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I am not looking to buy an Alienware PC, but I am just wondering, who besides myself, think Alienware PCs, specifically the ALX models, are over priced? I do. I think they are heavily over priced, when you can just build your own computer just like theres, if not better for a heck of a lot cheaper, than Alienware is pricing there products for. Well, I mean just imagine what you could do with a computer if you had $6,000. You could get a really nice vehicle with $6,000, if that were used for a down payment. I mean really.

Edited by hayabusa_mike, 07 February 2007 - 11:12 AM.

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The software and the specialised cooling and lighting they use in the cases and the service under warranties and stuff but they are overpriced but not quite so much as the dells because at least the quality and parts are good as you get. You pay more for custom builds and you pay even more for custom engineered with special coolers and overclocking when compared with the competition like voodoo and armari they aren't too bad although i would get an armari or a voodoo over them any day, except maybe for the laptops they make very nice lappers and they don't cost any more than most others.
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I think it's overpriced. I looked at a system that cost a few hundred bucks more than mine, and yet it was only half the computer... The rest of the money was to just make it look pretty. Now that I'm confident enough by build my own, I don't see buying another desktop. Could save tons of money that way.
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Well, it is overpriced, but you do get the bundled extras, and the ability to say "I have an alienware". If I ever had the money, I'd never buy one though, It would always be built by me - that way I know nothing crap is going in there. The only thing I do and have or would pay out for is a laptop which I have already done. That was from http://www.cyberpower.com/. I'm very impressed by the power and speed of such a light and mobile machine! Despite being so powerful the battery lasts around 3 hours!
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I would like an Alienware, but I am not shelling out that amount of money, when I could get better.
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The people who buy systems of that type usually arent too concerned about the price of the system or are interested in there construction. Most of us enthusiasts for whom building PCs is a hobby or indeed even a job dont have the kind of cash to spend on an alienware even if we wanted to, although most of these companies started so enthusiasts could get more money to buy systems like that and build them for themselves.
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Even if I had that amount of money, I wouldn't throw it away on a PC. I could get a vehicle for that price (down payment).

Edited by hayabusa_mike, 08 February 2007 - 10:45 AM.

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No you couldn't PCs are largely a one off cost, but vehicles [bleep] it used to cost more in insurance than it did to buy and run the car and i don't even use a car that much after the first year of driving i only used the car rarely, which is why i don't have one besides the fact i use public transport more if i need a car i just borrow one of my folks because its just not economical to have a car when compared to what it costs me to use public transport. Cost of a good alienware plus some software and games for 3 years=£3000-£4000 MAX cost of car over 3 years without considering the cost of actually buying the [bleep] thing= £4000-£5000 minimum and thats just insurance, fuel, tax and maintenance.

I also got totally fed up of driving its like buying alcohol the novelty wears off after you are legal and have got blazing drunk a few times.
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Yeah Alienware is overpriced, I think it's some conspiracy by Dell ever since they bought them out. Like Dell buys Alienware, then set their computer prices high, so you'll buy the Dell XPS instead of the Alienware or w/e. Anyway that's just my hypothesis.

Also, Falcon North-west's Mach V is $10,000... but man that thing was built by God :whistling:

http://www.pcmag.com...,1985983,00.asp

Edited by Chumpcruiser09, 08 February 2007 - 11:47 PM.

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Alienware prices havent changed much and dell XPS systems are still no comparison to the alienwares they cost even more espeicaily for what you get XPS pcs are really for mugs.
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What I dont like is that you can't buy the Alienware cases by themselves. There are similar cases availiable. I just bought this Raidmax Ninja, looks similar with the glowing eyes and I get the fun of building it myself. Just a gimmick really for people who want looks and a good computer who can't build there own system.
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Edited by sarahw, 09 February 2007 - 02:19 PM.

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They dont sell the cases for the same reason apple dont sell OSX retail its part of the draw to the brand and if you let people buy them fewer people would buy them from them, they are also slightly different iin that the front grills are used for the water cooling system(if it has it fitted).
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What I dont like is that you can't buy the Alienware cases by themselves. There are similar cases availiable. I just bought this Raidmax Ninja, looks similar with the glowing eyes and I get the fun of building it myself. Just a gimmick really for people who want looks and a good computer who can't build there own system.
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That is a sweet case, care to give me the link?
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http://www.raidmax.com/specs/ninja.htm
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I cant say i can recommend Raidmax cases ive not seen one last longer than a year or two the build quality from any that ive seen is very poor and the materials are rubbish some of them have front covers that are made of incredibly thin acetate sheeting you can put a finger through.
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