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Old 21-10-09, 01:32 AM
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Alienware VS Custom pc

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Now i am wanting to make or buy a new computer for gaming/ autodesk inventor. But i am thinking if i should make it or buy a alienware (alienware aurora) for $3000. What do you guys think?

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Old 21-10-09, 01:35 AM
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i am building my first build and im glad i choose to take the time/effort to do research. although i am a noob i have learned alot....so my suggestion would be to build your own and take the time to mod the case to your personal style.
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Old 21-10-09, 01:42 AM
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for the best value you should realy build your own, im sure people would be happy to nock up a rough outline system for your budget
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Old 21-10-09, 06:50 PM
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I doubt anyone on this forum would suggest spending insane amounts of money on a pre-built PC, when you could build a similar specced one for half the price usually!
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Old 21-10-09, 07:05 PM
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Build your own. Alienware are horrifically over-priced.
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Old 21-10-09, 07:08 PM
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all pre-built PC'S are overpriced
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Old 21-10-09, 08:08 PM
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Hey guys,

Now i am wanting to make or buy a new computer for gaming/ autodesk inventor. But i am thinking if i should make it or buy a alienware (alienware aurora) for $3000. What do you guys think?
Personally I would build your own, that way you can do some research and make sure you get the best available for your money, also you can make sure that the machine you build is upgradable.

Generally a shop bought PC will not be as cost effective as you will probably find in 3 years time you need to build a new machine as the case and parts are not as upgradable. If you build your own and get decent parts you can just add more ram or a better gcard, or if you want a complete new build you can still use your case.

Also if you build your own you will learn alot more and wont have to pay someone in a shop for future upgrades or to repair your PC.

Personally I also think the alienware cases have had there day. They were very nice back in the day of beige boxes but you can get a lot better looking cases for your money these days.

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Old 21-10-09, 09:02 PM
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I agree with all the posts above but I would just like to say that it is easier to buy a pre-built PC if you feel this is going to be too hard or confusing etc.
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Old 22-10-09, 06:46 PM
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For $3k wow this is Simple dude PM me if u want the parts to buy. Tell me how much you would want it also. And also if you dont wanna go through the not so much hassle of building it I live in the US if you just might happen too. Been trying to make a company so far I have the LLC for it and stuff so I can sell you a legit computer. Ive built about 8 so far and I do offer help if for some reason it doesnt come to life one morning when you turn it on. I would do it just so I can get more Computer Knowledge

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Old 22-10-09, 07:17 PM
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If you're really going pre-build use Mesh or Scan or Novatech - at least they use decent parts
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