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he is not in USA he is in denmark

facepalm
well he is in a bit of a pickle isn't he... just get him to tell his friend to not be such a noob and get him to do DIY for his friend... LOL?
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Hi.

My friend is about to buy an Alienware desktop computer (http://www.dell.com/dk/p/alienware-a...=dhs&cs=dkdhs1 this one with various upgrades) and I find myself in the situation, that I believe that Alienware is no good. Is this true? Have you guys had any bad experiences with Alienware desktops, and are there any better and cheaper computers out there? My friend does not wish to custom-build it himself, as he is a noob when it comes to the interior of a computer.

Thanks!

There good, also made by dell now.( i believe)
But what you get you will pay for it! These systems use premium parts ,and charge a premium price. What you pay for a pre built custom ( like a alienware) You could take that same money and build a much better system for less. can you or a friend help him ?
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changes to this build:

1) no need for x6 for gaming. a quad will do fine
2) change the 6870 to a 5850 ~ saves you quite a bit without compromising performance
3) change 8gb of RAM to 4gb - no need for 8gb for gaming
4) change psu from 1000w generic crappy brand to 650 corsair TX
I second that.

Alienware ain't that good, and hugely overpriced. A custom build, even if built by some store near you, will be far better and cheaper at the same time.

(But you don't need to be a tech to build a pc)
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changes to this build:

1) no need for x6 for gaming. a quad will do fine
2) change the 6870 to a 5850 ~ saves you quite a bit without compromising performance
3) change 8gb of RAM to 4gb - no need for 8gb for gaming
4) change psu from 1000w generic crappy brand to 650 corsair TX
https://www.fcomputer.dk/?show=checkout_basket
This looks better ? xD
post #15 of 73
u could build the comp for maybe 20-40% less of the price of alienware stuff so build a custom pc and spend that extra cash on maybe sli/xfire SSD water cooling ect
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Alienware is the Apple of gaming computers. Stay away if you know what's good for you. They are large, bulky, poorly built "gaming" computers that use low end parts which meet the bare minimum requirement to boast a name.

If you really insist on buying a pre-manufactured computer, check out iBuyPower or Digital Storm. However, remember that you're posting on OCN forums. We are always here to help you with your own build. Putting a custom computer together is extremely easy and doesn't take that much time.

Check out this guide briefly to see how easy it is to build your own: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fea..._step?page=0,1

When you custom build your pc, you have control over every part that goes in there. It gives you the power to choose between two video cards that are "the same", for example, if you are going to buy a GTX 230, a pre-manufacturing company would allow you to "customize" your desktop and put in a GTX 260 instead. Building it yourself allows you to choose the best 230.

Let us know if you want to build your own rig. We are always here to help! DONT BUY ALIENWARE!!!
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Funny I just wanted to ask the same question, but it seems it´s as I thought that the Alienware is overprices and you are paying for the name and you can build same configuration for less money.
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post #19 of 73
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Alienware is the Apple of gaming computers. Stay away if you know what's good for you. They are large, bulky, poorly built "gaming" computers that use low end parts which meet the bare minimum requirement to boast a name.

If you really insist on buying a pre-manufactured computer, check out iBuyPower or Digital Storm. However, remember that you're posting on OCN forums. We are always here to help you with your own build. Putting a custom computer together is extremely easy and doesn't take that much time.

Check out this guide briefly to see how easy it is to build your own: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fea..._step?page=0,1

When you custom build your pc, you have control over every part that goes in there. It gives you the power to choose between two video cards that are "the same", for example, if you are going to buy a GTX 230, a pre-manufacturing company would allow you to "customize" your desktop and put in a GTX 260 instead. Building it yourself allows you to choose the best 230.

Let us know if you want to build your own rig. We are always here to help! DONT BUY ALIENWARE!!!
AGREE 1,000% Take my word for it. I am one who was a victim of buying a DELL XPS 630 and had swapped everything out within a few months. I had also modded the case.

PLEASE, LEARN TO BUILD YOUR OWN RIG

If you want to know more about these Alienware rigs, check us out over here... http://my630i.com/ and http://www.rampantspeculation.com/
There are plenty of Alienware owners that will share the truth about those rigs
Edited by drBlahMan - 5/21/11 at 5:24am
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This is what I'd reccomend

it didnt work lol
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