WidowPC VS Alienware - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-26-2005, 01:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2
Default WidowPC VS Alienware

The Wolf VS Aurora™ 5500

The Wolf $1255.00 $1255.00
Weight: 20.00 lbs. each
Additional Shipping ($74.00)
Processor is AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Socket 754 $68.00 $68.00
Motherboard is Asus K8N-E Deluxe nForce3 DDR400 8X AGP SATA Audio Gb LAN Retail
Memory is 512MB - 2 x 256 MB DDR400 PC3200 NonECC by Crucial
Operating System is Microsoft Windows XP Home with CD and Manual
Hard Drive Bay One is Maxtor 200 GB 7200 RPM SATA 8 MB Cache $25.00 $25.00
Hard Drive Bay Two is None Selected
RAID Configuration is No RAID Config
Optical Drive Bay One is Sony DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Black 52x32x52-16a
Optical Drive Bay Two is None Selected
Video Card is ATI Radeon 9600 XT 256MB 8x AGP DVI TV Out Dual Head
Sound Card is Creative Audigy 2 6.1 $80.00 $80.00
Floppy Drive is Mitsumi 3.5in Black Floppy Drive
Telephone Modem is None Selected
Network Card is None Selected
Wireless Network Card is None Selected
System Chassis is Thermaltake 3000BNA Black
System Power Supply is Thermaltake 400W PS, AMD Intel Certified
Widow PC Exothermic System Cooling is Advanced Exothermic Cooling - Green $39.00 $39.00
Wire Management is None Selected
Keyboard is None Selected
Mouse is None Selected
Monitor is None Selected
Speakers is None Selected
Surge Protection is None Selected
Peripherals and Gadgets is None Selected
Software is None Selected
Warranty is Platinum Warranty Package with 5 Year Parts and Labor Warranty with Priority Service $90.00 $90.00
Special Discount is Military Discount, provide copy of LES $-50.00 $-50.00

Total Shipment Weight: 21.00 lbs. Subtotal: $1507.00

Aurora™ 5500

Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 3500+ with HyperTransport Technology
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2
Warranty: 3-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support with Onsite Service Bundle with AlienAutopsy and Respawn
Power Supply: Alienware® 460 Watt Max Power Supply
Chassis: Alienware® Full-Tower Case - Cyborg Green
Chassis Upgrades: AlienIce™ 2.0 Video Cooling System
Motherboard: Alienware® motherboard based on VIA K8T800 Pro chipset
Graphics Processor: ATI RADEON™ 9550SE 128MB
Memory: 512MB Single Channel Low-Latency DDR PC-3200 at 400MHz - 1 x 512MB
System Drive: High Performance - Serial ATA - 160GB Serial ATA 7,200 RPM w/8MB Cache
Primary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 16x DVD-ROM Drive with Software DVD Decoder
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® 2 ZS High Definition 7.1 Surround Firewire (IEEE® 1394)
Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive - Black
Network Connection: Integrated High Performance Gigabit Ethernet
Monitor: No Monitor
Keyboard: Microsoft® Basic Keyboard Black
Mouse: Microsoft® Basic Optical Mouse Black
Free Alienware Mousepad: Free Alienware® Mousepad
Desktop Enhancements: Exclusive AlienGUIse Theme Manager
AlienInspection: AlienInspection - Exclusive Integration and Inspection - $99.99 Value - FREE!
AlienWiring: AlienWiring - Exclusive Internal Wire Management - $99.99 Value - FREE!

Need help on who is better for the money and any suggestions.

P-Funk is offline  
Old 09-26-2005, 01:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Nubius's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600

Total Assessment: Both overpriced

you could save a ton of money if you ask around here and have people help you shop for parts unless you don't know how to put one together then I guess there goes that idea

Nubius is offline  
Old 09-26-2005, 01:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2

I don't have time to build at this time. Seem to find after many hours of researching widowpc and alienware no direct comparisons. Although both are very pricey if I stay around 1,500 I can afford it. Just need a few point of views since putting some money into this
P-Funk is offline  
Old 09-26-2005, 06:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS

IMO those are a total rip, I would be building those systems for half the price, sell them and than make a profit.

Check out a few local stores, as well as monarchcomputers.com
DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 09-26-2005, 07:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,433

for 1500 they give u 512MB of RAM, and a 9550SE/9600XT? Thats absurd. do NOT buy these computers. If ur not gonna build it urself, go for monarch.

For 1500...if i was gonna buildit personally

AMD Athlon X2 3800
1-2 gigs of RAM
GeForce 6800 GT

ANd thats just for starters

-AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchestor
-MSI K8N Neo4-F
-Sapphire Radeon X850 XT
-2x 1024 Corsair XMS Pro

<form action=\"http://www.srsyo.org/tfsearch.php\" method=\"get\">
<input type=\"text\" name=\"search\"><input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" value="Search!"></form> Search TF before you post!
dhw200 is offline  
Old 09-26-2005, 10:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,191

the general has good deals on PCs

i dunno ... it usually takes me evening to build a PC ... so you should just build it. its not that hard or time consuming.
The General is offline  
Old 09-26-2005, 11:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,306

i agree with everyone here on build it yourself but if you must dont go alienware there have been many complaints about there customer service.i dont know about widowpc though.
Lonewolf5460 is offline  
Old 09-26-2005, 11:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,306

build one there put the hd to the 160 gb seagate
take out the flash reader
upgrade to the 3200+
price $1,581.29

it is a socket 939 compared to the others
better gfx card
zalman cooler
no preloaded crap read here

better product support they dont outsource,anyone doing product support must spend a certain amount of time building systems.thus some one who does not speak indian and knows what the hell they are talking about

also great warrenty 1st year free shipping bothways of the computer.

it is prebuild u could do better making one yourself
Lonewolf5460 is offline  
Old 09-26-2005, 11:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
Build Guru
PP Mguire's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,960

You can have an almost top of the line PC for 1500. Gotta know what to get, not some junk Alienware thinks 1500 is worth.
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline  
Old 09-27-2005, 12:02 AM   #10 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 317

I have a 1500 dollar budget too ^^


there we go just read through that and you'll get alot of knowledge lol

Pyro Haro
Building my computer thread
harobikes333 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.