Originally Posted by MME1122
Figure out why he's selling it, or test it yourself if possible. It's not a great price.
This is what I came up with quickly on Newegg:
Leaves about $400 for psu, case, and other small accessories. But it would be a new system that you hand picked.
Decent build.. I'd go with a Gigabyte board and cheaper GTX 670's personally to save a bit of $$$.
Originally Posted by mad0314
Yea, that's not a good deal at all for a used computer with those parts. I'm thinking that he came up with that price simply by taking off a few hundred from what he paid for it new, but honestly if he clicked every possible option when buying it (which sounds like he did since he had the bluetooth and whatever else) then you're paying for a bunch of bells and whistles that you don't need.
Yes, exactly.. You can get a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth card cheap and most people don't realize/know that. So they buy the more expensive computer or pay Dell/Alienware whoever lots to install it.
Either way for $2600 that is nowhere near cheap. You also don't even need 2x 680's really, 1x 670 or 1x 7950/7970 would do you fine and even if you do just grab a second. If you feel the need, if you get the alienware you are locked into having 2x 680's and probably losing money, you'll have trouble upgrading (PSU/Space/Cooling constraints) and the Motherboard will be rubbish, along with the RAM and the PSU. Alienware HAVE used ASUS boards in the past which is good, but even then not good boards by any standard.
Grab a 3770k, 128/256GB SSD if you feel the need for more then 128GB, 7950/7970/670 with a Gigabyte Z77x-UD5H and 16GB of 1866 RAM and you'll be leaps and bounds ahead money wise and performance will be similar. (Benchmarks will be slower) but most/all games will max on a single card for now. If you feel the need I can't push the need for it more, add a second card.