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November 21, 2010 7:39:50 AM

I'm shopping around for a new computer, something prebuilt with good tech support and in-home service, so something like Dell or HP.
I'll mainly use it for gaming and doing graphics (3dsmax / photoshop / zbrush), I won't be using it for complex 3d render or anything like that.

I live in Hong Kong so that's what I found :

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Dell studio xps 9100 -- http://www1.ap.dell.com/hk/en/home/desktops/studio-xps-...

Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 64bit
Intel® Core™ i7-960 Processor (3.2GHz, 8MB)
12GB Tri-Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 6 DIMMs (6X2GB)
1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with Native Command Queuing
1GB ATI(R) Radeon(TM) HD 5770

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Dell studio xps 8100 -- http://www1.ap.dell.com/hk/en/home/desktops/studio-xps-...

Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 64bit
Intel® Core™ i7-860 processor (2.80GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 8MB Cache)
12GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (2X4GB/2X2GB)
1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with Native Command Queuing
1GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460

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HP HPE-358hk (BN831AA) --- http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/hk/en/ho/WF25a/12454-124...

Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel® Core™ i7 processor 860 2.80 GHz
8 GB DDR3
2 TB (2 x 1 TB) SATA 3G Hard Disk Drive (7200 rpm)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 320 with 1 GB dedicated

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The Alienware series just seems a bit overkill and overpriced to me :-P
The Aurora model is very tempting but I'm not sure I would see any difference in term of gaming and graphics work ...

What do you guys think of those comp, which one should I choose ?
Are they good enough to play the latest games ?
Would you recommend other similar or better comp ?

Thanks guys

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November 21, 2010 7:45:27 AM

Why don't you build one your self, it will come way cheaper.

Just tell us your budget and what parts you need.
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November 21, 2010 7:56:32 AM

The tech support and on-site assistance is the only reason I'm thinking to buy one of these. I've bought custom built comp for years and I've had really bad luck with the last one, the shop being few hours away from my home doesn't help ... that's why I've decided to give those brands a try >__>
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November 21, 2010 7:59:01 AM

about my budget, I think around 10-15k HKD is ok
I would still consider the alienware Aurora for ~20k HKD only if it was REALLY worth it :-)
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November 21, 2010 8:04:03 AM

Ok but If you want those for gaming the graphic crad isnt too good in any of them, maybe the gtx 460. but for it's price it's not worth it. Also do you need a monitor?
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November 21, 2010 8:19:18 AM

No, I don't need any monitor.
Yeah that's what I thought about the video cards, not the latest models ...
Can't Dell upgrade it for a better card ? :-(
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November 21, 2010 10:11:00 AM

kalistarius said:
No, I don't need any monitor.
Yeah that's what I thought about the video cards, not the latest models ...
Can't Dell upgrade it for a better card ? :-(


Dell or alianware is not worth it, try some different website for custom build pcs that are ready to go.
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November 21, 2010 11:17:40 AM

do you have any website in mind ? Acer ? Lenevo ?
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November 21, 2010 12:23:22 PM

The thing is that i dont know any good tokyo website :(  .

I only know uk ones, like aria.co.uk, or ebuyer.com

If you really dont want to build your computer then the best thing is to look at custom build websites because dell or any similar websites are way too much over priced...... So just type in to google in japanese; custom built computers. Or something similar and when you find a good comp for a acceptable price post it up here and we will tell you if it's worth it.


Letts say this computer would be worth it:
http://www.easypc-uk.com/10-true-extreme-gaming-compute...

But it's a uk website.
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November 21, 2010 12:48:19 PM

I just found this website, it's not too great but looks like it might be avaible to japan and so maybe to tokyo.

http://www.pioneercomputers.com.au/products/configure.a...

You can at least get a HD 5870

But i would and everyone would say: Build your computer part by part!!! It's cheaper and will be way power full!!!!
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November 22, 2010 4:19:55 AM

Just curious, for building a new gaming computer part by part, what config would you recommend for about ~2000USD ? (no need monitors and I'll probably get Win7 64bit)
I may be able to find another shop closer to where I live :-P ...
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November 22, 2010 5:49:38 AM

kalistarius said:
I just found this - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/296083-31-best-config...
so I'll print some out and see if I can get something similar from the shop. ^__^
Should I start a new thread to discuss custom build computer ? :sweat: 



Yh sure just start new thread using the buyers guide and some one will definitly help you.

Good Luck.
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November 28, 2010 12:59:33 PM

Best answer selected by kalistarius.
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