Dell Introduces its Meatiest Alienware Desktop Yet

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southernshark

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Sounds cool except for the Blueray player/burner. I would cut that out. Who still uses spinning disks??? Time to leave the disk era behind us. If you want to transport something use a thumbdrive or SD card. Forget da disk.
 

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Intel® Core™ i7-3930K (Six Core, 12MB Cache) Overclocked up to 3.9Ghz [Included in Price]
Intel® Core™ i7-3930K (Six Core, 12MB Cache) Overclocked up to 4.1Ghz [Add $150.00 or $5.00/month1]

Oh man. $150 for 200Mhz? Good one. Go to the Elite one, customise -> CPU if you want to see.
 

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[citation][nom]southernshark[/nom]Sounds cool except for the Blueray player/burner. I would cut that out. Who still uses spinning disks??? Time to leave the disk era behind us. If you want to transport something use a thumbdrive or SD card. Forget da disk.[/citation]
I bet more people may consider blu ray now that hard drives are more expensive and harder to come by.
 

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[citation][nom]blubbey[/nom]Intel® Core™ i7-3930K (Six Core, 12MB Cache) Overclocked up to 3.9Ghz [Included in Price] Intel® Core™ i7-3930K (Six Core, 12MB Cache) Overclocked up to 4.1Ghz [Add $150.00 or $5.00/month1]Oh man. $150 for 200Mhz? Good one. Go to the Elite one, customise -> CPU if you want to see.[/citation]
and it's only overclocking not a processor upgrade
 

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[citation][nom]gmcizzle[/nom]You can't even choose your motherboard with these, fail.[/citation]

dell uses custom motherboards manufactured by ASUS not the regular motherboards you buy, you cannot find any of those motherboards because they are designed by (or for) Dell and dell doesn't sell motherboards alone
 

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[citation][nom]__-_-_-__[/nom]yet just another overpriced pc from AW.let's do some math.PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7-3960X (Six Core Extreme, 15MB Cache) Overclocked up to 4.2Ghz editOPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate, 64Bit, English editVIDEO CARD Dual 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon™ HD 6950 - AMD CrossFireX™ Enabled editHARD DRIVE 512GB RAID 0 (2x 256GB SATA 6Gb/s) Solid State Drive editMEDIA READER 19-in-1 Media Card Reader editMONITOR 24.0” Dell U2410 UltraSharp™ Full HD MonitorCHASSIS COLOR Alienware Aurora with ALX Chassis MEMORY 16GB Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz$5,109.00newegg:corsair H100 $120windows 7 ultimate $190Dell ultrasharp u2410 $550patriot extreme 16gb 4x4gb 1600 $89samsung 830 2x 256gb $860COOLER MASTER HAF full tower $200intel core i7-3960X $10452x 6950 2gb $510asus rampage III formula $256$3,162.905100-3165= $1935$2k overpriceI can't believe people really buy this shit.[/citation]
you need an ASUS rampage IV formula to run the 3960X/3930K
 

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[citation][nom]__-_-_-__[/nom]5100-3165= $1935

$2k overprice

I can't believe people really buy this shit.[/citation]

and dell gets their parts at lower prices than what newegg is selling them for.
 

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[citation][nom]TheCapulet[/nom]Of course, they don't mention the 120%+ markup on the base model, and the 5-600% markup on the fully loaded config. Why even market this here, Dell? Alienware stopped being relevant when newegg was born.[/citation]
Not to those who don't know how to assemble. I assemble my desktop, but those who can't have to pay through their nose for it. Really sad!
 

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I build my own rigs but can see the benifits of having a rig that's warrantied, tested to work right, etc. I love researching, building and getting it to run correctly but a lot of people don't have that amount of time or patience. Sure you can build something a lot faster for cheaper, but can you guaruntee that you won't have to maintain it regularly with all the little nudges and patches that go into a patchwork built system? With the alienware, dell will automatically update everything needed for you, and as they've (supposedly) done all the work and have components that are supposed to work well together.
 

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[citation][nom]jlanger[/nom]I build my own rigs but can see the benifits of having a rig that's warrantied, tested to work right, etc. I love researching, building and getting it to run correctly but a lot of people don't have that amount of time or patience. Sure you can build something a lot faster for cheaper, but can you guaruntee that you won't have to maintain it regularly with all the little nudges and patches that go into a patchwork built system? With the alienware, dell will automatically update everything needed for you, and as they've (supposedly) done all the work and have components that are supposed to work well together.[/citation]

No excuse to pay that much, they're websites out there like www.cyberpowerpc.com and www.ibuypower.com that will build this rig for $2k less. These 2 websites are the best out there IMO that won't charge an arm and leg to build you a boss ass rig.
 

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alienware always takes a good premium to built a rig . I can built the almost same config from newegg a lot cheaper(without any blackfriday or cybersunday or any other combo offers)
 

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[citation][nom]TheCapulet[/nom]Of course, they don't mention the 120%+ markup on the base model, and the 5-600% markup on the fully loaded config. Why even market this here, Dell? Alienware stopped being relevant when newegg was born.[/citation]
i got an alienware years ago, 2000~$ with a 10% off, and a 500$ off christmass special.
in total i got it for 700$ off the cost, and it was actually cheaper to buy from them than to build my own.

[citation][nom]greghome[/nom]my bad, 20USD for 125GB, but then again, you'll need 5 Blu-ray drives to read them all at once, and it'll still be slower, not to mention the fragility of Discs as oppose to SSDs[/citation]

i uses discs to store large files that go together, not everything that i can think of.

right now i use dvds, and am looking at bluray to hit 50cents a disc

i trust discs over hdds, and if 1 disc breaks, its not to hard to get the files again, and its only 4gb if a hdd breaks, thats at least 1tb of data gone (i will not buy a sub tb hdd)

 

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Cyberpowerpc or ibuypowerpc would be a more economical option than this.

[citation][nom]rohitbaran[/nom]Not to those who don't know how to assemble. I assemble my desktop, but those who can't have to pay through their nose for it. Really sad![/citation]
 

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[citation][nom]__-_-_-__[/nom]$2k overpriceI can't believe people really buy this shit.[/citation]
I believe that you forgot the PSU, but I get the point -- we could cherry pick all day and still come under the Alienware price.

Alienware (Dell) is also has service and support, and is meant for people who don't system build, don't know how to troubleshoot problems, and want to game along with the rest of the big-boys.
 

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Here's what you get for $3600 on www.cyberpowerpc.com and it's completely assembled for you and comes with a 3 year warrenty. Also tech support if needed. Still don't get why some people are defending Alienware.

Case: * CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced Mid-Tower Gaming Case (Black Color) (choose whatever case you want)
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Extreme Edition 3.30 GHz 15MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)
Cooling Fan: CoolIT ECO II-240 Extreme Performance Liquid Cooling System 240MM Radiator & Dual Fans
Motherboard: (3-Way SLI Support) Gigabyte X79-UD3 Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ UEFI DualBIOS, Dolby Home Theater 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 4 Gen3 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI
Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory Module (Kingston HyperX)
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
Video Card 2: AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
Video Card 3: AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
Power Supply Upgrade: * 1,000 Watts - Thermaltake TP-1000M ToughPower Modular, 80 Plus Silver Certified, Quad SLI Ready, CrossfireX Ready & Active PFC Power Supply
Hard Drive: 96 GB Kingston SSDNOW V+ Series SATA-II 3.0Gb/s SSD - 230MB/s Read & 180MB/s Write (96GB x 2 (192GB Capacity) Raid 0 Extreme Performance)
Data Hard Drive:
2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
Optical Drive: LG UH12LS28K 12X Blu-Ray Player & DVDRW Combo Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Rush Service: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS
 
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