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 Post subject: the new alienwares
PostPosted: Sat 06-26-2004 11:38AM 
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wow, these new alienwares are splurge-tastic. but damn that's a lotta dough! take a gander


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PostPosted: Sat 06-26-2004 12:23PM 
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5 grand for

AMD Athlon 64 FX-53+ Processor with
HyperTransport Technology

ATI RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition 256MB
DDR3 w/DVI and TV Out

1GB Corsair XMS Dual Channel PC-4400 DDR
SDRAM at up to 550MHz

148GB (74GB x 2) Western Digital Raptor™
10,000 RPM - RAID 0

Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy 2 ZS High
Definition 7.1 Surround

is absurd, me thinks. even if it does come overclocked out of a fancy box with a bit more than bells and whistles.


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PostPosted: Sat 06-26-2004 12:49PM 
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i never liked alienware... too gawdy. i prefer a nice grey on black box that sits on my desktop, not a huge oversized bright green alien head with glowing eyes or whatever! personally i've always liked falcon northwest for their custom case designs. they make pretty powerful machines (nothing ultra great super gaming cutting edge, but i'm sure you could easily rack up $5k on their site!) and the extotix cases are pimptight http://www.falcon-nw.com


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Is this the one with the dual-PCIe graphics load-balancing?


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PostPosted: Sun 06-27-2004 10:18PM 
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GenPFault wrote:
Is this the one with the dual-PCIe graphics load-balancing?


i have to say... wow, the things they think up.


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I just other motherboard manufacturers follow suit and design boards with several 16x PCIe slots. I was always pissed off that they didn’t make motherboards with multiple AGP slots. That would have made it so much easier to do a multi-monitor setup with full 3D acceleration.


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GenPFault wrote:
I just other motherboard manufacturers follow suit and design boards with several 16x PCIe slots. I was always pissed off that they didn’t make motherboards with multiple AGP slots. That would have made it so much easier to do a multi-monitor setup with full 3D acceleration.


The reason they don't make motherboards with multiple AGP slots is that they can not because of the nature of the interface.

Yikes. 5 Grand for a computer. Way overpriced. You can build 8 great gaming machines for that price.


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Yeah, I know it's an architectural limitation, but it would have been cool :)


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