Dell Vostro Quad Core, XP, 2G RAM + 20" LCD.. $599

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by gnome, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. My System Details
    Intel® Core™2 Quad Proc Q6600 (2.40GHz,8MB L2Cache,1066FSB)
    Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
    1 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 1 Year NBD On-Site Service
    Dell 20 inch Widescreen E207WFP Analog Flat Panel Display
    2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz - 2DIMMs
    Single Drive: 16X DVD-ROM Drive
    250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
    128MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8300GS
    No Floppy Drive
    No Modem Option
    Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

    http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=04&kc=6W300&l=en&oc=brda42m&s=bsd
     
  2. That a pretty nice price, Gnome.
    Getting the 20" LCD is what makes it value added!

    But I'll see your Vostro-400 and raise you a refurbished Dell T3400 Precision Workstation with an E6550, 2.33 GHz Intel Processor, 1 Gig of 667 PC-5300 RAM, an 80 Gig HD, with a 256 mb PCI-Express nVidia NVS-290 graphics card, 16X DVD +/-RW and Windows XP Pro all for:

    $539.00

    System ID: FLVKWT6A

    :cool:
     
  3. ATLien

    ATLien

    Thanks mate, buddy was looking for a new workstation. He bought it as soon as I showed him the link.
     
  4. No problem.

    I just bought one a month ago (new) and am super happy with the T3400 Precision. it's made with a metal case and weighs in at 38 pounds!

    I put 4 Gigs of memory into it ( total overkill ) but all your buddy has to do is buy another Gig of RAM from Dell for $60.00 and he will be good to go!

    XP Pro too!
    :cool:
     
  5. phx0712

    phx0712

    Hi, Landis;

    can you post the link for the workstation?


    Thanks,
     
  6. ATLien

    ATLien

  7. Link is in the first post.
     
  8. Hmmm... I'm sorta having second thoughts about the refurb Dell T3400 Precision Workstation I've ordered over the weekend. Why? Because it cost almost twice the amount of the machine you quoted above. But I did get some extra horsepower with the added cost.

    Mine is configured with an QX9650 3.00GHz Intel Processor (Core 2 Extreme Quad-core/1333MHz FSB/12MB L2 cache), 525W PSU, 80 GB SATA II Hard Drive, Dell 19 in 1 Media Card Reader, 2 GB DDR2 Non-ECC SDRAM 677MHz (2 DIMMs), 256MB PCIe x16 nVidia NVS 290, 1394 Controller Card and Windows XP Pro; all for: $1069

    What really sold me was the Core2 Extreme QX9650 CPU. If you go on Dells regular site and configure a base T3400 with a 525w PSU, the Core2 Extreme QX9650 CPU is a $1329 upgrade! Just for the CPU! I got the whole system for less than the CPU cost and that's not even factoring in the extra gig of RAM upgrade (which is another $120).

    It just seemed too good to pass up and almost makes me think they somehow messed up with the pricing. Why? Click here to read more about this Intel Processor. Also, note the prices of this chip from different e-tailers at the bottom of that page. Again, the the cost of this chip is more than I paid for the whole Dell T3400 system.

    But I digress, I wonder if I really need all that. Sure, its nice and super fast, but also twice the amount as the system you quoted. And for trading; I'm thinking what will my system do that yours won't. Although it seems like a good deal, I think I over-spent on a rig that's over-kill.
     
    #10     Apr 28, 2008