Is this a good deal ?

  tenroom 17:17 06 Apr 05

Just been quoted £668 by Dell for the following.

Dell 8400 Dimension Series
3.2GHz P4
Windows XP Pro
3 yrs Warranty

Is this any good ?

  tenroom 17:29 06 Apr 05

Oh I forgot ! 80GB hard drive

  Starfox 17:43 06 Apr 05

It's very nice but before you decide take a look at this click here

  tenroom 09:15 07 Apr 05

Yeah looks good but for the same spec, it works out more expensive, gives me a load of stuff I don't need and the warranty isn't as good as Dell's.

  wobblymike 09:21 07 Apr 05

As you are using this forum I guess you have some PC building ability - why not build it yourself? you could do so for between 400-450 easily and have ths satisfaction of having done it yourself. I have just completed building a P4 system from scratch with very similar spec to yours and with XP Pro and SP2 and a good Graphics card for games etc. The grand total was £405 plus of course my time to build it, I enjoyed the challenge and have a cracking PC. Think about it.

  tenroom 10:32 07 Apr 05

I have ZERO PC building ability. I wouldn't have clue as to how to install a motherboard nor would I have the time.

I can appreciate the satisfaction factor that doing myself would provide but that has to weighed up against the fact that I need the thing now, I need on-site warranty and I need to finish about three songs before the end of April.

  pauldonovan 11:14 07 Apr 05 beat dell on 'bang for buck' at this price level. I've had a great experience with Dell in the past and they are doing some great deals.

  Starfox 16:39 07 Apr 05

you are quite right with your comments,just thought you might like an alternative to look at before deciding.

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