Windows 10: It's time to buy a new computer

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  1.    19 Mar 2017 #11

    Thanks for the advice.

    I found a local shop who offers an i7-7700K, 512 GB SSD plus 1 TB drive, 16 GB RAM, and GTX 1060 video for $1506.

    But I also found a Dell XPS 8920 with the same specs (and wireless, too) for $1416. Tempting.

    The local builder specifies his components. Dell does not.

    I'm particularly interested in the PSU make, and the make/model of the SSD and disk drive.
    So far no luck on finding detailed Dell information online.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    19 Mar 2017 #12

    margrave10 said: View Post
    Thanks for the advice.

    I found a local shop who offers an i7-7700K, 512 GB SSD plus 1 TB drive, 16 GB RAM, and GTX 1060 video for $1506.

    But I also found a Dell XPS 8920 with the same specs (and wireless, too) for $1416. Tempting.

    The local builder specifies his components. Dell does not.

    I'm particularly interested in the PSU make, and the make/model of the SSD and disk drive.
    So far no luck on finding detailed Dell information online.
    I don't build PCs either. I've had several high end custom built Gaming PCs and they were fine but $$$. Since then I bought only Dells. I have 3 desktops (2-XPS 8700 and 1-XPS 8300) and an Inspiron laptop. They tun forever. I've never had problems with any and the oldest is more than 6 years old. Only things I have done to them is adding extra HDDs and SSDs. If I were fiddling with adding video cards then yes a Dell would not be a good choice.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    28 Mar 2017 #13

    I've decided to buy the Dell.
    Code:
    Dell XPS 8920
    
    Windows 10 Home x64
    i7-7700K
    16 GB DDR4 2400 MHz
    512 GB M.2 SSD
    2 TB drive
    Nvidia GTX 1060, 6 GB
    Integrated audio
    802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
    DVD burner
    Card reader
    1 year hardware warranty
    The nearest competitor was a local shop ... but his had:
    Code:
    CPU:   i7-7700 instead of i7-7700K
    Drive: 1 TB drive instead of 2 TB
    Price: $96 more than Dell
    Another shop had it with the i7-7700K, but came in $260 more than Dell.

    Thanks for all the help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    28 Mar 2017 #14

    I have had good luck with dells. You should be fine.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 320
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       28 Mar 2017 #15

    margrave10 said: View Post
    I've decided to buy the Dell.
    Code:
    Dell XPS 8920
    
    Windows 10 Home x64
    i7-7700K
    16 GB DDR4 2400 MHz
    512 GB M.2 SSD
    2 TB drive
    Nvidia GTX 1060, 6 GB
    Integrated audio
    802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
    DVD burner
    Card reader
    1 year hardware warranty
    The nearest competitor was a local shop ... but his had:
    Code:
    CPU:   i7-7700 instead of i7-7700K
    Drive: 1 TB drive instead of 2 TB
    Price: $96 more than Dell
    Another shop had it with the i7-7700K, but came in $260 more than Dell.

    Thanks for all the help.
    I think you will be very happy with it. Ive had three Dells, one precision desktop and two laptops; one Latitude and one Precision. Been very happy with all of them. Dells seem to run practically forever.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    28 Mar 2017 #16

    margrave10 said: View Post
    Thanks for the advice.

    I found a local shop who offers an i7-7700K, 512 GB SSD plus 1 TB drive, 16 GB RAM, and GTX 1060 video for $1506.

    But I also found a Dell XPS 8920 with the same specs (and wireless, too) for $1416. Tempting.

    The local builder specifies his components. Dell does not.

    I'm particularly interested in the PSU make, and the make/model of the SSD and disk drive.
    So far no luck on finding detailed Dell information online.
    It's possible that the makers of things like the HD could vary depending on when you buy the system.

    Dell specifies that the PSU is adequate for graphics cards up to 225W, which would cover most GTX 1080 cards. (But not the 1080ti.)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    28 Mar 2017 #17

    The Dell's fine if you're not gonna overclock the processor because it's not unlocked. If the PSU of that Dell is Delta then you shouldn't even worry about it.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  • Posts : 68
    Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB x64
       28 Mar 2017 #18

    It's is very simple to put one together, especially with youtube..

    You will save a lot of money if you take a couple hours from your day to do so.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  •    28 Mar 2017 #19

    bobkn said: View Post
    Dell specifies that the PSU is adequate for graphics cards up to 225W, which would cover most GTX 1080 cards. (But not the 1080ti.)
    One has to think that somebody who is ok with using a Dell, is also not likely going to get a video card that costs about 1/2 of the price of his entire system
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  •    28 Mar 2017 #20

    RoasterMen said: View Post
    The Dell's fine if you're not gonna overclock the processor because it's not unlocked. If the PSU of that Dell is Delta then you shouldn't even worry about it.
    The processor in the Dell is listed as an I7-7700k. It's unlocked. (Seems unusual for Dell.)
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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