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February 26, 2014 7:06:33 PM

So I wanna get a new Gaming PC and I want it prebuilt! Now before everyone says "Build your own!"... No. I simply don't, can't and won't build my own just please help on what i'm asking for. Thank You.


So i've been looking at these two even though I know Alienware sucks :p 
http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadvanquish.asp?...
http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-aurora-r4/pd.aspx?~c...

So yeah, Its pretty much 140$ more for the flashy lights and a better CPU, the GPU is pretty much the same as the 770 so I don't know are these worth it or am I missing a point here?

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a b 4 Gaming
February 26, 2014 7:20:29 PM

if you feel you really must have a pre-built Cyberpower makes the best pre-builts for the best prices in my opinion, really great option for you Americans throw you a link: http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/

I am a personal fan of the "Black Pearl" and I think it would be within your budget, have a look at that eh ;) 
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February 26, 2014 7:22:02 PM

I wouldn't recommend Alienware, but a few other prebuilt systems are CyberpowerPC and iBuypower. They have more options, but I feel Digital Storm is best when it comes to quality/service/warranty.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 26, 2014 7:24:35 PM

if you're going to get a pre-built, Alienware is a big fat "NO", not unless you like spending more on LEDs and customized cases than actual performance.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 26, 2014 7:25:44 PM

Alienware is overpriced, Cyberpower PC is not as overpriced but still shady in some ways, they got caught using parts they knew were bad.
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February 27, 2014 10:05:48 AM

Well Digital Storm sells the Vanquish Lvl 4 with a 770 and a pretty good i5 then when you add 140$ or so you can get an Alienware with an i7 and a 680 which provides very similar performance as the 770 so its an upgrade in 2 ways, 1. Lights :p  2. processor. Am I right?
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a b 4 Gaming
February 27, 2014 6:25:32 PM

I5-4670K vs. i5-4770K:
http://www.hardwarepal.com/best-cpu-gaming-9-processors...
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/intel_haswell_core...
http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?it...
http://www.techspot.com/review/679-intel-haswell-core-i...

so in the case that there's no i5 to compare with in these IB-E CPUs review, use the 4770K as a reference;
http://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php/artikel/hardware/p...
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/4761/25/intel-core-i7-4...
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/core_i7_4820k_proc...

a Haswell i7, much less an IB-E i7, offers far too little performance gains in far too few games. about the only games that comes off the top of my head that would see some significant increase are Skyrim, Starcraft II & Crysis3. but in most cases, the GPU what matters when gaming, provided your CPU don't hold you back. and an i5 won't.

as for the GPU: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/772?vs=829

so:
1. pay an extra $140 for that alienware, or
2. save an extra $140, and get near similar performance to 1, OR
3. get this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/31lyd , pay a shop $40-50 to build & OC it for you to get near similar performance to 2 & 1, not worry about Corsair's CX600 PSU failing within the year and save ~$200 from 1 at worst.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 27, 2014 6:30:51 PM

i build pcs and i have bought prebuilt pcs. ibuypower left a bad taste in my mouth after they didnt use any thermal paste on my processor. i got a full refund but still a pain in the a$$. i have a cyberpower laptop and has never given me any problems. i think alienware and origin are overpriced imo. i would say cyberpowerpc (more configuration options as well)
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February 28, 2014 7:21:32 AM

Yeah, But CyberPower usually has missing parts, don't they? I've also heard their computers come in bad condisions.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 28, 2014 8:47:54 AM

While cyberpower pc has plenty of good reviews I found just as many bad reviews about parts loose after shipping, failure after a week, return shipping for free warranty repair WILL cost u out of pocket. they are A+ rated by the BBB but I decided against them when I saw they havr another website LIke cyberpowerpc with higher prices but same office and phone number as cyberpower pc (two fronts for the same service) ?. I was sketched out needles to say at this point. Also when i was in the configuration sections i didn't see anything brand name with the power supplies or gpus so u don't no if the quality will suck or gpu might have one fan and be loud, and a lot of other things like that crossed my mind. Just understand how and why businesses operate. To make money off of you
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February 28, 2014 12:38:48 PM

So, Is ibuypower good? I've heard alot of good and bad about them, My friend says they has poor power supplies and have a lot of heat problems.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 28, 2014 12:42:15 PM

i was just speaking from my experience with them. i havent had any missing parts and pc has performed exceptional. i cant say that for ibuypower seeing how it crashed after my first boot and damaged my processor being there was no thermal paste. i opted to have aftermarket paste used on it seeing how i like the cooling of third party solutions and it looked like they cleaned the heatsink and didnt apply the third party solution. build quality of alienware/digital storm/origin pc are excellent from what i have seen but imo they are overpriced. again this is my experience and i realize that cyberpowerpc has had hiccups with builds as well. even if you are custom buildng you run the risk of recieving doas which has also happened to me too. but op didnt want to go that route.
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February 28, 2014 1:57:17 PM

So, Now I just need a final company! I think im going to go with Digital Storm, Are they good?
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