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aroc91 you sir said exactly what I was trying to express. Congratulations. thumb.gif
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post #52 of 59
OP

When people want a new computer, they want it to be worth every performance per dollar and time put to it. I can never find myself getting a prebuilt gaming PC unless I have absolutely no time to wait or have all the money in the world to spend without thinking. When building my first rig I realized how good it felt and how much money I saved when going to DIY route rather then getting a expensive prebuilt and upgrading along the way ending up replacing components like PSU just to run a better GPU. Sure we know you like Alienware though it doesn't change the fact that anyone can come up with equal or better system at a similar or lower price point.

Can you fully elaborate why you went from DIY to prebuilt? since you mentioned you used to build PCs

Lets look at the Default Aurora specs and pricing
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PROCESSOR 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3820 processor (10M Cache, Overclocked up to 4.1 GHz) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English edit
MEMORY 8GB (4 X 2GB) Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz edit
VIDEO CARD 1.5GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 edit
HARD DRIVE 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s edit
MONITOR No Monitor edit
SOUND CARD Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio edit
OPTICAL DRIVE Single Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
Total Cost: $1399.00

An Intel i7 pared with GTX 660 for $1399 looks extremely imbalanced for cost they offer. Anyone can build a better system at that price point.
Why not a 7950 or 670 with a SSD or 6GB/S SATA HDD and 16GB (4x4 GB) 1600Mhz RAM as a Default would totally make it look better at that price offer.

My thoughts in short is with Aroc91...You own an Alienware and you're happy with it being cheaper from other competiting OEMs doesn't make it any better from a DIY perspective.
post #53 of 59
I don't care. You walk into a forum that settles for custom builds for everything and OVERCLOCKING. One thing most important for overclocking is control over your own parts. As a result pre-built stuff naturally gets flak here. Want to scream about people who scream about alienwares being too overpriced?
Go back to AlienwareArena then.
Whether it's a Origin, iBuyPower or Acer Predator. Whatever. If it's a pre-built we do not like it. Alienware gets the most flak for being overpriced by itself because of the shoddy quality of their stuff and have you ever checked what your 850W PSU actually is? You probably are blinded too far by Dell to notice.
It's not long after that you will definitely get insulted with a thread like that. It's basically a flamebait
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post #54 of 59
Alienware is overpriced.

Now that that's out of the way, the problem with the comparison in the OP is that you've only included other horrendously overpriced builds from system integrators.

What you need to do is to buy a pre-built rig from say NCIX. Much cheaper, much higher quality parts (PSU, mobo, case, pretty much everything), and you don't have to do anything by yourself. With shops like that there's zero reason to buy an alienware. Only thing you'll get is low quality components for more money.
 
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post #55 of 59
Why would you post this asinine thread in a forum dedicated to custom built computers and overclocking and primary topics? That's like walking down 8 mile at midnight with 100 dollar bills hanging out of your pockets, then get mad when you get robbed multiple times over. All pre builts are overpriced and in the eyes of most of the people on this forum suck. Alienware is an easy target for said hate because dell is the most popular pre-built bandit of them all. Do we hate you personally for owning an alienware, no. However trying to convince us that your choice of financial victimization was better then another form of said victimization will be met with sarcastic comments and flames. I almost think you might be trolling us.
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post #56 of 59
OP is still mad from the previous alienware thread that pc builders know that prebuilt systems are not as good, don't allow much configuration customization, and yes you can get a 3 year warranty for your entire Alienware computer but big deal? Unless your buying cheap brands every High quality manufacture covers their products for a minimum of 3 years most of them do 5+ or lifetime.
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Expecting to have a mature conversation with such a controversial topic is a myth.
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post #58 of 59
From an Alienware user I am, I will never buy one for retail price.

I got mine for dirt cheap (100% because the case, I love their aesthetic) and upgrade it myself over the time as any other custom rig, but this doesn't mean I don't understand OP posture, tell me which brand doesn't rise their prices for pre-built setups, it's not an isolated alienware situation,(Asus, HP, Mac all of them do the same) at the end of the day it's a business, they are not selling items only but the service of put it together, customer service and why not?. It's pricey? Yes, but compared to what? if you put it aside to a similar product,(No only in specs but in service) this product doesn't look that bad.

Blah... at the end do what makes you happy, I like Alienware cases aspect, that's why I'm running one and heck I don't care if people don't like them tongue.gif
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Sadly, I think we're done here.

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