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Should I buy this gaming PC?

#1Bl00dlegendPosted 4/29/2014 4:44:30 AM
Alienware X51

Intel i7 2600 Quad Core

nvidea gtx 555

8gb Ram

1TB HD

It is selling used for 400, is it worth it?
#2maybecallsPosted 4/29/2014 5:00:43 AM
Cons:-

Weak GPU.
Weak external PSU (330w at best) limits your GPU upgrade options.
Small case might limit upgradeability.


Good CPU, though.


I wouldn't buy it at that price, or at any price if you want to use it for new games.
#3NathanisDrakePosted 4/29/2014 5:07:40 AM
I would never recommend an Alienware, ESPECIALLY a used one.
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#4aak57Posted 4/29/2014 5:08:16 AM
Bl00dlegend posted...
nvidea gtx 555

no
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#5Dirk85UKPosted 4/29/2014 6:00:17 AM
Bl00dlegend posted...
Should I buy this gaming PC?


It's not a gaming PC.
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#6mrtywerPosted 4/29/2014 6:49:21 AM(edited)
Bl00dlegend posted...
Should I buy this outrageously overpriced, gaudy looking monstrosity?


i fix 4 u

no

Especially since the gtx 555 is a 2 year old card that performs like a 4 year old card...
#7ThePCElitistPosted 4/29/2014 6:57:31 AM
Why is it that Alienware PC's always have terrible GPU's in them but good CPU's?
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#8ShubPosted 4/29/2014 7:06:16 AM
ThePCElitist posted...
Why is it that Alienware PC's always have terrible GPU's in them but good CPU's?


They don't always. The cheaper ones do because they obey the same "laws" as other cheap PCs. You can sell a PC for a higher price if you advertise it as a 6 GHz quad core Intel Core i7 with 32 GB of RAM and 4 TB of storage and... a Radeon 6450. People see quad core, high gigahertz, gobs of RAM, terabytes of storage and see value but know nothing about video cards.
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#9mrtywerPosted 4/29/2014 7:34:42 AM
I mean, don't get me wrong, the GTX 555 is a FANTASTIC card..

for my Toshiba satellite from 1996.
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#10mrtywerPosted 4/29/2014 7:37:22 AM
Shub
People see quad core, high gigahertz, gobs of RAM, terabytes of storage and see value...


It's even worse if it's got one of those AMD 8-core processors in it, clocked at like 3.5ghz. I saw someone in a best buy once that bought a prebuilt for like, $900...

downside, was that it was paired with like, a GeForce 8800 GT. But they see cores, and dollars be flyin'.
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