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#1 Aug 27 2010 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
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http://kotaku.com/5623545/gaming-desktop-round+up-puget-vs-maingear-vs-acer

Read, Decide, Purchase

For those who won't/can't build your own... Here's 3 alternatives that will equal or beat you preconcieved ideals of Dell (which IS Alienware), etc..

These will all run XIV ok, ultimately you'd still want to beef them up a bit, but the review speaks for itself if you read the whole thing.

I hate these build my pc threads, and I constantly post in them even though I shouldn't, so here I post another...

*EDIT* All 3 companies have similar PCs in less flashy cases in the sub $1,500 range

Edited, Aug 28th 2010 7:39am by PerrinofSylph
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#2 Aug 27 2010 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
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or you could use http://www.ecollegepc.com/ and make something like this

AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2Ghz 6MB Cache FSB 4000MHz HT
ASUS M4N68T-M (nVida 7025 Video, PCI-E, 4xSATA2, 2xDDR3)
4GB (2GBx2) PC3 10666 DDR3 1333Mhz Memory Lifetime Warranty
1TB 7200RPM 32MB Cache Serial ATA300 (Major Brand)
22X LG SATA Dual Layer DVD+/-RW/CDRW w/Nero
1GB GeForce GTX 460 GDDR5 PCI-E Dual-DVI (Major Brand)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
CoolerMaster Black Elite 310 (4 5.25, 4 3.5) Fan, Audio/USB
650watt Corsair CMPSU-650TX

for 994.00
#3 Aug 27 2010 at 4:28 PM Rating: Good
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#4 Aug 28 2010 at 12:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the article. It was a good read. Just want to throw in that the website www.cyberpowerpc.com has an option to add in your own parts too. I haven't seen anything better than them. Anyone know of something cheaper and has a configurator?
#5 Aug 28 2010 at 1:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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Cost: $ = least expensive
Customization: ! = least customizable
Knowledge: @ = Requires the least amount of research/knowledge
Value: # = Least bang for your buck

 
Cost      Customization    Knowledge    Value    Method 
$         !!!!!            @@@@@        #####    Buy the parts individually and build it yourself. 
$$        !!!!             @@@@         #####    Custom configuration (ibuypower or cyberpower) 
$$$       !!!              @@@          ####     Pre-built non-name brands (such as those in the OP) 
$$$$      !                @            #        Traditional retailers (Best Buy) and well-known PC 
$$$$$     !!               @@           ##       High-end retailers (Apple, Alienware) 


Edited, Aug 28th 2010 3:24am by Mikhalia
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#6 Aug 28 2010 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Kargara wrote:
Thanks for the article. It was a good read. Just want to throw in that the website www.cyberpowerpc.com has an option to add in your own parts too. I haven't seen anything better than them. Anyone know of something cheaper and has a configurator?


As Mik said ibuypower and cyberpower are pretty much the best two "budget" gaming PC e-tailer companies with a custom build option. Acer and Asus (Laptops) some times have custom stuff, but generally are prebuilt only. Asus also has very bad Customer Service, but usually a reliable product and a good deal. Acer is typically budget for desktops and you'd more than likely have to upgrade the components, but for off the shelf stuff they aren't too bad.
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#7 Aug 28 2010 at 2:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
Cost: $ = least expensive
Customization: ! = least customizable
Knowledge: @ = Requires the least amount of research/knowledge
Value: # = Least bang for your buck

 
Cost      Customization    Knowledge    Value    Method 
$         !!!!!            @@@@@        #####    Buy the parts individually and build it yourself. 
$$        !!!!             @@@@         #####    Custom configuration (ibuypower or cyberpower) 
$$$       !!!              @@@          ####     Pre-built non-name brands (such as those in the OP) 
$$$$      !                @            #        Traditional retailers (Best Buy) and well-known PC 
$$$$$     !!               @@           ##       High-end retailers (Apple, Alienware) 


Edited, Aug 28th 2010 3:24am by Mikhalia


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