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User Info: TexasGuard09

TexasGuard09
3 weeks ago#1
I am back in the market for a new gaming PC. My current one is approaching 5 years old right now. I chose the parts and had my local shop build it. I have really never been completely satisfied with it. I finally have about $1,500 to go spend on something. I have always wanted an Alienware but never had the money.
Looking at matching the same parts used in an AW it comes out more expensive by a couple hundred bucks.

User Info: GoIrish80

GoIrish80
3 weeks ago#2
It is what it is; a capable pre built Gaming PC that costs a decent amount more than what it would cost to build one on your own.

User Info: Jonbazookaboz

Jonbazookaboz
3 weeks ago#3
Dont be fooled by the jaded name. Get a custom build. You will get twice the specs for the same price
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User Info: TexasGuard09

TexasGuard09
3 weeks ago#4
Jonbazookaboz posted...
Dont be fooled by the jaded name. Get a custom build. You will get twice the specs for the same price

In theory yes but like i said if was to match the AW on Newegg it would actually cost several hundred more.

User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
3 weeks ago#5
GoIrish80 posted...
It is what it is; a capable pre built Gaming PC that costs a decent amount more than what it would cost to build one on your own.


Out of curiosity, I specced out a build that is very close to the $1599 Alienware Aurora configuration on PC Part Picker (including the Windows 10 Home license) and it came to $1389, so there's a difference, but it's not huge.
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User Info: Jonbazookaboz

Jonbazookaboz
3 weeks ago#6
You need to shop around dude. Dont rely on Newegg for all your parts. Dont be scared of 2nd hand also
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User Info: Jonbazookaboz

Jonbazookaboz
3 weeks ago#7
I just recently built one nearly same spec only mine had an i7 6700, 500gb ssd, better water cooling and it was $1100
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User Info: TexasGuard09

TexasGuard09
3 weeks ago#8
JKatarn posted...
GoIrish80 posted...
It is what it is; a capable pre built Gaming PC that costs a decent amount more than what it would cost to build one on your own.


Out of curiosity, I specced out a build that is very close to the $1599 Alienware Aurora configuration on PC Part Picker (including the Windows 10 Home license) and it came to $1389, so there's a difference, but it's not huge.

Honestly at that little of a difference and with AW doing a $200 off anything $1,599.99 and over i would just stick with a prebuilt.

User Info: Jonbazookaboz

Jonbazookaboz
3 weeks ago#9
Only thing is anything wrong at all in a prebuild. The whole thing goes back. Buy custom parts and something doesnt work. Only that part goes back
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User Info: TexasGuard09

TexasGuard09
3 weeks ago#10
Jonbazookaboz posted...
Only thing is anything wrong at all in a prebuild. The whole thing goes back. Buy custom parts and something doesnt work. Only that part goes back

Yeah that's true as well. I'm also considering just upgrading my current rig. Do i even need the I7 processor? My I5 does a pretty good job. Also could i totally replace the ram with let's say a corsair or Gskill set? The shop i used came up with a different brand that's basically a Chinese knockoff IIRC.
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