Originally Posted by celegorm
Only true if you get a high end Dell. The lower-end ones (about $900 and cheaper) are crap. I see them in with dead motherboards or failing hard drives all the time after about two years of use if not less.
mine cost around £280 so $560 and its still going good after about 18 months , not a single problem other then the ammount of dust that it sucks in so it needs cleaning every few months but we do have a dog and my parents smoke so i suppose it is bad cos before we got a dog it could go 4-5 months before a clean
another thing HD's can go bad in any brand of computer so you ant realy count a failed hard drive as dells fault
and yeah in the budget comps the mobos are pretty cheap for instance i bought mine when socet 775 was about and it has a celeron D which can be bought in socet 775 varient but instead i ended up with a socket 478 board and ddr ram the board has no agp or pci e slot just 3 pci slots so but it aint failed yet