Could a non-gamer benefit from buying a "Gaming PC?"
May 5, 2007 5:28 PM Subscribe
I'm a power user, but I am NOT at all a gamer. Would I still benefit from buying a "gaming PC" (Dell XPS 710)?
Or, would I just be an idiot who wasted money on something they didn't need/won't use?
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I'm looking to buy my first computer since 2001, and I want to go all out. I mean ALL out. This is a combination work and play purchase that I know will last for years, so I don't mind going a bit nuts spending money on it.
Being a fan of Dell for quite a while, I've been looking at the Dell XPS 710, which appears to fit all of my qualifications for speed, power, and all around insanity. After doing some customizing, the price comes to around $3500.00.
Thing is, every possible review or mention of it refers to it as a "gaming PC."
I am not a gamer.
I am however somewhat of a power user. I'll be using it for video editing, messing around in Photoshop, and doing other similar activities all while having a million tabs open in Firefox.
My question is, will I benefit from having this computer if I'm not going to use it for gaming purposes?
Like I said, I don't mind the money and I do want crazy speed/power. I just don't want to be like a rapper on Cribs who puts an elevator in his Hummer.
Thoughts and opinions would be very much appreciated.