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Old 01-26-2012, 07:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

Ive been out of the loop for awhile on PC's.

This new small PC that Alienware is building, is this a common trend? (the smaller case) or is this something new? Do other companies have small cases like this?

Ive always thought these massive gaming PC's didnt have to be so large, seems archaic to me at this point.

Also would this new X51 be a decent all-around computer (business purposes) or is geared just for gaming?

Any help would be appreciated,
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IMO, not really worth it. With a small case like that, they are probably not using a traditional PSU.
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if you were moving it around a lot, lan gaming or something, it might be worth it. I dont mind big cases because it doesnt move. When you shrink down your components, it feels like to me that something is going to be sacrificed.
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