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Is this a good computer?


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#1 Darkking711

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 12:15 PM

Well recently I ordered a new computer, and I was wondering if it's good or not. I'm getting the specs right out of Dell.


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Posted 15 March 2009 - 12:58 PM

Well recently I ordered a new computer, and I was wondering if it's good or not. I'm getting the specs right out of Dell.


Studio Mini-Tower, Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9550 (2.83GHz, 1333MHz FSB), w/ 12MB cache

8GB DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 4X2GB

Dell Wireless Desktop Keyboardand Mouse

Dell S2409W 24 inch WidescreenFlat Panel Monitor

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Integrated Media Card Reader

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 01:19 PM

Well i'm not too picky about game's because I get most of my games for the Xbox. But other than that. This should do the job?

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 02:04 PM

Im not a huge fan of Dells, but spec wise it looks pretty good. :D

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:09 PM

It should do the job, so long as you're not expecting jaw-dropping performance. Mini cases aren't good because their size makes them difficult to cool. Overall, it is a good PC though since it is Dell expect tons of software garbage and iffy quality.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 12:00 AM

Is it hard changing cases because I was thinking of changing the case to a Antec - Nine Hundred Gaming Case. Would everything be compatible with it?

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 12:16 AM

Changing cases prior to building the PC is easy. If you've already installed components, it can be annoying removing items. You would be disassembling the computer entirely from one case, and then building it back again in another. Remember, most cases follow the ATX standard so changing cases isn't too difficult. If you're buying the PC from Dell and simply moving the components over, that may void your warranty and might be difficult if Dell uses any proprietary connections to the case.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 12:22 AM

If your going to do that why dont you just build from scratch?

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 12:59 PM

I've already built one computer with my dad but that was 2 years ago. This time I just wanted to simply buy all ready built computer. Since i'm on a budget the mini case was the best price for what it had. I was thinking of just putting it into a bigger case because of cooling problems. Would it be good if I called Dell?

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 06:11 PM

well, I guess but my guess is put it in a difference case you will void the warranty, and the amount of money youd spend on a decent case you might as well just purchase one from dell.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 12:21 AM

Hey it's been a month in a half since I've ordered this and it was supposed to come next week. But dell emailed me and tol dme my computer is gonna get delayed 6-9 days. Does it mean there's something wrong with the computer?

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 08:56 PM

Wow this is bull they delayed me again for another week. I'm canceling my order this is just ridiculous i'm not waiting 2 and a half months..

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 09:38 PM

A lot of components come from different countries.
With things being like they are in the world right now Dell may be having trouble getting parts.
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Posted 04 April 2009 - 11:56 AM

I think it was the TV tuner because after I ordered my computer about 2 day's later they didn't have the TV tuner option available. But this happened to be good. There are a couple new computers coming out soon. :D




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