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Old 04-21-07, 09:32 PM   #97
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NICE job, store owner got...
not really. He made 5% of $1800 ($90) for doing nothing. Of course, that probably makes up the labor costs for assembling the computer, and the time spent arguing.
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Old 04-21-07, 10:02 PM   #98
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Haha, he doesn't want to deal with you again. Like you'd want to!
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Old 04-21-07, 10:08 PM   #99
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For those that say it is Consumed's fault only. I don't entirely agree with that.

He said he asked for a "gaming" computer that would last a "few" years. He did not get a gaming computer that would last a few years. The store owner was dishonest. Giving a Pentium D at the price of a nice C2D... for a gaming rig...

When you run a business you hold a certain responsibility to avoid these incidences and be honest and fair to your customers. By the sounds of it, I highly doubt this was the first time something like this happened.

It was both parties fault. Not one parties fault.

This guy brought his cousin in first, than his dad. It sounds like to me he not good at confrontations and/or needed help / someone beside him. I know many people like this. It does not automatically mean he can run behind someone else every time he screws up in hopes they will correct it.

I bought a motherboard myself a while ago, I couldn't find the one I wanted so I asked the computer guy at the store a couple very specific questions about a motherboard I new very little about but looked good. Well when I got home it was crap and the answers he gave me where wrong. (I really think he new as much about the bored as me. But hey you don't sell stuff if you don't have the answers). I just simply returned it and got another one ordered, no restocking fee or anything.
That is how a good business is ran. Didn't have to raise a stink or anything. I always give them the benefit of doubt first.
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Old 04-22-07, 01:18 AM   #100
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Had a similar situation with a mate of mine, almost got ripped off. The dealer was trying to sell him a Pentium D and was bad mouthing the Core 2 Duo. I had a really hard time to convince my mate to stay away from that Pentium D, ended up with a 6300 instead, and parts that I chose for him from my dealer. If you're not careful with these people, you will get ripped off big time.
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Old 04-22-07, 11:04 AM   #101
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He said he asked for a "gaming" computer that would last a "few" years. He did not get a gaming computer that would last a few years. The store owner was dishonest. Giving a Pentium D at the price of a nice C2D... for a gaming rig...

When you run a business you hold a certain responsibility to avoid these incidences and be honest and fair to your customers. By the sounds of it, I highly doubt this was the first time something like this happened.

It was both parties fault. Not one parties fault.
If that was indeed the case, then I agree w/ you. The store owner shouldn't have been dishonest with him. Then again, he may just be a dolt running a shop that knows little about computers and gaming performance in particular (I've seen the type.) Although I think that's a less likely scenario.
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Old 06-30-07, 04:41 PM   #102
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Since we're on the topic of gaming computers that'll last for the next few years, I was looking at one of those Alienware Area 51-ALX. It's pricey as hell, but damn the performance looks pretty sick.

I'm seriously debating on whether or not I should buy one since I'm due to give this one away as a gift to my brother (it was my first PC and I bought it from Gateway not knowing what the hell is good, so I went for the highest one they had).

I've gotten to the point where I can swap out a mobo (which I did with this Gateway, and it was a bitch with their propriety crap), ram, new PSU, etc. But to do a full on installation of the highest and latest stuff, such as liquid cooling? I'm afraid I'm not that far yet.

As such, the Alienware, though overpriced, looks extremely attractive.

My question is, in your opinions, assuming that money is whatever at this stage, what are the parts I should be getting to build a badass gaming rig? Will it be cheaper (obvious Q but I'll ask anyway) to get them all together and try building it myself? Considering that I'm not that great, I'll most likely screw something up, so I'm still iffy on that - I have no clue as to how to set up a Raid 0 config, SLI, or Liquid cooling system. Or should I just cough up money on the new Alienware and be content I got a pretty decent system that'll last for the next few years. Here's the Alienware Spec:

GPU: SLI 8800 Ultra
CPU: Intel Core 2 Extreme OC to 3.2 GH QX6700 (I know there is a 6800 out there and I have no clue why Alienware doesn't offer this instead, but the OC 6700 should be better right?)

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The one I'm not getting is that Aegis Physx unit for $250 since I have no idea on how successful that piece will be.

Anyway how long will a set up like that lasts me? And anyone familiar with Alienware or has one, how easy and convenient would it be for me to upgrade my stuff in the future, especially when the whole thing looks pretty dense with their liquid cooling system cluttering up the interior.

At this point I'm still debating whether I should buy it or not since I need a new gaming rig. I'm not rich, but the system is affordable for me, but I figured I'd ask you guys first in terms of other options.

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Old 06-30-07, 05:01 PM   #103
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All core 2's that can be clocked at 3.2 perform about the same in games , the 4mb L2 chips are better in things like encoding.

I keep goin on about this but an e4300 which is dirt cheap! goes to 3.2 with a decent hsf and at a low fsb ,
I sold my old 478 p4 3.2 for about the price of one of those!!!

Bear in mind pci-e 2.0 compatibility when buying a system / motherboard ,its double the bandwidth of pci-e, also you want the board to take ddr3 ,hold off if you can for these more future proof standards.

Im planning my next upgrade for when these two have settled in, not wanting to be an early adopter of them.
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Old 06-30-07, 08:28 PM   #104
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Keep them old threads a rollin.
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Old 06-30-07, 08:58 PM   #105
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Last week I bought a new computer from a local store near me. I told the guy I wanted a gaming machine that would last me a few years. Can you tell me if I got a good deal for what I paid? The computer cost me about $1800 taxes in. I did not get speakers, a monitor or keyboard/mouse with it, just the computer it self. I want to play Call of Juarez, Rainbow Six Vegas and the new one coming out Crysis.

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After reading a few replies on this question,I'm going to have to say that you will be in the upper level of pc gaming for NOW.The single core is going to hamper future gaming.$1800 is very steep,but seeing that you are obviously new to pc's all and all it's a decent rig
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Old 07-01-07, 12:54 AM   #106
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"Since we're on topic.."

Yeah, three months ago, lol..
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Old 07-01-07, 02:29 AM   #108
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Well, I never saw the thread, so I'm kinda glad someone dug it up...I would have had a field day with this guy...I would have started with the BBB threat, and when that didn't work, small claims, contacting local media, makeing a website about the experience, etc...

I work at PC Club (or rather did until today)...(Small computer chain, 41 stores) and those prices were outragous for dated tech...If your a computer store, I don't care HOW mom and pop you are, you simply can NOT stay in business by selling items by your original cost...It simply doesn't work with computer components. When the prices drop like that you have to firesale the stuff or your going to be stuck with it...It's an inherant risk of running a PC business...
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