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December 30, 2009 2:14:51 PM


Alienware Aurora

Starting Price $1,598


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As low as $48/month*1
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Preliminary Ship Date: 1/18/2010

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Alienware Aurora




Date 12/30/2009 10:13:34 AM Central Standard Time

Catalog Number 29 Retail 19


Catalog Number / Description Product Code Qty SKU Id



Chassis Color:
Lunar Shadow, Alienware Aurora Chassis LS875W 1 [313-8333] 9


2nd Processor:
Intel® Core™ i7 920 2.66GHz (8MB Cache) Quad Core Processor DI7920 1 [317-1885] 2


Alienware Aurora:
Alienware Aurora Desktop AD875H 1 [224-6493] 1


Operating Systems:
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English AW7HP6E 1 [317-2818][330-4769][420-6436][420-9691][421-2064] 11


Cooling Option:
Alienware™ High-Performance Liquid Cooling LC 1 [317-1904] 823


Video Cards:
Single 1GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 240 GTS240 1 [320-0858] 6


Memory:
6GB Triple Channel 1067MHz DDR3 6G1063D 1 [317-1893] 3


Hard Drive:
640GB - SATA-II, 3Gb/s, 7,200RPM, 16MB Cache HDD 640S 1 [341-0435] 8


Optical Drive:
Single Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability 24DVDRW 1 [313-8339][421-0974][421-0975] 16


Sound Card:
Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Xtreme Audio VXFIM 1 [313-8948] 17


Monitors:
23-inch S2309W Widescreen Digital Flat Panel Monitor S2309W 1 [320-7846] 5


Keyboard:
Alienware Multi-Media Keyboard AWMM 1 [330-6074] 4


Mouse:
Alienware Optical Mouse, MG100 AWLMMG1 1 [330-6082] 12


Hardware Support Services:
1 Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis S1OS 1 [421-1721][905-6137][906-5260][906-6980][988-7347][990-8029] 29


Adobe Software:
Adobe Acrobat Reader AAREAD 1 [410-1867] 15


AlienFX:
AlienFX Color, Quasar Blue AXCQSBL 1 [313-8750] 14


Avatar:
Alien Cyborg AVTRCBG 1 [421-1427] 21


Wallpaper:
Alienhead Chrome Red WLPCHR 1 [421-1438] 110


Factory Installed Games:
Steam and Portal™ Factory Installed STMSW 1 [421-1443] 73


Automatic Updates:
Automatic Updates: Enabled AUTOON 1 [330-6348] 20


Security Software:
McAfee® VirusScan Plus – 30-Day Free Trial (English) MCAW30D 1 [410-0311] 2


Is this a fair deal? Alienware.

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December 30, 2009 2:57:51 PM

I wouldn't pay that price. It's got low end RAM, and a mid grade video card.
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December 30, 2009 3:09:33 PM

aford10 said:
I wouldn't pay that price. It's got low end RAM, and a mid grade video card.

Do you have any other suggestions for places or machines to purchase? I prefer a warranty that is extendable, building myself is not an option.
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December 30, 2009 3:24:53 PM

Ibuypower is a decent company.
http://www.ibuypower.com/

Cyberpower is ok
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/

You may even want to look at Dell's XPS line.

Building yourself isn't all that complicated. If you have a friend who is willing to help, you can get a nicer system for less. I'm sure if you throw $50 at someone, they'll help you build one. The parts will all have a manufacturer's warranty.
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December 30, 2009 3:32:27 PM

aford10 said:
Ibuypower is a decent company.
http://www.ibuypower.com/

Cyberpower is ok
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/

You may even want to look at Dell's XPS line.

Building yourself isn't all that complicated. If you have a friend who is willing to help, you can get a nicer system for less. I'm sure if you throw $50 at someone, they'll help you build one. The parts will all have a manufacturer's warranty.

Do either of them offer good financing deals such as Dell does.
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December 30, 2009 3:55:33 PM

I see Ibuypower has the 'bill me later' option. That's a nice payment option. You don't have to make any payments for a certain number of months (it usually depends on the purchase price). As long as you pay it off by the end of your term, you don't pay any interest.

Newegg.com is also a very good place to buy, and has a few different payment methods. If I remember right, anything over $800, is eligeable for a 1 year bill me later account.
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December 30, 2009 5:16:18 PM

aford10 said:
I see Ibuypower has the 'bill me later' option. That's a nice payment option. You don't have to make any payments for a certain number of months (it usually depends on the purchase price). As long as you pay it off by the end of your term, you don't pay any interest.

Newegg.com is also a very good place to buy, and has a few different payment methods. If I remember right, anything over $800, is eligeable for a 1 year bill me later account.

Where can I find a great build for around $1k that will run games at max setting, MMORPGS mainly, and Crysis 2 but that won't need to be at max setting.
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December 30, 2009 5:49:19 PM

This would do the job, but it wouldn't leave much room in the budget for a monitor, and is currently out of stock.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is a nice system, and leaves some room for a monitor. The video card supports dx11, which is nice. I'm not a huge fan of the Athlon CPU, but it'll get the job done.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Paladin E and Paladin F systems on the specials page here are both pretty good deals.
http://www.ibuypower.com/
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December 30, 2009 6:00:18 PM

aford10 said:
This would do the job, but it wouldn't leave much room in the budget for a monitor, and is currently out of stock.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is a nice system, and leaves some room for a monitor. The video card supports dx11, which is nice. I'm not a huge fan of the Athlon CPU, but it'll get the job done.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Paladin E and Paladin F systems on the specials page here are both pretty good deals.
http://www.ibuypower.com/

Which one is the best option and do you have any rigs that include and Intel I7?

Which moniters are HD enabled and are or over 22" that are great quality that you know of?

Thanks for all your help bro.
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December 30, 2009 7:47:12 PM

If it fits into your budget, this is a very nice monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

I don't have any i7 systems yet. My next upgrade will likely have one.

I would choose this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's expected to be in stock by the 1st. It's got a high end graphics card, the phenom II 955 is a very good CPU, and a 1TB drive.

If you don't like all those options, you can go to ibuypower and configure your own. The price seems to be cheaper with newegg though.
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December 30, 2009 9:25:13 PM

aford10 said:
If it fits into your budget, this is a very nice monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

I don't have any i7 systems yet. My next upgrade will likely have one.

I would choose this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's expected to be in stock by the 1st. It's got a high end graphics card, the phenom II 955 is a very good CPU, and a 1TB drive.

If you don't like all those options, you can go to ibuypower and configure your own. The price seems to be cheaper with newegg though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is nice.


Also can you give me a review of CyberPowerPC vs IBuyPower and which builds on the two sites and the best bargains for gaming?
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December 30, 2009 11:44:12 PM

Man, I would go with your original Alienware setup over any of the IBuyPower or CyberPower PC's. The memory is not an issue unless you plan on overclocking it. I would either just finance the extra money for a better vid card, or scale back somewhere to allow for the better video card. Watercooling is nice, but not really necessary unless you're overclocking. You really want at least an nVidia GTX 260 or ATI 5850 level card, if your system is for gaming.

Just my opinion, but I think you would be happier than with the Alienware even if it costs a little more.
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December 30, 2009 11:54:31 PM

bornin77 said:
Man, I would go with your original Alienware setup over any of the IBuyPower or CyberPower PC's. The memory is not an issue unless you plan on overclocking it. I would either just finance the extra money for a better vid card, or scale back somewhere to allow for the better video card. Watercooling is nice, but not really necessary unless you're overclocking. You really want at least an nVidia GTX 260 or ATI 5850 level card, if your system is for gaming.

Just my opinion, but I think you would be happier than with the Alienware even if it costs a little more.



Alienware Aurora

Starting Price $1,848

As low as $46/mo.
Dell Business Credit | Apply




Preliminary Ship Date: 1/18/2010

My Selections All Options
Alienware Aurora




Date 12/30/2009 7:53:34 PM Central Standard Time

Catalog Number 4 Retail 04


Catalog Number / Description Product Code Qty SKU Id



Chassis Color:
Cosmic Black, Alienware Aurora Chassis DSP875W 1 [313-8322] 9


2nd Processor:
Intel® Core™ i7 920 (2.66GHz, 8MB Cache) DI7920 1 [317-1885] 2


Alienware Aurora:
Alienware Aurora Desktop AD875B 1 [224-7579] 1


Operating Systems:
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English AW7HP6E 1 [317-2818][330-4769][420-6436][420-9691][421-2064] 11


Cooling Option:
Alienware® High-Performance Liquid Cooling LC 1 [317-1904] 823


Video Cards:
Single 1.8GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260 GTX260 1 [320-0862] 6


Memory:
6GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - (3x 2048MB) 6G1333D 1 [317-2663] 3


Hard Drive:
640GB - SATA-II, 3Gb/s, 7,200RPM, 16MB Cache HDD 640S 1 [341-0435] 8


Optical Drive:
Single Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability 24DVDRW 1 [313-8339][421-0974][421-0975] 16


Sound Card:
Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Xtreme Audio VXFIM 1 [313-8948] 17


Monitors:
21.5" Alienware OptX AW2210 Full HD Widescreen Monitor AW2210 1 [320-8253] 5


Keyboard:
Alienware Multi-Media Keyboard AWMM 1 [330-6074] 4


Mouse:
Alienware Optical Mouse, MG100 AWLMMG1 1 [330-6082] 12


Hardware Support Services:
3 Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis Q3YOS 1 [421-1724][905-6127][905-6762][905-6878][905-8372][906-5260][906-6970] 29


Adobe Software:
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 9.0 Multi-Language AAREAD 1 [410-1867] 15


AlienFX:
AlienFX Color, Quasar Blue AXCQSBL 1 [313-8750] 14


Avatar:
Alien Cyborg AVTRCBG 1 [421-1427] 21


Wallpaper:
Alienhead Chrome Red WLPCHR 1 [421-1438] 110


Factory Installed Games:
Steam and Portal™ Factory Installed STMSW 1 [421-1443] 73


Automatic Updates:
Automatic Updates: Enabled AUTOON 1 [330-6348] 20

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How is that rig for $1,848
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December 31, 2009 2:21:19 AM

bornin77 said:
Man, I would go with your original Alienware setup over any of the IBuyPower or CyberPower PC's. The memory is not an issue unless you plan on overclocking it. I would either just finance the extra money for a better vid card, or scale back somewhere to allow for the better video card. Watercooling is nice, but not really necessary unless you're overclocking. You really want at least an nVidia GTX 260 or ATI 5850 level card, if your system is for gaming.

Just my opinion, but I think you would be happier than with the Alienware even if it costs a little more.


RAM can be iffy to get a stable OC. The higher frequency RAM doesn't provide a huge boost in all applications, but it does in some. The faster RAM is also better for OC purposes. So yes, the RAM is an issue.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-870-1156,24...

Look at some of the benchmarks. The Phenom II 955 is right there with the i7 920, and beats it in most apps.
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-desktop-cpu-cha...

The Ibuypower gamer extreme has a gtx 275, which has plenty of power to play his games.

For $600 less, I would definitely go with the system that I linked.
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December 31, 2009 2:23:26 AM

brian1775 said:
Alienware Aurora

Starting Price $1,848

As low as $46/mo.
Dell Business Credit | Apply



How is that rig for $1,848



The first alienware system was overpriced. This one is just a ripoff.
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