Originally Posted by Celery
When I installed Win 7 in my system I chose IDE instead of UEFI in the BIOS. I'm supposed to take some performance hit this way but it's been rock solid.
I think you're confusing ACHI with UEFI :P
But damn son, IDE is a performance killer...
Either way, the PC you're looking at there will have the usual locked-down Dell BIOS with very few real options aside from tweaking things like Hyper-V (if it has it), hyperthreading and turbo boost and other not particularly interesting gubbins.
That's a haswell i5 in that PC you linked anyway, which until august is the current generation
meaning the board must have a compatible chipset and BIOS