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Alienware gaming computer? I have never done this before?


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#1 technohobbit17

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 10:20 PM

I need a new computer. It will be used for gaming. Will these specs be enough? What should I upgrade?

Processor: Intel® Coreā„¢ i7 920 2.66GHz (8MB Cache) Quad Core Processor
Video card: Single 1GB GDDR5 ATI Radeonā„¢ HD 5870
Memory: 6GB Triple Channel 1067MHz DDR3
Hard drive: 1TB - SATA-II, 3Gb/s, 7,200RPM, 32MB Cache HDD
Optical drive: Single Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
Sound card: Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fiā„¢ Xtreme Audio
Monitor: 22" Dell ST2210 Full HD Widescreen Monitor

Will this be enough to play the newest games on high settings, and new titles for a reasonable length of time? Particularly the 2.66 ghz processor?
I also want to ensure I will be able to upgrade parts easily later on. This will be easy, right?

Thanks

Edit: Moved topic from Internal Hardware to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 04 January 2010 - 10:50 PM.


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#2 youthedog4

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:51 PM

Yes, that is quite good enough to run games like Call of Duty on it's highest settings.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 08:30 PM

i7's use the new chipset for laptops, should be good for a little while(even though those processors are reduculously expensive), im like 1 step behind you with my MSI and its still awsomecant wait for the old quadcores to drop then im updating mine a bit

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:05 AM

Why not make a custom computer? Getting one of them Aleinwares is pretty much a premade which greatly reduces the value for money on it(well most of the time). I guess that machines costs a tonne, surprise surprise when you're dealing with Alienware/Dell.

My advice. Buy the parts seperate and build it yourself. Those exact specs would probably be alot cheaper if you built it yourself and it's not a hard thing to do either. Post your budget and me or someone else will put together a good computer for you.


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Posted 09 January 2010 - 12:19 AM

yeah pending your price i would go with an MSI gx720 and use a tv or get an actual monitor then you can use it here and there and meet most of those specs for around 1100, or build a custom desktop rather than the alienware




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