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Old 05-25-2013, 01:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default game system worth the cost?

1st off i dont know how to build one nor have a friend who knows so trying to find best site.
went to alien ware but was told there overpriced. so build one from another well rated site.
is ether one of these worth the money?

i want them to be able to handle max setting on games coming out soon.
Skyrim online
ff14 reborn online
bf4
(currently play bf3, skyrim, and sc2)


The alienware specs are
Aurora
Dell Price $1,799.00
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Software & Services
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Windows 8, 64-bit, English
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3820 processor (10M Cache, Overclocked up to 4.1 GHz)
16GB (4 X 4GB) Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 1.5GB GDDR5
1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s
No Monitor
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
Single Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
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My Software & Accessories
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Alienware Aurora X79
AlienFX Color, Quasar Blue
Alienware Multi-Media Keyboard
Alienware Optical Mouse, MG100
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My Accessories
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1 Year Alienware Basic Support
Microsoft® Office trial
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Also Includes
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Alienware Aurora Desktop
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Alienhead 3D



the other one i built from avadirect.
for 1856.54, tho idk if its all compatible also
spec are

(Case)
Antec, nine hundred two v3 black mid-tower case w/window, atx, no psu
(power supplies)
seasonic, x-850w power supply w/modular cable, 80plus@ gold, 24pin atx12v 2x eps12v, 4x 8/6-pin pcie
(motherboard)
asus, p9x79 le, lga2011, intel@ x79, ddr3-2400 (o.c) 64gb /8, pcie x16 sli cf /2+1*, sata 6gb/s raid 5 /2, 3gb/s /4, usb 3.0 /4, HDA, gblan, atx, retail
(Chipset)
intel, core i7-3820 quad-core, 3.6 - 3.8ghz tb, lga2011, 10mb l3 cache, ht em64t eist vt-x wt-d xd, 32nm, 130w, retail w/o fan
(cpu coolers)
dynatron, r17 socket 2011 active 3u spu cooler, 2500 rpm, 2 ball bearing, 160w tdp, 110mm height, aluminum/copper
(thermal compound - added)
prolimatech, pk1 thermal compound, electrically non conductive 5g
(no overclocking added cpu)
(no liquid cooling added)
(memory)
g skill, 16gb (4x4gb) pc3-19200 ddr3 2400mhz cl10 (10-12-12-31) 1.65v sdram dimm, non-ecc
(graphics)
dual asusm gtx660-dc20-2gd5, geforce gtx 660 1020mhz, 2gb gddr5 6008mhz, pcie x16 sli, dp + HDMI + 2 x dvi, retail
(no overclocking added for gpu)
(Hard drive)
seagate, 1tb barracuda, sata 6gb/s, 7200 rpm, 64mb cache
(burner drive)
asus, drw-24b1st black 24x dvd+r/rw dual-layer burner, sata, oem
(soundcard)
creative, sound blaster audigy se, 7.1 channels, 24bit, 96khz, pci, oem
(OS)
Windows 8 64bit
(warranties)
3 year limited parts and labor warranty
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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2 problems with both of those machines, firstly yes they are over priced, second not enough GPU power. For that kind of money you want at LEAST a 670. Another thing is, get an IB setup. 3570k. The 3820 is slower than the 3570k and is more comparable to the 2600k.

I got some errands to run, when I get back I'll head to avadirect for you and get something together.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: game system worth the cost?

I would take PP's advise and change those CPU and Video Card. I would also add a 250GB SSD for the OS and games and all the data on the TB.

Everything else is fine.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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2 problems with both of those machines, firstly yes they are over priced, second not enough GPU power. For that kind of money you want at LEAST a 670. Another thing is, get an IB setup. 3570k. The 3820 is slower than the 3570k and is more comparable to the 2600k.

I got some errands to run, when I get back I'll head to avadirect for you and get something together.
sounds good. also if u know another website thats cheaper and dependable with full customizations ill take your recommendations.
just really wanna spend as low as possible and get what i pay for with max performance around 2k or lower if possible

idk if this sounds better another site was having memorial day special.
made this for 1655

Case: Thermaltake Level 10GT Full Tower Wide Body Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window (Black Color)Laser Engraving: Custom Message - Max 35 characters (including spaces) (Courier New)Internal USB Extension Module: NoneNeon Light Upgrade: NoneExtra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fansNoise Reduction Technology: NoneCPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)Freebies: FREE 500GB External Hard Drive with Intel® Core™ i7 or Intel® Core™ i5 based PCsPerformance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: NoneVenom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No OverclockingCooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard CoolantMotherboard: (SLI/CrossFireX Support) MSI X79A-GD45 Plus Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Winki 3, OC Genie II, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3 Gen3 PCIe X16 & 4 PCIe X1Memory: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (G.SKILL Ripjaws X)Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)Freebies: FREE $75 Value In-Game Hawken, Planetside 2 and World of Tanks w/ NVIDIA GTX 650, GTX 650 TiVideo Card 2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)Freebies: FREE $150 Value In-Game Hawken, Planetside 2 and World of Tanks (2 x $75 Value In-Game) w/ NVIDIA GTX 650 or above SLIVideo Card 3: NonePower Supply Upgrade: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX ReadyHard Drive: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)Data Hard Drive: NoneHard Drive Cooling Fan: NoneExternal Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): NoneUSB Flash Drive: NoneOptical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)Optical Drive 2: NoneExternal Optical Drive: NoneSound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO3D Vision Glasses: NoneLCD Monitor: None2nd Monitor: None3rd Monitor: NoneSpeakers: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo SpeakersNetwork: Onboard Gigabit LAN NetworkKeyboard: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming KeyboardMouse: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge, and more(1)Mouse Pad: NoneHeadset: Cooler Master Storm Sonuz Gaming Headset w/ Flexible Headband & Detachable MicrophoneGaming Gear: NoneExtra Thermal Display: NoneWireless 802.11B/G Network Card: NoneExternal Wireless Network Card: NoneWireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: NoneBluetooth: NoneFlash Media Reader/Writer: NoneVideo Camera: NoneTablet: NoneCable: NonePower Protection: NoneIEEE1394 Card: NoneInternal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 PortsUSB Port: NoneOperating System: Microsoft® Windows 8 (64-bit Edition)Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: NoneOffice Suite: NoneGames: NoneUltra Care Option: Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal DissipationService: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORTRush Service: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYSthis is from some site called Customize CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC

Also just found this from Customize CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
memorial day special and customized it for a total of 1655

Case: Thermaltake Level 10GT Full Tower Wide Body Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window (Black Color)Laser Engraving: Custom Message - Max 35 characters (including spaces) (Courier New)Internal USB Extension Module: NoneNeon Light Upgrade: NoneExtra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fansNoise Reduction Technology: NoneCPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)Freebies: FREE 500GB External Hard Drive with Intel® Core™ i7 or Intel® Core™ i5 based PCsPerformance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: NoneVenom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No OverclockingCooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard CoolantMotherboard: (SLI/CrossFireX Support) MSI X79A-GD45 Plus Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Winki 3, OC Genie II, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3 Gen3 PCIe X16 & 4 PCIe X1Memory: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (G.SKILL Ripjaws X)Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)Freebies: FREE $75 Value In-Game Hawken, Planetside 2 and World of Tanks w/ NVIDIA GTX 650, GTX 650 TiVideo Card 2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)Freebies: FREE $150 Value In-Game Hawken, Planetside 2 and World of Tanks (2 x $75 Value In-Game) w/ NVIDIA GTX 650 or above SLIVideo Card 3: NonePower Supply Upgrade: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX ReadyHard Drive: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)Data Hard Drive: NoneHard Drive Cooling Fan: NoneExternal Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): NoneUSB Flash Drive: NoneOptical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)Optical Drive 2: NoneExternal Optical Drive: NoneSound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO3D Vision Glasses: NoneLCD Monitor: None2nd Monitor: None3rd Monitor: NoneSpeakers: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo SpeakersNetwork: Onboard Gigabit LAN NetworkKeyboard: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming KeyboardMouse: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge, and more(1)Mouse Pad: NoneHeadset: Cooler Master Storm Sonuz Gaming Headset w/ Flexible Headband & Detachable MicrophoneGaming Gear: NoneExtra Thermal Display: NoneWireless 802.11B/G Network Card: NoneExternal Wireless Network Card: NoneWireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: NoneBluetooth: NoneFlash Media Reader/Writer: NoneVideo Camera: NoneTablet: NoneCable: NonePower Protection: NoneIEEE1394 Card: NoneInternal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 PortsUSB Port: NoneOperating System: Microsoft® Windows 8 (64-bit Edition)Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: NoneOffice Suite: NoneGames: NoneUltra Care Option: Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal DissipationService: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORTRush Service: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
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COMPUCASE HEC 6C28B Black Mid-Tower Case, No PSU, ATX
CORSAIR Professional Series™ HX750 750W Power Supply w/ Modular Cables, 80 PLUS®, 24-pin ATX12V EPS12V, 4x 8-pin PCIe
ASUS P8Z77-M PRO, LGA1155, Intel® Z77, DDR3-2400 (O.C.) 32GB /4, PCIe x16 SLI CF /1+1*, SATA 3Gb/s RAID 5 /4, 6Gb/s /2, HDMI + DVI + VGA, USB 3.0 /6, HDA, GbLAN, mATX, Retail
INTEL Core™ i7-3770K Quad-Core 3.5 - 3.9GHz TB, HD Graphics 4000, LGA1155, 8MB L3 Cache, DDR3-1600, 22nm, 77W, EM64T EIST HT VT-x XD, Retail
CORSAIR 16GB (2 x 8GB) Vengeance™ Black PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL10 (10-10-10-27) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
ASUS HD7970-DC2-3GD5, Radeon™ HD 7970 925MHz, 3GB GDDR5 5500MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, 4x DP + 2x DVI, Retail
SEAGATE 1TB Barracuda®, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB cache
CORSAIR 120GB Neutron Series™ GTX SSD, MLC LAMD LM87800, 550 MB/s, 2.5-Inch w/ 3.5-Inch Bracket, SATA 6 Gb/s, Retail
RAID No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
ASUS DRW-24B1ST Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner, SATA, OEM
MICROSOFT Windows 8 Professional 64-bit Edition, OEM w/ Media
WARRANTY Silver Warranty Package (3 Year Limited Parts, 3 Year Labor Warranty)

Much much much better gaming PC than the ones you listed. Faster CPU, much faster GPU and an SSD which makes all the difference.
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I would like to add that building a computer seems scary at first, but if you go to Youtube, or just Google/Bing how to build a computer, you can pretty much follow them step by step. So IMO if you are willing to spend $1,800 plus tax and shipping (2,000 roughly) you can build an amazing machine for that kind of money. Also you feel a real sense of satisfaction when you are done, and you will understand the inner workings of your computer better just in case something does go wrong in the future, and you can come here with any problems, these guys are amazing at what they do.
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O_O whats wrong with skyrim online
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Ignore them.

But yes, build your own PC. Way cheaper and it will be made better with better parts.

As others have said, there are numerous videos on YouTube on how to build a PC. We can also help you here.
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