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Windows 7: Boutique PC $1500-2000

17 Mar 2014   #1
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 
Boutique PC $1500-2000

Could someone please make me a configuration for a boutique PC that is comparable to Dell? (Sorry it is a mobile site, its because I'm writing from my tablet) Or is it better to just get this? Also, if you know or have this PC, please tell me the brands that are used unless you are not allowed to.


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17 Mar 2014   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I don't know what a boutique PC is, but the one you linked to would be a good choice. You can take those specs and add to some other company's configuration page.
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17 Mar 2014   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If I was dead set on getting a "boutique" PC, it certainly wouldn't be Alienware from Dell. Too much wind pudding with air sauce, overpriced and over-hyped. Dell wants triple retail prices for RAM and HD upgrades in their regular line, so who knows what the markup is on the ever-so-exclusive "Alienware" brand. About as exclusive as a Rolex.

Maybe look at somebody like Puget Sound?

But even then, why bother unless you absolutely refuse to build your own.
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17 Mar 2014   #4
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

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17 Mar 2014   #5
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If I was dead set on getting a "boutique" PC, it certainly wouldn't be Alienware from Dell. Too much wind pudding with air sauce, overpriced and over-hyped. Dell wants triple retail prices for RAM and HD upgrades in their regular line, so who knows what the markup is on the ever-so-exclusive "Alienware" brand. About as exclusive as a Rolex.

Maybe look at somebody like Puget Sound?

But even then, why bother unless you absolutely refuse to build your own.
You mean Puget Systems, right? Puget Sound is a body of water in Alaska. I've been there and there is no system builder shops there.
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17 Mar 2014   #6
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Well I just created a config but in my opinion, the Alienware seems better.
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A side note, why do screenshots look worse than the actual resolution?


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17 Mar 2014   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If I was dead set on getting a "boutique" PC, it certainly wouldn't be Alienware from Dell. Too much wind pudding with air sauce, overpriced and over-hyped. Dell wants triple retail prices for RAM and HD upgrades in their regular line, so who knows what the markup is on the ever-so-exclusive "Alienware" brand. About as exclusive as a Rolex.

Maybe look at somebody like Puget Sound?

But even then, why bother unless you absolutely refuse to build your own.
You mean Puget Systems, right? Puget Sound is a body of water in Alaska. I've been there and there is no system builder shops there.
You're thinking of Puget Sound. Look here, Google helps me a lot.
Puget Custom Computers, America's Custom Computer Leader
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17 Mar 2014   #8
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Oops meant Washington. And I was thinking about Prince William Sound. It SOUNDS different because they are.
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17 Mar 2014   #9
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Maybe this from CyberPC: $2241
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CONFIGURATORS
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GAMER INFINITY 8000 (NO MONITOR)
$2,241.00 ×  QtyTotal: $2,241.00
Configuration

*BASE_PRICE: [+1245]
BLUETOOTH: None
CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
CARE2: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
CAS: Corsair Obsidian 750D w/ USB 3.0, Full Side Panel Window [+61]
CASUPGRADE: None
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: None
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4820K Quad-Core 3.70 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)
CS_FAN: Maximum Corsair AIR Series AF120 Performance Edition 120MM High Airflow Case Fan [+29] (Maximum Corsair AIR Series AF120 Performance Edition 120MM High Airflow Case Fan)
ENGRAVING: None
FA_HDD: None
FAN: Cooler Master Seidon 240M Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Performance CPU Cooler [+61] (Dual Enermax Enlobal Silent High Performance 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) [+29])
FLASHMEDIA: None
FREEBIE_VC: NVIDIA FREE TO PLAY - Warface, Path of Exile, and Heroes of Newerth
HDD: 250GB Samsung 840 EVO Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 540MB/s Read & 520MB/s Write [+147] (Single Drive)
HDD2: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200 RPM HDD [+100] (Single Drive)
HEADSET: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1866MHz Quad Channel Memory (G.SKILL Ripjaws X [+73])
MONITOR: None
MONITOR2: None
MONITOR3: None
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Sabertooth X79 ATX w/ TUF Armor, SSD Caching, Intel GbLAN, 3 Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1, 1 PCI [+198]
MOUSE: AZZA Alpha 1600 DPI Gaming Mouse
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit Edition) + Office 365 FREE 30 Days Trial [+31]
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: 600 Watts - Corsair CX600 600W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply [+18]
RUSH: Standard processing time: ship within 2 to 3 weeks
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR [3 Year Labor, 1 Year Parts] LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: None
TEMP: None
TUNING: None
TVRC: None
USBFLASH: None
USBHD: None
USBX: None
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+211] (EVGA Superclocked ACX Cooling)
VIDEO2: None
VIDEO3: None
WNC: None
_PRICE: (+2241)
Or this from iBuyPower: $2220
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18 Mar 2014   #10
smarteyeball

 
 

Are you comfortable building your own PC?

i have no idea who sells the best pre-builts in the US (Or "boutique")

But the best value is to be found by sourcing your own parts and assembling yourself. It is initially daunting, but with guidance - putting together your own PC is cheaper for better performance.

Most pre-built, or Boutique PC's are normal PC's with compromises.

if you arent confident doing it your self, there is nothing to be embarrassed about. But aside from from inflated prices, "peace of mind" is what you pay for in boutique builds.
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