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Old 10-22-2012, 09:25 PM   #16
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Default Re: Alienware X51- Any Opinions on this PC Gaming System

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i heard alienware sucks, and there customer service is shit. build your own computer.
uhh... ive always had great customer service with dell.

building is a fun and great new experience to learn. i already built my first computer and im about to build one for my uncle. don't be discouraged, you'll always get more for your buck when u buy your own components. right now is a great time with black friday around the corner. freakin ssd and high end graphics cards prices are droppin like hot cakes!
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:58 PM   #17
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there are a lot more boutique builders out there who offer way better after sales support than alienware at around the same price


this is prolly the most powerful prebuilt ITX PC out there..and you can customize it

http://www.falcon-nw.com/desktops/tiki

doesnt look as flashy as the alienware but its a few times more powerful and runs way cooler with that water cooling. it's also smaller than the alienware albeit heavier






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Old 10-22-2012, 10:01 PM   #18
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Default Re: Alienware X51- Any Opinions on this PC Gaming System

what ever u do stay away from alienware, just go on youtube and look up alienware.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:21 PM   #19
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another alternative ITX PC

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6104/o...timate-lan-box

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Old 10-22-2012, 10:35 PM   #20
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Default Re: Alienware X51- Any Opinions on this PC Gaming System

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Never buy alienware.

always build it yourself.

building IS for everyone. it's so ****ign easy these days.

if you can assemble legos, you can build a computer

if you can't build a computer, you are a retarded person
Seriously, it's just putting parts together, you don't need much computer knowledge at all. I built my first computer before I was even a teenager.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:37 PM   #21
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Seriously, it's just putting parts together, you don't need much computer knowledge at all. I built my first computer before I was even a teenager.

Personally I was only considering it because I think I could get the form factor of a console on my entertainment system. I can't play video games at a computer desk. I need to chill out on a couch with people and play.

Don't think a tower will work for that.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:40 PM   #22
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Default Re: Alienware X51- Any Opinions on this PC Gaming System

The main advantage of building your own computer would be overclocking and running sli/crossfire, if you don't care about those two, prebuild is fine. You're not stuck with what the manufacture sends you.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:05 PM   #23
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Seriously, it's just putting parts together, you don't need much computer knowledge at all. I built my first computer before I was even a teenager.

don't you have to use a solder gun on the motherboard or something like that? i remember reading about something real technical that scared me off from trying.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:12 PM   #24
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don't you have to use a solder gun on the motherboard or something like that? i remember reading about something real technical that scared me off from trying.

lol no, you just need to plug stuff in. only thing you'll need is a screw driver
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:12 AM   #25
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there are a lot more boutique builders out there who offer way better after sales support than alienware at around the same price


this is prolly the most powerful prebuilt ITX PC out there..and you can customize it

http://www.falcon-nw.com/desktops/tiki

doesnt look as flashy as the alienware but its a few times more powerful and runs way cooler with that water cooling. it's also smaller than the alienware albeit heavier





listen to this man. he knows his shiet
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:15 AM   #26
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Default Re: Alienware X51- Any Opinions on this PC Gaming System

That tiki is even more horrible value than the Dell. Nearly $1700 for something with a GTX 650, that graphics card goes for $100, very low end. Watercooling is worthless when the CPU is running stock.

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Old 10-23-2012, 03:30 AM   #27
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That tiki is even more horrible value than the Dell. Nearly $1700 for something with a GTX 650, that graphics card goes for $100, very low end. Watercooling is worthless when the CPU is running stock.

the review unit they had at tom's hardware had a gtx 680 cramped in that thing prolly have to add more. with the z77, you could overclock it by 1ghz by pressing less than 5 buttons after start up.

anyway if he wants to try a novice build he could just buy a shuttle barebone

http://www.amazon.com/Shuttle-LGA115...ds=shuttle+z77

get an i5 3570k, gtx 670, 8gb ram & hard drive & your good to go for around $1k. easily half the price of boutique-built PCs
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lol no, you just need to plug stuff in. only thing you'll need is a screw driver

Hell these days you barely even need the screw driver, many cases have gone to screwless designs.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:03 AM   #29
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lol no, you just need to plug stuff in. only thing you'll need is a screw driver

It is cheaper, but it's also good to have someone to bitch at. I think there is a low end for building your own and a high end for building your own, but if you are going for something midrange... about 1000 then you might as well buy it from a company.

Plus you can nub out fry your cpu and you gotta get good parts.

I don't think Alienware is terrible, but I do think they are pretty wack now that dell took over. They don't make a bad system it's just overpriced.

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Old 10-23-2012, 08:21 AM   #30
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Hell these days you barely even need the screw driver, many cases have gone to screwless designs.

that too..most cases over $100 are
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