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Ignorance is bliss, eh?
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Originally Posted by bruflot View Post

470
THIS, had a total of ~2500.
And even there, you could save money on buying less ram (Went with 16GB just for price comparison..), Professional instead of Ultimate etc.
..Or buy 8 GB ram with higher frequency.
he wanted the alienware just STOP he knows its cheaper its his choice *** is wrong with all of you people
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Ignorance is bliss, eh?

in his situation i will say just ignore every one in here
     
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Did you happen to check NCIX? Because this is only about 10-15% more than building it from what I am seeing. Also, it is built by professionals and has cable management, name brand parts, ect.
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Originally Posted by DzillaXx View Post

You almost have to be retarded to not have the skills to put a pc together yourself. If you know how to turn a screw driver then your all set. All that money you wasted could have gone to Underprivileged Kids or a better computer.
If you wanted a good warranty, you could have gotten parts with life time or vary long warranty. Considering that Alianware uses crappy parts anyway, that warranty will probably be put to good use in no time.

this isnt exactly true. while putting a computer together is like a giant and expensive lego set to most of us, you still have to understand how computers work, like what cpu fits what socket, what ram works best, what kind of power supply to get, which parts are the quality parts, etc.
 
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post #65 of 70
I definately wouldnt call anyone stupid for buying a prebuilt system, but if you stumbled your way to OCN you should know that you can get all the help you need in building a great computer at any budget.
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post #66 of 70
Yes - Alienware is expensive, like all prebuilt PCs.
Yes - He should have built his own.


Now can we shut up and leave this prebuilt vs. custom pc argument behind?
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Microsoft Security Essentials does it for me, no pop ups unless a threat, real simple and free. Norton is a *****.

And for the computer you ordered.. I would suggest returning it off that 4 year warranty you have and to build it yourself, if you'd prefer to learn about computers a bit if you don't know much already, and also to save a minimum of 500$. Think about it, you could pick up some new 7xxx series cards or a couple beastly Nvidia's 600 series instead of some 6950's that will outdate quicker than the latter.

If you care about money at all, the bottom line is you should definitely build it yourself. It's really easy.
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Hope you enjoy your computer smile.gif

Terrible cable managment from a PC Building company I have to say though. I guess you have to pay extra for their cable tidying skills?

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Reading through this thread has made me REALLY happy I chose to go w/ my $1,500 custom built rig. wish i had that size SSD though, that's about it.
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after i have all my apps and programs installed:
1. I make a image of my hdd, either to an external drive or dvd's.
2. Plug into internet and do windows updates for software and drivers
3. Update my Drive image
4. install antivirus....if needed.

I have not used Antivirus in 4-5years, i keep nothing important on my Desktop PC, My macbook is for important files, banking, taxes etc. The PC is strictly gaming...so if i get a virus..i reload my image and it saves time from having to do fresh re-installs of EVERY program.

Now that i have a friend that was just hired at McAfee, I will get antivirus for free...thats the only reason i will use it.
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