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Old 01-04-2006, 12:15 AM   #1
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But your pride in building custom rigs aside for a second... let us look at two top-notch corporate machines... you decide which is better. Don't look at the price, though I have posted it.


VoodooPC Rage for $10,839

Motherboard: ASUS K8N-DL Dual Opteron nForce4 Pro 2200
Power Supply: Voodoo Stealth 650 Watt Modular Silent Power Supply
CPU 1: AMD Opteron Processor Dual Core Model 275
CPU 2: AMD Opteron Processor Dual Core Model 275
CPU Cooling: Voodoo RAGE Twin Turbo Intercooler
RAM: 8 GB NUMA Compliant Memory Kit
SATA Raid Controller
Hard Drive 1: 74 GB 10000 RPM
Hard Drive 2: 74 GB 10000 RPM
Hard Drive 3: 500 GB 7200 RPM
6-in-1 Card Reader
Optical Drive 1: Dual Layer 16X DVD+-RW
Optical Drive 2: Dual Layer 16X DVD+-RW
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512 MB
Sound Card: Creative Labs X-Fi Elite Pro
Chassis Ports:
1 x 8 Channel Audio
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack
4 x Back USB 2.0 Ports
2 x Front USB 2.0 Ports
2 x PS/2 Port
1 x Back FireWire Port
1 x Front FireWire Port
1 x Parallel Port
1 x Serial Port


Alienware MJ-12 7550a for $10,089

Motherboard: Tyan® Thunder K8WE Motherboard w/ SLI Support
Power Supply: Enermax EG851AX-VH 660 Watt Power Supply
Dual Processor: Dual AMD Opteron 280 2.4 GHz 64-bit w/ Dual Core Technology
CPU Cooling: Liquid Cooling
RAM: 4 GB NUMA Compliant Memory Kit
Hard Drive 1: 148 GB 10,000 RPM at Raid0
Hard Drive 2: 500 GB 7200 RPM at Raid1
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10-in-1 Card Reader
Optical Drive 1: Dual Layer 16X DVD+-RW w/ Lightscribe
Optical Drive 2: Dual Layer 16X DVD+-RW w/ Lightscribe
Video Card: Dual NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 PCI-E 512MB DDR3 w/ SLI
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic High Definition 7.1 Surround Sound
Chassis Ports:
Serial: One 9-pin serial port
Parallel: None
Video: One 15-pin VGA port / one 24-pin DVI port
Two 24-pin DVI ports (optional)*
Keyboard: One 6-pin mini-DIN port
Mouse: One 6-pin mini-DIN port
IEEE 1394: Up to Two IEEE 1394 ports - 1 Internal/ 1 External*
USB: Up to Eight USB 2.0 ports - 4 Internal / 4 External*
Audio: Three 1/8" analog jacks
Ethernet: Full Duplex Dual Gigabit Ethernet


Which is better? Voodoo or Alienware, in this case?

EDIT: In the Voodoo description, there is CPU 1 and CPU 2. I have assumed that this is the same as Alienware's wording of "Single Processor" and "Dual Processor".
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Voodoo. Its got twice as much ram. And two dual core processors. So thats a total of 4 processors (2 logical, 2 phyiscal). And its even got another hard drive. All for like 800 dollars more..
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Alienware have water cooling and Lightscribe burners. Mmmmm, I love it. Those Quadro's are like $2,000!!!!! It has got to be good for that price, right? Actually, I have no clue what Quadro does.

Then again, the Voodoo have the Elite Pro sound card using the X-Fi chipset. Oh man, tough decision. I'll buy the alienware and purchase the X-Fi Elite Pro separate with the $800 I saved, haha. I'm a sound freak. Must..have..good sound. I'll go for the Alienware PC.
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Old 01-04-2006, 12:59 AM   #4
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TRD, do you really notice a difference with a X-Fi compared to a SB Audigy2 ZS? I'm buying the latter, but the former is only $20 more.
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VooDoo, because they don't use cheap-ass plastic. Their cases are pure art and construction. You really get what you pay for, I'll tell you that.

Also, it was founded by a Canadian.
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VooDoo, because they don't use cheap-ass plastic. Their cases are pure art and construction. You really get what you pay for, I'll tell you that.

Also, it was founded by a Canadian.

True, their computer cases, are metal, aluminem (sp?) I think, and their laser cut on the side panel to the logo of your choosing.. Or something like that..
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Yup. VooDoo PC uses Lian-Li cases for the majority of their pre-built PC's. Lian-Li = One of the best case manufacturers EVER.
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Haha, finally someone recognized Lian-Li cases!!!!!! I'm in love with them.
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I've always recognized Lian-Li. They make some of the best cases ever. Very precise and exact cuts, no jagged edges or sharp points. I might consider buying a Lian-Li V1000 case for my new case.
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There's no doubt that I'm going to be getting this one, unless I see a new model out very similar to it:

Lian Li PC-60APlus Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112077

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