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I edited my post, check the bottom, you can build it cheaper brand new with quality components than buying the crap dell put in it.

Also, just nitpicking here tongue.gif but you don't design a motherboard, Asus, Gigabyte or Asrock or whoever does that for you wink.gif
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When I saw Alienware, I will now say AVOID THAT COMPUTER! Plus it's not custom, cheapo parts but so expensive for Alienware.
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post #23 of 37
what brand is the motherboard? is it a Asus OEM Foxconn or ECS OEM ?

same with the GPUs? who is the "reseller"

try to avoid OEMs , they are sometimes cheapper than the "box" version , look for the capacitors top just in case too



and Alienware is not a custom PC . its a product with optional parts , like when you buy a Corolla , they got .. the LE S XRS , and in those trims there are more options ...

follow the logic of Alienware being a custom PC , All Toyota Corollas are custom made ( but you know they are begin mass produced and mass assemble and ready to drive when they get out of the factory ... )
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post #24 of 37
I would stay away from Alienwares.... I had an alienware m11x, and was playing TF2 when suddenly the motherboard just fried. Dell's support was terrible, but I finally got them to replace it.

That being said, you can build a much better computer for $2600 then what that guy is selling you.
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With that spare money you could even build your own custom water cooling kit. If you're just gaming, I can't see why you'd need a 600 dollar CPU even when used with 680's.

This is very true but its more or less the system I've always dreamed of. I would say 80% of my time would be spent gaming and the other 20% just w/e. I wouldn't mind getting into a little video editing at some point.

I just feel like with every PC I have built, I settled for a little less than what I wanted and I always sit there and think "what if I had did this" or "for another $200 I could have had so and so..." Just once I wanted to get what I actually wanted. But the reality is, I may end up building that "dream" PC only to look at it 6 months later as $3,000 sitting in my floor.
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This is very true but its more or less the system I've always dreamed of. I would say 80% of my time would be spent gaming and the other 20% just w/e. I wouldn't mind getting into a little video editing at some point.

I just feel like with every PC I have built, I settled for a little less than what I wanted and I always sit there and think "what if I had did this" or "for another $200 I could have had so and so..." Just once I wanted to get what I actually wanted. But the reality is, I may end up building that "dream" PC only to look at it 6 months later as $3,000 sitting in my floor.

Speaking from personal experience, I almost always look at all the money I have put into PCs and have said "why did I buy all that stuff". Lets say you build a "conservative" rig with a single 7970, SSD, and 3770K. You could do that for around 1300 I would guess. This would still be a great rig. You could do some video editing, gaming, and pretty much whatever else you wanted. While a 3930K is better for video editing, I doubt you really need that much processor for someone who "would like to maybe get into video editing a bit". If you find a single 7970 isnt enough, you can always add a second.
post #27 of 37
This has been said before but I think it bears repeating mate. $2600 for that computer is you getting bent over in the showers. Just a quick look at PCpartpicker got me this.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($228.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($80.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Agility 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($144.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $2268.89

Now let's say for the sake of argument that you needed to spend another $400 to get an OS, Keyboard/Mouse and Monitor. You would only be just over the $2600 mark. You'd be much better off building this thing yourself. You could get a better computer brand new for the money.

Also if I were you I'd let your mate know that his computer isn't worth anything near what he's asking for it. Might help him to move it on wink.gif
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post #28 of 37
1- Not worth $2600. If you like, I'll help you make a better one. Other users already have

Just get a 3770k, save $400. The extra two cores and expensive LGA2011 socket motherboard yields virtually no advantage over a Z77 chipset

2- You clearly do not know "what's what". Those parts are not worth $2600.

3- Make your own computer. Buy parts used. You could do a 680 + 3770k with all-around quality components for $1200, easily.
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]Some friend deal he gave you, I sold my previous sig rig for $450 Had 2700k + MSI G65 Board + 2 580s and a M4 64GB plus the other necessities to function for a friend. Either way used parts hsince mye is selling is a bit overprice depending on time owned since my sig rig cost less than than you friend is offering (microcenter deals tongue.gif)
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Originally Posted by yoi View Post

what brand is the motherboard? is it a Asus OEM Foxconn or ECS OEM ?

same with the GPUs? who is the "reseller"

try to avoid OEMs , they are sometimes cheapper than the "box" version , look for the capacitors top just in case too



and Alienware is not a custom PC . its a product with optional parts , like when you buy a Corolla , they got .. the LE S XRS , and in those trims there are more options ...

follow the logic of Alienware being a custom PC , All Toyota Corollas are custom made ( but you know they are begin mass produced and mass assemble and ready to drive when they get out of the factory ... )

Thank You, "Custom" like what we at OCN are used to...they are Not. A Truly "Custom PC" is built from the ground up from ANYTHING you got laying around or can get your hands on, like my Main Rig, has New, Old and Mint parts in it, that makes it a CUSTOM PC. A customized turd with extra corn and hair doesn't make it a Custom PC, just a Pile of **** (DELL). biggrin.gif

So yeah, just OCN/Newegg/eBay your way into an Awesome CUSTOM PC that will blow the doors off that pile of crap for half the cost thumb.gif (Well maybe not HALF, but you wont be paying for the name at least)

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