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Here is my new build, supposed to arrive by Feb 23rd.

 

Alienware Aurora-R4 - Liquid Cooled

Intel Core i7-3930K (Six Core, 12MB Cache) Overclocked up to 4.1Ghz

16GB Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz

1.25GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

1TB SATA 6Gb/s (7,200RPM) 32MB Cache

 

I'm interested to see actual pictures of the inside when I receive it, but here are a couple stock photos.

 

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Great build! if you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for it? I always thought Alienware was rather overpriced. Plus they are a branch of Dell and I refuse to buy another Dell....very unpleasant to work with when things go wrong. They cheated me out of a part i added into a build and charged me for it, refused to refund me. I'm curious to know how much that Alienware ran you though. Also, let us know how it is when you get it. Be sure to keep us updated if it remains just as good after a few months of use and such. :) I'm looking for my next PC desktop to be somewhat of a gaming one. ;)

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Well I had never really thought about an Alienware before as it was always cheaper for me to build the computer myself.

 

This time around I decided to take a look at one, got a list of the parts and went to newegg and priced everything out.

 

It's actually cheaper for me to go through Alienware than to build my own. I'm guessing Dell orders so many parts these days that their bulk discount is helping out.

 

I ended up paying 2600-2700 for the above shipped. Supposed to be here next Thursday....can't wait.

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As much as I don't like to admit it, I may buy a dell the next time I decide to buy a computer. That's all we bought at my last job, that's what I have at my current job, and I've always had a good experience with their customer service. And a 3 year warranty!! Can't beat it.

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As much as I don't like to admit it, I may buy a dell the next time I decide to buy a computer. That's all we bought at my last job, that's what I have at my current job, and I've always had a good experience with their customer service. And a 3 year warranty!! Can't beat it.

 

Yeah and the pricing keeps getting better and better. Not to mention the 0% financing ;)

 

So mine is supposed to be here Thursday...still says in production on their site, so unless they plan on 1,2, or 3 day shipping I'm not sure how it's going to get here on time.

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wow don't take long build pc few days at the most then test it make sure all working and fine then send it off to customer i used build them made 10 pc in 1 week and few days after it was installed to customer by myself and small team total 10days that encluded removing old hardware.

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Well I had never really thought about an Alienware before as it was always cheaper for me to build the computer myself.

 

This time around I decided to take a look at one, got a list of the parts and went to newegg and priced everything out.

 

It's actually cheaper for me to go through Alienware than to build my own. I'm guessing Dell orders so many parts these days that their bulk discount is helping out.

 

I ended up paying 2600-2700 for the above shipped. Supposed to be here next Thursday....can't wait.

 

Wow I've always thought piecing it all together is the best way to go, I can't believe its now cheaper to buy stright from dell. I'm not sure if I like this or not. Half the fun is putting all together yourself.

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Well that machine blows mine out of the water!

 

Have you thought about sticking an SSD drive as the boot drive, and use the 1TB as storage? SSDs are excellent for boot times as there's no seeking on the drive, with faster access to random bits on the drive.

 

Though Alienware being Alienware, you could probably build a similar spec computer for cheaper. But, your money, your decision.

 

The caddy drive bays look nice, I've never seen them designed sideways like that before on standard tower unit.

 

P.s, That stock photo...do they have enough DVI slots?!

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I never received the computer, they pushed the order 3 more times after this, pissed me off.

 

They said they didn't know when the chip would come in and they could put a slower one it and get it out the same day.

 

I couldn't decide what I wanted to do so for now cancelled it. I'm thinking about re-ordering in a few weeks maybe a different chip will be out by then.

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Ugh, that really sucks. So much buildup and then a letdown. It sounds like Dell couldn't really help it considering it was Intel that wasn't shipping them their parts. At the point where they knew it was going to be delayed again, though, they should've offered you the slower one right then or had another brand available of the same speed even. I can only imagine how many people had their orders delayed because of this. That's not good for business. :S

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That was a really good build. And the price was reasonable in my opinion. Too bad it got delayed. Normally in India, we get it in around 3 weeks for DELL. And yes they have good customer support too. Planning to get myself a desktop soon.

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Computer looks sick, looks nice and has great specs. Just wondering are those images of the inside of your computer since it looks so neat and when i created my computer the inside was a lot messier. If it is, do you have any tips on how to make it cleaner?

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