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Is This A Good Computer Purchase For Current Games?

suedan217 208 32 July 22, 2016 at 02:35 PM
I was wondering if someone could review the specs of the Dell computer below and let me know if this would be a good purchase for gaming. Thanks in advance.

XPS 8900 XPS 8900
Operating System Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, English
Processor 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
Memory 16GB, 2133MHz, DDR4 up to 64GB (Additional memory sold seperately)
Hard Drive 2TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
Video Card AMD Radeon™ HD R9 370 4GB GDDR5
CD ROM/DVD ROM Blu-ray Combo Drive (Reads BD and Writes to DVD/CD)
Sound Integrated 7.1 with WAVE MAXXAudio Pro
Wireless Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 + Bluetooth 4.0
Keyboard Dell KB216 Wired Keyboard, English
Mouse Dell Laser Mouse
Chassis XPS 8900, Black Chassis
Monitor If accessories are purchased, they may ship separately
Speakers No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
Placemat XPS 8900 Placemat
Non-Microsoft Application Software Additional Software
Driver 3165 AC Wireless Driver
Documentation/Disks SERI Guide (ENG/FRN)
Cable US Power Cord
Packaging Label Dell.com Order
FGA Module GDSKL1703_113/US/CA/MX/BTO
Processor Branding Intel® Core™ i7 Label
E-Star No Energy Star
Retail Software Dell.com Order
Packaging Shipping Material
Operating System Recovery Options Operating System Recovery Media Not Included
Optical Software Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials without Media
Label XPS 8900 Regulatory Label
Support 1 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis
Office 2016 - Word, Excel, Powerpoint & more Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial
Security Software Upgrade to 3yr McAfee for just $49.99 – a $270 value. McAfee LiveSafe 12 Month Subscription
TOTAL: $1,126.99

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Not the greatest, graphics card will be your biggest issue. For a $1,100 prebuilt set up it's really good value. You might not be able to play the newest most demanding games at absolutely the highest settings, but I say do it.
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The easiest way to get a better deal would be from Dell Outlet when there's a coupon and upgrading the graphics card yourself if needed.
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Are the computers in the Dell outlet refurbished? That would be my issue purchasing from the outlet.

Would anyone know about the ability to upgrade this graphics card in the future?
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Are the computers in the Dell outlet refurbished? That would be my issue purchasing from the outlet.

Would anyone know about the ability to upgrade this graphics card in the future?
Yes outlet computers are refurbished. Most are in pretty good shape.
It's pretty easy to upgrade the gfx later in most computers. Worst case, you might have to upgrade the power supply too.
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feels a little too expensive for me. there are some good deals on the computer section. i would also add a ssd in your setup.
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Thanks for the information. I will keep all of this in mind. I am hesitant to buy refurbished because I bought some refurbished monitors and they were not the greatest. Not sure if that would be the same outcome with the computer itself. I need to use Dell for my purchase because I am wanting to use some gift cards and the no interest for a year. It is an expensive purchase though. I would probably keep the computer for 5 years.
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I would probably keep the computer for 5 years.
If gaming is the priority it won't be likely to keep up with new games in 5 years. However, more than likely you'll be gaming a whole lot less in 5 years.


Generally it's more economical to spend less and replace at a shorter interval.
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