Help me plan a system upgrade...

Started Mar 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
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malch OP Forum Pro • Posts: 13,424
Re: Dell XPS 8500

Just buy a refurb Dell XPS 8500.

You can get one brand new XPS 8500 with a Core i7 3700, DVD writer, plenty of USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, integrated card reader, dedicated video card, 8GB of 1600Mhz DDR3 (2x4GB leaving two slots open), 7200rpm hard drive, Windows, Wireless N, Bluetooth, etc. for $699.99 delivered right now if you're a good shopper (and I'd be happy to PM you with links).

Yeah, it's certainly an option.

OTOH, I already have the SSD and two HDD's. I don't really need an optical or a Windows license either.

Although there are some great XPS 8500 deals which negate the cost the problem I'd be stuck without a spare SATA port (Optical plus my existing SSD and HDD's).

Hmmmm, I guess I could solve that nicely with a USB3 dock.

That leaves me having to replace the video card if I want Nvidia and CUDA versus ATI.

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