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I was able to make two Alienware builds today.

 

I know its alienware and i could do better, I'm not sure.

But I been told by my friends its worth getting.

 

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Alienware Auroa

 

$1,896.00

 

Processors: Intel Core i3 540 Dual Core 3.06GHz 94MB Cache)

OS: Windows 7 professional 64-bit, English

Memory: 3GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz

Hard Drive: 500GB- SATA-II, 3Gb/s, 7,200RPM, 16MB Cache HDD

Video Cards: Single 1.5GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480

Optical Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/RW) w/double write 24DVDRW capability

Keyboard: Alienware Multi-Media Keyboard

Mouse: Alienware Mouse.

Sound Card: Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

 

 

 

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Alienware Aurora ALX

 

$2,849.00

 

Processors" Intel Core i7 930 Quad Core Processor (2.8GHz, 8MB Cache)

OS: Same as above

Memory: 12GB DDR3 SDRAM @ 1333MHz- (3x 4096MB)

Hard Drive: 1TB-SATA-II, 3Gb/s, 7,200RPM, 32MB, Cache HDD

Video Card: Dual 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460

Optical Drives: Single drive: Blu-Ray, Reads and Writes DVD/CD

 

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I just want to know if the 1st build will last 3-4 years.

If not, would getting the ALX be better.

 

 

 

Also, dont post newegg links etc.

 

I don't buy things like that online.

 

 

Thanks

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alienware was bought by dell.

 

dell = shit. do the math

 

back in the day alienware was good, but now if you shop around you can buy a pre-built pc with a stable overclock for $50~150 more than the components cost seperatly + your get warrenty, sorry but buying an i3 rig for that much is a waste of money, as for the i7 you can get a better deal.

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You pay a lot more just because it has the alienware brand attached.

 

I looked at the first build, total shit for the price. 3GB ram, 500GB HDD, i3?! The 480 is the only thing it has going for it.

 

Needless to say, the first one won't last for 4 years, just because it has 3GB ram. The second one will, but it's way more than you should be paying for it. Both of them cost way more than they should...

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I agree with Tinkerbell. Alienware is not the way to go anymore. you could buy separate parts and build a better computer for less money. Most of what you are paying for is the name brand.

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Thanks for the help but remember this.

 

Also, dont post newegg links etc.

 

I don't buy things like that online.

 

But please.

Go here

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&l=en&oc=dpdodz1&cs=19&kc=9&X=9&Y=6

 

Or this site http://www.ibuypower.com/

And make a rig.

 

I know Dell "sucks", but i just need a computer that can handle high graphics.

I dont care about overclock etc.

 

Or if you can make a rig of a Canadian computer site that would be nice

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Alienware Auroa

 

$1,896.00

 

Processors: Intel Core i3 540 Dual Core 3.06GHz 94MB Cache)

OS: Windows 7 professional 64-bit, English

Memory: 3GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz

Hard Drive: 500GB- SATA-II, 3Gb/s, 7,200RPM, 16MB Cache HDD

Video Cards: Single 1.5GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480

Optical Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/RW) w/double write 24DVDRW capability

Keyboard: Alienware Multi-Media Keyboard

Mouse: Alienware Mouse.

Sound Card: Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

 

 

 

Also, dont post newegg links etc.

 

I don't buy things like that online.

 

 

Thanks

If you are thinking about spending that much for a piece of shit, don't even bother.

 

I bought all my shit from ncix and built it myself. They have pre-built ones that are better than your alienware ones by a mile.

 

 

http://pc.ncix.com/ncixpc/ncixpc.cfm?uuid=51934003-F110-46F2-A29F77F184852C7A-3039137

 

http://pc.ncix.com/ncixpc/ncixpc.cfm?uuid=FB33B1F3-094B-450E-92BA89286B4680F4-3039140

 

^Sli- MSI GTS 450's. I'm biased because I love my MSI GTX 460

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http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadsaved.asp?id=446313

 

Total Price with Instant Savings: $1,967.00

 

Direct Load URL: http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadsaved.asp?id=446313

 

Specifications:

Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master 942 HAF X

Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish

Trim Accents: Paint Chassis Vents and Grills (Red)

Processor: Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz (Quad Core)

Motherboard: EVGA X58 SLI 3 Edition (Intel X58 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s) (Model: 131-GT-E767)

System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)

Power Supply: 750W Digital Storm Certified (Dual SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition Recommended)

Expansion Bay: - No Thanks

Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (1TB Hitachi/Seagate (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache)

Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks

Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: - No Thanks

Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks

Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x) (LightScribe Edition)

Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks

Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)

Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB (Includes PhysX Technology)

Add-on Card: - No Thanks

Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio

Extreme Cooling: Standard Factory Heat-sink and Fan

H20 Tube Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected

Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans

Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (UV) (Creates Glowing Effect for H20 Tubes)

Enhancements: - No Thanks

Chassis Mods: - No Thanks

Noise Reduction: - No Thanks

Boost Processor: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Cooling Upgrade Recommended)

Boost Video Card: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)

Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory

Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system

Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)

Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)

Virus Protection: - No Thanks

Office: - No Thanks

Benchmarking: - No Thanks

Install/Test Game: - No Thanks

Display: - No Thanks

Surge Shield: - No Thanks

Speakers: - No Thanks

Keyboard: - No Thanks

Mouse: - No Thanks

External Storage: - No Thanks

Exclusive T-Shirt: - No Thanks

Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed

Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty

 

 

This is what i picked.

i seems to be alright.

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At first I thought those were laptops and I thought those were bad prices. As a PC though those prices are just insane.

 

If I were you I would just build my own. You can get a computer that is miles better than any prebuilt if you build your own. If you know how to work a screwdriver you can build a computer.

 

From what I can tell you want a computer around the pricetag of $2,000. Here is a reference build I put together in only 15 minutes.

 

 

Subtotal: $1,966.89

 

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14683952

 

Mind you this is just a quick reference build I put together, but it is pretty complete. You can also drive the price down even more by checking out other sites besides Newegg.

 

PS: Another thing to consider is the fact that Intel and AMD will be releasing new chips next year. If you're patient enough and your current rig can last you until next year I would advise waiting until then.

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