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omg i'm buying a dell!!!111

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by pissedoffsol, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    talk me out of it. lol


    dell has a $508 instant savings right now. i just can't beat it anywhere.



    preface: my laptop is 2 years old now, and my video card keeps overheating and shutting me down. its REAL annoying now and its driving me nuts.
    i cleaned it and removed all the crap i could find and its still not running good.

    it probably needs a format.... but i just have way too much shit on here to even think about it... mostly work related. not easy file copies... but built in shit like VPN tunnels. So, i need a slow migration so i don't have down time from work.... and eventually, i'll migrate my laptop into my home theatre or some shit.... or maybe even format it and sell it (its still a decent machine... 17" widescreen and stuff).


    anyway, so i was looking around, and dell has this deal.


    this price includes vista ultimate, office 2007 standard, acrobat writer, and a 24" ultrasharp widescreen monitor.


    PROCESSOR
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Proc E6750 (2.66GHz,4MB L2Cache,1333FSB)
    OPERATING SYSTEM/SOFTWARE
    Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate
    Microsoft® Office Small Business 2007 (Basic + PowerPoint and Publisher)
    MONITOR
    Dell 24in Widescreen 2407WFP-HC UltraSharp™ Digital Flat Panel Display
    MEMORY
    2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz - 2DIMM
    HARD DRIVE
    320GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
    OPTICAL DRIVE
    Single Drive: 16X (DVD+/-RW) Burner Drive
    VIDEO CARD
    256MB NVIDIA® GeForce 8600GTS, 2DVI
    FLOPPY OR MEDIA READER
    Dell 19-in-1 Media Card Reader
    FIREWIRE
    IEEE 1394 Adapter with Cable
    SOUND
    Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    SPEAKERS
    Dell AS501 Speakers for Attachment to UltraSharp Panels
    KEYBOARD
    Dell USB Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard
    MOUSE
    Dell Scroll Mouse
    POWER PROTECTION
    APC Back-UPS ES 750VA with Phone and Coax Protection
    WARRANTY & SERVICE
    2 Year Limited Hardware Warranty with Next Business Day On-Site Service
    GOLD TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    Gold Technical Support, Vostro, 2 Years



    all that for
    $2,118


    with free 3-5 day shipping, and estimated ship date of 11/2 (because the monitor is backordered 7 days... thats the hold up).


    so, should i do it?

    should i get a dell?


    i'm the #1 hater of dell. but i just can't touch that price elsewhere.

    2 yr warranty.... in 2 years, i'll probably be looking to upgrade anyway (pretty much how i am right now, 2 years later on my laptop)

    the monitor, vista, and office alone are a G from newegg, so its a decent machine with a good video card (i'm no gamer...), 2 yr warranty, shipping, 2gb ram, core2 proc, and all set up and ready to go for me for 1100 bucks basically.

    thoughts?
     
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  2. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    wow that came out like crap. let me edit
     
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    i hate to admit that i totally got a dell in 2004 and i'm still using it w/no problems to report today. i say go for it with the savings..
     
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    i hate my laptop, but at a $500 discount...even i couldnt pass that up.
     
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    if you're at all into IBM/Lenovo let me know, i get employee discount. i hear they have refurbished T42s for $450...and the new stuff is usually $400+ off the list price (but again, we're talking $tinkpads..). what can i say though, the things are fucking tanks. my dell is my desktop; i'll never stray from an ibm stinkpad..but dell's displays *are* nice...:drool:
     
  6. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    thanks for the offer, but i'm not really interested in ibm's. i had one back in the day, and while it made a great paper weight, it's not what i'm after
     
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    i know what u mean...built like fucking (heavy) tanks, and hard to schlep around. just have never had one go bad on me in 10 years. not very stylish or sleek..
     
  8. YouKnowWhoIBee

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    I have had my previous dell replaced.... it was a 5500 inspiron. They replaced it with a 9300 and it still runs smooth to this day. I will have it for 2 years in November. Go for it :) If you want... I can look up my promo codes for work to help you out. I will check today.
     
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    pump up an HP6710b. you'll get a better system for the same price.
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    wait before you buy it, let me get on the computer at work and let me see if I can get that covered with my work's discount...might save a few hundred more.
     
  11. Bob Vila

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    details on the instant savings?
     
  12. endlesszeal

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    so is the price 2100 and change or 1100? if its the later, thats a pretty bad ass deal.
     
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    that is an old school ball mouse
    make sure you switch it to the "Dell Optical Mouse" for the laser one
     
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    i've had a Dell Dimension 3000 desktop for years.. hasnt given me any problems
     
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    2100 w/ vista ultimate, the monitor and office.
     
  16. endlesszeal

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    Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
    [​IMG] Sony NEC Optiarc 18X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model AD-7170S-0B - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827152079
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


    $31.99
    [​IMG] LIAN LI PC-A05B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811112130
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    -$30.00 Instant
    $119.99
    $89.99
    [​IMG] Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Item #: N82E16822148136
    Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

    Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $29.99 2 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99

    $119.99
    [​IMG] LG L246WP-BN Black 24" 8ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height & Tilt Adjustment - Retail
    Item #: N82E16824005099
    Return Policy: [LCD] Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

    Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net 1 Peripheral Extended Plan -- $49.99 2 Year Service Net 1 Peripheral Extended Plan -- $69.99 3 Year Service Net 1 Peripheral Extended Plan -- $99.99
    -$20.00 Instant
    $659.99
    $639.99
    [​IMG] XFX PVT80GGHF4 GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported HDCP Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814150171
    Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

    Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99 1 Year Service Net 1 Peripheral Extended Plan -- $39.99 2 Year Service Net 1 Peripheral Extended Plan -- $49.99 2 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $59.99 3 Year Service Net 1 Peripheral Extended Plan -- $59.99
    $30.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $279.99
    [​IMG] CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817139001
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $29.99 2 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99
    -$20.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $139.99
    $119.99
    [​IMG] GeIL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GX22GB6400DCK= - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820144047
    Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy

    Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $14.99 2 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99

    $57.99
    [​IMG] DFI BLOOD IRON P35-T2RL LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813136038
    Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

    Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $29.99 2 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99

    $127.99
    [​IMG] Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115017
    Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy

    Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99 2 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $59.99

    $289.99
    [​IMG] Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Ultimate for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116213
    Return Policy: Software Return Policy

    -$10.00 Instant
    $189.99
    $179.99 Subtotal: $1,937.90
     
  17. endlesszeal

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    You could trim that down even more by replacing the 8800gts w/8600 for $150 less. Then get a less powerful power supply that should trim off about $30-40. Also, can get some HP RAM that is 10 a piece after rebate, so thatd be another $28. Could probably save on case if you want something less expensive for another $30 or so. Also trim down the hard drive for a 320gb model for around $40 less.

    Probably dont have time to build your own though, but just a comparison. The system i just put together would make the Dell system look like an eMachine.
     
  18. pissedoffsol

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    add office (need it for work) and adobe writer, and you're well over my dell price.

    and why did you pick 32 bit? why not 64 bit?
     
  19. endlesszeal

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    I think you can get office for like 75 with a student discount and theres plenty of them here that could help you out there. As for adobe, thats probably the single most expensive thing int he whole system except for monitor, but with the suggested cuts, itd be almost enough to get it.

    Or you can go the chinese way and save by obtaining the software via other methods. :ph34r:

    And as 32 vs 64 no real significant gains except if u were running 4gb ram. it hasnt matured all too much and some other hardware/software may not like to play with it. but its the same price, so whatever.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i'm not a student, so that doesn't work for me....
    and since this machine is for work, i try to keep my "Chinese" software to a bare minimum.
     
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