Ok i got a dimsnsion 5150 last xmas (was that 2005? im crap with dates) and it had
all for £699. Bargain. Or so i thaught
On the day vista got released dell dropped the price of an e520 (Exactly the pc essentially) - with no TFT but with Vista and a better gfx card to just £399, leaving me with what is essentialy a £300 screen :(
So i thaught meh lets just get vista and some ram so i did but whats ironic is that an extra gig of ram and vista IS MORE than the price of getting a whole new (identical!) pc and combining them!
And i cant get aero as i need a better gfx card but the damn PSU is only 305W - 305w!!
Also the damn pc rattles constantly and i had to add a new heatsing and fan to the graphics card as it was ruuning at 86 degrees C! - Yes, thats 86!!!!!!!!
so now it rattles even worse than before due to this cooling and also i now have 1 usable PCI Slot as i had to install an exhaust to keep the gfx card from melting.
The damn card came in the pc from dell with NO thermal paste and a heatsink the size of an SD card!
And so i thaught, why not get a nice new cool case or a mobo with no slots but NOOOOOOO as its stupid BTX thats like only made by dell instead of sensible ATX thats cmpatible with everyting grrrr :(
Andi cant get a new PSU as the damn thing looks like an ATX one but its not - its special and yep, only made by dell......