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anyone reccomend the dell xps 410

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You can see from my sig I have pretty much the same system, but from gateway, and i am totally pleased. Depending on what you are upgrading from, you should be happy with this setup. I paid 1975 ?? for mine without a monitor so the price is pretty comparable.

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Have you looked in the Dell Outlet for a refurb? I purchased a XPS140 last year scratch & dent....about half price.

Also got my mother an E510 at the same time.... both refurbs , both same as new  :smiley:

Sometimes they have some real nice deals in the Outlet....other times (no systems found). If you want more bang for your buck and have the time....

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Have you looked in the Dell Outlet for a refurb? I purchased a XPS140 last year scratch & dent....about half price.

Also got my mother an E510 at the same time.... both refurbs , both same as new  :smiley:

Sometimes they have some real nice deals in the Outlet....other times (no systems found). If you want more bang for your buck and have the time....

lol yeah i used to have a gateway..untill it got fried....wasnt home and it got hit by lightening before i could get home to unplug it... i'll try gateways site thanks alot! :D

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thats a good system. but i would wait till you can get a DX10 video card in it for a good price.

i thought about that...i mean the earliest i could order to my knowledge is in February anyways. so i'll change the config to go along with the time.

to Mtal1ca  here is the gateway system

System 

Gateway

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:icon_thumleft: :icon_thumleft: I would rather build my own than pay Dell to do it. It is easier than most people think and can REALLY cut the costs.

Me too! I've had numerous dealing's with people who own Dell's and each time it has been a hassle. For example, I had to replace a dead Power supply. You can't just use a regular ATX PSU, you have to order one from Dell, as they use propriety hardware. I found out that their PSU's had a different wiring scheme!

This dude is not getting a Dell!  :twisted:

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Here is my take on it:

DVD-RW Dual layer burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16827106019

Gigabyte full-tower case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811233002

Seagate 320GB sata hard drive (16mb cache/perpendicular recording)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822148140

evga 8800gts video card (640mb memory) - dx10 - vista ready

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814130071

ocz 700w power supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817341002

ocz 2GB ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820227047

gigabyte ds3 motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813128012

intel e6400 processor (same one u chose from dell)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115004

windows xp sp2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16832116059

zalman cnps9500 cpu cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16835118223

Total: $1,651.91

...........I would choose this over dell any day of the year - you get high end components that you know will kick a$$

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The only reason to build would be to control what is actually in the computer.. I am not sure on the XPS line if Dell is using oem motherboards or not.. But if they are you are pretty much buying into something that might not be able to be upgraded as much as a system that is custom built..

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