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GeauxGoose
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Customizing tower thru dell website with a question.
The website allows me to select from 8gb of ddr4 2400 MHz or 2666 MHz with no charge. I feel like the 2666 MHz would be better but no up charge. Am I missing something?


Korkstand
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re: Customizing tower thru dell website with a question.
Generally 2666 would be better unless there's a difference in latency. In either case there is approximately 100% chance that you would never notice the difference.


GeauxGoose
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re: Customizing tower thru dell website with a question.
Thanks


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UnAnon
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re: Customizing tower thru dell website with a question.
just build a pc
could gebuinely save you a ton of money. what are you using your pc for?

i built one for 400-500 for a friends dad that is using it just for general home use (emails youtube ect)
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SG_Geaux
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re: Customizing tower thru dell website with a question.
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just build a pc


This as a standard answer is stupid.

Not everyone is capable of or wants to do this.

And often it doesn't save you any money.


The Next
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re: Customizing tower thru dell website with a question.
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This as a standard answer is stupid.

Not everyone is capable of or wants to do this.


Generally, I would agree with this statement. Building a PC is not for everyone, especially if you have little to no experience picking parts. For your everyday user, that's why the Dells and HPs of the world exist. They package PC parts together that they know are compatible, buy them in bulk, and sell for reasonable prices.

For the OP, unless you are doing any seriously RAM intensive work, like Kork said, you won't notice a difference in performance. But if there is no difference in the price, it won't hurt to go with the 2666.


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And often it doesn't save you any money.



This statement, I don't agree with. I'll concede that if you are building an everyday, general-use PC, the savings are likely not enough to not go through a pre-fab. However, if you are building a gaming, media editing, or other machine that needs the extra oomph, the savings are quite significant. I needed one for video editing so I speced one on Dell and compared it to one I would build. My build PC ended up costing, literally half of what Dell's was.


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Fat Batman
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re: Customizing tower thru dell website with a question.
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This as a standard answer is stupid.

Not everyone is capable of or wants to do this.


Agreed

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And often it doesn't save you any money.



For me, money-saving is not at the top of the list for justifying a DIY build. Number one would be avoiding a computer bogged down with shitty software out of the box. Two would be exact customization. And three would be money. However, I would gladly spend up to and a little more than what a similar pre-built PC cost on a DIY build to achieve numbers one and two.


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UnAnon
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re: Customizing tower thru dell website with a question.
"and often it doesnt save you money"

well thats just factually incorrect. Its one thing to have no interest in it, but I've been builing different types of PCs for 10 years and you're uh, wrong.


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