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November 9, 2009 9:29:04 PM

Hello there guys , here is a system for about 2000$ ,It's a Dell Alienware Auora , its just i only can buy form dell for some reason also , the fact is my budget is about that price , also that when i build a new one i want it to at least meet the minimum Req after 3-5 years and so by that time i only need to upgrade it .

So please guys tell me what you think of it :

Processor: Intel® Core i7 920 2.66GHz (8MB Cache)Quad Core

Alienware Aurora: Alienware Aurora Desktop

Operating Systems: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit

Cooling Option: Alienware™ High-Performance Liquid Cooling

Video Cards: Single 1.8GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260
Memory: 12GB Triple Channel 1067MHz DDR3

Hard Drive: 1TB RAID 0 (2x 500GB SATA-II, 7,200 RPM, 16MB Cache)

Optical Drive: Single Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Xtreme Audio

Monitors: 21.5" Dell ST2210 Full High Definition Monitor

Thanks Guys

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November 9, 2009 9:46:09 PM

If this computer is just for gaming get less ram, like 6gb and get a better videocard like a 5850 or 275gtx, for gaming you won't really need that sound card just use the unboard sound

I think that alienware is way to expensive, they build great systems but it's to expensive try building a system at www.ibuypower.com if you don't want to build it yourself, it will save you a great amount of money(at least i think)
November 9, 2009 9:57:10 PM

You can build a computer that same for 1200.
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November 9, 2009 9:57:22 PM

alienware, ibuypower are both rip offs. all prebuilds are rip off.

for gaming take a look at my build, you don't need i7 920 for gaming...i5 750 is enough

I only used newegg, but you can use other sites if you can find the same parts for cheaper.
Or if you can find better combos at newegg

Here's an i5 750 build with new monitor

>MOBO+RAM
30 dollar discount
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

>Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

>CPU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

>Hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

>Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

>Monitor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


>Optical Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

>Heatsink

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

>Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1,288.88 Before Rebate

This build gives you the ability to crossfire/sli in the future if new games are more demanding. You could add in another graphics card, the power supply is decent and could handle 2 graphics card.
November 9, 2009 10:00:23 PM

Thanks for backing my statement up overshocks, I was too lazy to put a build together!
November 9, 2009 10:01:21 PM

If you're going to cut and paste the same build in every thread maybe you should at least include a description of the parts so they don't have to click on every link to see what's there.
November 9, 2009 10:09:36 PM

(I just said he should look at www.ibuypower.com in case he doesn't know how to build a computer, but if you look at price really people should all build their computers it's really cheaper, that's why I took the decision that i'll build my gaming computer in a few months,or even in this month=D)
by the way can any one suggest anything else here for my build?
November 10, 2009 1:54:28 AM

Well prebuilds are not a rip off, for some first off they include a operating system and its installed and working. One would need a optical drive for that as well. Someone stating hesitation on building a computer might not know this. Some like to work their way in to computers, first by modifying one. Some worry about worst case scnearios and losing thier investment of the sum of the cost of parts.
November 10, 2009 2:45:11 AM

phareouh said:
Hello there guys , here is a system for about 2000$ ,It's a Dell Alienware Auora , its just i only can buy form dell for some reason also , the fact is my budget is about that price , also that when i build a new one i want it to at least meet the minimum Req after 3-5 years and so by that time i only need to upgrade it .

So please guys tell me what you think of it :

Processor: Intel® Core i7 920 2.66GHz (8MB Cache)Quad Core

Alienware Aurora: Alienware Aurora Desktop

Operating Systems: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit

Cooling Option: Alienware™ High-Performance Liquid Cooling

Video Cards: Single 1.8GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260
Memory: 12GB Triple Channel 1067MHz DDR3

Hard Drive: 1TB RAID 0 (2x 500GB SATA-II, 7,200 RPM, 16MB Cache)

Optical Drive: Single Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Xtreme Audio

Monitors: 21.5" Dell ST2210 Full High Definition Monitor

Thanks Guys




In all honestly I have paid thousands of dollars to Dell for computers that are not upgradeable.

Take a look at the Dell forums on the Alien ware before you buy. There is a thread where someone is replacing the MB because its a cheap MB.

There are
November 10, 2009 2:48:15 AM

does dell still lock their mobos' bios so you can't overclock? if so that's really bad..sighs no fun with dell then...
November 10, 2009 3:09:07 AM

overshocks said:
does dell still lock their mobos' bios so you can't overclock? if so that's really bad..sighs no fun with dell then...




From the people who have received there AW PC.s .The BIOS are unlocked but you can only get about 20% OC out of them.CPU only..

I was going to buy one,until the Dell service tech that came to look at my PC (under warranty )told me there nothing more than a XPS with Ailienware stamped on it.

Don't get me wrong,I like my XPS 710. But I can't do anything with it.
November 10, 2009 3:12:59 AM

geno777 said:
From the people who have received there AW PC.s .The BIOS are unlocked but you can only get about 20% OC out of them.CPU only..

I was going to buy one,until the Dell service tech that came to look at my PC (under warranty )told me there nothing more than a XPS with Ailienware stamped on it.

Don't get me wrong,I like my XPS 710. But I can't do anything with it.


aw that's too bad, good thing i never owned a dell before, or else i might of committed suicide already, jokes lol..