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Old 08-13-2004, 08:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am buying an alienware gaming system and I am wondering which will be better. I am having the top of the line everything

here are the specs

AMD - aurora extreme

Case: Alienware Full-Tower Case with 480 Watt PSU - Saucer Silver
Power Supply: 650 Watt Max Power Supply Upgrade
Cable Management: Alienware Cable Management System
Video Cooling: AlienIce™ Video Cooling System - Astral Blue
Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-53 Processor with HyperTransport Technology
Motherboard: ASUS A8V Deluxe - VIA K8T800 Pro Motherboard
Memory: 1GB Dual Channel DDR SDRAM at 400MHz- 2x512MB
Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 Ultra 256MB 8x AGP w/Dual DVI & S-Video
Performance Optimiser: AlienAdrenaline: Video Performance Optimiser
Hard Drive: 148GB Western Digital Raptor Serial ATA 10,000 RPM (2x74GB) - RAID 0
Optical Drive One: Lite-On 16x DVD / 52x32x52x CD-RW Combo - Black
Optical Drive Two: Plextor PX-712A 12x DVD±R/W Drive - Black
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy 2 ZS - 7.1
Network Card: Integrated High Performance 3com® Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Floppy Drive & Additional Storage: 1.44 MB Floppy Drive - Black
Floppy Drive & Additional Storage: Alienware 8 in 1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader
Floppy Drive & Additional Storage: Alienware® 8-in-1 Digital Media Reader / Writer with FireWire
Floppy Drive & Additional Storage: Alienware® USB 2.0 256MB Flash Drive
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional UK
Keyboard: Alienware® MultiMedia Keyboard International
Mouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer USB 3.0 - Space Black
Free T-Shirt: Alienware® T-Shirt - Black - XL
Automated Support: AlienAutopsy: Automated Technical Support Request System
Warranty: 3-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support

Order Total: £2,926.48 or $5,365.65



INTEL - area 51 extreme

Case: Alienware Full-Tower Case with 480 Watt PSU - Saucer Silver
Power Supply: 650 Watt Max Power Supply Upgrade
Cable Management: Alienware Cable Management System
Video Cooling: AlienIce™ Video Cooling System - Astral Blue
Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor w/ HT Technology Extreme Edition 3.4GHz 2MB Cache
Motherboard: Intel® D925XCV Desktop Board
Memory: 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 PC-4300 SDRAM at 533MHz - 2 x 512MB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce™ Ultra 6800 PCI Express 256MB DDR3 w/Dual Digital and TV Out
Performance Optimiser: AlienAdrenaline: Video Performance Optimiser
Hard Drive: 148GB Western Digital Raptor Serial ATA 10,000 RPM (2x74GB) - RAID 0
Optical Drive One: Lite-On 16x DVD / 52x32x52x CD-RW Combo - Black
Optical Drive Two: Plextor PX-712A 12x DVD±R/W Drive - Black
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy 2 ZS - 7.1
Network Card: Integrated High Performance Intel Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Floppy Drive & Additional Storage: 1.44 MB Floppy Drive - Black
Floppy Drive & Additional Storage: Alienware 8 in 1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader
Floppy Drive & Additional Storage: Alienware® 8-in-1 Digital Media Reader / Writer with FireWire
Floppy Drive & Additional Storage: Alienware® USB 2.0 256MB Flash Drive
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional UK
Keyboard: Alienware® MultiMedia Keyboard International
Mouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer USB 3.0 - Space Black
Free T-Shirt: Alienware® T-Shirt - Black - XL
Automated Support: AlienAutopsy: Automated Technical Support Request System
Warranty: 3-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support

Order Total: £3,194.83 or $5,857.20
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Old 08-13-2004, 09:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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whoa. that's quite ex in my op. itz prbbly coz there r a lot of alienware tech. u cud get everything that's top of d line w/o alienware tech of course 4 a LOT cheaper.
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Old 08-13-2004, 09:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What the heck is a performancevideo optimiser?
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Old 08-13-2004, 10:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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SInce no one actually answered the question, I think I will. If you are going to be playing games only, then get the AMD one. But if you do gaming and audio and video work, go with the Intel one. But really man, D A M N. You rich. You could have someone build, or you could build it ur self for soooo much less than what your paying.
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I like the 2nd one better, because it is PCI Express, and DDR533, which means the FSB is probably ready to be OCed to 1066mhz
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Old 08-13-2004, 03:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks so far guys keep em comin. I really need help

and no I aint rich, but my parents are well off and spoil me so much. I am only 14
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haha, build it yourself, save GBP500
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Old 08-13-2004, 04:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Only build it yourself if you like building computers or don't have enough cash - which your parents abviously do.

You should definitely go with the second system, that DDR2 533MHz is just about the slowest and might I add, latest, DDR2 memory available; but they are just starting to warm up. With PCI-X 16 it has double the bandwidth compared to standard AGPx8, and although there are no graphics cards that currently use such a massive amount of bandwidth, it definitely keeps your options open for future upgrades - PCI-X16 is going to be around for a long time.

But do us all a favor and play Doom 3 on the highest graphics and tell us how it runs, maybe a few screenies
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yeah, but my parents are LOADED, and i'm still trying to save money here and there . . .
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Old 08-13-2004, 05:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
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If your interested in the best they have to offer why aren't you considering the ALX systems they offer..there top of the line. Also of not I understand that Alienware will be offering one of the first commercial systems with the dual pci-express graphics card set ups...............ohh la la
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