02/03/2012 03:05 PMPosted by FelrindarI would like some people's opinion of the new Alienware X51. Also, I do not plan on building my own because I do not have the time to do that and I doubt I could do it properly. So for those who know about or have it, is it good?
Building your own computer really doesn't take time. Sure it's not plug n play, but the time you put into building your computer the first time is really extremely negligible. It' easier than you might think, setting up a computer. Do you have any buddies that know how to or could help you out?
Also, what the two posters above me said.
02/04/2012 07:02 AMPosted by GatchamanYeah don't buy a slim computer, no matter the brand. PITA to upgrade later.
Hell pain to build too >.< only time i would recommend one is if you live in an RV or something and even then just get a nice laptop and be done with it.
I look at Alienware under Dell, and there are no changes you can make to the configuration. Their idea of a different configuration is whether to include MS Office or not. The 2-3 lowest end boxes include GT video cards. Yes, they recommend these for gaming. GT cards are not gaming cards.
At this point, I don't know what to tell my friend. While these systems might be better than what he has (I think it's a P3 with an AGP port which plays wow only at minimum settings), they really don't have anything I would call a gaming computer at a reasonable price.
For the $699 they want for the low end box, I could build something with about double the power.
(Does not include monitor)
Just going to mention if you built your own using similar specs, it'd come up to about $900ish.
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