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Old 12-20-2006, 05:09 PM   #1
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Hello I would like to know what is the best gaming PC
for the Sims 2 along with other games. The PC i have
now it runs so slow when i am playing it. Pauses for
about 3 mins every time i move the mouse. But I would
like to get a Alienware PC but every one is saying, Alienware is NO good and does not last long. Money is no price as long as it's not over 6,000. I mean I would like a PC that would last a good while.

Something that can have the internet and can have the old sims games and the new ones and the new ones to come along with other PC games. I do not like dell I tryed them they are not good.

I mean is Alienware that bad that is the PC i do want but if it's not going to last then i would like a PC that would.

Desktop Not laptop.

http://www.alienware.com/
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Would you consider building your own? You can make the best of the best that way.
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Old 12-20-2006, 05:27 PM   #3
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You mean physically build it my self. If so no But have them do it with what i want and need sure. I no nothing of makeing it myself.
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Alienwares are good, just really expensive. If you want to spend the money to get something high end, then go for it.
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Old 12-20-2006, 05:30 PM   #5
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You mean physically build it my self. If so no But have them do it with what i want and need sure. I no nothing of makeing it myself.
Well i'm sure there is plenty of places you can go that will build you a decent custom computer if you describe to them what exactley you want to do with the computer. I'd check around and get some estimates.
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Old 12-20-2006, 07:45 PM   #6
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Alienwares are good, just really expensive. If you want to spend the money to get something high end, then go for it.
So Alienwear is good ok I asked for help maybe about a few months ago.
And some one posted this.

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xactly and they do "not" last that long. Most of their parts are overworked too.
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alienware=over kill but good for a couple yrs then it get overworked.
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yeah they are decent, but I still would prefer a custom built computer over them since customs can be better.
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Alienware is a fine PC, personally i think they are starting to ship them too loaded down with software and memory hogging apps (most PC compaines will do that), but if you want a PC that wont get outdated for a long time.

Look for a full Direct X10 Graphics card and A Core2Duo Processor (socket T).

Get no less than 2GB of DDR2 Ram.
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:36 PM   #9
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Ok I do want a custom built computer but i want it by them. and i know nothing of what ya'll are talking about. lmao i'm sorry.
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:55 PM   #10
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eww dont get a custom built computer by them. they will overprice it by like 300% (means 3 times as much as you should pay). go to a local pc store and get it built there...
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:04 PM   #11
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[1] Area-51® 7500

Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme QX6700 2.66GHz 8MB Cache 1066MHz FSB
Operating System (Office software not included): Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 - Free Upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium! - With Media Center Remote Control
Chassis: Alienware® P2 Chassis - Space Black
Chassis Upgrades: Alienware® AlienIce™ 3.0 Video Cooling - Astral Blue
Motherboard: Alienware® Approved NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard
Memory: 2GB DDR2 Performance SDRAM at 800MHz - 2 x 1024MB
System Drive: Single Drive Configuration - 500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ 16MB Cache
Primary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 18x Dual Layer DVD±R/W Drive
Graphics Processor: Dual 768MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8800 GTX - SLI Enabled - Requires 1000W Power Supply!

Power Supply: Alienware® 1000 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply
Video Optimizer: AlienAdrenaline: Video Performance Optimizer
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 204B 20.1" 5ms Flat Panel - Black
Sound Card: Alienware® Edition Sound Blaster® X-Fi® Elite High Definition 7.1 Audio
Keyboard: Alienware® USB Full-Size Keyboard
Mouse: Alienware® Optical 3-Button Mouse with Scroll Wheel
Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support w/ Onsite Service
Alienware Exclusive Offers: 10% off your next EB Games online purchase - Offer Valid Online Only
Alienware Exclusive Offers: GameFly - Unlimited Game Rentals for 15 days - FREE TRIAL
Alienware Extras: Alienware® Mousepad
Alienware Extras: AlienInspection - Exclusive Integration and Inspection - $100 Value - FREE!
Alienware Extras: AlienWiring - Exclusive Internal Wire Management - $100 Value - FREE!



Thats what I built on alienwares website, and the total comes out to $6009, WITHOUT tax and shipping...but those are the best parts out right now(Quad core processor, and dual 8800 GTX's!!!). Also, I didn't know if you needed a monitor or not, so I included a 20.1 inch flat screen, which if you don't need will save you a few extra bucks
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i personally like HP's, but I know other people on here dont like them, idk why

but if you do want an hp, you can customize what parts you want on their website
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i personally like HP's, but I know other people on here dont like them, idk why

but if you do want an hp, you can customize what parts you want on their website
I don't know why either, we have had 3 HP/Compaq computer, and none of them have problems. Except for the one at work that likes to randomly change to a resolution that the monitor can't display, forcing you to hold the power button until it shuts off.

If you can afford it, Alienware isn't bad if you can't build yourself. I don't understand why they wouldn't last long, as most computers will last years and years, as long as you don't physically abuse it.
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:13 PM   #14
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DELL XPS 700
u can get a good gaming comp for bout 3grand
very goood

i also suggest building your own comp
u get what ever u want and its cheaper
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dammmn thats a hot ass alien.. but anyhow, try building that custom.. for me it came to about: $5550.28 with shipping to Maine.

without mouse, keyboard and case (only add like 200 more)

I even added 2 extra gigs of memory, so you'd have 4gigs. I got everything as the most expensive in the category newegg.com had to offer.

I seriously hope that if you get the 8800's (and this entire computer) you won't be playing just the Sims on it. I should hope you're playing something along the lines of FEAR and PREY, or mmog's such as WoW. These are memory consuming games, and require a relatively good computer to play. If you're just playing the Sims type of games (as in not very hardcore/intense games) then PLEASE don't waste your money on something like this. You'll be getting like 100000+ FPS in the Sims with this beast.
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want performance? voodoo pcs. hands down. Looks the best too.
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:37 PM   #17
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See i do not like the flat screen they don't have normal computer monitors any more.
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Thats because CRT's are old tech. To be honest, LCDs are ALMOST just as good as CRTs. Only the contrast ratio and the resolution flexibility isnt there. That's all.
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Old 12-21-2006, 08:23 PM   #19
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Hmm ok thanks every one. I just wanted to make Alianwear was good before i buy. it.
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Old 12-22-2006, 02:45 AM   #20
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Yeah well, to me, persnally, that contrast ratio makes the difference between a great looking game and a "meh" looking game, but that only applies to games like, theif3, doom3, quake4, or any other game where it's really dark or something.. the back light just ruins the atmosphere for me.

I hope LCDs beat CRTs in contrast ratio soon...
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