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I may get some flack for this but Alienware desktops to me are just Dells in a fancy case.

Ok for a cheap laptop but so glad I built my own now.
The rig in my sig (apart from screen) cost just under £1500 from amazon.
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Yeah it will be a pretty sweet upgrade considering he has a 8600gt right now :s

The q6600 will unfortunately have to stay at 2.4ghz while he has that motherboard, won't be an issue though.

Anyway thanks, rep for all.
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that should work fine..hopefully his mobo supports pcie 2.0...to realize the full potential of the videocard..
 
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For a basic web browsing machine, pre-built is cheaper almost every time, if you like cheap generic machines. For a real performance machine, you can take the budget for an alienware, and build a better, faster rig, and pack it with games by buying it yourself.

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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post
that should work fine..hopefully his mobo supports pcie 2.0...to realize the full potential of the videocard..
PCI-e 2.0 x8 has the same bandwidth as PCI-e 1.x x16. The 560Ti will not suffer from bandwidth from that. It will suffer from the 2.4GHz q6600 unless he games at a decent resolution.
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