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Donavan

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#1 13 years ago

Ok, Im going to be getting a new PC soon and I the best, moneys not a issue, but I dont want to watse my money on an unoticable speed increase. So my questions are, Is alienware worth its money? & Is there a big differance in speed?




tetsu

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#2 13 years ago

well its the ferrari of (not self prepared) pc´s

so fu and buy one you rich ass :D




Master of Reality

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#3 13 years ago

If I had the cash I would buy an Alienware just like that..... *snap*.




Donavan

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#4 13 years ago

Well ive being looking at this model http://www.alienware.com/product_detail_pages/Aurora/aurora_features.aspx?SysCode=PC-AURORA-17&SubCode=SKU-HL2 and I have to say I love the design, it seems fast




turtile

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#5 13 years ago

I would make my own still. The new SLI board is capable of many drives. You could set up a 4x 74gb raptor ( which would boost your performance by 2) - Alienware does not let you. That would give you 200MB/s.




Yannick

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#6 13 years ago

thats similair to my PC, only mt monitor is slightly smaller, and my HDD bigger, and its not as purdy, oitherwise identical, cept different types of RAM. It goes good, and it made for a lot cheaper than that :lol:




Donavan

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#7 13 years ago

Ive being looking at this one http://www.alienware.com/product_detail_pages/Aurora_ALX/alx_features.aspx?SysCode=PC-AURORALX-SLI-D&SubCode=SKU-DEFAULT & im falling in love, but I think its too extravagant :uhm:




Yannick

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#8 13 years ago

yeah, i dont Nvidia, but whatever, that has more locks than NASA... all mine has is two key holes, on the door and one on the side...




Oompa

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#9 13 years ago

If you get an Alienware I would get a Aurora ALX. But if it were me I would build my own. Just because I love to.




C38368

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#10 13 years ago

No, Alienware is not worth the money. I went in and followed the "Configure" link. Here's the stuff they provide in the basic ALX (or, for those parts about which they're generic, I've substituted a comparable part), along with how much it would cost me to buy said part: M$ Windows XP Pro: $150 Case (their's is ugly anyway, subbing a Coolermaster WaveMaster, black): $142 PC Power & Cooling 510 Express PSU: $230 ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard: $270 AMD Athlon FX-55: $880 2x512MB Corsair XMS Dual Channel DDR SDRAM (PC3200, they'll overclock it if you ask them to): $200 2x 6800GT, PCIe/256MB/SLI enabled (XFX): $990 2x 36.7GB WD Raptors: $220 Lite-On 16x DVD/CDRW combo (we'll bump this to dual-layer): $63 Creative SB Audigy2 ZS HD 7.1: $93 That's $3,238 so far. $100 more and you've got any just about keyboard and mouse you want. Alienware claims to have some sort of watercooling. I'm suspicious that they may mean heatpipes, but I'll go ahead and throw a turnkey watercooling solution, Thermaltake's external Aquarius III--which I think is grotesquely overpriced, certainly more than comparable solutions from Koolance, Coolermaster or Corsair--for $300. Also note that you can buy cases from Koolance with their Exos system built into it. That brings the price up to $3,638. A nice set of Logitech Z-5500's ($280) brings the total to $3,908. Alienware wants $5,069 for the Aurora ALX. That leaves you with about $1,100 cover shipping, some extra stuff not covered here, and a very nice 20" BenQ LCD monitor (UXVGA, 1600x1200 native resolution, 8-bit panel). So unless you plan to make copious use of their tech support, you're throwing out a lot of extra money for one seriously ugly case.