I just bought a dell dimension 3000 from the gaming section of dell.com, it came with a s****y on board video as i expected, but what i didn't expect, when i opened it was that all it would have are pci slots. does this mean i just spent 800 dollars on a system i cant play games with?
Thats actually sad that you cant even really upgrade it. There was this review i found out for you. Also if you want to upgrade there are still good options with pci bus videocards. Such as radeon 9250 Pci . Take a look these reviews review 1 review 2
Even 128 mb version is doing a pretty decent job providing high fps and refresh rates.
If I was to actually buy a mass produced machine I would make sure that it would not have onboard or integrated graphics. Normally the would tell you this in the description. I do know for a fact Dell does this.
Our shop at work is an all Dell shop. 9 servers, Powervault storage, 40 workstations, and about 16 laptops. If I was ever to buy a mass produced machine it would probably be a Dell. Just because of their customer support.
However if I was to buy a gaming machine I would have to build my own.
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