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December 18, 2011 2:55:29 PM

I just won $5,000 in a competition and want to use it on a gaming PC. PLease include links, totals, and tax!

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December 18, 2011 4:37:59 PM

If you want to blow it all, check out Alienware at Dell.
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December 18, 2011 4:42:30 PM

Wait a few weeks for the new graphics cards coming out and possibly for SB-E before shelling out if you can wait that long (cards will be a few weeks or so, CPU's will be longer, maybe a few months but don't quote me).

Little suggestion, build 2 for 2.5k and send me one! :3 Hehe.
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December 18, 2011 5:15:39 PM

why not to hang up with ivy bridge.
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December 18, 2011 5:32:21 PM

DXRick said:
If you want to blow it all, check out Alienware at Dell.


lol
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December 18, 2011 5:43:39 PM

DXRick said:
If you want to blow it all, check out Alienware at Dell.

there are other good brand's than dell alienware.
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December 18, 2011 5:59:42 PM

xtreme5 said:
there are other good brand's than dell alienware.

Say it.
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December 18, 2011 6:09:50 PM

Sandy Bridge E
SSDs in RAID
DUAL gtx 590s
Beefy PSU
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December 18, 2011 6:34:06 PM

droozel said:
And why they are better then alienware?

indeed! why??/ ;) 
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December 18, 2011 6:53:55 PM



Trash, and even more trash. Even Alienware at this point (except their laptops) have become high priced junk. If you want real custom built pc's done the right way there's really only two major online retailers you should bother yourself with:

http://www.falcon-nw.com/

and for real custom builds, including real water cooling loops and even oil submerged:

http://www.pugetsystems.com/desktop.php

Either way you can build a sytem yourself for substantial savings and know that it's done right.
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December 18, 2011 6:59:17 PM

ok tell me what is better in alienware which is not available in the other brands just because of an alien logo.
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December 18, 2011 7:05:48 PM

xtreme5 said:
ok tell me what is better in alienware which is not available in the other brands just because of an alien logo.


It has nothing to do with the parts used. It has to do with substandard build quality, piss poor shipping and packaging, tech reps that are 3rd party contracted out of India and an indifference towards customers that do and will always have quality control issues with their wretched rigs.
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December 18, 2011 7:06:16 PM

Crap and crap :) 
Build it urself. Those "professional" builders will charge an arm and a leg.
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December 19, 2011 12:53:36 AM

xtreme5 said:
there are other good brand's than dell alienware.

Of course, but where else can he blow $5K on a $2,500 computer?
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December 19, 2011 1:03:21 AM

wow pugetsystem is overpriced like hell.

But then again falcon NW is overpriced as too and you cant even choose a Z68 motherboard how crappy
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December 19, 2011 1:23:08 AM

Here is a 3k build that i advised someone else the other day

Here is what I got for you

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition - $150.00 ($140 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) - $320.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 - $175.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - $120.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $43.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 03G-P3-1591-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) Hydro Copper 2 3072MB - $730.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB - $197.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD - $240.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature - $70.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill 75 in 1 internal Card Reader w/ 3 ports USB2.0 Hub / eSATA port - $20.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System - $29.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Logitech C310 USB 2.0 HD WebCam - $47.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER - $220.00 ($210 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - $100.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor - $180.00 ($170 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $2641

Plenty of places to save if you wish:

If you never plan to go Quad SLI/CF bump down to the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 ($125 and supports 2-Way SLI/CF)
You can also knock down the the CPU to an i5 2500k (best bang for you buck CPU) or even i5 2400 (if you plan not to OC)
Drop the HDD down to a 1TB ($130) (if you are military like i assume you are, you should probably have a crap load of movies and music like i)
The GPU I selected has been praised all over the web for its quietness compared to the others but you can always lower it down to a regular $500 version if you want (you can SLI another one later down the line right now its way over kill for just one 1080 screen, )
You can also drop the card reader if you want (dont know about you but even im paying 2k+ for a rig I want it to be able to do everything I need it and I take lots of pictures)
You can also drop the BR player to a regular DVD drive if you want ($20)
I'll let you choose your mouse, keyboard, and headset cause its all about what you like and how it feels
Also I put in a complete water cooling system for the CPU, if you dont plan to OC drop it as well, if you dont want to mess with water cooling go for the CM 612
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December 19, 2011 2:16:23 AM

piss poor choice for a motherboard for such a budget as is psu
and speakers and webcam
and monitor
:) 
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December 19, 2011 4:56:09 AM

MSI X79A-GD45 Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance CML16GX3M4X1600C8 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3
MSI GeForce GTX 590 3GB x2
Antec P280 Black Super Mid Tower
Seasonic XP-1000 Platinum 1000W Power Supply
Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB WD2002FAEX x2
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD Max IOPS
Lite-On iHBS212 12x Blu-Ray Disc Writer with LightScribe
Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler
Intel Core i7 3960X
Total (Australia) 5380
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December 19, 2011 12:30:49 PM

madchemist83 said:
piss poor choice for a motherboard for such a budget as is psu
and speakers and webcam
and monitor
:) 


Yeah thats why i said its just for something to look at i know he should go with the new 2011 CPU, the other person i asvised this for didnt want to go that route so thats that
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