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Good good - and that PC you have assembled on komplett - seems solid .. You could probaly get it cheaper while buying the parts equal from www.edbpriser.dk and such, but it seems solid to me though
Would an x6 processor be better than an x4? I'm thinking amd Phenom II. By the way, When it says "Boxed" at the end of the Processor specs, does that mean that i have to assemble it myself?
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Would an x6 processor be better than an x4? I'm thinking amd Phenom II. By the way, When it says "Boxed" at the end of the Processor specs, does that mean that i have to assemble it myself?
Well right now allmost all Intels x4 is benchmarking on many points better than a x6 AMD .. .. I'm not a fanboy or anything, but sticking to benchmarks

AMD's are cheaper though - and a 6 core AMD isnt bad at all .. But are you going to consider AMD - wait for BullDozer instead.

When it says boxed it just means that there is a stock cooler included - so no need to think about buying a cooler, unless you want an aftermarket to keep your CPU more cool than stock
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Would an x6 processor be better than an x4? I'm thinking amd Phenom II. By the way, When it says "Boxed" at the end of the Processor specs, does that mean that i have to assemble it myself?
I would just take an x4, but thats up to you.

But i would recommend you to go for the I5 2500K...
    
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I'm Looking at buying an M17x R3 soon.

From what I can see their "expensive" prices are in line with most shops like PC world which sell rubbish parts at higher prices.
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I'm Looking at buying an M17x R3 soon.

From what I can see their "expensive" prices are in line with most shops like PC world which sell rubbish parts at higher prices.
Well you are looking on a laptop - I personally have no idea of whsat laptops are costing these days.

The question was about a Dekstop PC .. So for me - thats a whole nother story
I personally dosn't have anything against Alienware, but for what I have seen, the pirces for a PC is way more expensive for what you can build one for yourself
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Alienware laptops are so damn expensive, get an Asus gaming laptop or check http://www.xoticpc.com/ , they have many laptops which are configurable.

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Well - Personally I would rather build a PC on my own - its much more bang for the buck .. Really.

But if your friend are willing to use that amount of money, and add another 20% for the brand "Alienware" .. then yes - he should buy one
That other 20 percent isn't really paying for the name - it's paying for the warranty. And I will tell you that Dell easily has the best tech support for any company that makes prebuilt computers. Their Complete Care can not be beat.

However, I prefer to build my own desktops. But for laptops I will never use anything other than a Dell. My Studio XPS 16 is simply amazing. Especially since my older XPS 16(40) was dropped in a pool and replaced with a $1000 more expensive XPS 16(45) with an SSD upgrade, Blu-ray upgrade, Core2 P8600 to i7 upgrade, AND a 4GB to 8GB upgrade.

Trust me you can milk Complete Care til the cows come home.
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The best places to buy a prebuilt PC is sites taht sell PC parts but put them togther for you. Some examples are superbiiz.com and NCIX.com.

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Would an x6 processor be better than an x4? I'm thinking amd Phenom II. By the way, When it says "Boxed" at the end of the Processor specs, does that mean that i have to assemble it myself?
"boxed" just means it come with the stock cpu heatsink/cooler
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That other 20 percent isn't really paying for the name - it's paying for the warranty. And I will tell you that Dell easily has the best tech support for any company that makes prebuilt computers. Their Complete Care can not be beat.

However, I prefer to build my own desktops. But for laptops I will never use anything other than a Dell. My Studio XPS 16 is simply amazing. Especially since my older XPS 16(40) was dropped in a pool and replaced with a $1000 more expensive XPS 16(45) with an SSD upgrade, Blu-ray upgrade, Core2 P8600 to i7 upgrade, AND a 4GB to 8GB upgrade.

Trust me you can milk Complete Care til the cows come home.
When you say warrenty, you would still have that on any part you buy seperatly - or maybe I misunderstood what you meant.
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When you say warrenty, you would still have that on any part you buy seperatly - or maybe I misunderstood what you meant.
No it's not what I mean - sort of. With pre built computers coming from Dell you get next day in home service with a new part, OR you can just have them ship you the part to install yourself. But where it gets good is the Complete Care - In other words, if your computer breaks (especially a laptop - best value) and they no longer sell that model, you get the newest model of the original price you paid. So if you have a desktop that you spent $2k on and it breaks in 2 years, you'll get a NEW 2k laptop with all the newest tech. This is how I went from my XPS 16 Core 2 Duo laptop to a brand new XPS 16 Core i7 laptop - plus major upgrades - 500GB HD, to a 256GB SSD, etc.

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