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 fx inside? or do they not offer it anymore?