hp or alienware?

piantroades

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hey people, i have narrowed it down 2 to pre built systems, the hp (specs given here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03957865&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=5400355) and the alienware x51 which is the one with an i7 3770 with gtx 660. which would you'll recommend , as a better pc on the whole , the alienware costs about a 150$ more though
thanks in advance
 

MikeYFItalian

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I built my first system back in March, and it has been kicking ever since. At first I had no idea how to build, then I researched it a bit. It took me 3 hours to build because I wanted the build to look nice. Take a shot at building it because you'll save money.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($127.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.65 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($253.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N53 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $940.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-13 18:54 EST-0500)
 

piantroades

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n by that u mean graphics card right, but i could stick a good one into the hp for a 150$?
does that make the 2 equal? or is the aleinware still better?
 

MikeYFItalian

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I would definitely recommend building a PC yourself. It's a lot easier than most people think. You save a ton of money doing it yourself. You should be able to get a build with an 8350 and a GTX 770 for around $925. If you want the 760, which is a bit worse, you can get it for $100 less. Keep in mind that the 770 comes with 3 free games. If you buy it pre-built it doesn't come with those games.
 

MikeYFItalian

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I built my first system back in March, and it has been kicking ever since. At first I had no idea how to build, then I researched it a bit. It took me 3 hours to build because I wanted the build to look nice. Take a shot at building it because you'll save money.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($127.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.65 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($253.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N53 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $940.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-13 18:54 EST-0500)
 

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