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Dell to compete with Alienware

We come in war.

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Dell (got one, have you?) has decided to try and compete with the likes of Alienware for the high performance games PC niche. The new Dimension XPS line is geared specifically towards the likes of us, and is described as their most expandable and powerful system to date, with optional RAID arrays, a taller, funkier case (a clear nod towards Alienware's offerings), USB 2.0 and Firewire support, and a 460W power supply.

Prices for the PCs range from $2200-3500, and they're all built around the top end 800MHz FSB Pentium 4 chips, tons of DDR memory and Radeon 9800 graphics cards (with a "Pro" upgrade option for a couplahundredbucks.

It's all rather expensive, of course, for what is probably no better than something you can build yourself, but firms like Alienware and Dell know that not every gamer wants to play around with the guts of his or her PC.

Dell's European website hasn't been updated with the new Dimension XPS line just yet, but given Alienware's recent appearance in these parts, you can expect to see them soon enough.

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