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Old 02-15-2007, 01:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I would like to/need to compare the best custom gaming workstation/server to the best alienware gaming workstation/server for around the same price and using equivalent level componentry. The system will be used as a server to run games on a network.

would u be able to suggest a custom server/workstation to beat the alienware gaming workstation/server

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The best “NOS” operating system Xp will be installed how ever I do believe that maybe Lynx, or Unix runs better in a server environment

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For the most part Alienware is overpriced. They put together amazing systems but still they are overpriced. I would just go custom.
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alienware= overpriced even though parts are good
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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alienware's parts that they use are not any better than the ones you can buy on newegg, they just select the good brands? but those brands are availavble to anyone?
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Yea but also they do one **** of a job putting together the system as well, in terms of wiring and cooling and all that junk. Amazing builders but still way overpriced.
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