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Windows 7: Is this a good deal?

14 Jul 2011   #11

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shaf View Post
Thanks guys. I've opted for this instead as the one above cannot be customized with firewire port:

Alienware Aurora Matte Black 525W Chassis 1 £1,324.16

3.4GHz Intel® Core i7 2600k
1Gb Nvidia gtx
Win 7 64bit

Total price £1608 inc VAT
Discounted to £1450
You could add Firewire with a PCI-E X1 card. (The port would be in the rear I/O panel, which can be inconvenient.)

Alternately, why not assemble one yourself? I'm not in the UK, but at, a shopping list:

Asus A8Z68-V Pro
16 GB Corsair Vengeance memory kit (4X4GB)
GTX 560 ti
Gigabyte Triton 180 case (not sure it takes a 9" long graphics card like the 560 ti)
Corsair 600CX power supply
WDC Caviar Black 2TB HD
Microsoft Windows Home Premium X64 OEM

can be had for £1000. (You could go with a cheaper graphics card, if you're not planning on gaming. You might like a nicer case, or a heftier power supply.) You wouldn't get the racy (?) Alienware case, or a system level warranty.

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14 Jul 2011   #12

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

I agree with bobkn, you can build a better computer, with the quality of parts YOU want for less money.
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