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buying new computer,, Need help please


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#1 tom356

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 07:19 PM

Hi

I'm buying a new computer, i do 3d design, using 3d max i have talked to someone at dell and I'm trying to find out if I'm getting a good deal and good computer..
With max you need something good for rendering.
I don't know that much about computers..
If i can get any help that would be great..
Here are the info on the computer they said was good.. from dell.

Thank you so much for any help..
$762.89

224-4228
1 Studio Mini-Tower, Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 (2.93GHz, 3MB)
311-9442
1 6GB DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 2X2GB+2X1GB
330-0915
1 Dell Consumer Multimedia Keyboard
330-1158
1 Dell USB 6-Button Laser Mouse
320-3000
1 Video ready option w/o monitor
320-8145
1 ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB
341-7643
1 750GB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200RPM
311-9655
1 Integrated Media Card Reader
420-7938
1 Dell Connect 2.1
421-0530
1 Dell Support Center 2.0 64bit
420-8873
1 Dell Dock Consumer
421-1183
1 Download Store Links
420-6576
1 DELL WELCOME,Software Dimension/Inspiron
420-9691
1 DataSafe Local BackUp 2.0 Basic
420-6436
1 PC-Restore, Dim/Insp
421-0323
1 Windows Live Search,Multiple User Interface
330-6097
1 You have chosen a Windows 7 System
421-2041
1 Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
310-5678
1 Mouse included with Keyboard purchase
430-3322
1 Integrated 10/1000 Ethernet
313-7115
1 No Modem Option
410-1867
1 ADOBE READER 9.0 MULTI- LANGUAGE
421-1363
1 Dell Software,Roxio 1.0
421-1412
1 Cyberlink Power DVD 8.3 Playback
313-8899
1 16X DVD+/-RW Drive
313-7114
1 Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
313-2198
1 No Speaker Requested
410-2138
1 McAfee SecurityCenter with anti-virus, anti-spyware firewall, 30-Days
421-0306
1 MS Works 9.0 With H and S Trial,English
421-0462
1 MS Works 9.0 With HS Trial
960-3249
1 Banctec Service Agreement
983-3680
1 Dell Limited Hardware Warranty 7X24 Technical Support, Initial Year
987-6238
1 No Warranty, Year 2 and 3
990-8029
1 1 Year Limited Warranty and Next Business Day,Desktop
992-2577
1 Dell Limited Hardware Warranty Plus In-Home Service [after Remote Diagnosis], Initial Year
991-1320
1 Next Business Day In-home Service after Remote Diagnosis, Initial Year
988-0099
1 To activate your online backupaccount, go to Start, Programs, DataSafe Online
988-7707
1 2GB DATASAFE ONLINE 1.1 FOR SDO/DIM/INS/XPS
420-9518
1 DATASAFE ONLINE 1.1 2GB
330-0172
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#2 IrishGrimReaper

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:52 PM

How much are you willing to spend exactly? For $762 that isn't great, and that's to be expected when you deal with Dell -.- Would you be willing to build your own custom computer?

Do you need peripherals like a mouse etc? For $754($744 if you get the mail in rebate) you can get this which is alot better than what Dell is offering.
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Posted 14 November 2009 - 07:01 PM

For 3D rendering, you're going to want a lot of memory - one gig isn't going to cut it. It depends a bit upon the operating system, but I'd guess three or four gigs would do you well.

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 08:01 PM

Building you own can be very satisfying. But in the end individual parts warranties, should something break, can be a real pain. It also leaves you to do your own trouble shooting.

6 Gigs should be plenty of Ram. Where I see a slight improvement could be made is the graphics card. Possibly stay with the same card but get one with a larger amount of on-card memory. The current one has 512. For graphics intensive applications the more work that can be kept on the card (= on card memory) the faster everything will render since it does not have to be swapped off the card then back on before being displayed.

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 08:06 PM

I never even realized that there is such a thing...as a 6GB RAM module :blink:.

I don't think the day will ever come when I think I need one of those :wacko:...but I've made similar statements about hard drives larger than 120GB :).

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 08:13 PM

To my knowledge there is`t.

The first column where it says 1 means all memory is listed as a single quantity\item.
Actually the OP is getting 2 sticks of 2 Gig & 2 sticks of 1 Gig equaling 6 Gigs.

Invoices can be a hard thing to read if the column descriptions can not be seen. :blink:

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 11:17 AM

Thanks, I saw it...I just didn't connect the dots :blink:.

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