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texasboy

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« on: April 15, 2007, 07:03:17 am »
 ;D I get a newsletter from Alienware and this is their latest in pc. They also have notebooks.

http://www.alienware.com/product_detail_pages/Area-51_7500/Area-51_graphics.aspx?sssdmh=dm11.94963&SysCode=PC-AREA51-7500-R4&SubCode=SKU-DEFAULT&source=INL0010#pdp-nav

They seem to take gaming seriously.
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ps . click on the various topics for info.

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Re: Any thoughts
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007, 07:58:26 am »
You're paying for the case, the hassle of putting this kind of system together and the warranty. It's not massively hard to put these kind of systems together yourself these days without too much difficulty and at about 20-30% less and still in a really good looking case.

I think I probably prefer commodore's custom pain jobs http://www.commodoregaming.com/pcshop/Home.aspx
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Re: Any thoughts
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2007, 08:02:36 am »
You're paying for the case, the hassle of putting this kind of system together and the warranty. It's not massively hard to put these kind of systems together yourself these days without too much difficulty and at about 20-30% less and still in a really good looking case.

I think I probably prefer commodore's custom pain jobs http://www.commodoregaming.com/pcshop/Home.aspx
Yes, understand. But is the system offered as good as what it says it is??
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2007, 08:12:33 am »
You're paying for the case, the hassle of putting this kind of system together and the warranty. It's not massively hard to put these kind of systems together yourself these days without too much difficulty and at about 20-30% less and still in a really good looking case.

I think I probably prefer commodore's custom pain jobs http://www.commodoregaming.com/pcshop/Home.aspx
Yes, understand. But is the system offered as good as what it says it is??
cheers

It says if you give them lots of money they'll put together the best in currently available technology to make the best gaming machine possible, in that sense they are pretty correct. They don't seem to specify whether they use factory over clock 8800 GTXs or whether they use faster than 800 MHz DDR2, but all in all it's probably the best system you can put together. However in about 2 - 3 weeks when the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT comes out then there will be an even better graphics card in all likelihood, but then they'll likely offer 2 of those in crossfire mode.

I also didn't seem to find an option for a 10'000 RPM drive and windows to be installed on that (though I hear they're a little noisy compared to 7'200 RPM dirves).
« Last Edit: April 15, 2007, 08:14:17 am by Quantum »
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Re: Any thoughts
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2007, 08:27:45 pm »
I'm sure gibbler will have something to say about Alienware

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Re: Any thoughts
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2007, 04:10:27 pm »
You're paying for the case, the hassle of putting this kind of system together and the warranty. It's not massively hard to put these kind of systems together yourself these days without too much difficulty and at about 20-30% less and still in a really good looking case.

I think I probably prefer commodore's custom pain jobs http://www.commodoregaming.com/pcshop/Home.aspx

Well they look vary different from my Commodore Amega 3000 :)