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    My New PC - Should I or Should I Not?

    Hey everyone, im new here but i can use some of you guys' advice!

    I'm looking at buying a new computer that can substantiate with all my news (gaming/homework), and i got my eyes on the Alienware Area 51 desktop. It looks insane and it runs about $1600.

    If any of you guys could give me suggestions, or why or why not i should buy this comp, i would definitely appreciate it!

    dell .com/us/p/alienware-area51-r2/pd


    that link will lead you directly to the pc i have my eyes on!! ^^^^^^

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    Absolutely not, you should build your own. You could get exponentially better specs for the money compared to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Democritus View Post
    Absolutely not, you should build your own. You could get exponentially better specs for the money compared to that.
    Thing is i have no idea how to get started. It looks really nice and the specs on it are pretty darn good to me bro.

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    From what I know about Alienware and their products
    is you'll find they're extremely overpriced
    and will find it more cost effective to
    build your own computer to handle the same
    games that an Alienware computer can, with the
    current gaming standards or flagship game requirements
    (GTAV /etc/) for a lot less than most Alienware computers. I mean
    for crying out loud they have products that range up to 5k when
    you can build a computer for ~$1300 that can handle most games
    mid-high settings.

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    Building a PC has much more value. You don't pay for the Alienware case/brand, and building your own is generally cheaper than prebuilts anyway. You'll ave yourself a bunch of money and you can put that money back into upgrades if you choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotic View Post
    From what I know about Alienware and their products
    is you'll find they're extremely overpriced
    and will find it more cost effective to
    build your own computer to handle the same
    games that an Alienware computer can, with the
    current gaming standards or flagship game requirements
    (GTAV /etc/) for a lot less than most Alienware computers. I mean
    for crying out loud they have products that range up to 5k when
    you can build a computer for ~$1300 that can handle most games
    mid-high settings.
    I understand bro, but my knowledge comes in the parts themselves, and not essentially assembling them. I have no idea where to even start if i were to try.


    But is it a good pc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doodimnutz View Post
    Thing is i have no idea how to get started. It looks really nice and the specs on it are pretty darn good to me bro.

    They look good but you could spend up to
    $500 bucks less and still have an 'as-good' computer for today's requirements
    for the most demanding applications and games.
    Hell, as I said in my initial post, GTAV at mid-high and the other most demanding games
    can be sufficed with a $1200-1300 computer.
    Getting started is going to ************.com and looking at parts that are compatible,
    fit your need, your budget,
    and save you money in comparison to Alienware products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Degree View Post
    Building a PC has much more value. You don't pay for the Alienware case/brand, and building your own is generally cheaper than prebuilts anyway. You'll ave yourself a bunch of money and you can put that money back into upgrades if you choose.
    But is the area 51 good?

    I mean you guys are the experts..

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    They look good but you could spend up to $500 bucks less and still have an 'as-good' computer for today's requirements for the most demanding applications and games. Hell, as I said in my initial post, GTAV at mid-high and the other most demanding games can be sufficed with a $1200-1300 computer. Getting started is going to ************.com and looking at parts that are compatible, fit your need, your budget, and save you money in comparison to Alienware products.
    Im starting college soon and hopefully my grant comes through, i just dont think i can manage to build a pc bro. Thats why i asked you guys for help regarding whether or not its a good pc as is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doodimnutz View Post
    But is the area 51 good?

    I mean you guys are the experts..

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    Im starting college soon and hopefully my grant comes through, i just dont think i can manage to build a pc bro. Thats why i asked you guys for help regarding whether or not its a good pc as is.
    To answer your question simply, yes,
    the specs it has are good, just the price they're selling the computer for is not.
    So yes, if you don't really mind a budget and
    you want really good specs that can definitely
    handle modern gaming and the most demanding applications
    (which even a $600 computer can handle Adobe products/Microsoft Office products).
    edit: and you don't have the knowledge to buy parts and build your own
    Last edited by Psychotic; 08-10-2015 at 11:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doodimnutz View Post
    But is the area 51 good?

    I mean you guys are the experts..

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    Im starting college soon and hopefully my grant comes through, i just dont think i can manage to build a pc bro. Thats why i asked you guys for help regarding whether or not its a good pc as is.
    It's really not as difficult as it sounds. And yes it's a good PC, there's just better value in building your own. But if you're set on that one and don't want to bother building your own, and saving money doesnt matter to you? Get it. I can't imagine why you'd want to spend an extra few hundred bucks right when you're going into college, youre gonna need all the dough you can get there lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotic View Post


    To answer your question simply, yes,
    the specs it has are good, just the price they're selling the computer for is not.
    So yes, if you don't really mind a budget and
    you want really good specs that can definitely
    handle modern gaming and the most demanding applications
    (which even a $600 computer can handle Adobe products/Microsoft Office products).
    edit: and you don't have the knowledge to buy parts and build your own
    Do you think its a long lasting pc? i have a $500 dell pc and its been 7 years and the thing still turns on in a matter of seconds. Do you think the alienware will have the same outcome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Degree View Post
    It's really not as difficult as it sounds. And yes it's a good PC, there's just better value in building your own. But if you're set on that one and don't want to bother building your own, and saving money doesnt matter to you? Get it. I can't imagine why you'd want to spend an extra few hundred bucks right when you're going into college, youre gonna need all the dough you can get there lol
    lol i understand hahaha. but do you got any suggestions? a pc that could be better then this one or its equivalent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doodimnutz View Post
    Do you think its a long lasting pc? i have a $500 dell pc and its been 7 years and the thing still turns on in a matter of seconds. Do you think the alienware will have the same outcome?

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    lol i understand hahaha. but do you got any suggestions? a pc that could be better then this one or its equivalent?
    You could always go to a website like ibuypower.com and build a custom PC there. It will come assembled so you don't have to do the dirty work and you get all the parts you want.

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    omg thats great! Thanks so much!

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    No,just no.
    Alienware is just a steal.
    For that budget you sould build it yourself,it is actually very easy to do so,there are a lot of guides on internet about how to build your own PC.
    If you need help with what parts to get,just PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultrawtf View Post
    No,just no.
    Alienware is just a steal.
    For that budget you sould build it yourself,it is actually very easy to do so,there are a lot of guides on internet about how to build your own PC.
    If you need help with what parts to get,just PM me.
    honestly i sat down last night after everyone on this forum told me not to buy a pre built pc at $1600 and i watched a build video. it seems so easy to put it together, i mean im not dumb enough to not know how to handle a screw driver, but installing the drivers and stuff seemed a little scary to me. what if i cant get one part to work and stuff like that.

    in my mind, i just thought it would be better to spend the couple extra bucks in order to get a full working 100% pc.

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