I'm extremely new to the whole 'building and upgrading game' and was asking around for some sound advice. Basically, I have always wanted Alienware; it's difficult to say exactly why, but I just have. Upon coming to University a few friends have said: 'Why not just build your own for much cheaper?'I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO BEGIN!!!
My girlfriend had recently thrown out her old Dell Inspiron 1525 (factory set-up) and so I thought this may be a brilliant place to start my little 'Project-Rebuild 2013'. What I'm looking for is more down the 'gaming route' but as aforementioned, I have no idea where to begin. I know a 'bit' about processors, RAM and sound cards but I am no 'techie' to any extent; this is where I need you guys.
My overall aim is to get as close to an Alienware M14x as possible, I know this model is not the greatest but it is a decent gaming laptop for lower end gamers like myself (I primarily use my Playstation).
Getting to the point: Where should I begin? What should I look to improve/upgrade/buy? Any relevant help would be greatly appreciated and if replies could be kept as 'user-friendly' as possible it would be a bonus!
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