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Alienware's cases are pretty cool IMO. Practical? More than some.
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post #92 of 115
Costs as much as my rig and I'm under water. D:

It's for people that don't know how to build their own.
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Originally Posted by metroid112 View Post
one of my hobbies was to make alienware desktops, to take the price as higher as possible and then make the same computer on a shopping cart and to see the difference. Try it, you'll feel good
,.... you mean like when i priced my current build all said and done around 3500-4000 and a comparable alienware was $8k with a quarter of the hdd space/raids and a third less gpu power >.>

..and on how easy it it. its not like its brain surgery anyone with access to google can build thier own rig. >.>
Edited by Genesysium - 3/28/11 at 8:53am
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post #94 of 115
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because alienware is alienware, so its expensive because theyre alien tech
I've had friends buy a $4,000 Alienware machine from them with dual 1792MB GTX 260 c192s and use it to ONLY PLAY WoW. First I was like, "Holy **** the case is huge!" and laughed at how big it was, and then it hit me that I was standing of the presence of a retard. I bashed him for buying it until he agreed to return the machine. With that four grand, I only used $1,500 and copied my machine, at the time. Literally, part for part and he loves it.

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post #95 of 115
Because most people can't build their own rigs. And that's the only brand that offers gaming rigs. Systemax is about the only other manufacturer offering over the counter gaming rigs.

http://www.compusa.com/applications/...167803&CatId=6
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post #96 of 115
Actually...

Alienware handles mostly gov't contracts with custom made-to-order parts...

Most of our builds now, unless super custom, are overpriced in my opinion, because they're not using parts as custom as we used to.

Back in the day, when I actually first started working here as a tech, was really the ending of limited edition alienware parts...Now it seems to be more about the warranty and the fact that someone is reliable 24/7 on the phone.

As a tech, I do remember having some 4 hour wait times, while on-site, none-the-less.

Unfortunately, the public doesn't see the vast majority of the offerings so, you can only comment on what you see which is, overpriced, junky, plastic and looks like a 5th grader designed it...I tend to agree but, that's not my place.
post #97 of 115
but it has a killer NIC...

Seriously though, I know people that have bought them for their kids. I have a friend on the US side who has a teenage son who wanted a decent gaming rig. He had no interest in building and his son had no background whatsoever.

Did he overpay? Absolutely

Does he care? Not really. Not like he had another option

Is his kid happy? Yep
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post #98 of 115
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but it has a killer NIC...

Seriously though, I know people that have bought them for their kids. I have a friend on the US side who has a teenage son who wanted a decent gaming rig. He had no interest in building and his son had no background whatsoever.

Did he overpay? Absolutely

Does he care? Not really. Not like he had another option

Is his kid happy? Yep
Thats understandable but it sounds like the father was one of those people who throw money at a problem to get it fixed as they dont want to waste their time doing research.. Like my dad..

Odds are he could've had it custom made somewhere else online or at a local shop and would've saved a ton of money for the same specs. Or he couldve craigslisted someone to build it.

I cannot justify doing that for anything. I'd rather spend my time researching and learning (even if its just where the cheapest place to buy a custom desktop) then to waste money on it.
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Thats understandable but it sounds like the father was one of those people who throw money at a problem to get it fixed as they dont want to waste their time doing research.. Like my dad..

Odds are he could've had it custom made somewhere else online or at a local shop and would've saved a ton of money for the same specs. Or he couldve craigslisted someone to build it.

I cannot justify doing that for anything. I'd rather spend my time researching and learning (even if its just where the cheapest place to buy a custom desktop) then to waste money on it.

same with my dad! he always thinks jsut because its expensive its better -.-
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same with my dad! he always thinks jsut because its expensive its better -.-
when i think back to what i paid for my first pc a 486dx66 over a grand
i knew that that would be the last time and i would build my own and have since.

true we can look at those prices and scoff at those that don't know any different, but the likes of dell over charging by such a obscene margin whilst having access to the hardware at rock bottom pricing is wrong.

making profits is one thing but screwing people is not imo.

im sure the poster of that add is wondering why there have been no bids even though 1,272 "ocn members"have been taking a look.
    
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