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A good deal?

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#1 Zapfdingbats


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Posted 10 December 2009 - 01:16 PM

So I'm running on an ancient machine and looking to upgrade by way of all the holiday deals going on right now. Dell recently posted the following "one day only" ad and I was wondering if it was really worth the money. I see a lot of home built machines on CL that run $100-200 less than what this one does (after the upgardes I would choose, it'll figure out to around $700). Worth the bucks? Any advice would be helpful!

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#2 Zapfdingbats

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:34 PM

I also dug these up from local Best Buy ads:



Both are comparable to the Dell deal it looks like. The processor being the main difference. Assuming that these actually are all "good" deals (and if not, please still tell me), which of the three is the best?

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