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Is an Alienware Aurora R3 for $830 a good deal?

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July 2, 2012 9:00:31 PM

Hi,

I have no real need except I would like a gaming rig and I feel it's a good deal. I currently have a maxed out 27" iMac I use for gaming. The convenience of a dedicated gaming computer would be a nice commodity.

It was bought in December 2011 has an i5-2400 3.2ghz, 6 gigs ram, duel Nvidia GT 545 video cards SLI'd and water cooled. Thanks for the advice.

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July 6, 2012 6:21:39 PM
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You could make one that is better than that for $830 that is going to murder the Aurora:

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$190

MSI H67A-G43 (B3)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$80

XFX Radeon HD7850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$230

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$65
(you can always add space later)

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$70

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$47

ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$17

NZXT Source 210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$50

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$100

Total is $849, and it would blow the Alienware out of the water. If this is out of your budget, there are options as well.

And you can't say "I cant build a computer because I'm not electronically inclined."
The website that actually has all these parts also has a video series that is very thorough on how to build your own computer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
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July 16, 2012 1:54:16 PM

Deemo,

Thank you so much for the advice. That looks awesome!
July 16, 2012 1:55:05 PM

Best answer selected by paintmav.
July 16, 2012 2:40:41 PM

Shop around on ebay for some good deals, usually some people sell pc parts for alot less than anywhere else
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