Originally Posted by nz3777
I dont get it whats wrong with owning an alienware? I was gona buy one myself prior to building my current rig so i dont see why everyones attacking this guy just beacuse he decided to buy alien ware!?.... Weres the shame in it? I must say its rather suprising to hear someone that owns 2 gtx 580s go out and buy alienware,they usually put a system together from scratch kinda like most of us on ocn do.but again i would never come out and bash your equipment saying mine is better then yours but then again ive seen it happen a million times om ocn! The moment u decide to step out of the boundries and be diffrent you are attacked from all angles,made fun of,bashed,and flat out insulted!... I support your purchase and phrase u for trying to be diffreny from some people here on ocn! Enjoy
There's nothing inherently wrong with owning one, the argument is simply that you can get better for less money. That's it. People bash Alienware for being overpriced, which they arguably are, for what you're getting. I too wanted an Alienware at one point, but this was back in junior high when Alienware was new and I had no idea how to build a PC. What the OP needs to realize (and everyone who's vehemently defending him and Alienware) is that that no one is flat out saying mine's better than yours, we're saying "Look, for that same cost you can get better hardware and the trade off is it takes about 2-3 hours of your time to build and set it up"
If someone thinks their time is worth more than $100 an hour, fine. But the prices don't lie. Spending hundreds of dollars more to save you 3 hours is just plain ridiculous in my opinion.
The downfall to single company warranties is that depending on the problem, there's shipping costs involved, downtime with not being able to use your comp, and other things. With a personal build, if my HDD dies and I need to RMA it, I can go buy a cheapo to fill the gap and have very little downtime. The single company warranty won't cover anything else you put in there, and in some cases, if you read the fine print, putting something else in will actually void your warranty. Not saying Alienware does this, but read all the fine print, it might actually be in there.