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Windows 7: Is this a good deal?

14 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Is this a good deal?

..and is the system good enough for video editing?

Dell XPS 8300

Processor i7 2600 3.40GHZ 8MB
8GB RAM
Win 7 64bit
HD 2000GB 7200rpm
AMD Radeon HD 6770 1GB

Starting Price £1,539
Instant Savings £540
Subtotal £999
Processor Intel® Core

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14 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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It is a good deal and it will be fine for video editing in my opinion.

In view of the 30% price reduction you might just want to check to see if it's one of Dell's refurbished machines.

If you decide to buy it you could fit an SSD drive with the money you've saved and put the operating system on it - you'll get a huge speed boost with what is already good specs.
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14 Jul 2011   #3

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

I agree with seavixen32. It would cost close to that to build it. Just make sure the PSU is large enough for future expansion.
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14 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks guys. I've opted for this instead as the one above cannot be customized with firewire port:

Alienware Aurora Matte Black 525W Chassis 1 £1,324.16

3.4GHz Intel® Core i7 2600k
16GB RAM
1Gb Nvidia gtx
2TB HDD
Win 7 64bit

Total price £1608 inc VAT
Discounted to £1450
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14 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

If you link us to the site you're using, we can point out an SSD, which as seavixen has already said will greatly improve your performance.

As you're spending over £1,500 on this machine trust me you'll benefit for the small added price.
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14 Jul 2011   #6

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You will save money if you but the SSD somewhere else and install it yourself. Plus, you will be able to choose the one you want.
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14 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iAmDan View Post
If you link us to the site you're using, we can point out an SSD, which as seavixen has already said will greatly improve your performance.

As you're spending over £1,500 on this machine trust me you'll benefit for the small added price.
Hi, I initially visited the Dell website, decided to give them a call instead. The above quote was sent to me via email. Pardon me, but what do you mean by a SSD?
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14 Jul 2011   #8

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Solid State Drive. It will make your computer boot in less than 30 seconds and apps open instantly.
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14 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Solid State Drive. It will make your computer boot in less than 30 seconds and apps open instantly.
Interesting. I will definately look into this. Can you point me to an example of one? Thanks
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14 Jul 2011   #10

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I know this is a US site, but it can give you some ideas. For what you use them for you don't need a large one. It is usually used only for the OS and apps. Everything else is on your regular hard drive. I use an 80GB drive and use less than half the space.
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