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Now, that you have given me the opening, how many PC builders have extremely successful businesses and charge nothing or very little for PC builds? What do YOU do if one of your PC's goes bad and the manufacturer won't fix it? Out of pocket you can afford?

Although I wouldn't consider myself rich in the least, I am successful in my business. Only owned it for about 3 years now and I already have the majority of contracts for my area.

I build systems for next to nothing, because they will call me for tech support, or refer other customers my way. Its simple marketing strategy. Opening a second location beginning of next year too.

The point people are trying to make, is he just could have done better for himself is all. Alienware massively overcharged can't argue that.
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Now, that you have given me the opening, how many PC builders have extremely successful businesses and charge nothing or very little for PC builds? What do YOU do if one of your PC's goes bad and the manufacturer won't fix it? Out of pocket you can afford?

Take a look around town at the companies that do repair or trouble-shooting. THAT is where the money is. Companies that take advantage of the misinformed/uninformed general population to over charge them doesn't mean they're successful imo. It means they're d-bags. If a PC goes bad out of warranty, then you're SOL, no matter who you go with. Try getting Dell to fix your Alienware when it's out of warranty, won't happen. where as all those shops around town will be happy to fix it for you for a fee (like any business). Besides that, when you have individual part warranties, you deal direct with the actual manufacturer, no middle man.

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Although I wouldn't consider myself rich in the least, I am successful in my business. Only owned it for about 3 years now and I already have the majority of contracts for my area.

I build systems for next to nothing, because they will call me for tech support, or refer other customers my way. Its simple marketing strategy. Opening a second location beginning of next year too.

The point people are trying to make, is he just could have done better for himself is all. Alienware massively overcharged can't argue that.

And there you go, right there. When I do tech support I get $25 an hour for software issues, $40 an hour if I have to mess with hardware. I do this on the side while going to school. I'm on call to one of the major electricians here in town for any of their tech support, and I get referrals from them fairly often. I would consider that successful even though it's a side project.
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And Alienware is EXPONENTIALLY more successful than any of you.
Which is my point. They make a LOT more $$$ for a reason. They are SMART.
Leave the OP alone for doing what he wanted to, knowing the other option. And let's get back on topic. I'm out.
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Its a NZXT Sentry 2 I believe. I would message XNine about this, and see if he can do anything for you. Simply sleeving those cables would not have caused such catastrophic failure.

I had an NZXT USB multiplier: NZXT IU01 (My Rampage II Extreme only had one USB header) fry when the onboard chip went. it took out my motherboard and every USB device I had connected to the computer (including a Logitech G15 keyboard and a Canon printer). They told me they would send me a T-shirt. I told them what they could do with that T-shirt and vowed never to buy their products again. I doubt they will offer you any help.
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And Alienware is EXPONENTIALLY more successful than any of you.
Which is my point. They make a LOT more $$$ for a reason. They are SMART.
Leave the OP alone for doing what he wanted to, knowing the other option. And let's get back on topic. I'm out.

Well for one they been around alot longer then me.......duh. Plus, the only reason they are so huge is they are owned by dell. before they got bought out they were not as prominent.

Also, I nor was the other guy picking on, or insulting the OP, just advising he could do better for his money. He could easily send back for refund and build a 5x better one for the cash.

This is a FORUM, where everyone is entitled to their opinion, so please stop telling people to not voice their opinion.

Also, the business tactics of alienware, smart or not, is irrelevant, we are simply saying better value can be had.
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Up and running. Added the ssd, gtx 580! Installing all my updates and games now.
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Obviously, the op is not complaining about his purchase, leave the dude alone. OP, I would suggest to buy a gtx titan along with that purchase as well. smile.gif
    
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[IMG]http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1469704/width/200/height/400[/IMG Up and running. Added the ssd, gtx 580! Installing all my updates and games now.
Hey where in Japan are you?
off-topic I know but I wanted to ask.
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Yes. A Gtx Titan will complete my build. I will be getting one.
     
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You all must not be able to read...I am laughing so hard reading all this! Thanks for the comedy. +rep for all!!"" The only reason I bought this build was because I did not want to build my own again. I just wanted yo be able to throw a few upgrades in it and call it a day. So...you can all stop fighting on my thread!
     
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