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Old 10-09-2009, 01:29 PM
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Default Cheapie pre-built computer on sale - is this DELL Inspiron 537 Quad Core compatible??

Hi,

Just looking to take the plunge on a cheapie pre-built system from Dell.. just don't have the time to roll my own at this point. Here's the specs on the machine:

Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q8300 (4MB L2, 2.5GHz, 1333FSB)
4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz- 2 DIMMs
500GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB
16X DVD+/-RW Drive
1394a High Speed AV Port


i made sure to go for the independant graphics card, and i have spare hard drives on the side to install once the system is delivered..

the only question mark I see is that you don't know the chipset dell uses on the motherboard and maybe the add-on firewire card might not be compatible? does anyone have any experience with the dell 537 line? thanks in advance for any help on this!
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Old 10-09-2009, 03:46 PM
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Default Re: Cheapie pre-built computer on sale - is this DELL Inspiron 537 Quad Core compatib

Not having time to roll your own but having time to sort though getting a Dell optimized is a bit confusing.
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:23 AM
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Default Re: Cheapie pre-built computer on sale - is this DELL Inspiron 537 Quad Core compatib

Many will agree, take the time now to custom build (or have it custom built using non-propriety parts), or waste time later with compatibility issues and headaches. ProTools likes Pro machines.
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