help me choose my new desktop ?

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  1. vic106

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    after my laptop finally died( mother board failure !!!).i have narrowed it down to the following
    palicomp Phoenix i5 Shinobi
    INTEL SANDYBRIDGE Core I5 2500K SKT1155
    STANDARD CLOCK SPEED = 3.3Ghz Per Core
    OVERCLOCKED SPEED = 4.8Ghz Per Core
    *4.8Ghz Is The Maximum OC We Can Achieve, Not All CPUS Will Overclock The Same
    Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V With NEW Z68 Chipset (NEW B3 VERSION)
    3xPCI-E (16x), 2xPCI(1x) & 2xPCI & 32GB RAM Support
    Special New Features Sandybridge, USB3, SATA6 & NEW Z68 CHIPSET
    Memory: CORSAIR 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz i5 Memory Kit
    Hard Drive: HITACHI 2TB SATA2 Hard Drive
    Optical Drive: SAMSUNG BLU-RAY READER & DVD+/-RW Combo Drive
    Graphics Card: NEW VTX ATI Radeon HD6970 2GB (OVERCLOCKED)
    Direct X11 & Pixel Shader 5 With Multiple DVI & HDMI Outputs
    Case: COOLERMASTER Silencio Case & 850W PSU
    Connections: 10 x USB2.0, 4 x USB3.0, 1 x GIGABIT LAN & 7.1 HD Audio
    1 x Optical SP-DIF Out,1 x E-SATA Port & 1 x Bluetooth
    Software: MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 PREMIUM 64BIT
    AVG Anti-Virus Package
    Open Office Suite Inc Word Processing/Spreadsheets
    Nero Burning Version 9.0
    Monitor: ASUS 24'' VS247H, LED, VGA, DVI & HDMI HD RES - 1920*1080

    Extras: Microsoft Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Set

    Product options
    STANDARD BUILD & TEST PHASE - Upto 10 Working Days


    CPU COOLING
    ThermalTake Contac29 BP High Performance Ultra Silent Cooler (+£30)

    DDR3 MEMORY
    CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800

    SOLID STATE HDD (SSD)
    KINGSTON 96GB V+100 Solid State Hard Drive (+£122.00)

    MASTER HARD DRIVE2TB (2000GB) SATA3 - 6Gp/s, 7200 RPM & 32MB Cache (+£20.00)

    SLAVE HARD DRIVE
    2TB (2000GB) SATA3 - 6Gp/s, 7200 RPM & 32MB Cache (+£75.00)
    RAID1 (Mirror For Data Backup) 2 HDDs Need Selecting Above (+£10.00)

    MASTER OPTICAL DRIVE
    SAMSUNG 12X Blu-Ray & DVD+/-RW COMBO All In One

    NEW GRAPHICS CARDS
    ATI/AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB

    TV CARD
    Peak Single Digital Freeview TV Tuner With Remote Control (PCI) (+£30.00)

    case
    COOLERMASTER Silencio550 Silent Case

    PSU
    850W Power Supply Unit

    NOISE REDUCTION
    STANDARD - No Extra Noise Reduction

    KEYBOARDS
    Microsoft Wireless Keyboard & Mouse 3000 - BlueTrack

    SOFTWARE
    NEW OS - WINDOWS 7 PREMIUM 64BIT

    PERFORMANCE TUNING
    STANDARD - Windows Default Installation & Settings

    MONITOR
    24'' ASUS VS247H LED, HDMI, HD 1920x1080, 5MS

    DEAD PIXEL CHECK
    STANDARD Dead Pixel Policy

    CARD READER
    INTERNAL 80IN1 3.5'' Media Card Reader (+£9.99)

    SOUND CARD
    ONBOARD Standard Min 5.1 Or 7.1

    STANDARD Cable Management - Tidy Cables Throughout
    Pack Of 2 x extra Case Fans Silent & Powerful, Highly Recommended

    or the dell xps 8300

    DataSafe Online Backup 2GB - 1 year licence edit
    OFFICE SOFTWARE Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
    PROTECT YOUR NEW PC McAfee® Security Centre - 15 Month Protection - En
    ADOBE Adobe® Photoshop® Elements + Premiere® Elements Bundle
    MEMORY 12288MB Dual Channel DDR3 1333MHz [2x4096 + 2x2048] Memory
    OPTICAL DRIVE Blu-Ray ROM combo (Blu-ray read only, DVD, CD read & write) & 16X DVD+/-RW (Win 7 Only)
    HARD DRIVE 2TB Dual Hard Drive RAID 0 "Stripe" (2x1TB - 7,200 rpm)
    GRAPHICS CARD NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1.25GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
    TV TUNER AND REMOTE CONTROL Hybrid TV tuner PCIex1 card
    SOUND SOFTWARE Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCIe Card
    MONITOR 24in ST2420L UK/Irish Full HD WLED Widescreen Monitor (VGA, DVI-D and HDMI)
    MOUSE Dell Laser Mouse USB (6 buttons scroll) Black

    PALICOMP COSTS £ 1351
    DELL COSTS £ 1193

    better graphics card in palicomp
    better sound card in dell
    more storage in pailcomp 4tb and 96gb ssd drive
    more ram in dell more software and anti virus

    i haven't heard of palicomp until i read a review in computer shopper but they seems to have good reviews. dell is a much better known pc builder

    please help me choose !!
     
  2. LJx

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    look around for some more reviews on palicomps customer service you might change your mind
     

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