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2 years ago#11
PhilOnDez posted...
That's not a $2000 pc, it says in the review that was linked it was a $1000 pc. If it had a decent gpu it would be passable but it doesn't and you can't upgrade it.


Why can't you upgrade? It's a desktop, isn't it?

I mean the computer isn't terrible, but the graphics card is 2 generations back, and even 2 generations ago, wasn't that great.
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2 years ago#12
TimePharaoh posted...
It's alienware. It's never a good deal

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2 years ago#13
One whole 1GB GDDR5 Nvidia? Get dat **** now!
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2 years ago#14
It would cost $2000 on Alienware because it would be a current model... that thing you're looking at on Amazon is at least a year old, perhaps closer to 2 years old.
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2 years ago#15
alienware is never worth it so why bother asking
2 years ago#16
What's a GeoForce? Does it detect earthquakes or something?
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2 years ago#17
mexicannon posted...
ReturnOfSocks posted...
Never buy used computers.


It's not used


OK. So it's not used, it's still discontinued according to Newegg, and has a crap GPU with 1GB of VRAM.

You probably can't upgrade the GPU even though it's a desktop. It looks like a slimline case, you will need a slimline GPU to fit in there and there aren't many worthwhile ones, if any.
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2 years ago#18
Slayn posted...
PhilOnDez posted...
That's not a $2000 pc, it says in the review that was linked it was a $1000 pc. If it had a decent gpu it would be passable but it doesn't and you can't upgrade it.


Why can't you upgrade? It's a desktop, isn't it?

I mean the computer isn't terrible, but the graphics card is 2 generations back, and even 2 generations ago, wasn't that great.


Because that's about the most powerful GPU you can get without a PSU upgrade and you can't upgrade the PSU either. Kepler is a bit more energy efficient than fermi but if a game won't run on the 555 it probably won't run on a 6xx or 7xx with comparable draw either. The PSU on that machine is limited to the point where that system uses Optimus to keep it from burning out prematurely.
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2 years ago#19
You're better off buying a Lenovo Y series at that price range.
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