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Old 08-24-2005, 10:34 PM   #11
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Try these sites, that do high-performance, custom PC's.

www.xicomputer.com
www.alienware.com
http://www.abspc.com/
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Old 08-25-2005, 12:17 PM   #12
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Yuck yuck yuck alienware... I wound't go to them WITH money... sorry. ABS is ok though, and so xi. My fav. company would have to be either cyberpower or falcon.
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Old 08-25-2005, 12:59 PM   #13
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Yuck yuck yuck alienware... I wound't go to them WITH money... sorry. ABS is ok though, and so xi. My fav. company would have to be either cyberpower or falcon.
What's bad about alienware? The only thing that I see is that they are expensive compared to a similar one that u have built urself.
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Old 08-25-2005, 01:05 PM   #14
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Exactly. Overcharge for a system you can build yourself and do better and not pay so much at all...
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Old 08-25-2005, 02:15 PM   #15
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http://www.alienware.com/ALX_pages/aurora_alx.aspx
$4500
And you only get a 6800gt. For that price they should at least give you a 7800. Let's brake down everything what they give you, and see how much it would cost for pretty much the exact same computer:

Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-55+ with Hyper Transport = $811

Ram:1GB Corsair™ XMS Dual Channel PC-4400 DDR = $200

HD: 74GB 10,000 RPM SATA - RAID 0 w/16MB Cache = $160

Video Card: Dual NVIDIA GeForce™ 6800 GT 256MB DDR3 = $600

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster®
Audigy® 2 ZS 7.1 HD Audio = $30

Let's throw in $500 margin of error in case i didn't pick the EXACT part they had, since many of those parts have tons of variations. And for me to be $500 off would be incredibly insane, and $200 for a case and OS. EVEN THEN I am $2000 shorter then Alienwares ALX, which is like there top of the line. And If i didn't throw in that courtesy $500, it would be $2500 cheaper. Thats why you don't go alienware :P
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Old 08-25-2005, 02:45 PM   #16
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Well u happened to pick the most expensive computer, and ofcourse there the extra price is the highest.

But for example this:

AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-55 with HyperTransport Technology

Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional with Service Pack 2

Alienware® 460 Watt Max Power Supply

alienware case

Alienware® motherboard based on VIA K8T800 Pro chipset

NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 GT 256MB DDR3

2GB Dual Channel Low-Latency DDR PC-3200 at 400MHz - 2 x 1024MB

250GB Serial ATA 7,200 RPM w/8MB Cache

16x Dual Layer DVD±R/W Drive

Integrated 5.1 High-Performance Audio with Digital Out

3.5" 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive

Integrated High Performance Gigabit Ethernet

All that for $2,653.00

And that is a damn fine pc, and yes it's going to be cheaper if u build it by yourself, but the difference in a pc like this is nothing like $2000.
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Old 08-25-2005, 02:50 PM   #17
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Man, the dual 6800gt is so out. Dual 7800gtx's. Get monarch's Nemesis with the new fx-57. haha.. of course, it's $4,000 but it pwns that alienware. I'd just go off newegg.com and go custom.
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Okay, you got me. :P

But still, nice cases and stuff, and you can have trouble with building your own PC's, like failing RAM, breaking HDD's etc.

I sure wouldn't wanna put a CPU into its socket, lol.
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Acutally, it's suprisingly simple. Just fit the pins in the correct place, put some thermal paste on it, and put the heatsink on! You're done! And it's less than 5 minutes..
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lol, but when my dad put the Athlon 64 into the desktop we use, he was worried about static electricity from his hand, killing the chip. I wouldn't wanna hold it. That'd be Ł80 down the drain.
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