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Old 09-28-2006, 02:13 PM   #11
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If you have the $$ goto Alienware. They have the best high end gaming systems.


Sorry.. i had too... umm they are just over priced Dells... I can build the same system of any of theres and pay $500-1000 less then what they sell it for.. or even cheaper then that..

Alienware: is more of just a Name and a case, there PC'* arnt any better then one that you can spec out and buidl your self from Newegg or any other good place.
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From my recent customer service Tiger experience.. I'm liking Newegg
I've heard nothing but horror stories about TD. ESPECIALLY with rebates. THey are awful.

Stick with newegg, mwave, or zzf. If you're savvy enough with ebay to pick up used parts (or new) you can save some moeney, just be careful.
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If you have the $$ goto Alienware. They have the best high end gaming systems.


Sorry.. i had too... umm they are just over priced Dells... I can build the same system of any of theres and pay $500-1000 less then what they sell it for.. or even cheaper then that..

Alienware: is more of just a Name and a case, there PC'* arnt any better then one that you can spec out and buidl your self from Newegg or any other good place.
True, but at least they have most of the bugs worked out. Can't count the number of times I put a system together and it not work right. You get what you pay for. They take the time to research and put together systems designed specifically for gaming platforms so you don't have to. Hence the high prices.
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You are right Bandit, back in the days when Alienware was the only game in town it was the setup to have but now you can just buy and build it yourself.
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I used ZZF a couple times and had no problems. They had very competetive pricing if not better than most.
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I like Newegg. I think I got some of my PC parts from ZZF, but most was from newegg.
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Thanks guys! I will continue to use Newegg. I just assumed there was some new better place. I wish Microcenter was closer than 1 hour away.
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Microcenter is great! I prefer brick and mortar for hardware. Much easier to return/exchange if neccessary.

Their PowerSpec line is actually a lot better than one would think. You can get a nice BareBones from them, and build up from their. All over the shelf...

Going there this weekend for one of their OEM (now called "provate label) hard drives.
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NewEgg FTW. When you are buying multiple parts, go with them. If you have anything that gets shipped DOA, you will be covered.
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True, but at least they have most of the bugs worked out. Can't count the number of times I put a system together and it not work right. You get what you pay for. They take the time to research and put together systems designed specifically for gaming platforms so you don't have to. Hence the high prices.
iv never had a problem i do the resreach, buy , put together, works... everytime. about 25 PC'* for me and other people.

but io spend my time looking at everything then buy

But yeah, if your rich, don't want to build one, and want a fast PC then yeah, go with them or any other high end company.. i just like to build it my self.
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