I think the lesson to be learned from this is:
a) Dells online ordertracking system is bullshit.
b) The operators dont know what they are talking about.
c) They can somehow test a system without a processor :P
I played with a friends precision m60 with 1.6 m processor. Ran processor intensive applications like Maya , photoshop , etc and it passed all my tests with flying colors.
i myself ordered a 1.6 not too long ago
I read a couple of reviews of i8600 here and in some of them the config includes a 128 mb gforce fx 5600. I just ordered my i8600 and that card was nowhere to be found in the customize list. Can you buy it seperate and replace the 5200...