Originally Posted by name='Dja'
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.