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post #11 of 26
Wow. That is a pretty cool computer, and pretty damn powerful too. It is way overpriced, but still pretty cool to come prebuilt.
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post #12 of 26
"Performance like this is flat-out unheard of" ... Uhh, no it's not. Try Tri-SLI 98000GTX instead of a single X2. Then you might be able to say that.
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post #13 of 26
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"Performance like this is flat-out unheard of" ... Uhh, no it's not. Try Tri-SLI 98000GTX instead of a single X2. Then you might be able to say that.
They were talking about OEM PC's, and they were referring to the processor speed.

You have to factor in the price it costs to hire employees to stability test these as well as go through multiple processors until they can nit pick the ones that can to 4Ghz with a lower voltage. You also have to factor in the price it costs to hire employees to assemble these as well as the price it would cost to deal with problems under warranty that I am sure happen with someone who knows very little about overclocking owning a quad at 4Ghz.

That's not to say that Alienware isn't making a lot of money, but it is not as much as you think they are making, plus a company has to make a profit somewhere or it wouldn't be a company.
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post #14 of 26
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"The performance packed into the Area-51 ALX desktop is flat-out unheard-of," says Marc Diana, Alienware's Product Marketing Manager.
I reckon CD's Skulltrail might have something to say about that. Either way, usual Alienware rubbish. What a horrid company! There are just some companies you wish went belly up and this is one of them.
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I reckon CD's Skulltrail might have something to say about that. Either way, usual Alienware rubbish. What a horrid company! There are just some companies you wish went belly up and this is one of them.
Exactly, we don't need companies like this that demand high performance components for thousands of people who might not now how to overclock. It's a good thing the small percentage of overclockers out there (us) can generate enough demand to keep new technology rolling.
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post #16 of 26
the power suppily alone goes for $500-550

and remember, a 12-hour stability run won't do for these rigs......they have to be 100% stable and running safely enough to last years at those speeds.

the price is inflated, but a professionally build watercooling system with a heavy feature set case calls for a high price. People buy it so they will still sell it.
    
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post #17 of 26
not worth the money...rather build 3 comps with that money...and better off giving off to family during b-days or holidays...that is if i gever get that loaded..
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post #18 of 26
I remember i was gonna buy a Alienware ALX for about $9k last year. But i was smart and decided against it, instead i went on vacation with my family .
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post #19 of 26
Only reasons worth buying that is 1) The CPU would be more stable (Most likely) than if you guys tried to overclock one yourselves. 2) Case looks half decent, and has some nice lighting and stuff. 3) "Professional" WC is already installed.
    
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post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
Wow, they make $3500 on every system at those prices.
Of course, it is well known that they don't need to pay their employees and for any service they offer to the customer.

Not everyone is able to build a computer by themselves.... The price might be exaggerated, but don't tell me you're surprised it costs much more than the price of the components alone
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