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Old 07-23-2006, 04:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so I'm deciding between 2 differnt systems now, and I'm not sure which to get. One is built by NCIX, the other is alienware. The alienware is about $300 more then the one built by ncix, but if it's worth it then I don't mind.


1] Aurora™ 7500

Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5000+ Processor w/ HyperTransport and Dual Core Technology
Operating System (Office software not included): Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Service Pack 2
Chassis: Alienware® Full-Tower Case
Chassis Upgrades: Alienware® Acoustic Dampening with AlienIce™ 2.0 Video Cooling
Power Supply: 700 Watt Alienware® Approved Multi-GPU Power Supply
Motherboard: Alienware® Approved NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI Motherboard
Memory: 2GB DDR2 PC2-6400 SDRAM at 800MHz - 2 x 1024MB
System Drive: Single Drive Configuration - 160GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ NCQ & 8MB Cache
Primary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 16x Dual Layer DVD±R/W Drive w/LightScribe Technology
Graphics Processor: 256MB NVIDIA ® GeForce™ 7900 GT PCI-Express x16 - DVI Dual Link Supported
Video Optimizer: AlienAdrenaline: Video Performance Optimizer
Monitor: 17" 12ms LCD
Sound Card: High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio - Standard
Communications: Integrated Dual High Performance Gigabit Ethernet
Keyboard: Alienware® USB Full-Size Keyboard
Mouse: Microsoft® IntelliMouse Explorer 4.0 - USB - Standard
Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support w/ Onsite Service
AlienRespawn: Alienware® Respawn Recovery Kit
Alienware Exclusive Offers: GameFly - Unlimited Game Rentals for 15 days - FREE TRIAL
Productivity Software: Microsoft® Works 8 Productivity Suite
Free Alienware Shirt: Alienware® T-Shirt - Black - XL Only
Alienware Extras: Exclusive AlienGUIse Theme Manager
Alienware Extras: AlienInspection - Exclusive Integration and Inspection - $99.99 Value - FREE!
Alienware Extras: AlienWiring - Exclusive Internal Wire Management - $99.99 Value - FREE!


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Old 07-23-2006, 05:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yea that's true. But if i was going to get one of them, I'd go with the Alienware. But try to get a 512mb video card if you can.

But if you can build your own computer, then do that. You can save so much money that way. Or find a small computer shop that can build you a custom computer. That's what I did.
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Old 07-23-2006, 06:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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why does the ncix build have 2 different video cards?

if ncix does make custom computers.. pick better parts!

don't pick that cpu! wait until conroe is released and pick one of those!

you can use pretty much the same parts..

don't get the x1800xl.. the x1900xt is good enough.. (not sure if you can use both at teh same time.. i doubt it.. )

and do you really need a tuner card? or printer?

anyways.. make the changes and see the price afterwards..

anyways.. it always cheaper just to put it together yourself..

oh and with ncix, you should join their newsletter.. they give way better prices there..
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k sometimes i just dont understand this,k has any1 had this happen to them. i made a post, and it never appeared, or either that, it appeared and then it went away.
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build it and save hundreds
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
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alienware if your rich....they arent bad computers like everyone makes them out to be, they are actually good, but they overprice them horribly.


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