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OK, comparing these 2 systems, which one would you choose? i am leaning against Inspiron 580s but $300 difference, is it worth it?

Inspiron 545s (SGD699=USD502)

Intel® Pentium® Processor E5400 (2.70GHz, 800FSB, 2MB)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit (English)
2GB (2X1GB) DDR2 800MHz SDRAM Memory
320GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with Native Command Queuing
ATI® Radeon™ HD MB DDR2

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Inspiron 580s (SGD999=USD720)

Intel® Core" i3-530 Processor (2.93GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 4MB Cache)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit Edition (English)
4GB (4X1GB) DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz Memory
640GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with Native Command Queuing
NVIDIA® GeForce® GMB
PabloHoneyOle
If you can swing it, I'd go for the most expensive one, just for longevity sake. Also, what are you going to be using the computer FOR?
Massacre
I'm going to have to look around, but my computer was fifty dollars cheaper and beats the shit out of those two, even though it's an HP. Gimme a minute.
ViceMan
The second one. Bigger number = Better. Although if you're trying to keep up with current spec it'll be obsolete in 6 months anyway, which is why I never go for the newest (expensive) stuff.

I'm not sure about the 64bit OS though, you only really need it if you want more than 3GB of RAM. I've got XP64 and it seems less stable than the 32bit I used to have. Although it is better than when I first got it.
ThomasH
I only saw your Avatar, you rock, I LOVE Guns N Roses.

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QUOTE (ThomasH @ Jan , 12:48 AM) *
I only saw your Avatar, you rock, I LOVE Guns N Roses.

i love old GNR, Chinese Democracy seems like everything else missing except vocal.haha

Sorry guys i forget to mention. The price is in SGD. So in USD should be abt $500 and $720.
www.dell.com.sg

QUOTE (Stoic Person Eater @ Jan , 03:42 PM) *
If you can swing it, I'd go for the most expensive one, just for longevity sake. Also, what are you going to be using the computer FOR?


Mostly for daily stuff and some gaming like GTA 4.my current one can't even support it.
DonkeyTits
DDR2 is old technology.
ThomasH
QUOTE (SPOILER @ Jan 13 2010, 04:29 AM) *
QUOTE (ThomasH @ Jan , 12:48 AM) *
I only saw your Avatar, you rock, I LOVE Guns N Roses.

i love old GNR, Chinese Democracy seems like everything else missing except vocal.haha

Sorry guys i forget to mention. The price is in SGD. So in USD should be abt $500 and $720.
www.dell.com.sg

QUOTE (Stoic Person Eater @ Jan , 03:42 PM) *
If you can swing it, I'd go for the most expensive one, just for longevity sake. Also, what are you going to be using the computer FOR?


Mostly for daily stuff and some gaming like GTA 4.my current one can't even support it.

Old GNR is my favorite as well, what a sound.

CD is Okay, it's not Guns N Roses but it's a nice album, some brilliant lyrics.

/end-stealing-topic
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QUOTE (DonkeyTits @ Jan 13 2010, 06:37 AM) *
DDR2 is old technology.


back to topic. yeah DDR2 is like 5 yrs already? i think the specs difference is worth USD 216.
ViceMan
As I said, within 6 months anything is old technology, there's no point trying to keep up to date unless you enjoy wasting money and/or are an uber fanboy. (Not that fanboy.)
Spoiler
yap.6 mnths is all it takes.i hope this one last me for 5 yrs.
DonkeyTits
One can't say DDR2 is old technology in the same relation as they can say a video card is old technology. DDR2 was around for a long time but now everything new is going to DDR3 (which will be around for several years)
demon
I would always chose the most expensive I could afford, and that would be my advise.
TreeFitty
But the most expensive is not always what's best for your usage.
demon
QUOTE (TreeFitty @ Jan 21 2010, 10:11 PM) *
But the most expensive is not always what's best for your usage.

It's not? confused1.gif
We all play games I believe, and that is heavy on the computers.
Spoiler
there are systems that design for certain purposes like multimedia design.so not worth to spend too much money on that kinda stuffs when all i use for is play a few games and web browsing.also i found that it's a waste to spend money on large hard disk sizes.

Any way i bought the 2nd one in this case,simply for better processor and graphic card.i kinda start to dislike dell.it's been more than a week and i still have not got my pc.
demon
It's so much high resolution video in modern games that I thought a gaming rig would need to be better than most other systems. Maybe short of professional video editing.
TreeFitty
I wouldn't go that far. Games are meant to run well on people's computers. A more game-specific computer, but nothing extreme. And resolution is limited by your monitor. A smaller monitor doesn't need to process the picture as much. If you can afford a bigger monitor, you can probably afford a better computer to serve it.
demon
Alright, it sounds like you know what you talk about.
TreeFitty
I'm not really a computer guy but some points are easy to see. wink.gif
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^plus i have to learn how to use smartly of my hard earned cash.
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