Bought My Alienware (and yes I went overkill)

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  • pauljeremiah 5 Apr 2010 02:01:03 17 posts
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    So after finally deciding on what to put into it I finally bought my Alienware Area51 ALX.

    Here are the specs:

    Components

    COLOUR CHOICE Alienware Area 51ALX Black Anodized Premium Desktop Chassis
    PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 960(3.20GHz,4.8GT/s,8MB)
    OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64bit- English
    SERVICES AND SUPPORT 3 years Next Business Day + Accidental Damage
    PROTECT YOUR NEW PC McAfee® VirusScan Plus (36 month subscription)
    MONITOR Dell UltraSharp 24-inch U2410 Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor with PremierColor - Black

    MEMORY 12GB 1333MHz (3x4GB) Tri Channel Memory
    HARD DRIVE 2TB Dual Hard Drive Raid 0 "Stripe" (2x1TB - 7200rpm)
    GRAPHICS CARD Dual 2GB ATI® Radeon™ HD 5970 graphics card
    AUDIO OPTIONS No Headset Required
    KEYBOARD Alienware TactX™ Keyboard - UK QWERTY
    MOUSE Alienware TactX™ Mouse
    OPTICAL DRIVE Blu-Ray RW (Blu-ray, DVD, CD read & write)
    SOUND CARDS Integrated HDA 7.1 Dolby Digital Audio
    NETWORK CARD Killer™ Xeno™ Pro Network card



    Accessories

    ALIENFX COLOUR Astral Aqua
    AVATAR Alienware 3D
    ACCESSORIES Alienware Tactx Surround sound headset (with microphone) KIT
    STEAM AND PORTAL Steam® Client and Portal™ Game - Factory Installed



    Also included with the system

    ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE SUPPORT Accidental Damage already selected in your Service Plan
    Dell System Media Kit Alienware Area 51 Resource DVD
    Shipping Documents English - Documentation with UK/Ire Power cord
    Gedis Bundle Reference D04AW502
    Order Information Alienware Area 51 DT Order - Ireland
    AutoMatic Updates AutoMatic Updates : AutoMatic updates - On
    Standard Warranty 1 year of coverage included with your PC
    Call Dell Experts One free Dell Expert call to help with your PC queries within 60 days of purchase

  • Lexx87 5 Apr 2010 02:01:51 20,869 posts
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    And the price?

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • absolutezero 5 Apr 2010 02:10:29 7,956 posts
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    y u do this?
  • President_Weasel 5 Apr 2010 02:17:05 9,208 posts
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    pauljeremiah wrote:
    So after finally deciding on what to put into it I finally bought my Dellienware Area51 Overpay for the Brand Name.

    I cannot endorse your decision as you could have got an equally good machine elsewhere for cheaper.
  • Futaba 5 Apr 2010 02:17:19 3,507 posts
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    the machine I'm using now is 512MB RAM.

    (damn you...*jealous*) ;_;

    As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a ninja.

  • Lexx87 5 Apr 2010 02:18:36 20,869 posts
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    Bet it doesn't suck his cock though.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • jellyhead 5 Apr 2010 02:19:19 24,350 posts
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    2GB HD5970! Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    Do want, can't justify :(

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  • coastal 5 Apr 2010 02:47:22 5,382 posts
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    Alienware looks = fail though.

    nice innards, i can't knock that.

    bf3: sergeant_shaftoe

  • Bloodloss 5 Apr 2010 02:54:23 4,499 posts
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    Congratulations? No one cares.
  • Andee 5 Apr 2010 03:03:52 681 posts
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    The Dell website tells me this would cost about £4600.

    I can only conclude you must either be super rich, or super crazy.
  • heyyo 5 Apr 2010 03:21:37 14,373 posts
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    12GB RAM? Now that's what I call overkill :D Oh, and what kind of an overkill thread doesn't state the cost??
  • heyyo 5 Apr 2010 03:25:46 14,373 posts
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    Lexx87 wrote:
    Bet it doesn't suck his cock though.
    I'd settle for watching pov blowjob HD videos on that 24" screen if I could have that PC!
  • Red-Moose 5 Apr 2010 03:40:08 5,346 posts
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    Fuck me, that is one hell of a system.
  • dnbuk 5 Apr 2010 03:42:42 4,943 posts
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    And all you do is check e-mail and facebook =(
  • grey_matters 5 Apr 2010 03:47:08 3,691 posts
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    Sweet zombie Jesus.
  • Deleted user 5 April 2010 04:28:08
    I spent over 4 grand on an Alienware PC a few years ago. I had it for about 8 months before I gave it to a nephew. He seemed quite pleased with it.
  • Razz 5 Apr 2010 04:29:27 61,091 posts
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    But can it run gorrilas.bas

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  • Tabasco 5 Apr 2010 07:59:24 5,780 posts
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    Blimey. Just checked on PC Specialist and (if Andee is right about the money) I just specced a system that will would have saved you at least 500 notes and that would have got you the same CPU, Memory and hard drive space, a much better motherboard/watercooled/far better PSU/a top of the range sound card and 2 5970's in crossfire.

    And a better monitor.

    And a far nicer case.

    And a £250 5.1 speaker system.

    Erm...
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  • masterson 5 Apr 2010 08:13:05 180 posts
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    Somebody is proud of their new Ferrari and all you lot wanna do is point out he could have built the kit car version cheaper? Generally people spending 4 grand on a gaming rig are not motivated by value for money. Its total-overkill, no game requires this spec and you could have got a great gaming rig for (much less than) half the price - but that is not really the point is it? Nothing succeeds like excess - congratulations on your INSANE rig pauljeremiah! :)

    Two comments -

    Is it not ridiculously noisy?

    Did you not consider striped SSDs?


  • masterson 5 Apr 2010 08:18:40 180 posts
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    ...and why go for SLI'd 5970s with a 1920x1200 panel? I'd have stuck with one or (if I had the money you seem to) get a bigger screen.

    Not trying to troll - just interested in what motivated you to make the config you did.

  • steellam 5 Apr 2010 08:37:56 1,045 posts
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    I smell bullshit tbh.
  • pauljeremiah 5 Apr 2010 11:46:56 17 posts
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    Lexx87 wrote:
    And the price?

    €6,055.28 or $8,111.83
  • pauljeremiah 5 Apr 2010 11:48:26 17 posts
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    dnbuk wrote:
    And all you do is check e-mail and facebook =(

    actually do alot of video editing so it will be used for that.
  • jellyhead 5 Apr 2010 11:49:56 24,350 posts
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    Zing! That's where the RAM will come in handy :)

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  • pauljeremiah 5 Apr 2010 11:53:05 17 posts
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    steellam wrote:
    I smell bullshit tbh.

    okay, here's a screen shot of my confirmation email which shows the specs.

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4493200902_7a059e6ef2_o.jpg
  • jellyhead 5 Apr 2010 11:54:18 24,350 posts
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    I'd blank your order number out just in case, mate.

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  • Jeepers 5 Apr 2010 11:56:20 13,175 posts
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    jellyhead wrote:
    I'd blank your order number out just in case, mate.

    Too late! Just had the delivery address changed to my details.

    Minesweeper is gonna *rock* on this beast!
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