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    info on vista

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    Quote Originally Posted by razor blade View Post
    hi does anybody have any opinons on the dell xps 630 desktop is it a good buy or not .
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    I believe that most of us build our own computers due the not liking the proprietory components and drivers put in mass produced computers...

    That said, how about a bit more info?
    Price, options, what are your needs and such, would help us a bit...

    I looked around and found this:

    On the system as a whole:

    http://www.dell.com/content/products...=19&l=en&s=dhs
    http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/26/d...gets-official/
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2269793,00.asp
    http://www.hothardware.com/Articles/...esktop_System/
    http://computershopper.com/reviews/d...desktop-review
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search


    The cpu, Intel® Core™2 E8200 , some reviews and info:

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...-wolfdale.html
    http://www.digit-life.com/articles3/...850-e8200.html
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search


    The video card, nVidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MB2:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search


    Operating System is Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium... For now, I am sticking with XP, however, that is just IMHO...

    I don't have a clue which hard drive, optical drive, how much or what type of memory, or which sound card you have chosen... Need some more info...

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    WOW, granted I didn't have time to search very much, the specs you state are different than the ones Dell shows. Quad core...
    Do you have a link to the options on the Dell site?

    Are you going to mainly be gaming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by razor blade View Post
    Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6600 (2.4GHz, 1066FSB, 8MB)
    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 2 x 500GB* SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ 4GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM 2. Dell™ E248WFP 24" Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor
    Dual 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800G 16X Max DVD+/-RW Combination Drive with double layer write capability this is what im looking at does this sound alright. dell xps 630 the price is $2,999 australian
    The cpu seems to be a good one...
    http://www.techspot.com/review/36-in...e2-quad-q6600/

    As previously stated, personally I don't care for Vista yet. I have it on 1 machine and hate it so I really don't use it, and I am not sure, maybe someone will chime in on whether it can fully utilize the 4 GB of RAM... (On XP, you must use the 64 bit version, unless things have changed that I am not aware of. Been in the hospital a lot the last year and half...) And speaking of the RAM, that may not be the fastest your machine will allow, again, not 100% positive, although that machine should still be a monster...

    The monitor is good, lots of real estate and the dual VGA cards should make your son happy with his gaming. Not the very best components, however, very good.
    I am not sure how $3K converts to US$, however, it seems like a good rig...


    Any one else want to give this gent an opinion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by razor blade View Post
    yeh to be honest i would rather stick with xp myself but dell tell me they dont ship there systems with xp anymore wich is bad luck but never mind can only hope vista improves anyway thanks for your thoughts on this matter it looks like the system we will buy thanks again best of luck.
    No problem, stick around the site, make some friends and perhaps catch a pointer or 2.
    On their US site, they still have an option for XP...
    Good luck!

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