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Windows 7: Best computer for a value of 600 to 650

21 Nov 2011   #21
ignatzatsonic

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Dell will probably include an applications disk, a drivers disk, or both. You may need to use the drivers disk to install peripherals such as a printer.

If you reinstall Windows, using your own Ultimate disk, that may void your warranty.

You should talk to Dell about that on the phone before you purchase.

Anyway, why would you want to waste your own Ultimate disk license when Dell gives you Windows free?

I have no idea what you mean by "Jailbreaking and stuff".


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21 Nov 2011   #22
Faceofjoe421

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Anyway, why would you want to waste your own Ultimate disk license when Dell gives you Windows free?
I'm OCD about speed and performance, I do not like the bloatware pre-installed.

I'm just wondering: if I do get this computer with the i7 processor, is there always that option to upgrade the RAM and SSD?

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21 Nov 2011   #23
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
I'm just wondering: if I do get this computer with the i7 processor, is there always that option to upgrade the RAM and SSD?

The Dell Online Store: Build Your System
I can't see the details of any PC at that link, but yes, you can always upgrade RAM or install an SSD on your own.

You can certainly delete the bloatware without installing Ultimate.
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21 Nov 2011   #24
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
I'm just wondering: if I do get this computer with the i7 processor, is there always that option to upgrade the RAM and SSD?

The Dell Online Store: Build Your System
I can't see the details of any PC at that link, but yes, you can always upgrade RAM or install an SSD on your own.

You can certainly delete the bloatware without installing Ultimate.
But that leaves files and registry behind

EDIT: And is it also possible to upgrade the GFX Card?
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21 Nov 2011   #25
ignatzatsonic

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Have you investigated "PC De-Crapifier"?
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21 Nov 2011   #26
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Have you investigated "PC De-Crapifier"?
I usually use Revo-Uninstaller for that purpose, would PC De-Crapifier be a better choice?
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21 Nov 2011   #27
ignatzatsonic

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I use Revo myself and like it.

I have never used PC De-Crapifier, but my understanding is that it does the best job of getting rid of bloat on an OEM PC such as a Dell. You wouldn't use De-Crapifier to simply uninstall an application you personally installed.

Crappy PC No More! | The PC Decrapifier

Sure you can upgrade graphics--you just have to get a card that would install properly in your motherboard.

Have you investigated getting a local shop to build you a custom PC, rather than buying over the Internet?
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21 Nov 2011   #28
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Have you investigated getting a local shop to build you a custom PC, rather than buying over the Internet?
No, but I have no problem with purchasing over the internet, is upgrading the graphics just for gaming or?
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21 Nov 2011   #29
ignatzatsonic

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is upgrading the graphics just for gaming or?
Pretty much.

The included graphics should be more than enough for ordinary 2D work.

If you upgraded to a heavy-duty gaming graphics card, you might have to also buy a new PSU--depending on the power requirements of the new card.

A local shop would be more expensive than Dell, but you could customize it more carefully and pick and choose each part. With Dell or any other manufacturer, you don't have that total control.

You wouldn't have to buy Windows, since you already have it.

And you could get the right graphics card or SSD or power supply to start with and would not have to later upgrade.
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21 Nov 2011   #30
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
is upgrading the graphics just for gaming or?
Pretty much.

The included graphics should be more than enough for ordinary 2D work.

If you upgraded to a heavy-duty gaming graphics card, you might have to also buy a new PSU--depending on the power requirements of the new card.

A local shop would be more expensive than Dell, but you could customize it more carefully and pick and choose each part. With Dell or any other manufacturer, you don't have that total control.

You wouldn't have to buy Windows, since you already have it.

And you could get the right graphics card or SSD or power supply to start with and would not have to later upgrade.
So would the computer I want with the i7 Processor be enough to run Minecraft at full potential and give a lot of performance?
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