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#1 Sep 25 2010 at 11:55 PM Rating: Decent
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I have to build a PC with Dell, yeah yeah I know, "Dell." Don't ask why, but I have too.

So I build a Studio XPS 7100 with this build:

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English

AMD Phenom™ II X6 1055T

ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB

8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 4 DIMMs

This should up to par right?
#2 Sep 26 2010 at 1:07 AM Rating: Default
Should be more than enough for par. I've got an AMD Phenom II X6 1090T, Radeon HD 5850, and 4GB DDR3, and the game runs pretty smooth on nearly the highest settings, fullscreen, 1920x1080.
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#3 Sep 26 2010 at 1:17 AM Rating: Decent
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RicoJalapeno wrote:
I have to build a PC with Dell, yeah yeah I know, "Dell." Don't ask why, but I have too.
No, I will ask why.

Why do you have to buy explicitly from Dell?

The PC will do fine, by the way.

Edited, Sep 26th 2010 2:17am by bsphil
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#4 Sep 26 2010 at 1:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Someone is about to put some state university tax dollars to work huh
#5 Sep 26 2010 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
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If I recall correctly from past research, a Studio XPS 7100 has a 425W PSU, which is terribly low. The specs will be fine, I just worry for the PSU.

I, too, am kinda curious why you -must- buy specifically from Dell, and are unable to shop around? I'm not exactly a fan of buying prefabs but Gateway actually seems to be a little more on the ball in terms of "bang for your buck" when it comes to gaming rigs than Dell is. I still think customization websites or building it yourself is the way to go, but if you -had- to buy from a company, Dell isn't the best company to buy from. For "gaming rigs", and setting aside the fact that you're overpaying (and simultaneously ignoring Alienware for that reason), and after stuff like Sager, I'd say Gateway is your best bet, then HP.

So out of curiosity, why is it that you -have- to buy specifically -from Dell-? Company credit with them or something?
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#6 Sep 26 2010 at 3:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Lol, ok ok. Basically a few years back I opened up a credit line with them. As a college student, I cannot go out and build my own, or open up another account with someone else (No Money). Through my company I can also get discounts through Dell as well. After some thought I probably will not end up getting that PC Build. Going to end up just spending a little more and getting an alienware build, that should run the game a lot better than what I am at now. I know alienware is way overpriced, but do you guys have any ideas on how to make a PC that will run the game on medium with a budget?
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#7 Sep 26 2010 at 3:29 PM Rating: Decent
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And I just saw the computer building guide. But still any ideas?
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#8 Sep 26 2010 at 3:58 PM Rating: Decent
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It will work fine, I have exactly the same setup (just a 5700 GPU instead of 5800).

So it will run FFXIV at highest settings without any problem. (other then surver lag)
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#9 Sep 26 2010 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
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I usually build my own but I have seen ibuypower.com advertised here on the forums. I don't know how reliable they are but they seem to be about the best bang for the buck outside building one. If anyone could confirm they were reliable and legit I would feel better about recommending them lol. Anyone out there done business with them?
#10 Sep 26 2010 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Does Dell only work with AMD? If they offer any Intel builds it would be better. The devs worked closely with Intel for optimization with i7 processors and hyperthreading.
#11 Sep 26 2010 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
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BRizzl3 wrote:
Does Dell only work with AMD? If they offer any Intel builds it would be better. The devs worked closely with Intel for optimization with i7 processors and hyperthreading.
No? Dell has always sold Intel, I was surprised to see them selling an AMD processor for a change.
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