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Alienware X51 with 22% discount (worth it now)

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December 5, 2012 6:32:34 PM

X51 with :
I3 2120 3.3 Ghz
6GB 1333 MHz
1 TB serial ATA
1GB GDDR5 GT 640
£450 Seems like good value to me, then again i know nothing compared to the guys here.
I have no clue as to the upgrade ability of the system.
How decently it would perform for my most played games, SWTOR, GW 2 Total War Series, FM 2013 and a few others.

Can have it with an
i5 3330 3.2 GHz / i5 3350 3.5 GHz
6 GB 1600 MHz / 8 GB 1600 MHz
£480 + £50 for 3350 + £30 for 8 GB

OR
i5 3450 3.5 GHz
8GB 1600 MHz
1.5GB GDDR5 GTX 660
£690

Advice on value, performance and a combination of both and finally other options for similar values?

Thanks C.

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December 5, 2012 9:26:56 PM

Even with the discount it's still a horrible deal. You could build the first X51 you listed, and only spend £235. Even adding the £60 for the OS, you'll still be saving money.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/r69Z

Please, never even consider Alienware, no matter how big the discount.
December 5, 2012 9:52:24 PM

They are not good deals EVER. Always building your own will net you a better system. at all of those price points you can build almost a twice as good system as what is listed there.
January 27, 2014 6:20:53 AM

DO not buy it alienware x51 is garbage i bought one 7-8 months ago still use it and all the components should not run together its so strange how a geforce gtx 645 runs off of 240w.... like cmon dell smarten up.