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Dell desktop XPS 8300...is this a good build, pls. evaluate?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by doesnotkompute, Oct 28, 2011.

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  1. doesnotkompute

    doesnotkompute Thread Starter

    Oct 27, 2011
    It's looking more like my old XPS600 is shot, so I'm probably about to order a new desktop. I have done a "practice" run and have constructed what you see below.

    (I mostly just surf the web but I do play some games such as Microsoft flight Sim)

    So, does anything look out of whack? Is there anything I would benefit massively from if I just upgraded that component a bit, or is anything overkill or mismatched with other components?

    XPS 8300 desktop
    intel core i5-2320 processor (6 mb cache, 3.0 ghz)
    windows 7 home
    8 gb ddr3 sdram at 1333 mhz
    1tb 7200 rpm 16mb cache hard drive
    Nvidia Geforce GT530 graphics
    THX Trustudio PC sound card
    24" ultrasharp monitor

    The more expensive options for a graphics card are:

    AMD Radeon™ HD 6670 1GB DDR5 [Add $20.00 or $1.00/month1]

    Single 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 450 [Add $40.00 or $1.00/month1]

    AMD Radeon™ HD 6770 [Add $80.00 or $3.00/month1]

    Nvidia® GeForce® GTX560Ti with 1.25GB Memory [Add $230.00 or $7.00/month1]

    Single AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 [Add $280.00 or $9.00/month1]

    Would any of these be 'dramatically' worth the extra cash?
  2. Oddba11

    Oddba11 It's My Birthday!

    May 12, 2011
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    Personally, I would build it myself. You could build an identical machine for the same or less, use all quality components, and be able to hand pick everything that you want/need.
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