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What's the cheapest Alienware for normal gaming


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#1 techghost

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 08:26 AM

Suggest me a decent used Alienware that won't cost me much but would run games like GTA V, NFS The Crew, Battlefield 1.



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 08:51 AM

To help you better, I need more information.

 

Laptop or Desktop?

 

Budget?

 

Monitor resolution? How many monitors you run?


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 05:53 PM

Try not to get their lowest cost model... I heard about it in a couple of reviews (I can fetch them if you want me to)... but it is not that good apparently. The hardware is made cheaply inside. :o



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 06:00 PM

All Alienware hardware is cheap...compared with alternatives. By that, their lowest-end product must be cheap garbage.



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 09:43 PM

I know a couple guys that had Alienware... they say choose ASUS boards if you're going to go for budget models, but I don't have a gaming PC. :P



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 03:58 AM

I'm looking for a laptop screen size above 15. under 500USD, and yes I have also heard that they are not the best of gaming laptops but still I want to have one. I want to run the games that I have mentioned above (and some other similar) that's it.



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 06:58 AM

It is not easy to find Alienware laptop under $500. Alienware is known for making powerful PC for gaming, most of its laptop/desktop start at $1000. I don't recommend used as they tend to be slower or outdated. GTA V is an extremely CPU/GPU intensive game, old laptop may not run it well. Laptop can be slower even through more expensive than desktop.

 

I recommend that you save money and buy a new desktop later for gaming purpose.


Edited by batman1234, 19 November 2016 - 07:00 AM.

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 10:04 AM

As far as I know, at least 4 GB of video ram, 12 GB ram, and 4 GHz CPU quad core is best for no lag gaming. Which one then? Alienware 15 laptop is best especially if you ensure the ram is 12 GB and above. Other specs are okay. It's not going to be an easy buy, but attend to their black Friday event next Friday on Alienware website, as their deals are great for then.


Edited by Kakuzu, 20 November 2016 - 12:23 AM.


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 07:11 PM

Why Alienware?


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 07:18 PM

Alienware you are barking up the wrong tree
Firstly Alienware is way overpriced the cheapest in current hardware config is 
$1,299.99
 
And this is not even at best spec with and a monitor is not in that cost.
 
Lets see how a custom build you can make yourself can stack up:
A Core i5-6400 is priced at 
$182.99
 
A motherboard for its socket type like this one:
 
 
 
$59.99
 
(its Micro atx but will do for a gaming build)
 
A GPU:
 
 
$224.99
 
 
Memory:
 
 
$49.99
 
A power supply:
 
$89.99
 
A HDD:
 
 
$53.99
 
A SSD:
 
 
$68.86
 
A case:
 
 
$42.99
 
Windows 10:
 
 
$139.99
 
 
All together:
$913.91
 

You save:

 

$386.08

 

Just enough to get a cheap monitor :D


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 10:24 PM

@techghost seems to have made up their mind on an Alienware... what say techghost? Have you made a decision mate?



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Posted 21 November 2016 - 06:05 AM

I wanted the Alienware for the look and the brand name it has. :( But apparently it doesn't look to be a wise choice at all. I think building a custom desktop would do it. Eagerly waiting for black friday. Imma see if I could grab a decent deal.



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Posted 21 November 2016 - 06:06 AM

Alienware PCs are always expensive. It is extremely hard to find any Alienware even under $1000. For gaming I would recommend desktop instead of laptop for increased performance at low cost. If you need help building PC I can help you.


Edited by batman1234, 21 November 2016 - 06:07 AM.

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 06:08 AM

It is not easy to find Alienware laptop under $500. Alienware is known for making powerful PC for gaming, most of its laptop/desktop start at $1000. I don't recommend used as they tend to be slower or outdated. GTA V is an extremely CPU/GPU intensive game, old laptop may not run it well. Laptop can be slower even through more expensive than desktop.

 

I recommend that you save money and buy a new desktop later for gaming purpose.

Yes I think I would have to do that. I've had an experience of a used laptop. It wors fine but when I'm playing any game, lets say Fifa, it gets slow after some time.



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Posted 21 November 2016 - 06:10 AM

 

Alienware you are barking up the wrong tree
Firstly Alienware is way overpriced the cheapest in current hardware config is 
$1,299.99
 
And this is not even at best spec with and a monitor is not in that cost.
 
Lets see how a custom build you can make yourself can stack up:
A Core i5-6400 is priced at 
$182.99
 
A motherboard for its socket type like this one:
 
 
 
$59.99
 
(its Micro atx but will do for a gaming build)
 
A GPU:
 
 
$224.99
 
 
Memory:
 
 
$49.99
 
A power supply:
 
$89.99
 
A HDD:
 
 
$53.99
 
A SSD:
 
 
$68.86
 
A case:
 
 
$42.99
 
Windows 10:
 
 
$139.99
 
 
All together:
$913.91
 

You save:

 

$386.08

 

Just enough to get a cheap monitor :D

 

Haha! Thanks for the detailed sketch mate. Will definitely go through it.
P.S: No more Alienware dreams. :P






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