hi all I'm thinking of maybe buying an Alienware computer in the near future. What do you think of them? Any good? cheers
Release the warrior spirit
19th June 2005
[COLOR=red]Demonite, are better than, "Alienware" i think...:smokin: [/COLOR] x-M-x
Victim of Forgotten HopeForum bystander
26th April 2004
If you have the money and want to spend it, why not. If not build your own
The cream of the crop
19th August 2003
they are cool looking computers, but i say build your own for cheaper.
I'm too cool to Post
27th September 2000
I would have to agree with everyone else. Build it yourself. I like knowing exactly what was put in my computer because I put it there myself :) The look of Alienware is cool, but most of that can be mimiced (sp?) with cases and mods.
I work too much
25th August 2003
I think Alienware makes very good systems; however they are very expensive.
If you know almost nothing of how computer hardware works, of if you've never built your own system, then Alienware would be a decent way to go as long as you feel comfortable spending the money on it; but, if you are comfortable with building your own system, then by all means do so. It will save you money, and it always feels better to be running games on something you put together yourself.
7th November 2003
:moved: to the tech forums.. Anyways, I like the looks of the case, but that's just it.
17th June 2002
If you're buying Alienware for its looks, you can get better-looking cases yourself for a lot cheaper. In fact, I think you can get the same cases... If you're buying Alienware for its performance, you'd be better off building your own. If you're buying Alienware because you don't know how to build your own computer and can't find anybody to help you, I have a better and cheaper suggestion -- visit your local computer store. I don't mean PC World or whatever, I mean your local, independently-owned computer store. Check out its reputation first, of course, but find one. Tell them what you want inside your computer, and they'll give you one even if they have to build it themselves. And it'll cost you a mere fraction of the price of an Alienware. Stores such as that are very good in that regard, mainly because they have to be in order to survive. If you're buying Alienware just so that you can say to people, "I have an Alienware computer! Neeya!", then... well, it's your money. I'd hate to be your bank manager though.
Same as what Mr.Matt said. Alienware is just another computer-vendor and you can get better for cheaper if you build your own rig. Their PCs are good, I admit, but extra ricey.
...burning angel wings to dust
14th February 2004
Anyone else notice that this topic shows up about once every five weeks or so?
QFE and QFT on Mr.Matt's reply.