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Buying the alienware aurora PSU req?

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April 25, 2010 8:08:52 PM

I am wondering about buying this aurora from alienware, and i am going to get the HD 5870 and the core i5 750 quad core, 4 gigs of ddr3 ram, 640GB HD. There is an option of going with a 525W power supply or a 875W psu. Is it worth it to get the 875w or should i stay with the 525w for the build? And for 1500 dollars is this a fine build?
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April 25, 2010 8:30:01 PM

wicky woo said:
? And for 1500 dollars is this a fine build?

no
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April 25, 2010 8:31:14 PM

My recommendation:

Build it your self for ~$300 cheaper. $1500 is a rip off for a i5 set up. You can get a i7 920/930 build for that money.
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April 25, 2010 9:29:18 PM

1500 Canadian dollars. I tried to build one for less and i got around 1360 excluding an operating system?
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April 25, 2010 9:43:15 PM

it should be a lots cheaper. how much in US$ is 1500 CAN$???
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April 25, 2010 9:55:05 PM

shovenose said:
it should be a lots cheaper. how much in US$ is 1500 CAN$???



Well, on the alienware site it turns out to be about 150 cheaper, but if i was to build the same computer from scratch in US dollars it would be around 500 cheaper atleast
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April 25, 2010 9:57:09 PM

well, since its obviously m,uch cheaper, why dont you build ur own? its fun, and u'll learn a lot. besides, if u break a component while installing, u can always return it to the manufacturer and claim it didnt work :p 
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April 25, 2010 11:24:40 PM

Computer components are so much more expensive here in Canada :( . But still, I'm able to get an x58/LGA1366 setup for the same price as that.
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April 25, 2010 11:29:28 PM

exactly
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