_Xtre...801888629.html

Also one of my father’s friends is selling the following system: This is the email that he had sent me.


Quantity Item Number Description Unit Price


1 222-4390 Intel Core2 Duo processor E6700 (2.67GHz,1066FSB) w/DualCore Technology and 4MB cache $2977
1 311-5030 2GB DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz $0.00
1 310-7963 Dell USB Keyboard $0.00
1 420-5984 Software for 3007WFP Flat Panel Display $0.00
1 320-4806 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS $0.00
1 341-2102 1TB Performance RAID 0 (2 x 500GB SATA II HDDs) $0.00
1 341-3672 Dell 13 in 1 Media Card Reader $0.00
1 420-4939 Microsoft Windows XP Professional,Service Pack 2, English $0.00
1 313-7222 Dell Application Back-up CD, Factory Install $0.00
1 420-4927 Windows Media Player 10 $0.00
1 420-5477 Dell Direct Download $0.00
1 420-5769 Internet Search and Portal $0.00
1 412-0688 Image Restore $0.00
1 310-7966 Dell Optical USB Mouse $0.00
1 313-3607 No modem requested for Dell Dimension $0.00
1 412-0914 Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 $0.00
1 313-4305 16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW $0.00
1 420-5780 Sonic Cineplayer $0.00
1 420-5791 Roxio Creator Basic/MyDVD Basic $0.00
1 313-4307 X-Fi PCI Sound Card $0.00
1 313-4062 AS501 10W Flat Panel Stereo Speakers for 1704, 1905,2001FPFlat Panels $0.00
1 412-0850 Network Associates McAfee 7.0,English,90-day Trial $0.00
1 420-6367 Yahoo Music Jukebox 2.0, Basic1 Month,Trial $0.00
1 412-0931 Corel Snapfire Plus Starter Edition and Paint Shop Pro XI trial $0.00
1 412-0687 NETZERO ISP $0.00
1 412-0586 AOL BSD/SMB $0.00
1 412-0934 Earthlink $0.00
1 412-0938 AOL Offers $0.00
1 412-0912 MS WORKS 8.5 $0.00
1 412-0357 Soft Contracts - Business Complete Care $0.00
1 980-0558 CompleteCare Accidental DamageService, Dimension, 3 Year $0.00
1 412-0359 Soft Contracts - Qualxserve $0.00
1 960-8700 Warranty Support,Initial Year $0.00
1 960-3642 Warranty Support,2 Year Extended $0.00
1 970-5210 Type 3 - Next Business Day Parts and Labor On-Site Response, Initial Year $0.00
1 984-0937 Dell Hardware Warranty, Initial Year $114
1 960-9512 Type 3 - Next Business Day Parts and Labor On-Site Response, 2 Year Extended $0.00
1 984-0928 Dell Hardware Warranty, Extended Year $0.00
1 310-8586 Express Upgrade to Windows Vista Business, Free plus S and H at payable at redemption $0.00
1 310-8590 Upon receipt of PC, Go to www.dellvistaupgrade.com to redeemVista upgrade by 03/31/2007 $0.00
1 465-3642 750-watt Power Supply $0.00
1 465-4599 Thank you for choosing Dell! $0.00
1 465-4663 Windows Vista Capable $0.00
1 462-4506 Purchase is NOT intended for resell $0.00

I added later:
Video card – ATI Radeon X1900 Series 512 MB (was $450)
Sound card – Creative SB X-Fi Fitality with front panel (was $250)
Memory – 1 more GB
I have both original sound and video cards – brand new as spare parts.
Hard Drive – 1 TB Raid 03 years of complete care and accident replacement from Dell – expires in 2.2 years (sorry, I told you it was 4 years – I just forgot)

System Type: XPS/Dimension 700
Ship Date: 11/12/2006
Dell IBU: Americas

Description Provider Start Date End Date Days Left


CompleteCare DELL 11/12/2006 11/11/2009 766
Next Business Day DELL 11/12/2006 11/12/2007 36
Next Business Day DELL 11/12/2007 11/11/2009 730
Technical Support - Phone Assistance DELL 11/12/2006 11/12/2007 36
Technical Support - Phone Assistance DELL 11/12/2007 11/11/2009 730

Computer is 10 month old, is in perfect shape internally and externally. I still have plastic covering on some of its parts. If I wash wipe it, it will look like brand new.

In other words, it is a super computer, is rather perfect for gaming than for video editing, but what I mean is that it just doesn’t have specialized hardware like editing video cards that in themselves are computers and run for $2000. Nevertheless, it can be easily run as a professional video or audio editing workstation. Right now I would call it a semi-pro rather than pro, but again, professional workstation would cost you at least $10000.
I also include a bunch of wonderful software, such as Adobe CS3 Master Collection – all the graphical, audio, and video editing software.
Nuendo Audio Editing tools (worth more than $3000) in themselves.
Microsoft Vista Professional Upgrade (it runs XP Pro at the moment)
And others…

We have to arrange the deal within 2 weeks starting from this day. If you want to get just the computer without the monitor, I will sell it for $1100 without the speakers and wireless keyboard.
Thank you and think well before making any decisions.


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So here it is, I can ether get a bit lower end comp for lower price = $700
Or I can get a bit higher comp + video editing programs for = $1100

What deal should I go for?

Please advice!!!
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Maybe go for the cheaper one and then upgrade it a little for cheaper?
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