Home-build or Pre-built?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by Pokecix, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Pokecix

    Pokecix GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 12, 2012
    İm currently thinking of buying an Alienware x51 and its specs r:
    3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3770 (8M Cache, up to 3.4 GHz)
    Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
    8GB2 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
    1TB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200RPM) 32MB Cache
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 1.5GB GDDR5

    İs it a Good idea to get this comp or building one For under 1100$?(gonna use for gamıng)
    The specs must be better with a countable difference tho
    Note:(1100$ includes monitor etc)
  2. Ryupower

    Ryupower Brood

    Oct 8, 2007
    United States
  3. Pokecix

    Pokecix GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 12, 2012
    Im looking but im a noob at the things like this so im asking here if they can recommend me parts

    And sorry im not intrested in any of Sony s consoles :P
  4. YayMii

    YayMii hi

    Jun 24, 2009
    that place
    ...the link Ryupower provided is just recommending parts to make a computer that's as powerful as the PS4.
  5. Pokecix

    Pokecix GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 12, 2012
    hmm sorry i didnt saw it

    but i think i need a better guide which shows all parts i need to do
    since the ones it recommend is not showing most things
  6. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Going through Amazon for each of those

    280 = processor
    50 = ram
    75 = HDD
    220 = Graphics

    =675 without the copy of windows. You might be able to get slightly lower for a few of those (16 gigs of equally fast ram is not a lot more and I am willing to be alienware will have dumped two 4 gig sticks in there) if you go around a lot of sites, look for bundle discounts and maybe drop an extra 20 here and there for something even nicer. It looks pretty respectable as far as the price/performance line goes though (as in you probably will have to drop a fair bit more to do a lot more damage).

    330 or so for the case, motherboard and PSU.
    Call the case 80 though you could shave a bit off there.
    250 left
    PSU probably another 80
    170 left
    That handily does most motherboards (SLI/CrossFire capable boards even though you probably do not want one will likely eat that up) and a DVD drive if you decide you want one of those.

    This is still missing windows and system builder versions of various OSes are not the cheapest (over 100 USD) for a proper version and I would be hesitant to throw that cheap a motherboard at your gaming rig. It might still happen though.

    Alienware have legendary warranties as well (do check to see how hard it is to act upon if you plan to have this in Turkey) so that might be a perk, alienware (some of their laptops aside) are not all that they once were though and this looks to be something of a "buy it to have the badge" type model. You say you have not built before and if you do not have someone that knows that game with you for ever step of it then it is probably best to not go for it. If they throw in a nice keyboard, mouse or any form of monitor then go them.
    Personally I build machines unless I need to fit an office out with them (in which case having someone I can call up, have it all sorted for me and drop it back off is enough of a perk to go for it) but it has not been a "this will get you either a far cheaper or a far higher performance" machine for many years now, the best you can hope for is you know the parts going into it and so you can be sure they are nice (the amount of cheap network cards I have had to replace in Dell machines over the years.....).

    As Ryupower said though you do not need to drop a fortune to play things as well or far better than the current consoles. This might change again when the PS4/720 drop as I am not sure whether the Wii U will hold things back here but that is not such a problem as they are not likely to be out and swinging at full capacity for quite some time.
  7. Pokecix

    Pokecix GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 12, 2012
    Thanks for reply,Fast.
    Im not planning to get PC from my country so no worries abt warranty tho
    And big Technology markets like MediaMarkt etc build computer when we give them the parts
    So if i do what u said,am i gonna get much better Pc than the one that i told?
    I dont wanna waste money if there is not much difference?

    My English is not that awesome so maybe i missed something u said abt the questions i asked above.
    Forgive me abt that :P

  8. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    Err, if you want a future-proof gaming PC (more than 2 years), don't bother right now. Unless you can somehow find an affordable GPU with 8GB GDDR5.
  9. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto
    If that's a PS4 reference then worry not - the memory is shared between System Memory, Game Asset Memory and proper VRAM - 2GB on-board VRAM will be fine for a graphics card. ;)