Howdy all,Iam looking for a place to buy a "GAMER".I have had an Alienware,not sure if I want another.Does anyone have any suggestions?Does anyone know anything about this place.http://www.ibuypower.com/mall/lobby.htm Thank you.
First off, if you don't want to build your own....well, at least consider building your own.
Second, check out resellerratings.com no matter what you do. The <A HREF="http://www.resellerratings.com/seller2001.html" target="_new">place you mentioned</A> is below average. The only thing they appear to have going for them is price. There are much worse though.
Third, search for threads on this board. You'll find that people had problems with Alienware, VoodooPC is too expensive, Dell is decent if don't opt for their budget PC's, Falcon is favorable, and Compaq is the plague unless you buy their servers. There's not much word about Gateway on here. E-machines, I don't know much, but I think your warrenty is void if you open the case (that's not good for upgradeability).
Be wary of proprietary parts. Vendors that use proprietary parts will limit your upgradeablility. I know that Dell and Compaq, at the very least used proprietary parts. Not sure if they still do.
If you can build your own, have the time to learn, or know somebody (family or friend) who can, I would go that route. If you want an amazing PC, the sure fire way to do it is to pick every part yourself.
zenatek look ridiculously expensive... I find that alienware is way over-priced as well. To the point where you will save 500$ US if you buy from somewhere else. http://www.ibuypower.com/mall/lobby.htm looks good, do they ship to canada?
I talked with them on the phone and its pretty clear why theres an extra price. The support and assitance you get is really good. They also explained to me that one reaso the price is higher is because the components may appear the same but they usually include new things that arent standard on other computers like support for SATA. They make it with all the best stuff out there...I think I might purchase one....I am happy with them.