The AC adapter for the Inspiron 6000 is actually identical to the AC adapter used for the Latitude D series (D600, D610, D620, D800, D810, D820) which are the computers used here at Dell headquarters by the majority of our employees. Many of these systems are 3 years old, and most don't have the same problems with their AC adapters. The bricks are generally pretty solid, and I am very surprised that you've had to replace them three and four times.
Also, why is it costing you $100 to replace the AC adapter? You could order that kit directly from Dell for $40US.http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=310-4408
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And to the OP, if you're looking for a good gaming rig (an aspiration I share with you), the XPS M1710
would be the way I'd go if I had around $3000 to invest. Another few hundred would get you this monster
complete with 20-inch widescreen. If I had around $4000, I'd go with this beauty
from Alienware. The only problem I'd have with that one is that I'd probably ruin it by drooling on it!
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