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

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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    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=N82E16819115074
    $190

    MSI H67A-G43 (B3)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130616
    $80

    XFX Radeon HD7850
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150617
    $230

    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769
    $65
    (you can always add space later)

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028&Tpk=cx600
    $70

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
    $47

    ASUS 24X DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204&cm_sp=Cat_CD_%26%2347%3b_DVD_Burners_%26%2338%3b_Media-_-Featured-_-27-135-204
    $17

    NZXT Source 210
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146078
    $50

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
    $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
  2. Deemo,

    Thank you so much for the advice. That looks awesome!
  3. Best answer selected by paintmav.
  4. phyco126 said:


    That looks like an awesome deal also.
  5. Shop around on ebay for some good deals, usually some people sell pc parts for alot less than anywhere else
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