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I'm thinking about a Dell PC, and was just wondering if anyone has a Dell XPS 430 Desktop?

I've seen good and not so good reviews about Dell PC's :unsure:

The main spec's for this machine are...

 

Intel Core2 Quad Processor Q8200 2.33GHz, 1333FSB, 4MB

 

Windows Vista Home Premium OEM Version

 

Dell S2209WFP 21.5" Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor

 

3GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz Memory

 

500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with NCQ

 

16X DVD +/- RW with Dual Layer Write

 

512MB ATI Radeon HD 4670

 

Integrated 7.1 Audio

 

 

The price in Australia is about $1700.00

 

 

Craig ;)

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I did a quick conversion and it comes to just under 1100 US dollars. You could build a better system for that price, or definitely cheaper for the same components. The parts aren't bad, but you could do better.

 

 

AJ

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I did a quick conversion and it comes to just under 1100 US dollars. You could build a better system for that price, or definitely cheaper for the same components. The parts aren't bad, but you could do better.

 

 

AJ

Hi AJ

Yes I agree ;)

I've also been doing some home work on pricing for building a similar system.

My main problem is where I live.

I'm at least 200km from any place that I can get computer parts, or complete computers at reasonable prices.

With "work commitments" I don't really have the time to build my own PC, and I dread the thought of driving from store to store looking for that "Ultimate Desktop PC Deal"

I hate shopping!

I just want a fairly good "mid-spec" system, and I like the idea of buying this system or one similar "online" and having it delivered to my door :lol:

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Online quote from NetPlus Micro Computers

22/02/2009 1:43:02 AM

Product Code Qty Price SubTotal

Antec Three Hundred Tower CAANTHREEHUNDRED 1 $109.00 $109.00

Corsair 550W VX-550 ATX PWPSAX-CS055 1 $136.00 $136.00

Asus P5Q Intel P45 MB DDR2 MBASP5Q 1 $219.00 $219.00

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 CPU CPINPC4D-Q8200 1 $279.00 $279.00

4096Mb 4Gb DDR2 800 Memory MYD208-4096KK 1 $58.00 $58.00

1Tb 1000Gb WD SATA2 HDD HDWE72RSATB999PS 1 $289.00 $289.00

Asus GF 9600GT PCI-E 16X 512M VDAS9600GT-E5 1 $219.00 $219.00

LiteOn IHAS120 Black 20X Dual OPLI20A1S-RET 1 $36.00 $36.00

MS Windows VISTA Home Premium SWMSVI-02HP 1 $189.00 $189.00

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi SOCRXFI-EXT-PCIE 1 $54.00 $54.00

 

Total Price: $1,588.00

 

Got that from http://www.netplus.com.au/ I have no idea if that's a reputable dealer. For less money, I got a similar graphics card and a soundcard. Only thing is I don't know is that particular motherboard. I didn't research it.

 

 

AJ

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Got that from http://www.netplus.com.au/ I have no idea if that's a reputable dealer. For less money, I got a similar graphics card and a soundcard. Only thing is I don't know is that particular motherboard. I didn't research it.

 

 

AJ

Hey AJ ;)

Thanks for doing more research.

http://www.netplus.com.au/ is on the west coast, "Perth Western Australia"

I'm on the east coast, "Benalla Victoria"

If I decide to build my own PC, I'm probably better to source parts from Melbourne.

However' as I said in my previous post, I like the idea buying a system "online" and having it delivered to my door :rolleyes:

 

Craig ;)

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Hi AJ

Yes I agree ;)

I've also been doing some home work on pricing for building a similar system.

My main problem is where I live.

I'm at least 200km from any place that I can get computer parts, or complete computers at reasonable prices.

With "work commitments" I don't really have the time to build my own PC, and I dread the thought of driving from store to store looking for that "Ultimate Desktop PC Deal"

I hate shopping!

I just want a fairly good "mid-spec" system, and I like the idea of buying this system or one similar "online" and having it delivered to my door :lol:

hi,

I agreed with your decision but first check they provide you the service after buying the system.And then you will take your decision which one is the best?

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I got my "DELL XPS 430" ;)

Now all I need is some sort of (check list) for settings etc...

I don't know what to have enabled or disabled in "Vista: for security etc...

 

Craig

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