I picked it out with the help of Ki-Adi-Mundi.
I picked some stuff based on the bare essentials concept.. as any fancy thing (such as the video card) I can just swap from my current PC (home built PC)
How's it look?
It's going to cost me about $29 a month.
There are better options availiable to you than a P4, like an AMD64 or an Intel Conroe.
All they offered was Pentiums.. :(
I've run my own PC building & support biz for a while now. I know the markets. I recently priced up a PC from current components. No this system has 2GB but loses out in a big way in other areas. The 15" screen is always a bad idea. Buy 17" as a minimum unless you have external constraints for not doing so. If you don't go for a 250GB HD which can be found very very cheaply you are not getting the current generation of areal density. It looks like you have onboard video - if you are going to swap your gfx across why bother? Any old gfx you have lying around is better than onboard. However the Dell mobo could be PCI ex(press), instead of AGP so bear that in mind.
I would urge you strongly, to wait till tomorrow when the Core 2 chip is out & intel AND AMD will slash CPU part prices to adjust. Also if you can try & stretch to a Core 2 system. It really is the best by a LONG shot. An entry level Core 2 system pisses all over any low cost machine built around any current intel or AMD platform in terms of power & efficiency - which is key if you leave the PC on for more than a couple of hours a day. Let me know what you think.
If your current one is custom built, why not build another custom one (or did you not build your custom one yourself)? The Tech folk can offer assistance on building your own if you've not before.
the video card is shit and the monitor
He said that he's going to swap the video card out for the one in his current computer.
I would imagine the same would be true for the monitor.
Be careful about wanting to swap parts from your current system to the new one, often times Dell's do not have the proper expansion slots for installing things of your own... proprietary motherboards, and all.
I didn't make it!
Lets see for gaming no way GMA 900 = crap Frist off it sucks the shit out of your CPU and memorey. The rest of the spec look fine but settle for somthing better If you bulid your own computer you can get a sweet ass computer for almost half the money than a Prebulit PC. I would say look else were mabey you can find a better deal on a prebulit computer.
dysfunctionalBe careful about wanting to swap parts from your current system to the new one, often times Dell's do not have the proper expansion slots for installing things of your own... proprietary motherboards, and all.
What? All expansion slots are the same.... Dell is not going to waste time and money making a different interface for there computers.... Any dell with a PCI slot can use a PCI card, And any Dell with a AGP slot can use a AGP card and so on....
What is the video card you plan to swap into it? If its a high end card that dell might not have a big enough power supply. Is there a option of a dedicated sound card? or do you plan on swapping one into it?
But in my opinion, that computer is overpriced for its specs, if you can or would be willing to build a custom one i would highly recommend it as you will get a better computer for less money.
What is your current PC specs? it may just be better to upgrade yours if its a half decent setup.