3.2Ghz P4 HT, 1GB 533Mhz DDR2, 80GB HD, 16x DVD+/-RW,x800SE, 19" LCD $999 Shipped

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  1. Gabriel_Lam

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    As seen on the Home Theater Forum deals page:

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/deals/deals.php

    Ends tonight, 11/25/04 at 11pm CST.

    It's a $500 off a $1499+ Purchase from dell home.

    So, for $999, you can get, their high end Dimension 8400 machine, with:

    4 S-ATA slots
    1 IDE slot (master + slave = 2 devices)
    3 PCI slots (you can add an IDE card if necessary)
    1 x16 PCIe
    1 x1 PCIe
    4 DDR2 memory slots

    Equipped with:

    3.2Ghz HyperThreaded P4 with 800Mhz system bus
    1GB of 533Mhz DDR2 SDRAM (2 slots)
    80GB S-ATA (though 160GB S-ATA is just $40 more)
    16x DVD+/-RW Burner with dual write capabilities
    128MB PCIe x16 ATI Radeon x800 SE
    5.1 channel audio
    10/100/1000 Ethernet
    56k PCI Data/Fax modem
    and a FREE 19" LCD monitor with 16ms response

    Here's a direct link to the 3.2Ghz model, which is a free upgrade over the 3.0Ghz:

    Dell Dimension 8400 3.2Ghz

    Use coupon code: Q6Z3T$8MHM?7F1

    Use code exactly as shown.
     
  2. Mike Fassler

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    ouch pretty pricey for what you get, could build a better pc yourself for that price, and it would be upgradeable.
     
  3. Gabriel_Lam

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    It is upgradeable.

    I'd love to see where you could get components to build a better system yourself for that price. Please do share.

    For your convenience, you can simply match up the prices you find:

    1 Clamshell case (or any case, if you prefer)
    1 350w PS w/ SATA power
    1 Pentium 4 3.2Ghz, 1MB cache, 800mhz system bus
    2 512MB 533Mhz DDR2 SDRAM modules
    1 Intel 925x chipset motherboard
    8 USB 2.0 ports
    4 S-ATA ports, RAID capable
    1 IDE port
    10/100/1000 NIC
    5.1 channel sound
    1 16x DVD+/-RW dual write
    1 80GB S-ATA drive
    1 ATI x800 SE 128MB PCIe x16 graphics card
    1 56k PCI data/fax modem
    1 Windows XP Home
    1 Year in-home warranty
    1 19" LCD with 16ms total average response time
    2nd day shipping included.
     
  4. Kyle McKnight

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    I'm still pissed at myself for not ordering a 700m when they had their 750 off sale. I told myself I'd think about it all day and if I wanted it when I got home from work, I'd place an order. By the time I got home at 5pm, I couldn't wait to order one...but it was excluded from the deal at 3pm.

    I hate myself.
     
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    You're kidding right? I usually agree with people who make this statement, but come on. Please list parts and prices INCLUDING a 19" lcd monitor for under that price.
     
  6. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    I build computers and I'm PISSED that I missed this deal!

    No way, with a quality 19" LCD, could I have "beaten $999 easily". Maybe come close, maybe beat it by a little bit, but with Dell doing the work of putting it together, it would have been worth a little extra $...
     
  7. Christ Reynolds

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    he probably looked over the part where the 19" lcd is included. i was thinking the same thing he was, until someone mentioned the lcd. great deal.

    CJ
     
  8. Gabriel_Lam

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    BTW, Mike, I'm not trying to knock you. If there are better deals out there, I'd definitely like to know, so we can improve our deals.
     
  9. Max Leung

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    Wow that is an incredible deal. I think I spent more on an Athlon XP system with a future 6800 Ultra-like card just in the last two weeks...and I didn't even get an LCD monitor. Ugh.
     
  10. BrianShort

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    I'm going to have to keep an eye on these Dell deals. I missed the $750 off deal last week, though I did end up buying a 700m from Ebay yesterday. Hopefully I'll have it by this weekend. I do need a new desktop to for games, and if I could keep THAT under $1000 too, I'd love it. Got the 700m for $1100 with shipping.
     
  11. Ryan Wishton

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    Baaaa

    I missed the deal.

    I hope there is another one. I am in desperate need of one soon. I might end up caving and not getting such a hot deal.

    Hope another deal like this happens soon.
     
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    Don't feel too bad. For gaming yours is probably faster. You were probably better off spending on video card rather than CPU. The x800 SE is a mainly Dell part...consider it equal in performance to an overclocked 9800XT, from reports. It's like a 9800 XT based on the new R420 core. Your 6800 Ultra should run circles around the x800SE.

    Good price on an OEM system. I could create better myself (ditch that 9800SE for a real card or for a cheaper 9800pro & Athlon 64), but not by a lot. Certainly not worth the hassle to a lot of folks.

    And unlike most prebuilt systems, it actually has a tolerable video card in it (being a little better than a 9800XT).
     
  13. Max Leung

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    Oh, I missed the part about it being an ATI x800 SE. That means it isn't that great. Now I don't feel so bad. [​IMG]

    Of course, I spent a week tweaking my system to ensure it is stable after a big overclock...I took an Athlon XP-Mobile 2500+ up to an Athlon 3400+, using high quality Corsair PC3200 dual channel RAM...should be alright for gaming I guess.

    The Dell is a great starter system though. [​IMG]
     

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