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Old 07-23-2006, 05:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I don't know which one to get.. I know they're both expensive and rip offs.. If you have better suggestions please post. The only thing that I specifically NEED for the computer is is Windows XP Home edition, and the option for me play most of the games out there.

Aurora™ 3500 (Parts configured)
AMD Athlon™ 64 3200+ with HyperTransport Technology
Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2
Alienware® Full-Tower Chassis (Space Black)
Alienware® 460 Watt Max Power Supply
Alienware® nForce™4 SLI™ Chipset Motherboard PCI Express
512MB Dual Channel Low-Latency DDR PC-3200 at 400MHz - 2 x 256MB
160GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ NCQ & 8MB Cache
16x DVD-ROM Drive with Software DVD Decoder
128MB PCI-Express x16 NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6600LE
Integrated High-Performance 7.1 Surround Sound with S/PDIF and Coaxial Digital Outputs
Integrated High Performance Fast Ethernet

$838


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Dell XPS 440 (Configured)
Pentium® D Processor 820 with Dual Core Technology (2.80GHz, 800FSB)
Genuine Windows® XP Media Center 2005 Edition with re-installation CD
256MB nVidia Geforce 7300LE TurboCache [Included in Price]
1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz- 2DIMMs
250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive
Single Drive: 16x DVD+/-RW with double layer write capability
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
Dell USB Keyboard
No Productivity Suite - Corel WordPerfect® word processor only

$710

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build one yourself
both of those gpus are terrible and the first one needs more ram
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if your willing to spend that much money, you can DEFINATELY build your own for about the same and come out with much better parts! Check out Newegg... (Depending on where you live, of course)
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Ah. What parts do you recomend then? Can someone list all the parts? I need everything for $800 and /or below.

How about this stat?

Gamer's Edge™ 1000 Value Gaming PC
Velocity Micro case - Pure Aluminum Case with side window 2x120mm fans
500 watt velocity Power Supply with Dual Blue Light Fans
Asus® A8N SLI - NVIDIA® nForce™ 4 SLI MCP, PCI Express Motherboard with DDR
AMD® Athlon™ 64 3800+ Processor, Socket 939
512MB PC3200 DDR400 Memory (1x512)
AMD® Certified High Performance Heatsink/Fan
512MB eVGA™ NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7600 GS, Dual Heads
On-Board Integrated Realtek Audio, 7.1 Channel Support
250 GB Western Digital

$990

Windows XP Home w/Service Pack 2

EDIT: Having Home is a personal preferance. It's a main requirement. I said it's a rip off.. because it is. I know it. I don't mind it. Fact of the matter is, looking at their stats, they just arn't worth the stuff they off. I'm not going to say they are great deals because they are not.. I'm sure you guys know it too.

After hearing some of your replys.. I'm thinking about building..
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Uhhh...any particular reason you have to have Home?

Also, you tell us they're both rip-offs and then ask our advice on them. Not the wisest move, if you ask me. I'll join the crowd and say you should seriously think about building.
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Yeah if you're spending $800 you can build a MUCH better pc than all of those. Especially after thursday.

Btw, macdude425, love the UHF reference, that movie rocks.
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yes.. if your going to alienware.. your obviously a gamer.. and they try to take all your pennies to play some games.. when far 900 you could build far better.. off of newegg.com... i mean far better.. build yourself a 1500 dollar alienware.. and you can probably build that for 900 dollars
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k here we go for $900. alright lets get started

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103739
the price of this will drop to like $170 in 2 days.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813130050R

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231064
so far thats about......$350ish

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103933
$440 so far

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102678
$650 about right now

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133133
$750 now.

and here is a monitor......

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824104002

adds to a total of $900, u can always get a much better LCD for a total of $1000, the monitor would be the Viewsonic VX922.
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Btw, macdude425, love the UHF reference, that movie rocks.
OMG YOU GOT IT!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

john3's parts are very good.
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john3 u have an agp card listed and its a pci express board
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