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    Default Re: Recommend me a Desktop PC - Windows

    I was pleasantly surprised by Dell's service. 1st time dealing directly with them, usually I buy through IT Show one of those exhibition deals.



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    Default Re: Recommend me a Desktop PC - Windows

    Do you guys think it is good price considering the specs.









    Help appreciated, thanks in advance.

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    The ATi Radeon HD 4350 seems like an entry to low mid level video card as per some specs online. Not great for gaming, but ok at decoding blue ray...

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    agree. have them change the gfx card to nvidia.
    sigh.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a Desktop PC - Windows

    Trade the gfx card with 1024MB NVIDIA (R) GeForce (R) GT220 add S$150. Dell quite flexible, the more I look at the XPS Desktop the more I like it. Thanks guys.

    Appreciate all the responses.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a Desktop PC - Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by azul123 View Post
    Thanks for your help.

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    np bro.
    sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azul123 View Post
    Trade the gfx card with 1024MB NVIDIA (R) GeForce (R) GT220 add S$150. Dell quite flexible, the more I look at the XPS Desktop the more I like it. Thanks guys.

    Appreciate all the responses.

    ../azul123
    Specs looks good. You will definetly like it.

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    I think if you want desktop PC, for me i would prefer to build one myself. Can customise. However if u want hassle free and go for warranties, i think just get one from Harvey Norman or some other big stores. But do note that the specs are lower than the ones you build yourself and the price are at a premium because of the warranty.

    I can give you recommendations if u need my help!
    I like the macbook pro 13 inch one.. looks really nice!

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azul123 View Post
    Trade the gfx card with 1024MB NVIDIA (R) GeForce (R) GT220 add S$150. Dell quite flexible, the more I look at the XPS Desktop the more I like it. Thanks guys.

    Appreciate all the responses.

    ../azul123
    Wow nice stuff. Dell's service is really top notch. i wouldn't recommend getting the "so called" better gfx card and paying $150 for it. Get an ATI card, they're architecture is superior currently to nvidia and buy it seperately(sim lim). you can get a much better one for around the same price as if you upgrade to a GTX220. lol...

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    Is the 500 GB hard drive 5400 or 7200 rpm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameisgreg View Post
    Wow nice stuff. Dell's service is really top notch. i wouldn't recommend getting the "so called" better gfx card and paying $150 for it. Get an ATI card, they're architecture is superior currently to nvidia and buy it seperately(sim lim). you can get a much better one for around the same price as if you upgrade to a GTX220. lol...
    I don't play games on pc and really prefer to have from same vendor to keep the warranty intact.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2evans View Post
    Is the 500 GB hard drive 5400 or 7200 rpm?
    It’s 7200 rpm 16M cache.

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    Hits a slight snag, the 1024MB NVIDIA (R) GeForce (R) GT220, was told cannot support HDMI, so Dell now recommends 1024MB ATI(R) Radeon(TM) HD 4870 add S$254.66

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    its good to buy an extended warranty maybe 3year on parts. notebook can fail after 24 months . repair is costly.

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    This is realy confusing, one Dell agent tells me can another tells me cannot... search the website and 1024MB NVIDIA (R) GeForce (R) GT220 shows a HDMI port. Now, I have feeling that the last agent was trying to under-cut the 1st agent to get the sale. Really cut-throat this pc business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azul123 View Post
    Hits a slight snag, the 1024MB NVIDIA (R) GeForce (R) GT220, was told cannot support HDMI, so Dell now recommends 1024MB ATI(R) Radeon(TM) HD 4870 add S$254.66

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    hmmm 4870. not sure if it'll run well with photoshop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown View Post
    hmmm 4870. not sure if it'll run well with photoshop.
    err.. mine does but i have no comparison.

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    Nvidia worked with Adobe to accelerate Photoshop. You may get speed ups on ATI, but my guess is, CS4 is more optimised for NVIDIA cards. http://www.nvidia.com/object/adobe_photoshop.html

    (Note, I don't have CS4... just heard about this)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lcd0189 View Post
    its good to buy an extended warranty maybe 3year on parts. notebook can fail after 24 months . repair is costly.
    The TS is buying a desktop.

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    just for reference if u DIY something at sls

    Gigabyte EX58-UD3R X58 + Intel i7 920 ~ $786
    Hitachi 500GB/16MB sata2 HDD ~ $78
    Team Elite PC3-1333MHz CL9 3x2GB ~ $175
    Leadtek GTX260 Extreme+ 896MB ~ $299
    Samsung S223 22x DvD+-RW (SATA) ~ $32
    CM CM690 Side Window Casing ~$139
    OCZ Modxstream-Pro 600 Watts PSU ~ $148
    MS Windows VISTA Home Prem 64bit ~ $208
    Logitech G1 Gaming Desktop KB+Mouse ~$45

    Total ~ $1910

    No speakers included and its $5 more expensive but has a better graphic card and rams. Of cos you dun get the warranty from dell but if u are game to try to DIY its cheaper in some sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth83 View Post
    No speakers included and its $5 more expensive but has a better graphic card and rams. Of cos you dun get the warranty from dell but if u are game to try to DIY its cheaper in some sense
    Thanks Ken, for your breakdown on the DIY setup. But the Dell case is so damn bloody nice leh.

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