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They are not the mobile cards.
http://www.geforce.com/Hardware/GPUs/geforce-gtx-555-oem
http://www.geforce.com/Hardware/GPUs/geforce-gt-545-oem-gddr5
Note that they say Desktop.

Yeah too slow for ninja edit but I realized that a few seconds after. Doesn't change the situation all that much.

This thing maxes with a 555 gtx, 2600 non K, and 8gb of 1333mhz ram typical Dell.
Edited by Archngamin - 1/18/12 at 7:37am
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Anyone here could build a better 'gaming' PC for $499. Just saying.

Sure can. People in general don't want to build their own computers though.

Definitely not denying that fact that they don't WANT to, but there's very little reason for them to not want to.

Locally you can pay ~$30 to have a PC built for you (you can provide all the hardware) and they'll do a fine job. Not OCN quality OCD wiring, but good enough to serve its purpose efficiently. Tiger Direct also has free sessions showing you how to build a PC, and they even let you do so with some scrap parts; down to installing Windows and all the basic drivers for display, audio, ethernet, etc.
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The $699 model uses an Intel Core i3 ... GeForce GT 545 ... If you soup up the machine with extras, it can cost around $1,200 or $1,300.

Any 700$ DIY build you get at the very least a 6850 and a real quad core. That 545 is such a crappy card. I guess a larger PC market benefits all of us though...
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What do you guys think? In terms of people who play games on their PC (as a main source of gaming, not just farmville or the sims), do you think more people a) build their PC, b) buy a gaming specific PC or c) buy a cheaper HP package and hope it works for what they need?

Just curious
     
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What do you guys think? In terms of people who play games on their PC (as a main source of gaming, not just farmville or the sims), do you think more people a) build their PC, b) buy a gaming specific PC or c) buy a cheaper HP package and hope it works for what they need?
Just curious

People who play facebook games don't need to go buy allienware pc's like this. Any 400 - 500$ laptop will do the job just fine.

Of course the best deal will always be had by building your own pc, but its up to the individual to take initiative to actually do that. Which btw is not hard in the slightest. I've met many people who are far from tech heads that have built computer and they would tell me it was no where near as hard as they thought it would be.
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Far better computers can be built for $699. This is such a waste of money. The sad part is the number of people that with purchase this that have absolutely no idea what they are paying for. It is literally a laptop in a nice looking tower. And a small tower at that.

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The $699 model uses an Intel Core i3 ... GeForce GT 545 ... If you soup up the machine with extras, it can cost around $1,200 or $1,300.
Any 700$ DIY build you get at the very least a 6850 and a real quad core. That 545 is such a crappy card. I guess a larger PC market benefits all of us though...

Ahem...
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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.

$700 only gets you a 550 Ti.
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This has nothing to do with trying to promote PC gaming, this is purely about opening a wider demographic for their sales.

Of course, but it also makes gaming PCs seem more affordable and might become more widespread. Nothing a company does is for any real reason besides making money, doesn't mean that their releases don't affect market trends though.

If consumers see that they can do PC gaming for similar price as consoles, the switches might start to happen more.
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