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jcole4lsu
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re: Alienware x51 gaming computer


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I'd like to stay in the $1000 range, including monitor, keyboard and mouse.

yikes.
A lot of the value in that is in building it yourself - which I assume you have no interest in. Ok let me do some shopping and I'll get back with you.






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LSU Coyote
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re: Alienware x51 gaming computer


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A lot of the value in that is in building it yourself - which I assume you have no interest in. Ok let me do some shopping and I'll get back with you.

Sounds like he wants a pre-built unit with warranties. Let him get an iPower or Alienware setup. No headaches.






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Paige
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Thanks andvari and jcole, y'all are dears

Mr gardoki, he plays the hell out of Xbox and a little on his laptop but it's pretty much too shitty to do much gaming on






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Doldil
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if this is a laptop- I'd stay away from ibuypower. I got one from there and had to send it back twice to have it fixed under the one year warranty. it's now sitting in my closet taking up space. There was an issue with usb ports fricking up and blanking out the monitor. you could hear the machine booting up, but the monitor would never even attempt to come on. Friend of mine had the exact same problem.

That said- using these places to pre-build a machine and then price out the same components for building yourself is a good idea. Let the 13 year old put together his own machine, that way when shite starts to break he'll know how to work on it (assuming a desktop of course). If he's not interested in putting it together, Paige can use the hot girl skills to bat some eyelashes and get an it nerd like us to do it for her I'm sure.






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BaddestAndvari
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re: Alienware x51 gaming computer


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Thanks andvari and jcole, y'all are dears

Mr gardoki, he plays the hell out of Xbox and a little on his laptop but it's pretty much too shitty to do much gaming on


Try this

- Directions Below -

Ok - Go There and Upgrade:

Memory to: 16GB (8GB x 2)(just use Corsair Set)
Video Card to: AMD Radeon HD 7750 2GB 16X
Power Supply to: 600 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
Hard Drive to: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD

Hit Continue

On the Monitor you can either go with: 19" Widescreen 1366x768 Sceptre X195W-NAGA 5ms TFT Active Matrix LCD Display LCD (Black Color)
or
22" Widescreen 1680x1050 TFT Active Matrix LCD Display

.. or

You can go to amazon, ebay, or tiger direct and get a cheaper one

I recommend a 22' with this system



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jcole4lsu
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re: Alienware x51 gaming computer


Will need to go with an AMD build to stay on budget. Found a custom config on ibuypower - tower, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and 3 year service warranty for $1002. No guarantee it would ship before Christmas though.

eta: i dont see a way to link the config on ibuypower's website though




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Paige
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no, he has a laptop and an iPad. He wants a desktop

And screw putting it together. He got his iPhone taken away and couldn't even figure out how to put the SIM card or the battery in the go phone I got him






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Mr Gardoki
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I may be wrong and I will let the others with more experience chime in but I would think you could lower your budget and still get a desktop that can play games. The fps may not be amazing and hardcore gamers may not like it but the kid is 13. He may not notice the difference.





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Doldil
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re: Alienware x51 gaming computer


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couldn't even figure out how to put the SIM card or the battery in the go phone I got him


I'd just buy him a run of the mill desktop then and slap an alienware sticker on it...obviously he wouldn't know the difference






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jcole4lsu
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re: Alienware x51 gaming computer


$1000 is not a lot when considering that includes monitor and OS. Otherwise we are talking about just buying a unit of the shelf at wally world and installing a decent GPU.





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BaddestAndvari
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The fps may not be amazing and hardcore gamers may not like it but the kid is 13. He may not notice the difference.


any 13 year old I've ever run into who games is extremely sensitive to this stuff.. is really kinda crazy






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polarbehr
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Go with the ibuypower suggestion





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jcole4lsu
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Ill try just putting it in my cart and seeing if it translates....
$1002






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Mr Gardoki
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$1000 is not a lot when considering that includes monitor and OS. Otherwise we are talking about just buying a unit of the shelf at wally world and installing a decent GPU.

I get that, I'm just seeing if paige could save some money.






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BaddestAndvari
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re: Alienware x51 gaming computer


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Go with the ibuypower suggestion


I'm inclined to agree, ibuy tends to have a bit better service and support than cyberpower






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Doldil
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re: Alienware x51 gaming computer


shopping cart was empty when I clicked the link





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stout
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Screen shot your cart and post it. She can copy the components.





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BaddestAndvari
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re: Alienware x51 gaming computer


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Ill try just putting it in my cart and seeing if it translates....
$1002



Didn't work :(

btw, she could save some money buy purchasing the monitor from some other place could she not?






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Paige
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Thank you. That one looks great to me, with a the lights and shit

Jcole, I'm seeing the same problem with the cyberpowerpc place. Hopefully I can shop around and find it somewhere else

I knew I could count on y'all






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jcole4lsu
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re: Alienware x51 gaming computer


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shopping cart was empty when I clicked the link

i figured as much. worth a shot.






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