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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.
    
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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 $$$.
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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.
 
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Heres a quick 5 minute build I just did, SLI 670 FTW's will do just as nice. A 128gb SSD as a boot drive with a 1.5 tb for storage. You still get 16gb ram and a 3930k and a decent mobo. All thats left is to buy a case, and you will have the piece of mind of knowing that everything is brand new!

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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.

Well if you feel that way and that's why you want to buy it, tell us here at OCN, not only will we get you building that same computer you want, we will get you the same stuff if not better picked out for you and with our minds working together, well find you the best possible price with the best hardware manufacturers. As most of is have done, we built that same computer online for almost 600 less as a rough draft. Give us a limit, tell is what you're doing with it, we'll get you sorted.
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post #35 of 37
if you buy the alienware PC , u just bought a Custom Case , everything else is "buyable"
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post #36 of 37
As many others said, for 2600$ you can get a real custom PC with everything new in it, Alienware is not worth it.
post #37 of 37
Leave it alone OP. The 6 core and 680 sli are blinding you. The crap motherboard and power supply are gonna bite you in the rear end. Alienware cuts every corner possible, that's how they make their money. Many of us here can build you a rig that would murder that thing for 2k, easily. Walk away.....
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