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GL trying to get a CRT with a pre-built in 2012

I got 3 24'' Viewsonics standing by for maximum power consumption lol.
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It takes a rocket scientists to put together a computer?
Put power supply in case,insert dvd drive,insert hard drive,screw mb to case, insert cpu, pull handle, put on cpu cooler that comes pre applied with thermal paste,insert ram, insert graphics card,run power cables,run sata cables,insert windows disk...Its so easy a caveman can do it!!!!!!!!!!!! Point in case is this is way overpriced either way you look at it.
Here is your alienware pretty much minus a 100$ video card, and the cool looking cramped case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.753182<--- its 367 and has all the same parts, and a small case about the size of a dimension 2400
And for those saying the bundles dont come with a os you can get the same os alienware is gonna use on it for 99$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986<-- windows 7 oem
So now were at 466 then add a 100$ graphics card And you still saved 100$ and has aloooot more room to upgrade in the future.And the upgrades would be wayyyy cheaper.
Point being is they should of made it cheaper than 699 Especially the 1200-1300 models And i have a dimension 2400 also,And i got a faulty one from dell the first time around and had to wait for them to recieve mine and ship me a new one cause the mb was faulty.

seriously dude, that is a poor comparison, they arnt even the same size. ITX boards costs more then your average ATX boards and did you know that shops charge ALOT more for building ITX based systems then ATX due to the time consuming process and the pain involved in fitting things in.

its not rocket science but next time try and build a small form factor PC before you say it again, you need dexterity and patients to maneuver around so little space. building a small PC is not the same as stuffing the same components into a large tower. this alienware PC is only a fraction of the size of your tower and at the end of the day it will run all the same games that you are playing with abit less in image quality( you dont need ultra at everything) with a smaller foot/eco print.

stop trying to compare corvettes with cappuccinos(suzuki) they arnt even the same class and its not easy to put a large engine into a small car period
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yeh why are the specs laptop ish spec? its too small to fit anything but laptop grade hardware no?
also yeh its 100 percent not for anyone on these forums or anyone with half a brain. the "gaming" tag fools many a "gamer" into thinking they are good to go. Its kinda a shame that anything that is compared to what alienware makes is in my exp 200+ less then what they are charging + alienware never advertises what the actual costs are. wait till you get into the little page that you pick your own parts and they are charging 200 bucks for a 1tb hard drive of unknown maker (200 before the flooding of factorys who knows what it is now)
bottom line alienware is way way way overpriced even tho the case is kinda cool

another ignorant one.... a few pages back i've explain that it is NOT a laptop and does NOT use laptop components there for it CAN be upgraded with STANDARD DESKTOP parts. Half of you are bashing it just because it has "alienware" and justify it by complaining about the specs and price.

as discovered, to build a similar sized system will cost equally as much (if not more) without factoring OS, service and warranty, and assembly. The specs itself is decent enough for mid end gaming of any of todays games. The 330W PSU is plenty depending on component variation. with a 560TI you dont really lose much performance as compared to most of the other "gaming" rigs.

I'm not recommending to get the upgraded specs though, that IMO is over priced unless preconfigured as such. Much better to buy the base spec and gut out the crap parts and drop in some better stuff and sell the remains on ebay or where ever


seriously folks, do a size mock up and you will be astonished and be more appreciative of this system. would be a decent LAN rig if you dont want lug your giant 30kg monster rig every time.
Edited by akromatic - 1/23/12 at 4:10pm
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I got 3 24'' Viewsonics standing by for maximum power consumption lol.

120Hz <3 biggrin.gif my eyes miss that so much
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That 330w PSU is the upgraded one and costs extra. The standard one that comes in the base model is only 240w. I wonder thou what the exact dimensions on the PSU is and would it be possible to swap it out for something shuttle makes in the 400-500w range.
    
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That 330w PSU is the upgraded one and costs extra. The standard one that comes in the base model is only 240w. I wonder thou what the exact dimensions on the PSU is and would it be possible to swap it out for something shuttle makes in the 400-500w range.

external power brick, not easy to find a PSU that does 330W+ however this being OC.net you can piggyback and stack 2 pico PSU for more power say as 200W one for CPU(with up to 75W diverted to the PCIe lanes) and a 300W one for GPU but dont forget your thermal limits in the case of that size not to mention physical restrictions.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227373

This rig here is a bit better than the Alienware, and cheaper.

And for just $30 more than the Alienware, you can get one that is considerably better, with an I5 2500k:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227387

Both those rigs got 4gb more ram, Mid towers compared to mini towers, 480w PSUs compared to 240w, Intel I3 is a dual core CPU, both those are quad core. The GPUs are about even.

Alienware is selling a piece of crap for $700. I could build a rig twice as good for $700.
Edited by chaosblade02 - 1/23/12 at 5:36pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227373
This rig here is a bit better than the Alienware, and cheaper.
And for just $30 more than the Alienware, you can get one that is considerably better, with an I5 2500k:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227387
Both those rigs got 4gb more ram, Mid towers compared to mini towers, 480w PSUs compared to 240w, Intel I3 is a dual core CPU, both those are quad core. The GPUs are about even.
Alienware is selling a piece of crap for $700. I could build a rig twice as good for $700.

480W of crap power doesnt mean anything, mid towers arnt comparable to mini towers and bigger is not better, your comparative post is meaningless.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227373
This rig here is a bit better than the Alienware, and cheaper.
And for just $30 more than the Alienware, you can get one that is considerably better, with an I5 2500k:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227387
Both those rigs got 4gb more ram, Mid towers compared to mini towers, 480w PSUs compared to 240w, Intel I3 is a dual core CPU, both those are quad core. The GPUs are about even.
Alienware is selling a piece of crap for $700. I could build a rig twice as good for $700.

You should go into business for yourself selling Newegg rigs and see how you do. Looks like you stumbled into a gold mine.
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You should go into business for yourself selling Newegg rigs and see how you do. Looks like you stumbled into a gold mine.
Yeah sounds like a million dollar idea to me!
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and for those who argue that it's a pure rip off and people should just build their own because even a caveman could do it, i highly recommend this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1204609/hello-ocn-i-am-curious-how-much-time-everyone-has-put-into-their-rigs#post_16270789

there are valid points you flamers are overlooking:

1) the more people who use a PC to game, the better. i don't care if they're getting into BF3 on a Macbook, the more numbers developers see going to PC gaming the more money they'll put into it. unless of course you're a fan of console ports.

2) not everyone has the time/knowledge/energy/money to build and customize their own rig. the car is a perfect example that you seem to be ignoring, why pay a mechanic? everything is right online, just don't ask on a forum because you'll be shouted down with "let me google that for you" and "repost, use the search function retard!" break something while you're trying to build it? good luck with that, that'll be a 3 day minimum to get a replacement that you could end up paying for again.

3) just because you don't see a purpose for something doesn't make it dumb. you can hate iProducts, Alienware, prebuilt machines, etc. but it doesn't mean that there isn't a market for them. if everything that you didn't agree with was really as bad as you tell yourself it is then these companies would be out of business, but they're not. they're doing pretty well. in fact i read an article this morning about the number of people who are switching android for iOS. these aren't the sheeple that you like to bash, these are people who tried android and then chose iOS. user experience is a powerful selling tool that people obsessed with numbers tend to overlook.

i cannot believe how many threads i read on here now where someone is excited about their new purchase and come here to show it off only to get drive by responses of:

"you got ripped off"

"that thing is terrible, you could have gotten x, y, or z because they're so much better"

and this is from people who have never owned, nor would ever own this product. so what's the point of even responding? you're just a troll. you have no first hand experience, you just base what you think off of something that someone else said, which makes you the sheep.
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