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Thinking of purchasing this dell, what do you guys think?

by vr4falife / January 12, 2008 6:42 PM PST

Hello everyone,
I'm just looking to upgrade from my old computer to something a little more modern. I mostly use the the computer to browse the internet and play games. I'm not looking to spend too much on a new PC but this is the best deal i have found:

DELL XPS 420
PROCESSOR: Intel

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Thinking about it too
by Hooran / January 12, 2008 11:24 PM PST

Good deal, I am seriously considering purchasing that machine. I would recommend a downgrade of the RAM from 4gb down to 3gb (Windows 32bit can only use a maximum of 3.3 gb). And I noticed that you're "upgrading" from the original 3gb that runs at 800Mhz, the 3gb at 800Mhz is more suitable for gaming. Also, keep in mind though, that there have been numerous Dell threads that talk about how the eSATA port doesn't work. It's fixable, but the current solution is a complete clean reinstall of Vista. If that's not a huge problem for you, then this deal definitely looks really sweet.

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sounds good
by vr4falife / January 13, 2008 4:17 AM PST
In reply to: Thinking about it too

yeah the eSATA isn't really a big deal for me. So i should just get it with the 3gb then huh? im down for that too. I really wanted this to be available with XP too. I've heard of way too many glitches and problems with vista. Is there anything else that i need if i wanted to use my 42" HDTV with this machine? if so what else would i need?

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My Config.
by Hooran / January 12, 2008 11:32 PM PST

I'm going to decide on this config by the end of the day... yes or no... hmmm..

DELL XPS 420
PROCESSOR: Intel

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I would like it with XP
by drseee / January 13, 2008 2:13 AM PST
In reply to: My Config.

I'm considering this configuration (almost) also, but they don't offer it with Windows XP. They do offer their XPS 210 computers with XP. I'm going to call them today to see if they'll make an exception.

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XP all the way
by vr4falife / January 13, 2008 4:24 AM PST

hey if you give them a call can you let me know what they said? if they say yeah then id give them a call as well

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XP on the XPS 420
by drseee / January 13, 2008 5:59 AM PST

Just finished chatting with the Dell guy. Getting this computer with XP just isn't an option. Does anyone have any experience installing XP on this computer, or is it a "Vista" Centric computer?

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dang
by vr4falife / January 13, 2008 9:56 AM PST
In reply to: XP on the XPS 420

i remember somebody telling me that one can install both OS on the same computer and that you get the option of choosing whether you want to use XP or vista. I remember reading that somewhere a long time ago. Anybody know if i right or wrong? As you can probably tell im not really great at computers. Happy

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How to Convert to RAID 1 to Normal Disks in Inspirion 530 ?
by thillaivel / May 8, 2008 10:20 AM PDT

I bought the Dell system

Order Detail


Item Description Unit Price Quantity Total Price

Inspiron Desktop 530 Mini-tower: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 (8MB L2 cache,2.4GHz,1066FSB) Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate 1 $729.00
Inspiron Desktop 530 Mini-tower: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 (8MB L2 cache,2.4GHz,1066FSB)
500 GB SATA II Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
500 GB SATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
No Speakers
Label
USB 2 Button Mouse
USB Keyboard
RAID1
Service Software
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate
Operating System Label
Software
No Dell DataSafe Installed
48X CD RW/DVD Combo Drive
Software CD
Scratch & Dent
Shipping Material
Dell Solution Center Software
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT-DDR3
V.92/56K PCI DataFax Modem
4 GB DDR2 NON-ECC SDRAM 800MHz (4 DIMMs)
Operating System CD
19 in 1 Media Reader with Bluetooth
Resource CD
16X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability
Reference Guide
ISP Search Assist
SATA Cable
Hard Drive Cable
Image Restore Software
Roxio Creator 10
1505 Wireless Card


Insp 530 STD: 1 Yr Ltd Warranty and On-site Service $0.00 1 $0.00
Subtotal: $729.00
Shipping and Handling: $29.99

Shipping Discount: -$29.99

Sales Tax: $63.79
Total: $792.79

I want to fully utilise the Harddisk by manually taking the images from Primary to secondary

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