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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tallokas, Dec 1, 2011.

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  1. Tallokas

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  2. Lex.Luthor

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    It seems like a good computer to use, but If you want to be sure contact them, I have dealt with them on several item from their services. They seemed to be pretty knowledgeable about their products.

    Here is their contact info:

    Sales Inquiries / Product Information 800.800.8300 Customer Service and Support 800.888.6111 Educational Sales (M-F 8AM-8PM EST) 888.278.4437 Corporate Sales / Licensing (M-F 8AM-7PM EST) 888.278.4437 Reseller Hotline (M-F 8AM-8PM EST) 888.736.4672 International Callers 305.415.2201 Para Clientes en Español 888.222.9800 To Fax Us An Order 305.415.2202 [​IMG]
     
  3. Tallokas

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    Thanks for the good info. I have never heard of this brand before today. I went into a Tiger Direct distribution center today and saw it. Normally I order parts from Newegg and then bribe my son to build it for me;) Can't ever remember having one right out of the box.

    Thanks again for the help.
     
  4. SUEOHIO

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    Ive never heard of that brand.The only gaming computers i know are made by dell. The Ademo, XPS, and the Alienware.They arent cheap but should do what you are looking for.
     
  5. Tallokas

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    Like most everybody else, I'm on a very tight budget and 1K is about as high as I can go. I would love an Alienware but it's probably out of my price range.
     
  6. Lex.Luthor

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    not a problem Tallokas

    The more you know........
     
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    I used to service a Systemax machine for a now defunct company. I never had to do much to this machine other than routine clean ups. They seemed to use pretty good parts except the machine I serviced had a cheap power supply, however I never had to replace the power supply in that machine.

    If I recall correctly Systemax's main point of sales was the Home Shopping Network or another site similar to the Home Shopping Network. In my opinion on the machine I serviced it was in my opinion better than an Acer, HP/Compaq or Gateway.

    In the machine you linked to, what I would want to know from them if I was considering that machine would be the make and model of the motherboard and power supply.
     
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    For $1299 i got the Alienware Aurora 3. Its a good PC and its very much a good upgradable PC. if you want to add to it later. And it comes with 2 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 545 -

    http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-aurora-r3/fs
     
  9. Lex.Luthor

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    That's a good point Win2k, I would to like to know more about the machine's internal hardware such as the motherboard and the power supply. Strange thing is that I keep hearing more about the failing motherboards rather than power supply.

    No sense buying a Porsche if the parts are from a Bell Ranger helicopter.
     
  10. Lex.Luthor

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    Not bad Mr Wilson.
     
  11. Tallokas

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    Wow! Such good information - thank you so much.

    The Alienware looks fantastic but I'm going to "try" and stay within my budget.

    What got me started on all of this is a game. My current computer is adequate for my needs. I play the older games like Half Life, Far Cry, etc. I recently got Serious Sam BFE and it is a hog to say the least. It runs so choppy I can only play for a few minutes at the time and then I get queasy. So if I get a new computer it will be 99% for this game.

    Is it feasible to get a whole new system just for a game? I don't know.:confused:

    Thanks again for all your help.
     
  12. Lex.Luthor

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    Either it be for a whole game or being used for something else, it seems like that you are on the right track and preforming a "system" update. You recognized that most games today are using more power and extensive programming and you are adjusting to those needs.
     
  13. wilson44512

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    It wont be for just one game. once you realize how good it plays. You will buy more:D

    How old is your PC. If its old that would be a good reason to get a new 1.
    Good luck on your purchase. and let us know how it turns out after you get it.(y)
     
  14. Lex.Luthor

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    I would use the old pc as a ftp for data/server. That way you would not take up so much space for storing data and programs.....Jut a thought....
     
  15. Tallokas

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    How did you all get so smart!!!! Wilson, you may be right about the new games........They don't call me the Gaming Granny for nothing!:D

    I saw this one at Newegg (have always had a soft spot for Newegg) How does the video card compare to the one from Tiger Direct?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227382

    Thank you all so much for your help!
     
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