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post #11 of 52
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Originally Posted by downloads_plz;12240527 
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An 1100 Watt power supply is completely unnecessary with that build.

A 920 can be found for around $200 on ebay.

And that leaves you with about $1200 to spend on a case.............

The i7 950 are regularly $200 at MicroCenter wink.gif.

But I agree. $2200 on that machine is a complete WASTE of money. You can build the same machine for around $1000, if not less.

For $2200, you can go (likely) SLI / Crossfire with high end cards, triple screens, custom water, good board / CPU / RAM, SSD + RAID0 mechanical drives.......... I mean the options are ENDLESS of what you could do with a $2200 budget.
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Garbage. I'm glad I decided to build mine when I wanted a new one
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post #13 of 52
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Theres always a massive premium on prebuilt pc's. $1900 is still a lot. Go add all the items to a cart on the egg and a nice case. See how much that would run you. I'd say $1550 max.
1550?, no WAY id say 1300 MAX. Thats an absolute max without calcing in rebates or specials. So BIG waste of cash.
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post #14 of 52
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what about resale value? there is almost not a chance that you will sell your custom super puper rig after a year or so ... but I think with alienware you have that chance?

Looks like I am trying to convince my self that its worth it when its not...
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post #15 of 52
I built mine for 1,400.00 tax and all in November, build it yourself you won't regret it.
post #16 of 52
And the cases do look very nice, but they aren't built well and almost impossible to work with a very bad buy.

It used to be that alienware built very nice PCs, but they just cost a boat load more than DIY. Now they are DELL and use cheaper motherboards and memory. And there watercooling performs about as well as a corsair H50.
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post #17 of 52
you couldnt buy that rig today and turn around tomorrow and sell it for even close so lets not pretend like resale is an issue here.
    
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post #18 of 52
Only time Alienware is worth anything is for the laptops. Even then I would prefer a straight DELL laptop.
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post #19 of 52
For giggles (and to convince you further not to buy the Alienware, you already seem rather attached to it), I put together basically the exact hardware of the Alienware so you can see just how much extra you're paying for... well, nothing.
It's basically what downloads_plz has already posted, with the additional hardware tacked on, so it's easier to see.



BEFORE shipping/tax on the Alienware, this is already $650 less, which will add up to close to $700 by the time everything is said and done.

And the "resale" argument is a bunch of hot air as well.
Seriously, please stay miles away from an Alienware.
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post #20 of 52
As an alien ware owner (aurora )I looked long and hard weather to build or buy another. After doing a few build pricing its cheaper and you get a better computer. The thing why I'm not buying another AW is simple (no offense here)its build in almost every county but the USA. Dell says its non proprietary but it is. Listen to these guys and build your own.
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