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wanting a gaming pc for a long time

#1Raven202Posted 8/3/2013 10:47:38 AM
what do you guys think of this alienware x51 build? should i buy it or skip it???

Intel® Core™ i3-3220 Processor (3.30 GHz, 3MB Cache, with Hyper-Threading Technology)
Windows 8, English (64bit)
4GB (2X2GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Memory
1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with Native Command Queuing
1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 645
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#2PR_FiascoPosted 8/3/2013 10:55:18 AM
Never buy alienware.

Assemble your own PC. It's better.
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#3DerPancakePosted 8/3/2013 10:56:12 AM
How much does it cost?
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#4Thrasher84oPosted 8/3/2013 10:57:26 AM
What type of budget are you looking at? Also are you only going for pre-built or are you willing to build it yourself? Only asking because Alienware seems a bit overpriced, you could get something better for about the same cost.
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#5PhilOnDezPosted 8/3/2013 11:03:55 AM
Is that the $999 model? Because you can buy an i3 machine for $350 on newegg and slap in a 7870/660 and get better results for half the price without having to build it on your own. If you want to build on your own with the same budget you can make something nice for $1000, like a 4670k and a 760 with an SSD for your OS.
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#6Raven202(Topic Creator)Posted 8/3/2013 11:05:08 AM
yup budget is $1000
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#7romsnbombsPosted 8/3/2013 11:05:15 AM
The alienware hate is strong on this forum. But that configuration is not all that powerful. Try and go for i5 and 660
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#8maybecallsPosted 8/3/2013 11:07:19 AM
Not that powerful?! It's pathetic, especially at that price.

Don't do it!
#9Raven202(Topic Creator)Posted 8/3/2013 11:10:31 AM
any suggestion for a prebuilt ? budget $1k
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#10Thrasher84oPosted 8/3/2013 11:14:48 AM
http://www.ecollegepc.com/intel-core-i5-4670-cpu-gaming.html

The force is much stronger with this one.
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