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Which computer should I get

Total: 8 votes (4 blank votes)

  • Falcon Northwest
  • 40 %
  • Digital Storm
  • 20 %
  • Realm Computers
  • 40 %
  • Alienware
  • 0 %
November 9, 2009 1:09:22 AM

Hey guys, I need help deciding on a new computer as I was waiting until Windows 7 came out.

Right now I have xp pro but probably only get the regular edition of windows 7 this time. :pfff: 

Also, im kinda on a $2200 budget so cant really go much further than that.

going to post links so you guys can help me out.

Need a quad(probably intel) and at least 4gb of ram.

http://www.falcon-nw.com/
http://www.digitalstormonline.com/
http://www.realmcomputers.com/
http://alienware.com/


which of these should i go for? and should i get an nvidia card or amd card. :whistle: 

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November 9, 2009 2:01:01 PM

my suggestion would be to buy your own parts and build your own. If your budget is that high, you can save alot of money.

My i7 920, 12gb, 300gb ( velociraptor) 2gb 4870 build was maybe $1100 total including a 23'' lcd.

If you really want an alienware though, just realise that you can build your own equivalent system for probably 2/3 or maybe less money.
November 10, 2009 4:12:50 AM

I too would encourage you to build your own - but it does take an interest and committment of time. In return you get a computer at much lower cost, which you can later upgrade at an even greater savings (less than half the cost of store bought if you reuse basic components like case, DVD, and PSU and upgrade only the the mobo, CPU, and RAM - the things that change). You also get personal satisfaction, a feeling of accomplishment, confidence in doing upgrades -after a total build changing out components is easy, and no bloatware. Off course you don't get a single point of contact to fix problems and will spend several days total by the time you configure the system, order and receive parts, and assembly and test the computer, and troubleshoot glitches, if any, along the way.

If you still want store bought - and it is the best option for most who do not want to invest the time - then from your list I would say that Alienware and Falcon both have excellent reputations but are also about the most expensive computers you can buy - the other two I have not heard of.

I suggest also considering CyberPower PC. The let you configure your own system using quality components and the prices are reasonable. You should be able to get a top flight system from them for under $1500 - depending on your requirements off course.

You can go there and "look around" or tell us your requirements and I will be glad to help you configure a system. If you choose the later, please first go to the forum for Hardware/Home Built Systems/New System Build and read the stickee posted at the top that describes how to best define your requirements so others can help. Then post that info on this forum and we can help. Or if you choose, post it on the New Sysem Build forum as the component selection process is similar to configuring a home built - you just have a liimited range of options with CyberPower - but a good range of options for quality components that you will see are exactly like those being recommended for BYO systems.
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November 12, 2009 3:24:47 AM

Falcon isn't a bad brand from what I have read about them. However, like others are saying, you should definitely look into building your own. You can have all the features in one of the above-mentioned brands for half the cost. Tom's is a great place to start to learn about building your own machine, i.e. tons of supports and tutorials.
November 12, 2009 1:31:20 PM

Missing the build it yourself option in the pool.

If you buy the parts from a local computer shop, you can cheat and pay him 100$ (or less) to assemble it for you ;) 

Garanty with manufacturer...
November 25, 2009 3:01:42 PM

Build it yourself. Save $300
November 25, 2009 3:09:56 PM

C00lIT said:
Missing the build it yourself option in the pool.


Or the standard "None of the above".
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