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Okay...
Here's my build 'til now.
AMD Phenom2 Quad 955 3.2GHz AM3 S-940
ASUS M4A87TD USB3 Socket AM3 DDR3 ATX
4GB DDR3 1600MHz Kingston HyperX (2x2GB)
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650W Corsair TX CMPSU-650TXEU 120mm
Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 GT S-939/940
Blu-ray LG BD Combo CH10LS20 Retail SATA

Any improvements or money-savers that i have missed? It's only 20 dollars for the Blu-ray, so my friend'll want that.
that's a good build
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I dont see a problem with this thread...
    
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I'll post what I put in another similar thread;
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You guys say that ignorant rich people buy them, but you are actually being quite ignorant saying that yourself.

They are generally bought by people who don't have the knowledge of PC Building (as simple as it is to learn), and wants to buy a system that works out of the box, from a well known company they know and trust(Dell), with a Warranty for someone to fix it if it goes wrong.

They pay a premium for it, but some would say it's piece of mind, which is fair enough if you don't know a lot. Granted, it's obviously very expensive if you know the costs and have the knowledge of building it yourself, but not everyone has that knowledge.
    
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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 ?
Premium parts? Most of the time they use genaric PSUs, and I have even seen non atx standard parts in them... I would just build your own.
    
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I like how BoobHunters Sig build is a "Athlong". lol
    
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post #36 of 73
with the price of the alienware you can make a better pc and much cheaper
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that's a good build
I've been chatting a bit with my friend, and he asks what would be the optimal upgrade option, if he wanted just a little more out of the computer.
AMD Phenom2 Quad 970 3.5GHz AM3 S-940
ASUS M4A87TD USB3 Socket AM3 DDR3 ATX
4GB DDR3 1600MHz Kingston HyperX (2x2GB)
1024MB XFX ATI HD6870 940M Black Edition DDR5 PCI-E
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Cooler Master Storm Scout u/PSU
650W Corsair TX CMPSU-650TXEU 120mm
Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 GT S-939/940
Blu-ray LG BD Combo CH10LS20 Retail SATA

Wouldn't this be the optimal upgrade? Or another GPU?
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Okay, so I have a new problem
The guy says that he'd like a computer that is better than alienware in everything, for less money. Do you guys have any recommendations? He wants support, so he's against the whole "custom-built"
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Okay, so I have a new problem
The guy says that he'd like a computer that is better than alienware in everything, for less money. Do you guys have any recommendations? He wants support, so he's against the whole "custom-built"
What kind of support does he want???
If he breaks his computer a lot he needs to learn how to reformat it, which he will in the process of building the computer. Sending his PC to dell every time he gets a virus from porn is dumb,
    
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What kind of support does he want???
Just the classic "if something goes wrong, go the the store or send it to the manufacturer and get a new one or get it repaired"-thingy
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