I am looking to replace my 5 year old gaming acer with a brand new alienware. I am well aware that I am paying a lot for that alien head but I don't really care as I really wanna have that alien head :P Now, I initially wanted to buy an alienware m18x with an sli 860m 4gb gddr5 and an i7 4810Mq Quad Core, 6MB Cache, up 3.8GHz. Has a 256GB mSATA SSD Boot + 1TB 5400RPM SATA 6Gb/s and 16gb ram. I can totally afford that and was already gonna order it on the alienware site when I read that the sli system has problems with a lot of games and that the 860m is just plain terrible. So I went ahead and built an m17x with an 880m 8gb gddr5, i7-4710MQ and a 1TB 5400 + 80 mSATA HDD. It has about the same price (give or take a few hundreds...) but I do not know what I should get. I know almost nothing about computers so please explain like you would explain to a 5 year old :P. These are the things I built with a very low knowledge of computers, so if I did everything wrong please feel free to build some other alienware choices for me.
Here are the specs of the 2 laptops I built:
Processor 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4810MQ processor (Quad Core, 6MB Cache, up 3.8GHz) Operating System Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit, English Display 18.4" WLED FHD (1920 X 1080) TrueLife Display Video Card Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M graphics with 4GB total (2x 2GB) GDDR5 - NVIDIA SLI® Enabled Memory 16GB Dual Channel DDR3L at 1600MHz Hard Drive 1TB/5400 RPM + 80G caching mSATA Optical Drive Slot-Loading 8x SuperMulti Drive (DVDR/RW) (Standard)
Processor 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4710MQ Processor Operating System Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit, English Display 17.3" WLED HD+ (1600 x 900) Anti-Glare Display Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M graphics with 8GB total GDDR5 Memory 8GB DDR3L at 1600MHz (2 x 4G) Hard Drive 1TB 5400 + 80 mSATA HDD Optical Drive Slot-Loading 8x SuperMulti Drive (DVDR/RW) (Standard)
Which one should I get? Are they any good? If not, can you please build another alienware for me that is priced around 2200-2700 usd?
And please don't start with how I should get a pc or a better laptop since alienware is trash and all that as I already made my mind.
You've already made up your mind. You admit to not knowing anything about computers, you ask us for advice, but you will not admit that Alienware is polished shit. Buy whatever the fuck you want. Do your own fucking research.