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Three dell xps 17 builds to choose


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#1 Robb412

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:52 AM

I've got 3 different dell xps17's to pick from. Im mostly looking for a computer that can do a little gaming, mostly WoW and Runescape, and regular computer use. Heres the 3 builds.

First build:
Intel Core i7-2860QM processor (2.50 GHz, with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.60 GHz)
8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
1.5TB 750GB 7.2k HDD x 2 hard drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 3GB graphics with Optimus
1080p screen

Second build:
Intel Core i7-2670QM processor (2.20 GHz, with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.10 GHz)
16GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
1.5TB 750GB 7.2k HDD x 2 hard drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 3GB graphics
1080p screen 3D

Third build:
Intel Core i7-2760QM processor (2.40 GHz, with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.50 GHz)
12GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
1.5TB 750GB 7.2k HDD x 2 hard drive
NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GT 555M 3GB graphics
1080p screen 3D

Anyway I know all these will be able to play them, but which one would you choose between the three? Also the only reason the last two have 3D screens is because I had to choose that to get the more RAM. I'm thinking of going with the first build because of the faster processor and im not sure if the increased RAM will be worth it.

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#2 killerx525

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:00 AM

The First build because WOW is a more of a cpu bound game which you would want the fastest processor you can get. 8GB of ram is plenty for gaming.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:12 AM

I vote #1 as well. Honestly, you're not going to notice anything above 8GB unless you are doing video rendering.
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