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Old 01-12-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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Default Would you ever finance a rig like an Alienware?

I have been looking for a change. My system seems a bit dated and really, i just want a new toy.

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Think its worth upgrading to an alienware or build from scratch again?
I can atleast finance an alienware rig (if they allow Canadians to do it) but not sure if its time yet to pull the trigger.

I dont jack about hardware anymore....
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$2200 for a computer? no. just no.
Grab an i5 2500k slap a turbo on it overclock it, new video card, motherboard & ram and maybe a power supply if needed.
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I was thinking more about $4000 USD for the machine from Alienware. That means no speakers, monitor as well.
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If the finance rate is less than 2% and you were going to take $2200 and buy something with a relatively stable value paying more than 2% income... sure.

Otherwise, no way.
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Rule of thumb: never, never, never finance depreciating luxury consumer goods that you would only be able to purchase on borrowed money.

So the answer depends on why you want to finance it. If you have the cash for it already, but they're offering 0% long term financing, then it might be a good idea. If you're wanting to finance to be able to purchase more computer than you can truly afford, then heck no. If the later, keep the money in your pocket, and buy the same computer when the price comes down to what you can easily afford.

I'd like to see a build sheet and/or specs on that $4k rig. I bet similar performance could be had for $2k or less, IF you build it yourself. I built one last year for the 1st time. Execution of the build really wasn't tough. The hard part for me was settling on the components.
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here is the parts list



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Date 12/01/2012 12:45:58 PM Central Standard Time
Catalog Number 70702 Retail cadhs1
Catalog Number / Description Product Code Qty SKU Id
Adobe Reader Software:
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader AAREAD 1 [410-0547] 15
Alienware Aurora R4:
Alienware Aurora Desktop AMR4A 1 [225-2262] 1
Processors:
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X (Six Core Extreme, 15MB Cache) Overclocked up to 4.2Ghz MI73962 1 [317-9693] 2
Operating System:
Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate, 64Bit, English W7U61E 1 [331-4881][331-4885][421-4652][421-6019] 11
Security Software:
McAfee SecurityCenter, 30-Days MCEM30D 1 [410-0568] 25
Chassis Color:
Alienware Aurora with ALX Chassis M875ALX 1 [318-1399] 9
Memory:
16GB Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz 16G164D 1 [317-8672] 3
Video Card:
Dual 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon™ HD 6950 - AMD CrossFireX™ Enabled HD6950D 1 [320-2865] 6
Hard Drive:
1TB RAID 0 (2x 500GB SATA 6Gb/s) Solid State Hybrid 1TBR0SS 1 [342-3642] 8
Monitor:
No Monitor N 1 [320-7810] 5
Sound Card:
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio INT 1 [313-9776] 17
CD ROM/DVD ROM:
Dual Drives: BD Combo, DVD+RW BDCMBDR 1 [318-1458][421-4366][421-4542] 16
AlienFX:
AlienFX Color, Quasar Blue AXCQSBL 1 [313-8750] 14
Mouse:
Alienware Optical Mouse, MG100 AWLMMG1 1 [330-6082] 12
Wallpaper:
Alienhead Chrome Blue WLPCHB 1 [421-1435] 110
Avatar:
Alienhead Glow AVTRGLW 1 [421-1425] 21
Keyboard:
Alienware Multi-Media Keyboard AWMM 1 [330-6074] 4
Hardware Support Services:
4Year Basic Service Plan U4OS 1 [905-1613][906-5260][935-5477][935-6543][939-0441][939-0628] 29
Alienware Gaming Accessories:
Logitech Gaming Keyboard G510 K_5 1 [A4105724] 5817
something i observed





Yes Convenient, equal monthly payments over 48 months
Yes Interest rates from as low as 13.99% to credit qualified customers1
Yes Keep your cash and credit lines available for other use
Yes No down payments, no administration fees
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I only pay cash, I have a 700+ credit rating...I know that's pissing someone off.
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Honestly, Dropping that kind of cash on a gaming PC is worse than buying an Apple desktop. At least with the Apple you are transcending the hardware limitations of Windows and have a legitimate graphics/sound/video workstation.

The difference between a $800 gaming rig and a $2000 gaming rig is surprisingly small when you look at the capabilities of what most people find acceptable (like netbooks and smart phones)
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Don't finance that, Rick. Seriously.

You can build something yourself that is at least as fast for half the money, if not a quarter of the money, even if you ARE in Canada. (Actually, more like especially that you are in Canada due to certain supplier events recently...)
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I did my alienware laptop on credit, but had the money sitting aside to pay it off just to help build credit. I also use this laptop for work, and have already got my moneys worth out of it.

Alienware (don't call dell number call the alienware one)support was pretty good when I had an issue on the screen hinge, they had a local repair tech out the next day with the part and fixed my laptop.
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---- no, jesus hell that's a ripoff.
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Yes Convenient, equal monthly payments over 48 months
Yes Interest rates from as low as 13.99% to credit qualified customers1
Yes Keep your cash and credit lines available for other use
Yes No down payments, no administration fees
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If the finance rate is less than 2% and you were going to take $2200 and buy something with a relatively stable value paying more than 2% income... sure.

Otherwise, no way.
That is a horrific idea, in my opinion, regardless of the value of the computer. If you absolutely had to finance it, and I think that's a poor idea, you would probably be better off using a rewards-based credit card and setting up auto payments.
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fack no way.
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Same specs, just with 750GB hybrid x 2, instead of 500GB hybrid x 2 (was only $10 difference). AND a full Blu-Ray burner that was on sale. Just need to add a case and motherboard to the entire thing.

$2,758.48 is much more reasonable AND NCIX is Canadian. Just saying...

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Why on earth would anyone get something on credit (ie with money you don't have) is beyond me. A car or a house, ok. A computer or other "gadget"? No way...
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I am with the guyz above me.

No way finance it.

No way buy Alieanware

Yes way build comparable for 1/2 price.

Yes way build a ~$1200 rig that will be 90% of the performance of the Alienware or $2200 build.
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For that money you could build a computer now that is nearly as fast (or as fast), and then build another in 3 or 4 years that will be significantly faster.
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http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail...os#SuperCombos

Just got this from newegg today - build your own gaming machine for $600

It's a good starting point, swap your optical drives over and be done for now - swap to a core i7 processor and a new video card in 2-3 years.
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Same specs, just with 750GB hybrid x 2, instead of 500GB hybrid x 2 (was only $10 difference). AND a full Blu-Ray burner that was on sale. Just need to add a case to the entire thing.

$2,758.48 is much more reasonable AND NCIX is Canadian. Just saying...
No motherboard?
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