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Old 10-02-2007, 09:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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for the best bang for the buck,
alienware el suxorz, lol its bad performance/money
its best to order from online sites such as
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here is the build i suggest
Case: MountainMods.com-Computer Cases-U2-UFO-U2-UFO Black Powder Coat - Original Top
Mobo: crossfire supported OC board
Processor: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Video: 2 x Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100212SR Radeon HD 2900PRO 512MB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Mem: Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Cooling: custom Watercooling from
Danger Den
OS: vista home premium
Monitor: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 245BW Black High Glossy 24" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height Adjustment 400 cd/m2 1000:1 (DC 3000:1) - Retail
PSU: Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V EPS12V 610W Continuous @ 40C Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, cUL, CE, CB, TUV - Retail

I lol'd when you saved that mountain mods case I linked people too.

Also any of these cases

FrozenCPU Hurricane / Black / Lian-Li PC-G70 / Full Tower Case - 21 dBA - FrozenCPU.com
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I selected the 1000 watt. It's not necessary for now, but I'm thinking for the future.
I don't think a 1000W is nowhere near necessary in the future. We're heading towards computers that consume less power in the future, not more...
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Also, unless I'm missing something, doesn't entry level Voodoo start at over 4k?
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wow... I never noticed that... dang VooDoo is more awesomer then I though 0_0
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wow.. Alienware is really overcharging you for these... i bet you can build taht for like $1500-ish.. maybe 1600ish.. are you settled on buying a premade one? if you are... look into CyberPower, Inc - building the best Gaming PC is not only our profession, it is our obsession. instead, but i'll try and convince you to build
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you might wan't to try Dell's XPC (XPS?) gamer series of PC's
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Well, I have no background in hardware whatsoever. Moreover, I don't know if I'd have the time as a law student.

I am completely open to alternatives to alienware... it's just a name I recalled from about 10 years ago as being decent.
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Is their a reason why we are telling him to buy?

1500 dollars

Core 2 Quad

8800GTS 640

2GB 800MHz

P5N -e SLI (650I)

500GB SATA DVD/CD burner

Vista Ultimate 800 watt power supply

Pretty good deal if you ask me
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you might wan't to try Dell's XPC (XPS?) gamer series of PC's
ya its XPS... but the CyberPower PC is just like building it yourself.. no modified BIOS or anything... its just pricey thats all.. heres another option:

NCIXUS.com - Great Technology, Selection and Service.

go here choose the parts we would normally recommend here.. and then there is a Assembly thing for $15 or something... get that... they'll assemble everything for you assuming its all compatible
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Ok.

Alienware is def crap. I'm glad I stopped by. Much better buys elsewhere.

Thanks guys.
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