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$119.00 ASRock Z77 PRO3 Motherboard
$58.00 G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
$99.00 Crucial M4 SSD 64GB
$129.00 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB 7200RPM
$55.00 LG CH12LS28 12X BD-R Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive
$95.00 CoolerMaster Centurion 5 II with 500W
$479.00 EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB
$245.00 Intel Core i5 3570K
You also have to factor in that on paper they may not be too far apart but the part quality difference will be massive. They'll use a cheap motherboard, cheap RAM(I know all RAM is cheap, but theirs will be total garbage), more than likely a cheap HDD and the power supply will probably be rubbish too. Build your own and it'll be faster and way more reliable than anything Dell will sell to you. Trust me on this, I sell store built PC's(HP etc) and when you open them up it's pretty barren.blackwaterxe7 wrote:Thanks for that SaNE, and thanks for the specs.
Still cant make my mind up though because I cant measure how much better your specs are compared to the dell..........I mean in the area of gaming what real difference am i going to see? 20% - 30% improvement in benchmarks?..........and at the end process......my eyes........how much better will the graphics really be compared to the hassle of building my own rig when i can order it from dell and have it here in 48hrs without lifting a finger and have 12months warranty?
blackwaterxe7 wrote:because it sounds good?
to be honest I have no idea about processors anymore or half the other garbage
Wyld wrote:Go the i5, unless you have a reason to go i7.
Thing to note, of all the components big companies tend to screw up, it's the power supply. Your PSU feeds your whole system, so get a good one.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?mai ... s_id=20665
I would also HIGHLY recommend PCCG. Excellent company to deal with.
SaNE wrote:The above is much better than the Dell machine for gaming, 3570K (able to overclock) plus a 670 will be kicking for a while.
blackwaterxe7 wrote:Or do I build my own? I mean how much better am i going to get for $1274 considering all the stuffing around?
blackwaterxe7 wrote:Is the above rig going to give me reasonable performance for games like Arma 2 and battlefield 3?
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