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Windows 7: Getting a new computer $800-$1000

01 Feb 2014   #1
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 
Getting a new computer $800-$1000

What pc would you guys reccomend for me to get within a $800-$1000 range? I am looking for the best computer within that price range. I want it to have a Intel cpu and if possible, a discrete graphics card.
Edit: It has to be pre built.
Edit 2: I have chose the Dell XPS 8700 but will still be open to suggestions that supersedes it.


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01 Feb 2014   #2
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

What can you carry over any thing?
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01 Feb 2014   #3
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

If you mean reuse hardware, i don't think so. It is 6 years old and I think it is time for a upgrade.
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01 Feb 2014   #4
linnemeyerhere

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OK so I just built a little more then this very rig but let me tell you it smokes.....freak'n smokes. If you shop the hell out of these parts I think you can get this under 1000 easy and possibly under 900?

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01 Feb 2014   #5
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

I want a pre built one. I am not to good at hardware based things and the last time I tried to fix a electronic, I completly broke it somehow.
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02 Feb 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Have a look at the Dell XPS desktop series. They are pretty decent. I own 2 Dell desktops, one is a XPS 8300 (older model by now) with an i7, 8GB of RAM and a Radeon graphics card. Works very well and is fast.

Keep $100 asisde to put a 128GB SSD in - for the OS. That makes the world of difference.

PS: I would not insist on a discret GPU. The 4xxx chip in todays i7s are better than some lower cost GPUs. That will suffice unless you are a gamer. But then you are in another price range anyhow.
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02 Feb 2014   #7
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 
 

You could also look at Dell Outlet Center. They are refurbished or have minor cosmetic damage and can't be sold as new. They are usually cheaper but come with the same warranty as a new computer. Just a suggestion. failing that if you live near Alan or Solar, maybe you could convince one of them to build it for you.
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02 Feb 2014   #8
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Have a look at the Dell XPS desktop series. They are pretty decent. I own 2 Dell desktops, one is a XPS 8300 (older model by now) with an i7, 8GB of RAM and a Radeon graphics card. Works very well and is fast.

Keep $100 asisde to put a 128GB SSD in - for the OS. That makes the world of difference.

PS: I would not insist on a discret GPU. The 4xxx chip in todays i7s are better than some lower cost GPUs. That will suffice unless you are a gamer. But then you are in another price range anyhow.
I am currently checking the XPS 8700 $899 but am a little afraid of getting a discrete graphics card because I remembered that my vostro 400 failed because of a issue with the nvidia graphics card.
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02 Feb 2014   #9
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

I will go to sleep now and check your suggestions tommorow.
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02 Feb 2014   #10
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Also I would like to state that I want to minimize the amount of hardware DIYs I would like installing a ssd.
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