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The Bad Guy
02-16-2005, 12:59 PM
Here's the system:

Dimension 3000
Intel(r) Pentium(r) 4 Processor w/ HT Technology (3GHz, 800 FSB), Microsoft(r) Windows(r) XP Home Edition
Qty: 1
Processor
Intel(r) Pentium(r) 4 Processor w/ HT Technology (3GHz, 800 FSB)
WL308B
[221-6493]

Memory
FREE UPGRADE 512MB Dual Channel 400MHz DDR SDRAM
512M4P
[463-2952]

Monitors
SAVE $125! 17 inch E173FP Analog Flat Panel
E173F4P
[463-7614]

Video Card
Integrated Intel(r) Extreme Graphics 2
IV
[320-2870]

Hard Drive
80GB Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM Hard Drive
80
[340-3274]

Mouse
Dell 2-button scroll mouse
SM
[310-1871]

Network Interface
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
IN
[430-0412]

CD or DVD Drives -- Read, Write and Store Data
Single Drive: 48X CD-ROM Drive
CD48
[313-1476]

Sound Card
Sound Blaster(r) Live! 24-bit ADVANCED HDTM Audio
SB1024

Total price was 812 - 89.00 savings from Dell making it 721 - 100 coupon - 150 mail in rebate making grade total of:

510 including tax and free shipping.

Computer gurus - how'd I do?

Saulbadguy
02-16-2005, 01:42 PM
Not bad, especially considering the flat panel.

The Bad Guy
02-16-2005, 01:49 PM
Not bad, especially considering the flat panel.

Is that a decent flat panel? That's what sold me pretty much. I think the system is pretty sweet, but I've wanted a flat panel for a while now.

nmt1
02-16-2005, 02:17 PM
Looks good to me. Should be a decent system for surfing the net and playing most games. I like the flat panel too but I couldn't tell what brand it was. Regardless, if it arrives intact with no dead pixels, you'll like it a lot.
You might think about getting more memory eventually. 512 is enough for now. You'll want more down the road though.
It should serve you well for a good while.

HC_Chief
02-16-2005, 02:53 PM
Nice! :thumb:

If you ever feel the urge to get into gaming, simply replace the video card

The Bad Guy
02-16-2005, 03:21 PM
Damn, 512 isn't going to be enough??

I have about 380 in the computer I'm using now - which will then become my dads and I think this is plenty fast enough.

I'm not a big computer gamer, but I do burn a ton of shit and do a lot of word processing.

I'm glad I got a solid deal. If there are any dead panels, then Dell will be replacing the monitor.

HC_Chief
02-16-2005, 04:24 PM
512 is enough RAM.

You'll need more if you want to play newer, graphics-intensive first-person shooters like Doom3 or Half Life 2, or if you're going to do video/image editing. If it's for web surfing and email and word processing w/ occassional gameplay, you're set :)

theultimatekcchiefsfan
02-16-2005, 04:57 PM
I have 3 Gateways and would never stoop so low as to buy an ugly grey and black Dell.....................But I still say you got a great deal way to go!!! :thumb:

nmt1
02-16-2005, 05:14 PM
Damn, 512 isn't going to be enough??

I have about 380 in the computer I'm using now - which will then become my dads and I think this is plenty fast enough.

I'm not a big computer gamer, but I do burn a ton of shit and do a lot of word processing.

I'm glad I got a solid deal. If there are any dead panels, then Dell will be replacing the monitor.

512 is enough for your needs apparently.
It's my belief that one can never have too much memory.

Over-Head
02-20-2005, 05:39 AM
Damn, 512 isn't going to be enough??

I have about 380 in the computer I'm using now - which will then become my dads and I think this is plenty fast enough.

I'm not a big computer gamer, but I do burn a ton of shit and do a lot of word processing.

I'm glad I got a solid deal. If there are any dead panels, then Dell will be replacing the monitor.


512 :drool: I only have 128 :(

Miles
02-20-2005, 06:02 AM
Damn, 512 isn't going to be enough??

I have about 380 in the computer I'm using now - which will then become my dads and I think this is plenty fast enough.

I'm not a big computer gamer, but I do burn a ton of shit and do a lot of word processing.

I'm glad I got a solid deal. If there are any dead panels, then Dell will be replacing the monitor.

Sounds like you got a pretty sweet deal...especially with it including the LCD. 512mb of ram should be plenty unless your like to multitask a ton. I do and found that a gig of ram sped up the response time a decent about. Even still the dual channel and Hypertheading P4 should be penty.

The Bad Guy
02-20-2005, 01:10 PM
Sounds like you got a pretty sweet deal...especially with it including the LCD. 512mb of ram should be plenty unless your like to multitask a ton. I do and found that a gig of ram sped up the response time a decent about. Even still the dual channel and Hypertheading P4 should be penty.

Thanks Miles. Yeah, I'm pumped - my dad's computer crash was actually a good excuse for me to get myself a new comp and give my dad the comp I have now.

I was worried though - fatwallet.com reported this deal, and I had to buy a dell coupon on ebay for 20 bucks to save 100 (it's damn shady that people sell coupons on ebay now, but whatever) and Dell was cancelling orders left and right on this system and deal.

But thankfully mine has shipped and will be here tomorrow.

Demonpenz
02-20-2005, 02:58 PM
it's not to bad. Once you get the memory and video card updated you will be set to do some gaming