Can you folks help me evaluate the Dell system I found listed this morning\non their website:\n[URL]http://outlet.us.dell.com/Dispatcher?target=InventoryPage&action=filter&lob=DIM&model_search_and_display=Dimension%208300&tgtSeg=B&srcType=xml&srcDetail=series[/URL]\n\nThe machine I think might give me what I need now with room to grow (based\non discussions here) is System Identifier #EJ8VDJHF\n\nIt's got twice the RAM I've got now, decent speed (800 FSB), enough storage,\nand the ability to burn DVD as well as CD's if I understand the specs\ncorrectly. (Would appreciate confirmation of that. I may be misreading it.)\nI don't understand that 4x and 16x stuff with reference to the DVD; I know\nit's speed but I don't know if that's fast, slow, or what.\n\nIt has a sound card but from what's been said here, I don't think it's\nanything to get excited about. But... it's probably good enough to carry the\nsignal to my receiver and switch that distributes throughout the house (I'm\nnot an audiophile but do have a decent system).\n\nRegarding the video card, the GeForce it comes with sounds like it puts me\nin the gamer class... which is OK. I'm sure it's just a matter of time when\nsome business graph sources will be coming to me in three D.\n\nI'd appreciate any comments on this machine specifically please. Keep in\nmind, I principally multi task Excel, Work, a browser, and have a firewall\nand virus software running constantly. Occasionally, I listen to the radio\nor business conferences that get "streamed"? to the machine... but seem to\nhesitate a second every now and then as though they come to the end of a\nbust.