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CygnusX
What you get for $999 at Alienware (Aurora 3500 model)

-AMD AthlonÖ 64 3000+ Processor (No mentioning of boxed version)

This is worth $120

-Microsoft« Windows« XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2

This is worth $100 (Although you can easily get a pirated version but meh)

-90-Day AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support (fucking bullshit)

This is worth nothing

-Alienware« 460 Watt Max Power Supply

No specifications mentioned, so nothing to show off with. That indicates it's a cheap budget fucker, worth $50

-Alienware« Mid-Tower Chassis - Black - May delay your order

Not much slots and expanding capabilities, worth $50

-Alienware« motherboard based on VIA K8T800 Pro chipset

Ha. Haha. VIA is a budget brand. This shit is worth $100

-ATI RADEONÖ 9550SE 128MB

This is totally laughable. An AGP card? Give me a break. SE is the cut down version of the 9550. SE is kind of like, sucky edition. Crap for gaming. Worth a lousy $60

-512MB Single Channel Low-Latency DDR PC-3200 at 400MHz - 1 x 512MB (They do NOT mention a brand name!)

Brandless 512MB Sticks come at $40.

-80GB Serial ATA 7,200 RPM w/8MB Cache

80GB? That's alot of storage....NOT! No brand mentioned, worth $60

-16x DVD-ROM Drive with Software DVD Decoder
They do NOT mention a brand name! These are cheap as hell, $25
-Integrated 5.1 High-Performance Audio with Digital Out

This is already on the motherboard, so it's a worthless mentioning, worth nothing.

-3.5" 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive - Black

No shit Sherlock, these come at $8

Microsoft« Basic Keyboard Black

Yawn, $10

Microsoft« Basic Optical Mouse Black

Big yawn, $10

To sum it all up:

Alienware Sells you $633 for $999!

Bunch of retarded fuckers.
Nanook
I'm glad someone finally went through and did that, the quicker people learn Alienware = Rip Off the better
psych°
$633 + $50 to get someone to put it toghter if you don't no how = $683

It was obvious it was a rip.
Kuwong
i understand alienware is a rip off, but 80gb hard drive too small? suits me fine, and an agp 128 mb graphics card shit for gaming? i can run vice quite well on my stock graphics card with a 64 mb memory. so some of your opinions are a bit over the top.
Nanook
QUOTE(Kuwong @ Aug 15 2005, 04:09 PM)
i understand alienware is a rip off, but 80gb hard drive too small? suits me fine, and an agp 128 mb graphics card shit for gaming? i can run vice quite well on my stock graphics card with a 64 mb memory. so some of your opinions are a bit over the top.
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I have 300GB and it's 20% free, which will disappear soon ohmy.gif
psych°
QUOTE(Nanook @ Aug 15 2005, 04:10 PM)
QUOTE(Kuwong @ Aug 15 2005, 04:09 PM)
i understand alienware is a rip off, but 80gb hard drive too small? suits me fine, and an agp 128 mb graphics card shit for gaming? i can run vice quite well on my stock graphics card with a 64 mb memory. so some of your opinions are a bit over the top.
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I have 300GB and it's 20% free, which will disappear soon ohmy.gif
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i have a 146GB one and its full i need another 300GB one.
Kuwong
fuck. i thought i used alot of space, but it still suits me find, so im not worried. and like i said for the graphics card, im sure alot of people have agp's with 128mb memory and they play games fine.
cuda is your boi
QUOTE(Kuwong @ Aug 15 2005, 03:09 PM)
i understand alienware is a rip off, but 80gb hard drive too small? suits me fine, and an agp 128 mb graphics card shit for gaming? i can run vice quite well on my stock graphics card with a 64 mb memory. so some of your opinions are a bit over the top.
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VC isn't a proper game for you to test your graphic card...
Kuwong
yeah but i dont play many pc games either, and yes i know none of them would run half life or something, but it still suits me fine. Im getting a new one, and i will most likely get one with a memory size of 256 mb.
psych°
QUOTE(Kuwong @ Aug 15 2005, 04:19 PM)
yeah but i dont play many pc games either, and yes i know none of them would run half life or something, but it still suits me fine. Im getting a new one, and i will most likely get one with a memory size of 256 mb.
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What is your point here exactly, all your showing is that your stupid enough to buy a rip off computer.
CygnusX
The point is, the claim of their 'High Performance Gaming PC' is wrong, that videocard is absolutely not capable of living up to that.
Kuwong
my point is, you dont need high class components to run a simple pc game. im not trying to run the worlds best pc with over 500gb hard drives, or graphics capable of playing a game higher then expected, i just want a pc that does what i want. im not like you psycho, my life doesnt revolve around having the "best" pc on the forums. Edit: also im not saying im buying an alienware, im just saying the components you called shit, are fine on their own. say whatever the fuck you like, but stuff like that is good enough for basic needs.
R3D_WUD
Nice comparison.

Plus the only reason I see why so many people buy it, ie my friend. He bought it basically for the cool case. dry.gif
Olisple
My pcs better than Psychos biggrin.gif , but i have a very good GFX card a Nvidia GeForce 6 Series and they claim a radeon 9550 is very good for gaming? Pfft >_<

"Nvidia, the way its meant to be played"
Edgecrusher
My Mum's comp has a 40Gb HDD shared between three people and it's not even 20% full...
Zacko
Most people who buy it are retards who just look at the case and think its a pretty colour, I always say if you want something done do it yourself in this case build your own computer instead of getting ripped off it's not that hard...
Nanook
My PC is nearly full as it records TV on there, Media Centre happy.gif
Olisple
QUOTE(Nanook @ Aug 15 2005, 06:11 PM)
My PC is nearly full as it records TV on there, Media Centre happy.gif
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dry.gif something i dont have
Zacko
QUOTE(Nanook @ Aug 15 2005, 06:11 PM)
My PC is nearly full as it records TV on there, Media Centre happy.gif
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Kinda off topic now but how much space does say the Simpsons take up?
Nanook
Some time examples taken from my recordings in my folder

CSI - Crime Scene Investigation = 1.23GB
Live 8 (UK & US) = 29.1GB
Scrubs = 427MB
Three To Tango = 2.18GB
Thunderbirds = 1.01GB
Lost In Space = 4.38GB

That should give you some idea of file sizes
Gazz

Nah i still like alienware getting one VERY SOON ( ONLY ú200 LEFT ) smile.gif

CygnusX
QUOTE(Gazz @ Aug 15 2005, 08:32 PM)
Nah i still like alienware getting one VERY SOON ( ONLY ú200 LEFT ) smile.gif
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Have fun stealing from yourself. Why are you so damn ignorant?
Gazz
IM NOT IGNORANT ohmy.gif

ITS just the fact that i have waited like 2/3 years for an alienware, and its a big step up from a Dell Dimension 2400.

I can see where ure coming from that it is a bit of a rip off, but coz ive waited soo long, i really want 2 stick 2 my alienware.
CygnusX
...fine! Then don't listen to me and waste that hard earned money. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Gazz
...okay, i will have a look around, i will post back when I have made up me mind...i suppose, making ure own PC is better in the long run.

Soz if i was arrogant earlier CygnusX smile.gif
R3D_WUD
QUOTE(CygnusX @ Aug 15 2005, 06:34 PM)
QUOTE(Gazz @ Aug 15 2005, 08:32 PM)
Nah i still like alienware getting one VERY SOON ( ONLY ú200 LEFT ) smile.gif
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Have fun stealing from yourself. Why are you so damn ignorant?
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I agree, your just kicking your bank account in the balls.
psych°
QUOTE(R3D_WUD @ Aug 15 2005, 08:11 PM)
QUOTE(CygnusX @ Aug 15 2005, 06:34 PM)
QUOTE(Gazz @ Aug 15 2005, 08:32 PM)
Nah i still like alienware getting one VERY SOON ( ONLY ú200 LEFT ) smile.gif
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Have fun stealing from yourself. Why are you so damn ignorant?
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I agree, your just kicking your bank account in the balls.
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I agree.

I need an external HDD actually so i can put films on it and stuff.
The Demon
Rockstart engourages you to buy Alienware it says somthing like "This game best works with Alienware" then give you a $50 discount. This is in the back of San Andreas for the PC version.
DAMIAN91
QUOTE(The Demon @ Aug 15 2005, 05:43 PM)
Rockstart engourages you to buy Alienware it says somthing like "This game best works with Alienware" then give you a $50 discount. This is in the back of San Andreas for the PC version.
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Probably paid them off to say it...
Nanook
QUOTE(psych° @ Aug 15 2005, 10:12 PM)
QUOTE(R3D_WUD @ Aug 15 2005, 08:11 PM)
QUOTE(CygnusX @ Aug 15 2005, 06:34 PM)
QUOTE(Gazz @ Aug 15 2005, 08:32 PM)
Nah i still like alienware getting one VERY SOON ( ONLY ú200 LEFT ) smile.gif
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Have fun stealing from yourself. Why are you so damn ignorant?
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I agree, your just kicking your bank account in the balls.
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I agree.

I need an external HDD actually so i can put films on it and stuff.
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Let me know what you get as I am looking for one, same reason
Das Himmler
I can build one cheaper than both of Alienware and topic creator :/
psych°
QUOTE(Das Himmler @ Aug 16 2005, 02:10 AM)
I can build one cheaper than both of Alienware and topic creator :/
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Ye but your a jew........................jews are always cheap.
XtortioN
QUOTE(Das Himmler @ Aug 15 2005, 09:10 PM)
I can build one cheaper than both of Alienware and topic creator :/
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Yea, but how good will it be?

You told me that you would build me one awhile ago. It wasn't too cheap though. Now go do it!
Das Himmler
QUOTE(Xtortion @ Aug 16 2005, 01:16 AM)
QUOTE(Das Himmler @ Aug 15 2005, 09:10 PM)
I can build one cheaper than both of Alienware and topic creator :/
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Yea, but how good will it be?

You told me that you would build me one awhile ago. It wasn't too cheap though. Now go do it!
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*looks at paypal account*

Ahem.
psych°
QUOTE(Das Himmler @ Aug 16 2005, 02:17 AM)
QUOTE(Xtortion @ Aug 16 2005, 01:16 AM)
QUOTE(Das Himmler @ Aug 15 2005, 09:10 PM)
I can build one cheaper than both of Alienware and topic creator :/
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Yea, but how good will it be?

You told me that you would build me one awhile ago. It wasn't too cheap though. Now go do it!
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*looks at paypal account*

Ahem.
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*Sends ú2.50 to paypal account*

Build me an uber gaming computer happy.gif
Das Himmler
Yer...thats like the cost of backup disks biggrin.gif
Kayess
QUOTE(Kuwong @ Aug 15 2005, 03:25 PM)
say whatever the fuck you like, but stuff like that is good enough for basic needs.
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exactly, BASIC needs not what they claim as a 'High Performance Gaming PC' hell my pc (when its built) will be better than that (minus hdd) and i would of paid 370 pound for it.
DeKo
get a shuttle, they pwn so much. even better, get p.... das to build one for you.
psych°
QUOTE(Kayess @ Aug 16 2005, 12:35 PM)
QUOTE(Kuwong @ Aug 15 2005, 03:25 PM)
say whatever the fuck you like, but stuff like that is good enough for basic needs.
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exactly, BASIC needs not what they claim as a 'High Performance Gaming PC' hell my pc (when its built) will be better than that (minus hdd) and i would of paid 370 pound for it.
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Your computer will never be built, you were suppost to build it for BF2 yet you still haven't finished it now.
Kayess
oh contrair, my powersupply has been dispatched, this time tommorow, or this time 2 days from now ill be shooting arabs on bf2 and playing the demo of cod (how its suposed to look, not how it barely looks ona 32mb card where most textures are black and whitre) happy.gif (no internet tho dry.gif)
selpy
Im seeing some spammish/trollish posts here... please stay on topic and contribute more than a few words.
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