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Old 08-06-2011, 05:11 AM   #1
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I am about to purchase a computer the DELL xps 8300


Date * 06/08/2011 04:04:38*Central Standard Time

Catalog Number * 5102*Retail*iebsdt1


Catalog Number*/*Description * Product*Code * Qty * SKU * Id



Base:
Intel® Core™ i7-2600 Processor (3.40GHz, 8MB) * 480251 * 1 * [210-34887] * 1


Microsoft Operating System:
English Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 BIT) * 576525 * 1 * [619-32257][640-12634][640-12638] * 11


Operating System Recovery Options:
OS Windows® Recovery Media Not included * 413720 * 1 * [620-12382] * 200013


Enhanced Service Packs:
1 year of coverage included with your PC * 322642 * 1 * [754-56815] * 30


Online Backup:
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB - 1 year licence * 469128 * 1 * [759-11208][764-10303] * 467


Microsoft Application Software:
Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ads.* No PowerPoint or Outlook * 420991 * 1 * [630-13202] * 1002


Protect your new PC:
McAfee® Security Centre - 15 Month Protection - English * 405920 * 1 * [650-13715] * 1014


Accidental Damage Support:
No Accidental Damage Support * 327720 * 1 * [755-10535] * 463


Monitor:
Display Not Included * 5999 * 1 * [480-10940] * 5


Optical Devices:
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD) with Roxio and DVD Burn software * 480339 * 1 * [429-15618] * 16


Memory:
6144MB Dual Channel DDR3 1333MHz [2x2048 + 2x1024] Memory * 477818 * 1 * [370-19948] * 3


Hard Drive:
1.5TB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive * 196799 * 1 * [400-15860] * 8


Video Card:
Graphics : 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6670 * 566578 * 1 * [490-12846] * 6


Keyboard:
Dell™ USB Entry Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY) * 255298 * 1 * [580-15212] * 4


Mouse:
Dell Optical Scroll USB (2 buttons scroll) DUAL TONE Mouse * 263438 * 1 * [570-10814] * 12


Sound Cards:
Sound : Integrated 7.1 with THX® TruStudio * 483444 * 1 * [510-10400] * 17


Shipping Documents:
English - Documentation with UK/Ire Power cord * 480300 * 1 * [340-24143] * 21


Gedis Bundle Reference:
D08X8304 * 611100 * 1 * [200-90727] * 22


DataSafe:
Datasafe Local 2.3 Basic * 283296 * 1 * [640-11629] * 813


Standard Warranty:
1 year Collect & Return Hardware Support included with your PC * 322637 * 1 * [754-56814] * 29


Call Dell Experts:
One free Dell Expert call to help with your PC queries within 60 days of purchase * 341357 * 1 * [676-10045] * 554


Order Information:
XPS Desktop 8300 Order - Ireland * 479175 * 1 * [799-16906] * 111


Speakers:
No speakers *


Dell System Media Kit:
XPS 8300 Resource DVD * *


And I was wondering what should I change (if needed) and is my graphics card needs to be upgraded
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:10 AM   #2
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well first of i will rather build it my self if i where you.
or if you have a friend that knows more about computers then you then go ask him to build it for you.
i have build 3 of my friends computer.

but if you want that PC i will:

get a real mouse instead of that garbage
get a better keyboard (if you are a gamer then get a gamer keyboard)
uninstall that mcafee antivirus software because it cost money and download MSE or Avast.

i think your graphic card is gonna work fine (for now) if you are not an enthusiast when it comes to gaming and graphic details.
that card can play anything as long you are not expecting high graphic. some newer games (like crysis 2) you also have to expecting that you are not going to get med graphic if you dont want ANY lag. lag = fps < 60
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Thanks for te reply

1. I am a very interested and avid gamer but not used to pc.

2. Could u recommend a graphics card.

3. I have already tried building a pc and this one is only 779€ so a bargain is u ask me
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i will get a gtx 570 or a 580. you could also get a redeon 6950. thats the cheapest, but it is quid powerful. and you can bios unlock it to a 6970 because the 6950 is the same card as 6970 just with some locked transistorers.
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Thanks again

Can u tell me how to unlock the graphics card and is the ram good enough for ingame recording as I am using wegame with my old laptop and as u can see if u look up my channel amanikshot u will see what I mean when I say bad fps

Is the raedeon 6770 hd graphics card a good 1?
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:29 PM   #6
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here is a guide to unlock it and other information about it: AMD Radeon HD 6950 to HD 6970 Mod | techPowerUp

ram should be just fine. i have 6 gig my self. just so you know it, programs like fraps record in a very high quality witch resolve in very performance needed pc in order to not get too much lag. also depend on the game. but the ram capacity should not be an issue.

the 6770 is a low end GPU. i will not recommend upgrading to that one considering that you already have a 6670. waste of money if you ask me. spend a little more and get 2x the performance by getting a 6950 and unlock it.

feel free to ask away any questions you might have. i am here to help to the best of my knowledge. ^^
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Ok thanks again

So the graphics card if I upgrade to 6780 is that ok because I don't want to go over 1,000€

1. Can I record with the current pc components with a game like Minecraft?

2. Is there anything else I should tweak?

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i am kinda having trouble understanding how much money 1,000€ is in dollar.
and i am from Denmark and here the prices are i bit higher then most countries.
is that "€" British money? is so. then after what i know 1000€ should be something like 9000 Dkr. and that is enough money to build a hole computer.

i dont think there exist a redeon 6780. i think you did a type error.

i think just about any computer modern computer can record minecraft.

i dont think there is anything that is in need fo being changed. will.... i will quickly get rid of the mouse and get a better one. also a better keyboard. but you dont necessarily need to do that, only if you want. but thats just me.
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Sorry I meant 6870 lol

And no it's euros I am from Ireland:/

I have a gaming mouse and keyboard at home from alienware my friend gave it to me when his desktop broke

Cool so I think after that I will purchase my pc XD
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ohh. so now i understand. you dont want to use over 1000 for the hole pc + graphic card. i was kinda confused. i thought that you meant that you didnt want to spend more then 1000 on a graphic card. you can buy a limite edition of i super overkill graphic card for less then that. so thats kinda funny. hahaha.

the 6870 is i fine card. i think you will be happy with that.
i remembered that i did read an article about best graphic card for the money in price range of 100, 120 150 and so on up to 400+ dollar.
i did search for it and i did find i newer updated version. (i did read the one for Maj 2011) the 6870 is actual on that list. it is a tie between that card and the nvidia 560.
Best Graphics Cards For The Money: July 2011 : Updates From June
i think you will find this article very usefull.
you will defiantly see a difference between that low end 6670 and that more powerfull 6870. still dont expect HD high graphics in crysis2. ^^
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