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Is this gaming PC worth $2,448?

I need opinions if this PC's parts work with each other well, and if the parts are good or not. I also wanted to know if you think the price for it is worth it. Thanks for your opinion in advance! Intel® Core™ i7-920 (2.66GHz, 8MB cache) Genuine Windows Vista® 64-bit Ultimate (English) Service Pack 1 Aluminum with Clearcoat Chassis 6GB Tri-Channel DDR3 at 1066MHZ (3x2GB DIMM) SLi, Dual nVidia GeForce 9800GT 512MB 640GB - SATA-II, 3GB/S, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability Killer K1 Gaming Network Interface Card Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Dell 19-in-1 Media Card Reader with Bluetooth 2.0 Copper base Heat Sink with aluminum fins Windows Vista™ Premium Original Price: $2,677 Discount if I buy soon: $229 End Price : $2,448 Also, what would you change? Like SLi, Dual nVidia GeForce 9800GT 512MB to CrossFireX, Dual ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB and why. For now, I am just worried about if Dell will put in the right power supply or not, and if the cooling system can handle all this.

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  1. for gaming I suggest cyberpowerpc.com

    you'll get much more bang for your buck than from dell.

    For Example, if you customize the

    "CyberPower Gamer Infinity 8800 Pro SE" you can get this system:

    Intel® Core? i7-940 2.93 GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366

    Genuine Windows Vista® 64-bit Ultimate (English) Service Pack 1

    6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand).

    Crossfired HD 4870's

    1Tb harddrive

    Lite-On DH-401S 4X Blu-Ray Player

    LG 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER

    Killer K1 10/100/1000 Gigabit High Speed Online Gaming PCI Network Interface Card

    PCI Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Interface Card.

    Creative Labs X-FI XtremeGamer 24-BIT PCI Sound Card

    INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer

    Asetek Liquid CPU Cooling System

    800 Watt Power Supply

    for: $2452.00

    thats a faster cpu and memory, two faster video cards, more storage, blue ray capability, wireless and wired lan, HD audio, media reader and better cooling all for only $4 more... wait if you enter myspace during checkout you save $30, so it's actually $26 less than the dell...

    I think I made my point here.


  2. cyberpowerpc.com bought 3 pcs from then in the past loved it, about to buy 2 more laptops, you can't really beat their price, i've been trying for weeks now to find a better pirce on laptops and you can't just beat them, and computer are SOOOOOO MUCH beeter then dell

  3. Well on the market pre built, yea its worth $2448

    but its not when u build it your self

    u could build taht set up fro around 1500- 1700


  4. What The Hell i Will Make You a Better PC Than This For 2000$ !!!!

  5. I would say, no.

    First off, the Killer K1 is worthless unless you like playing multiple internet games at a time on the same computer (which you won't), and the sound blaster card isn't really that important if you don't enjoy pure quality sound, and to do that you'd have to buy an even more expensive Bose speaker.

    Second, the Core i7 920 is on the cheaper end of the i7's, so it's not worth that much.

    Third, the SLi is only like, $1200 if you buy the XPS 630, the XPS 730 is insanely overpriced.

    Fourth, I betcha a lot of that money is in Dell's warranty; an year more of warranty is like, worth $200 more to them.

    Dell has a 1000W power supply on their XPS 730, it's more than enough, unless you plan on bloating your computer full of upgrades.

    If I were you, I would upgrade the Core i7, drop the Killer NIC and Sound Blaster X-Fi. The video cards are probably fine... unless you're playing Crysis with maxed settings.

    And lastly, I personally wouldn't go to cyberpower to buy computers. It's not that they're scammers or anything, but businesses like those will have minimal support, and if you don't need support, you might as well build your own computer.

    So, if you really want a dell computer, I'd stick with the XPS 630; it's basically the same, with the exception of the power supply.


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