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Sorry if i have to critique, but HDD isn't a direct comparison. A 1TB WD blue is around 130-150 at the moment.
-BD disk drive is unnecessary.
-The graphics card in your build is weaker.
-Your build is larger.
In the end the Alienware isn't as overpriced as a majority of this thread thinks.

Then why does Alienware offer it in the upgrades?

And who cares about the size? It's not like the sort of person who would buy this is going to go to any LAN parties and if he/she is going to go to a LAN party then if they can afford $699 on overpriced hardware then I think they can afford to buy a small car that is big enough to fit a micro-ATX case in.
    
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300 Dollars is just for the Alienware badge, the spects for this PC is worth 400 tops and if you really search for a good deal you can get it for around 350, just saying.

Would never spend 700 dollars on this.

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Then why does Alienware offer it in the upgrades?

Because alienware likes money.
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300 Dollars is just for the Alienware badge, the spects for this PC is worth 400 tops and if you really search for a good deal you can get it for around 350, just saying.
Would never spend 700 dollars on this.

It is going to cost more than $400 if you include Windows and case.
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Then why does Alienware offer it in the upgrades?
And who cares about the size? It's not like the sort of person who would buy this is going to go to any LAN parties and if he/she is going to go to a LAN party then if they can afford $699 on overpriced hardware then I think they can afford to buy a small car that is big enough to fit a micro-ATX case in.

Because it is an upgrade.......? You're trying to sway or prevent people from going with Alienware, yet you build a computer that's basically worse and weaker from a gaming aspect?

I can understand the enthusiast mentality, but not everyone wants a big bulky case on their desk or in their living room.
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Because it is an upgrade.......? You're trying to sway or prevent people from going with Alienware, yet you build a computer that's basically worse and weaker from a gaming aspect?
I can understand the enthusiast mentality, but not everyone wants a big bulky case on their desk or in their living room.

Read my other post. When I bought it the 955 was cheaper than SB i3s. and I have spent roughly $1075USD and that is including a 32" 1920x1080 IPS TV. The TV on it's own was around $500 - $550
    
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My bad
Rosewill RNX-N150PC - $12
New total - $697
Twice as much RAM, 500 GB bigger HDD and a Blu-Ray drive for $2 less than the standard X51.
That is true, but you have to be able to assemble it yourself and you have to know what parts to buy in the first place. That is a pretty big time investment. You also have no warranty for the computer as a whole or support. If something goes wrong, you have to take it apart and find out what went wrong yourself and go from there, even more time investment. It is also a small form factor. I am not saying we should all go out and buy one, in fact I wouldn't recommend someone who frequents a website like OCN to do so. Lots of people pay money for the form factor/service/warranty (just look at Macbooks). Compared to the price of the rig you pieced together, I could see the price being justified if the customer cares about any of said things.

I love woking with cars, but I don't go around telling everyone they should do all their work on their cars themselves. Its just not viable to everyone. Or should we grow our own vegetables, raise our own livestock, knit our own clothes, build our own furniture, etc? Its easy to forget that we as PC enthusiasts are a minority when surrounded by other enthusiasts.
    
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Read my other post. When I bought it the 955 was cheaper than SB i3s. and I have spent roughly $1075USD and that is including a 32" 1920x1080 IPS TV. The TV on it's own was around $500 - $550

can you play at 1080p on that rig
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can you play at 1080p on that rig

Yes. GTA IV at high settings and still get 35-50 fps

It's the newest game I have installed on it at the moment but I will be getting more newer games soon.
    
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Intel Core i3 2120 $130
Zotac H67 Mini-ITX with WLAN card $120 AR
Asus GTX 550 Ti $110 AR
4GB Crucial Ballistix CAS 9 1333 MHz 1.5v DDR3 $25
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB $140
Rosewill Mini-ITX case with 250W Power Supply $50
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM $99
Lite-On DVD Drive $19

Total: $693

The 550 Ti has 48 more CUDA cores than the base GT 545 DDR5 OEM. You could buy a more expensive and nicer Lian Li case for $30 more (but it does not come with a PSU) which makes the price $724.

The Alienware is not that overpriced at all (at least for the base model). If you upgrade to the GTX 555 and other upgrades, that is when things may get more expensive. The base model is within reason for a pre-built.
Edited by Riou - 1/18/12 at 4:22am
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