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Kami91 
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Posted 7/31/14
Alienware is the Apple of PC'S. They charge you an arm and a leg for the brand name alone. Build your own computer, just make sure you do your research on what is compatible with what and you have a beefy enough power supply (really only need to worry about that ifyou have 2 or more graphics cards).
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Posted 7/31/14
AWESOME games ARE AWESOME
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Posted 8/1/14
http://logicalincrements.com/ use this site if you don't know which parts work with which. they're usually matched up in tiers that work together.

for the motherboard and processor, you want to make sure the sockets match, too. Make sure you put extra emphasis on getting a good graphics card+power supply and try to save to get an intel i5 or better processor and matching mobo, as AMD products(while not bad) don't last as long or perform as well.

sadly it's too late for me. I bought a premade and I'll just have to live with the chore of upgrading it. Avoid the MSI mobo, it's not really that good and I'm already having issues.
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Posted 8/29/14
Alien ware is not worth the money. Building your PC is the best route to take when going into PC gaming.
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Posted 8/29/14
This was posted about a month ago, but since it's on the front page, I'll give my two cents.

Building a computer is fun and easy. I had to do a lot of research though, which can take up some time. When I built mine 6 years ago (I am using it right now as I type) I was really paranoid about having to build it a certain right way. Don't worry about that and just build. I'd follow videos though, since there are tips to follow.
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Posted 9/4/14
Got some advice from a friend and I'm building a nice desktop PC for a total of 695$
It greatly surpasses the specs of the PS4 and Xbone, so I would highly recommend building you own.
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Posted 9/9/14
x51 is good just save for a long long time
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Posted 9/9/14
My only advice on building your own pc, is make sure your desktop case comes with enough bolts lol
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Posted 9/11/14
If you do buy one make sure to build your own. I always wanted a high speed gaming rig. I finally bought it and hardly use it. I spend more time laying in bed all day.
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Posted 9/15/14

demo_Animation wrote:

As a Dell/Alienware customer who has an Alienware M14x2, I have one thing to tell you about this machine and all Alienwares.
RUN! Don't even think about buying these overpriced monstrosities!


As a person who once bought an Alienware, then went on to build three different desktop computers, stay away from Alienware computers, or any other pre-built 'gaming' PC. You'll save a lot of money by building your own, or get something much better by building it yourself for the same price.

My Alienware M17xR2 was horrible, it crapped out all the time and had horrible performance. Built a desktop PC for half the cost, and it outperformed it by a mile.
Posted 9/15/14
I don't think it is worth the entry cost - having almost exclusively played PC games for the past 12 years.

If you want to play the latest amazing visual game no matter what - go for it. I, on the other hand, stopped making machines when I noticed everything I wanted to play could run on a near random laptop.

There is a reason most PC gamers have so many unplayed and unfinished games. Sales is only partially the problem - I believe if we wanted to start thinning our library we'd get to it. The fact is, most PC games are boring and, again, most amazing games can be played elsewhere. Unless you want to play a PC exclusive that is more HD than real life (barf) - it all isn't worth it.

You don't need to break the bank to play good PC games. You don't really have to build one either, these days. Just the other side of this whole thing.

Best of luck!
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Posted 9/15/14 , edited 9/15/14

chaklong wrote:


demo_Animation wrote:

As a Dell/Alienware customer who has an Alienware M14x2, I have one thing to tell you about this machine and all Alienwares.
RUN! Don't even think about buying these overpriced monstrosities!


As a person who once bought an Alienware, then went on to build three different desktop computers, stay away from Alienware computers, or any other pre-built 'gaming' PC. You'll save a lot of money by building your own, or get something much better by building it yourself for the same price.

My Alienware M17xR2 was horrible, it crapped out all the time and had horrible performance. Built a desktop PC for half the cost, and it outperformed it by a mile.


Building my own pc as well, i just need to save up for the graphics card and i'm set. half the price but over twice the power >:D
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Posted 4/10/15
alienware is OP. i mean overpriced
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Posted 4/25/15
PCs are the best. i built mine 2 years ago and it can still run most games on ultra. If you can afford an expenisive laptop might as well buy Origin cause most of their parts are updated.
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Posted 6/1/15
Building your own is certainly the best bang for your buck, but it can be overwhelming if you have never done it before. Yes, it IS pretty easy. Yes, there ARE good tutorials out there. What you should do is ask a friend who already knows their way around a computer and get them to help guide you through it. Or hell, if you have a place like Memory Express, you could play them like 40 dollars to do it for you, hassle free.

Point is, building your own PC is much better for your wallet, but if you don't know where to even start, there is no shame in asking someone else to help you / do it, or to just pay a professional to do it. (inb4 hate)

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