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post #21 of 70
Why.... would you EVER buy a prebuilt? AND ESPECIALLY FROM DELL. Who support restricting the internet...

Tisk tisk.
Edited by xFALL3Nx - 2/5/12 at 1:21pm
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what your getting is really good. if you dont want to build, you wouldnt wanna build in the future. so stick with that alien until your warranty voids. they have pretty good warranty and you wont have a problem incase your computer broke or something. i7 2600k is a fast cpu just imagine people games on amd quads or so and you have an oced 2600k come on!

An ati 5870 still rocks nowadays and you have a 6950 2gb. Your aurora probably have the standard 875w and others say it isnt a good psu, let me tell you this, from my experience, that psu is as good as the corsair ax850. it can handle 2 gtx 580s and what else 2 7970s?

The only thing you would need for that rig is changing video cards which really takes 2 to 4 years depending how game developers does it. Although now they are trying to optimize most games on gtx 560 and ati's equivalent etc etc so your safe. Most people here are enthusiast builders so expect a different answer from them, I have experienced alienware computer thats why I can understand your situation and I can say that its worth it.smile.gif
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post #23 of 70
TheLoxmyth nice build, check out the 2600k overclocking guide in my signature if you need help with the overclocking matey.
post #24 of 70
download newest drivers before your computer gets there... have everything ready so you can get to playing with new computer as quickly as possible after it arrives.


also: yes, ordering it from dell or cyberpower or wherever is more expensive, but that premium is worth it to some people to not have to do it themselves.
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post #25 of 70
So paying a 40% Overhead is "worth it"?

It's not rocket science, it'd take you a few hours at most.
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post #26 of 70
There's nothing wrong with buying a pre-built machine. Some people aren't meant to build their own, and others don't have the time or patience.

1: Download whatever AV you'll use on another machine, put it on a clean thumb drive.
2: Get your new machine powered up, but don't plug in a network cable
3: Uninstall all the bloatware
4: Uninstall whatever trial AV comes on the machine.
5: Uninstall whatever trial "internet security" comes on the machine
6: Uninstall any firewall software that comes on it, probably included in the trial security but check anyway. If you have a hardware firewall, you can disable windows firewall also if this is a safe network (home).
7: Install and update the AV software from the thumbdrive
8: Update Windows fully
9: Check GPU drivers to see if they're fully up to date, update if needed.

I actually do 8 and 9 before #7, but behind a hardware firewall and only going to MS update site, no browsing before AV software.
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post #27 of 70
Maybe he doesn't want the hassle of building it himself? just leave him alone.
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post #28 of 70
Another one of these threads... You people really should not be encouraging people to buy 40% overpriced prebuilts (those that are). It does not require an abundance of time, patience or intelligence to build it yourself. It's the simplest thing you could ever do, and you feel great once you do it.

You wanted a warranty? Do you realise that all parts already come with a warranty?

What's done is done, I guess he can't go returning it now...
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post #29 of 70
last time I knew about alienware they lock down their bios and the oc you get from them will be it most likely.

microsoft security essentials and safe browsing are all you need.
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post #30 of 70
Uninstall all anti viruis software you get with it and get this: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It is a firewall, anti virus and sand box in one. Never had a problem with it. And I have put a few low threat viruses on my comp and it has picked them all up.

-EDIT-
Oh and never have more than one firewall/antivirus/anything of that sort. they can scan each other sending your computer into a void that makes a black hole look like a 10 million candles.
Edited by BritishBob - 2/5/12 at 3:45pm
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