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    Whatcha think about this desktop?

    It looks like a solid deal to me, but then again what do I know?

    http://austin.craigslist.org/sys/1224939605.html



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    Not bad, not bad at all.

    The "fresh install" of Office and XP are worth precisely nothing unless he's including the COA along with them.

    The hardware looks fine.
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    Yeah, not at all worried about Office. Open office would do me just as well.

    I'd put Windows 7 on it right away if I snatch it up.

    I'm at the end of my rope with this XPS 700 I have. I've sat and watched one of my 7900GTXs sit without ever being used. I can't change any of the boot order, clock speeds, etc... The BIOS is pretty much locked up and uneditable. Looking around, it looks like I could probably get rid of this Dell for no less than $600. I've seen them listed for as much as $1K but I'm not sure if they're actually selling at that price.

    I've been poking around at snatching up a PC off craigslist as there are some decent deals to be found.

    Considering that I play games only on occasion (might download one per year) and my main PC usage these days consists of internet, Photoshop, and lots of media (PC is a DVR and plays 1080 movies on the TV), would you recommend buying something like what I linked in the first post or trying to build my own?

    I think getting something like what I linked would be just right.

    EDIT: btw, the only reason I mention how much the XPS's are selling for was just to say there is that much less that I'll have to spend; not that I can't spend more than that or anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skiz View Post
    ... would you recommend buying something like what I linked in the first post or trying to build my own?

    I think getting something like what I linked would be just right.
    It's not the machine I would spec myself, but that really means very little.

    I've never used a XFX mobo and have zero experience with the newer nVidia chipsets.
    The harddrive is hardly a "premium component" either.

    Looks like a CoolerMaster case, which is OK.

    He doesn't mention what kind of cooling components he used, so I'd assume stock.

    It's a tough call Skiz.
    $500 is not outrageous for what it is and there's certainly something to be said for "plug-n-play".
    On the other hand, if you're capable of building your own, you can't beat the total personalization that's possible and the safety of knowing what inside and where it came from.
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    I've got the same processor, similar motherboard (lower model, 680i, but same brand), same graphics card.
    This is definately fast enough for what you need.

    $500 isn't bad, but skizo can you not just buy a new motherboard, and possibly processor, maybe case, and build a computer reusing the good parts of your current computer?

    edit: Just realized you said you could sell your current pc for $600. So it would not be worth doing what I just said above.

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    Bought and paid for.

    Talked him to $475. The guy works at a computer shop or something. The wire management inside is immaculate and there isn't a spec of dust inside. I'd say I did alright.

    He put Vista Ultimate x64 on there as well. Not even a stolen copy either as I got the disc. I think I'll sell that.



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    Good for you, S.
    Hope it works out.
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