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Old 12-22-2006, 10:43 AM   #21
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I think, as most other people do, Alienware PCs are wayyyy overpriced. You could get all the top of the line parts for over 1000 dollars less if you custom built it. You're paying for the name, that's it.
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:25 AM   #22
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When I built that pc on alienwares website it surprised me that they didn't have the option to put in 10K RPM hdd's, which is why I would custom build as well, but if you'de feel safer going with prebuilt, then thats up to you.

EDIT-->Nevermind I now see that if you select raid you can select 10K rpm hdd's
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Old 12-22-2006, 12:40 PM   #23
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Alienware do build okay machines, but yes, I think they are overpriced, and any one that doesn't know about computers, might get them to build the best available, for ALOT of money, when for instance, they may only want to light game, and so are being cheated without them knowing it.

Dell and that, I'd say no to straight away. With laptops, maybe, but not desktops.

WORKAROUND:

If I had no time to build a desktop though, and wanted a quick result, I'd probably pick my parts at a local computer store.

For me, it'd be MicroDirect.
www.microdirect.co.uk

They'd most likely build the PC for me, based on my specifications, which would be just as good, yet probably done faster, than I could do myself.

If there is a shop that'll do that for you, and won't overcharge, etc for doing it, and dump useless software on it, I advise it greatly.

Maybe you can even watch them build it so you know how its done.

I'D RATHER YOU NOT:

I'd rather you not spend loads of money though on an overspecced PC which is going to do more than you want it to.
You said you play Sims 2 alot. Well, even a mid range PC can play that at high resoloutions and settings.

So, I advise you don't spend too much money. Buy a PC with good parts, yes, but not overkill.

The only reason Im saying this, is, because, it doesn't seem like you know alot about PC's, so I'm just saying, going for the BEST out there, isn't always the best option right now.

Especially the 8800GTX and all that in video spec, which AlienWare may put in. A good 7000 series card like the 7900GS (Costs around 155 UK), will do you nicely, for now.

When Direct X 10 kicks off, which the 8800GTX (Which costs 500!) is all about, and there is a cheaper range that'll play the games (as we don't know how good the 8800GTX will perform in Direct X 10 yet, because there are simply no games to test it out on) then it may be worth changing.

Fitting cards isn't that hard, so if you learnt to do that, you'd get the most out of your PC, and your wallet would'nt feel crushed either.

I hope this helps
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Old 12-22-2006, 01:16 PM   #24
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want performance? voodoo pcs. hands down. Looks the best too.
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If you are going to play the Sims 2, you don't need a computer that has anywhere near what is the best out there...you could get a pc that would run that on all high settings really easily for like $1000, or maybe less
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Just what I said

She says the best PC that'll play those games, and some future titles. Seems to me like she'd be okay with a high end, but not top of the range, making Alienware a pretty useless choice, unless they still do some of their old range.
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If you are going to play the Sims 2, you don't need a computer that has anywhere near what is the best out there...you could get a pc that would run that on all high settings really easily for like $1000, or maybe less
I want to play the Sims 2 and a Zoo tycoon one other not sure of the name.
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just get a vaio, ther good for everything, no worries, good support
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Just dont get integrated video.


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Radeon X1K series or Nvidia 7 Series video card
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