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Intel core 2 extreme x6800 2.93GHz 4MB Cache 1066MHz FSB

Alienware® AlienIce™ 3.0 Video Cooling + AlienFX™ System Lighting + High-Performance Liquid Cooling

NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard

4GB DDR2 Performance SDRAM at 800MHz - 4 x 1024MB
Extreme Performance (RAID 0)

Dual 768MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8800 GTX - SLI Enabled

Alienware® 1000 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply

Ageia PhysX Processing Unit w/ 128MB GDDR3

Alienware® Edition Sound Blaster® X-Fi® Elite High Definition 7.1 Audio

I give it a 10/10
 

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BTW its a $8,000 computer
 

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I've noticed that after Dell took over Alienware, that they're comps. got even more overpriced then they were before. Other than that. 10/10
 

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i would give a my left nut for that computer
 

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i would give a my left nut for that computer
not me...left ones too precious, and since behind the scenes its a dell...Ill Pass
 

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Originally Posted by Zytek_Fan View Post
edit: nevermind
can't agree more...
EDIT : of what you said previously (why did you erase it ?)
 

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Seems like that no matter what forum I am in, lately that is always someones answer... we all know it's the best out there right now. But if I ask a question about OCing my AMD or my P4, I don't want the hear that. Helps me out in no way and it gets annoying to see all the time.
 

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That computer is way overpriced, eight grand for what? CPU - $1000, GPUs - $ 1200, Motherboard - $250, 1KW PSU - $350, X-Fi Elite - $300. You could build a computer, have it run on phase, and overclock it. It'll be cheaper and get better 3DMark scores due to much better overclocking possibilites.
 

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Originally Posted by CWell1337 View Post
Seems like that no matter what forum I am in, lately that is always someones answer... we all know it's the best out there right now. But if I ask a question about OCing my AMD or my P4, I don't want the hear that. Helps me out in no way and it gets annoying to see all the time.
Not sure what threads you've been reading then...

However, Core 2 Duo is the best to get IF you're planning a new rig. However, if you have existing hardware, and you plan an upgrade, an Opteron 165 or something like that (if you have socket 939 already) is a very good solution. If you would have checked not too long ago, it was mostly AMD that was recommended for upgrades... Now it's Intel. It happens.

On topic:

I tried... on Newegg... I tried hard:
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 Conroe 2.93GHz LGA 775 Processor $964.99
  • ASUS Striker Extreme Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX The Ultimate Gaming Motherboard $409.99
  • 2X G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) $989.98 (total 4GB)
  • 2X eVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card $1,259.98
  • BFG Tech BFGRPHYSX128P PhysX Processing Unit 128MB GDDR3 PCI Physics Card $205.99
  • 4X (yes FOUR) Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 $899.96
  • LITE-ON 2X Blu-ray Disc Triple DVD Burner SATA $599.99
  • PLEXTOR 16X DVD±R DVD Burner SATA $105.99
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card $355.99
  • Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan Side Panel $169.99
  • PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR EPS12V 1000W $599.99
  • Logitech G15 2-Tone USB Wired Standard Keyboard $71.99
  • Logitech G5 Laser 931376-0403 2-Tone 6 Buttons 1x Wheel USB Laser Mouse $45.99
Subtotal: $6,640.82

Throw in some cooling.... let's say:
  • Prometeia Mach II GT Phase-Change CPU Cooler Unit $899.99
  • 2X Danger Den 8800GTX Video Card Liquid Cooling Block $299.98
  • A pump $100
  • A resevoir $50
  • Misc. $150
Cooling total $1,499.97

Grand total: $8,140.79

I assume the Alienware did not come with a monitor either...
 

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Originally Posted by Chozart
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Not sure what threads you've been reading then...

However, Core 2 Duo is the best to get IF you're planning a new rig. However, if you have existing hardware, and you plan an upgrade, an Opteron 165 or something like that (if you have socket 939 already) is a very good solution. If you would have checked not too long ago, it was mostly AMD that was recommended for upgrades... Now it's Intel. It happens.

On topic:

I tried... on Newegg... I tried hard:
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 Conroe 2.93GHz LGA 775 Processor $964.99
  • ASUS Striker Extreme Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX The Ultimate Gaming Motherboard $409.99
  • 2X G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) $989.98 (total 4GB)
  • 2X eVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card $1,259.98
  • 4X (yes FOUR) Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 $899.96
  • LITE-ON 2X Blu-ray Disc Triple DVD Burner SATA $599.99
  • PLEXTOR 16X DVD±R DVD Burner SATA $105.99
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card $355.99
  • Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan Side Panel $169.99
  • PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR EPS12V 1000W $599.99
  • Logitech G15 2-Tone USB Wired Standard Keyboard $71.99
  • Logitech G5 Laser 931376-0403 2-Tone 6 Buttons 1x Wheel USB Laser Mouse $45.99
Subtotal: $6,434.83

Throw in some cooling.... let's say:
  • Prometeia Mach II GT Phase-Change CPU Cooler Unit $899.99
  • 2X Danger Den 8800GTX Video Card Liquid Cooling Block $299.98
  • A pump $100
  • A resevoir $50
  • Misc. $150
Cooling total $1,499.97

Grand total: $7,934.80

I assume the Alienware did not come with a monitor either...

That will kill the Alienware as listed in the first post. Phase changed CPU, plus water cooled GPUs, better mouse, better keyboard, Blu-Ray drive, SATA DVD burner, 4xWD Raptors, Asus Striker. Only downside is no warranty, but you have individual manufacturers warranties.

**Drop the Hard Drives down to 2 and put those in Raid 0, and maybe ditch that DVD burner and it's still $7,900.
 

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Originally Posted by Chozart
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Dman: my rig DOES include a Blu-Ray
(the Lite-on for $599.99)

Edit: but ahh.. I did forget the PhysX card!! Updated now



ok then include the logitech g25 steering wheel in as well, its another $325 lol.

http://www.overclock.net/video-games...g25-wheel.html
 

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ROFL.

I updated the list with the PhysX card. Grand total: $8,140.79

If you want to include a monitor, indeed drop two of the Raptors and the Blu Ray drive, 'downgrade' the PSU to an 850W Silverstone for $279.99 (don't worry, it'll easy power that rig.. just as K|ngP|n). That saves $1,369.97.

Do I hearDell 30"? for $1,499.00?

Ditching 2 drives, the blu ray, and replace the PSU and then add the monitor will bring to total to $8,269.82

Mind that for Alienware you'd likely have to pay sales tax, and for the Newegg stuff not (unless you're in California, Kentucky or New Jersey)....
 

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i would give a my left nut for that computer

You sound like someone I know that plays Warcraft III...actually, he goes by matman too, and was talking about an $8000 alienware rig a while ago.
 
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