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  1. #16
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    Nonononononono

    ALWAYS build your own desktop.

    Laptop gaming is Asus, MSI, or go home.

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    The one thing that always intrigued me about Alienware was their machines that were liquid cooled. Do other companies do this? Is this feature actually functional or was it just a gimmick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk27 View Post
    The one thing that always intrigued me about Alienware was their machines that were liquid cooled. Do other companies do this? Is this feature actually functional or was it just a gimmick?
    radiators work and is needed for pushing components to the limit

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    Do what I did build your own mine cost 700 and I feel good knowing I built it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk27 View Post
    The one thing that always intrigued me about Alienware was their machines that were liquid cooled. Do other companies do this? Is this feature actually functional or was it just a gimmick?
    It's like 80$ to do it yourself.

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    Like many have said, build your own or check out Tiger Direct and see if they are running any specials. I got my PC off of tiger direct last summer and love it!

    props to VCU for the sig!

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    Nononononononononononononono.

    NO.

    Build your own.

    newegg.com
    microcenter.com

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    To Build your own Desktop requires some knowledge and a decent time investment (if you do it the first time). The advantages are, you learn something about computer hardware, maybe have some fun with it. You will save some money and get exactly what you need. If something doesn't work, troubleshooting can be a pain, if you lack the experience and don't have spare parts.

    If you decide to Build your own Rig, which is a nice thing to do if you're into it, don't try to save on the Power Supply or the Motherboard. Both have a wide range of choices available and it's tempting to try to save some cash on them. But a bad Power Supply or one that is to weak, can ruin the whole setup. A cheap motherboard can be unstable and be possibly performance limiting. A good case can make the assembly more convenient but will also cost a lot more.

    As for Alienware they're not much more then a branded Dell, so if you can find a similar desktop from a reputable manufacturer for less, take it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman View Post
    To Build your own Desktop requires some knowledge and a decent time investment (if you do it the first time). The advantages are, you learn something about computer hardware, maybe have some fun with it. You will save some money and get exactly what you need. If something doesn't work, troubleshooting can be a pain, if you lack the experience and don't have spare parts.

    If you decide to Build your own Rig, which is a nice thing to do if you're into it, don't try to save on the Power Supply or the Motherboard. Both have a wide range of choices available and it's tempting to try to save some cash on them. But a bad Power Supply or one that is to weak, can ruin the whole setup. A cheap motherboard can be unstable and be possibly performance limiting. A good case can make the assembly more convenient but will also cost a lot more.

    As for Alienware they're not much more then a branded Dell, so if you can find a similar desktop from a reputable manufacturer for less, take it.
    Or you can just go to cyber power and build it there and get help here from guys like DB/Alex/1800 or even from the cyber power forum itself. No need to know anything and if anything goes wrong just send it back and they repair it.

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    You'd be surprised at how easy it is to build your own computer.

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    Yeah I build all my computers it's easy fun and you can customize it how u want....unless u don't know how too

    And yes ASUS is king for laptop now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezio View Post
    Build your own. Think someone here build one in the past off Newegg and it was around 600, I think.
    I built my moms CPU off of Tiger Direct (full Home Theater with BLU Ray and Graphics card) for $595.

    Alienwares are NOT worth it. They're great quality, but have an inflated price tag. Build your own and save a grand.
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    Do you like Dells in a nice case?


    Build your own.
    Quote Originally Posted by HaruSoul View Post
    You'd be surprised at how easy it is to build your own computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaruSoul View Post
    You'd be surprised at how easy it is to build your own computer.
    This, youtube will be your best friend.

    It's like an hour or 2. Maybe 3 if you hit a snag.

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    I built my rig from Newegg. Cost me about $800. Thats much cheaper than Alienware with the same, if not better performance.

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