Help Buying a gaming computer...

Im going to buy a decent gaming computer (that i wont have to replace any time soon) and i just wanted to know if these specs are good(and for the price) before i buy. thank you, N

PROCESSOR 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3820 (10M Cache, Overclocked up to 4.1 GHz) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English edit
MEMORY 8GB (4 X 2GB) Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz edit
VIDEO CARD 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 7870 edit
HARD DRIVE 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s edit
MONITOR Dell U2312HM 23-Inch UltraSharp™ Monitor edit
SOUND CARD Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio edit
WIRELESS & BLUETOOTH 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 EDR USB Combo Adapter edit
OPTICAL DRIVE Single Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability edit
My Software & Accessories
CHASSIS Alienware Aurora with ALX Chassis edit
ALIENFX AlienFX Color, Quasar Blue edit
WALLPAPER Alien Schematic edit
PRE-INSTALLED SOFTWARE Steam Factory Installed and Steam Extra Content edit
KEYBOARD Alienware Multi-Media Keyboard edit
MOUSE Alienware Optical Mouse, MG100 edit
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  1. bump...=(
  2. Good configuration just trying opting for a SSD for better performance
  3. Solid build outside the no SSD.

    There is no price listed though. I am interested in how much you are overpaying by buying an alienware.
  4. I recommend don't buy an alien ware go for a assembled system.
    The money you will pay for the alien-ware in the same price you will get a better system

    CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $204.99
    CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 612 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $41.99
    Motherboard ASRock Z77 Professional ATX LGA1155 $194.99
    Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 $99.99
    Storage Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" SSD $89.99
    Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 3.5" 10000RPM $219.98
    Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB $384.98
    Case Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower $119.99
    Power Supply Cooler Master 720W ATX12V $79.99
    Optical Drive Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $99.99
    Monitor LG E2241VB-BN 21.5" $163.95
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) $129.99
    Total: $1830.82
  5. Agreed. Alienware is a rip off for what you get. build one yourself, its better.
  6. Honestly and i7 is not worth it unless you are going to be doing some heavy duty photo or HD video editing. I only do those occasionally and im fine with my i3, and i5 is great for gaming since most games don't even use the cores available in the i7 they are completely useless.
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