Originally Posted by chevyrulz099
chip now ram later!
Dude, get the bare bones for all the krap you can upgrade later on, and put your money into things like the best CPU, GPU, Screen, etc.
It's a no-brainer!
Ram will get cheaper, but not nearly as fast as high capacity & high performance hard drives drop in price.
So if you're trying to max out your bux, and you have to spend "X" amount in order to be eliganble for a coupon or something, then I would leave the hard drive and the ROM drive bare bones, and upgrade them later.
For example, you can get a NEC 6550A DVD-RW on Ebay (New) for 1/2 what Dell will charge. -Pretty much the same with a Seagate 120GB 7200RPM HDD, too.