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

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doesnotkompute

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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?
 

Oddba11

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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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