Choice of 2 pc's which shall I choose ??????

SGCMav

Active Member
Hi Guys

I have finally come to choose between to PC specs, one is from the dell site for £586:

DimensionTM XPS 420
Base Intel® Processor Q6600 Quad Core™ (2.40GHz, 1066Mhz FSB, 8MB cache)
Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
Memory 4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [4x1024]
Video Card 512MB ATI® Radeon® 3870 Graphics card
Hard Drive 500GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA/100 Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst™ cache
Floppy Drives 19-in-1 Bluetooth Media Card Reader
Modem No Modem
CD/DVD Drives DVD+/-RW & DVD Drives (read/write CD & DVD), 2 drives
Sound Cards Integrated HDA 7.1 Dolby Digital Audio


The other is a custom setup from cconline for £577 build and delivered:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (OEM)
CoolerMaster Elite 330 with 460W PSU £44.07
Abit Fatality FP-IN9 SLI Motherboard £61.18
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 £146.68
2GB OCZ SLI (2x1024MB) Memory Module Kit £33.78
512MB XFX GeForce 8600GT £52.29
250GB Western Digital SE16 WD2500KS £35.24
Pioneer DVR-215DBK DVDRW Black £17.50
Sony 20x SATA DVD Multi Writer £17.95
Internal Multi Card Reader in Black £4.39
CoolerMaster Hyper TX 2 £12.85
Akasa 120mm Ultra Quiet £8.57
Premium Build £70.50

I would be VERY grateful if someone could take a read through these and recommend me one.

:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

Boon72

Active Member
id say based on spec - the Dell
 

majorwedgy

Well-known Member
without a shadow of a doubt the Dell, better in every way, I would look around though, or even build yourself for that kinda money.
 

badbob

Banned
spec wise- Dell. Does that Dell PC come with Vista 64?
But for quality of parts, standard PC components, upgradability and overclocking- cconline
 

SGCMav

Active Member
cheers guys.

Dont fancy building one, as i will probably mess it up.

Why is the dell better ??

Sorry dont really know that much about pc's :)

I got £600 to spend
 

SGCMav

Active Member
spec wise- Dell. Does that Dell PC come with Vista 64?
But for quality of parts, standard PC components, upgradability and overclocking- cconline

Hi
Thanks for your reply

not sure if it's vista 64,
it doesnt state anything, just vista home or for an extra £70 vista ultimate
 

SGCMav

Active Member
is it worth adding the following HD in the DELL:

640GB Dual Hard Drive Raid 0 Stripe (2x320GB - 7200rpm)

For an extra £20 ????



Also i currently use a netgear wireless router, do you think there will be an ethernet port onboard to mobo ????
 

badbob

Banned
Dell has bigger HD, faster GPU and more memory. But it's housed in a cheap and nasty case and PSU. Motherboards aren't overclockable.

I wouldn't buy a Dell, rather have a frontal lobotomy.
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
Dell has bigger HD, faster GPU and more memory.
Slower GPU. Although as the 8800GT will be limited to directX 9 by the windows XP of the other system it may well be better in this situation.

is it worth adding the following HD in the DELL:

640GB Dual Hard Drive Raid 0 Stripe (2x320GB - 7200rpm)

For an extra £20 ????
No, for a system this cheap there are much better things you can put that £20 towards.
 

LostCause

Novice Member
Go with the dell it's the better of the two. Yes, you could build your own, but you'll be tempted into better bits and the cost will likely rise. If it was high end and your up to it, then its far better and cheaper to build yourself. Low end its tough to match or beat the prices, people like dell have scale to reduce their cost that you don't have.

Endless, if it was an 8800GT that he mentioned then it would be the better card, but it was 8600 and the price rather gives it away. Either way unless its the old nvidia stock, both would be fine under Vista and direct x10 or XP and directX 9.

I'll go with Endless on this one, £20 to get 2 smaller drives and an extra 100Gb isn't really worth it. Save the cash and get a bigger drive later if you need it. £50 buys a 500Gb, £100 buys a 1Tb.
 

SGCMav

Active Member
Thanks very much for all your comments, Lokks like its the Dell :smashin:

Thanks again for all your advice
 

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