Alienware Vs. Dell XPS

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Alienware Vs. Dell XPS

  • i recently stated on a thread that i bought an xps. well i tried to but i couldnt get through the bank and dell's support was being pretty difficult with the whole deal, so i canceled that order and purchased an alienware for pretty much the same price with the better cooling systems. what i want to know is from those who own an xps and will be honest with me, did i make a mistake going with alienware? this is my purchase.....
     
    1] Area-51® 7500

    Alienware P2 Chassis: Alienware® P2 Chassis with AlienIce™ 3.0 Video Cooling - Space Black
    System Lighting: Alienware® AlienFX™ System Lighting - Fusion Red
    High-Performance Liquid Cooling: Alienware® High-Performance Liquid Cooling
    Power Supply: Alienware® 1000 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply
    Graphics Processor: Single Graphics Processors - 768MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8800 Ultra
    Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q6700 2.66GHz 8MB Cache 1066MHz FSB
    Memory: High-Performance 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2GB - 2 x 1024MB
    Motherboard: Alienware® Approved NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard
    Operating System (Office software not included): Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium
    Desktop Tuners and Remotes: Without Media Center Remote Control or TV Tuner
    System Drive: Extreme Performance (RAID 0) - 500GB (2 x 250GB) Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ 2 x 8MB Cache
    Primary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 20X Dual Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Burner
    Enthusiast Essentials: Dual High Performance Gigabit Ethernet Ports
    Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ XtremeGamer High Definition 7.1 Audio - More Info
    Monitor: 20" Dell 1600 x 1050 UltraSharp Widescreen Flat Panel - Supports Blu-Ray!
    Speakers: Logitech® Z-5300e 5.1 280-Watt Speakers
    Keyboard: Alienware® USB Full-Size Keyboard
    Mouse : Logitech® G5 Laser Gaming Mouse
    Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support w/ Onsite Service
    AlienRespawn: AlienRespawn v2.0 Recovery DVD – Windows Vista Edition
    Games: BioShock
    Alienware Extras: Alienware® Mesh Cap
    Alienware Extras: Alienware® Mousepad
    Alienware Extras: AlienInspection - Exclusive Integration and Inspection - $100 Value - FREE!
    Alienware Extras: AlienWiring - Exclusive Internal Wire Management - $100 Value - FREE!
    Avatar: Alienhead 3D
    Window Style: Graphite Window Style
    Mouse Pointers: Standard Mouse Pointers
    Wallpaper: Alienhead 3D (Widescreen)
    Power Plan: Balanced
    Automatic Updates: Automatic Updates On
    RSS Feeds: Alienware News:
    Get the latest Alienware news delivered directly to your desktop!
    Time Zones: (GMT - 6.00) Central Time (US & Canada)

    [1] Limited Time Offer; Price Includes Shipping

    SubTotal: $4,297.00
    Shipping: $158.38
    Discount: $100.00
    Tax: $353.87
    Order Total: $4,709.25

    Don't forget to protect your investment with an extended ALIENCARE warranty!
  • No, didn't do to bad at all. When side to side, I like the Alienware setup better. But, Dell got your money either way. Alienware was bought by Dell over a year ago. With that in mind, I still consider Alienware to be more guru for the classics. LOL Seriously though, Alienware is good, and I would probably choose one as well if I had the money. Except for the H2O cooling for Dell, and that is too much for that type of cooling overhead, $ wise. Just my opinion.
     
    XPS 600
    Vista Home Premium 32 bit and Ubuntu Linux 7.04 dual boot
    Pentium D 955 Extreme 3.46 Ghz OC'able
    2 Gigs of PNY Optima 667 Mhz PC5300
    640 MB EVGA Geforce 8800 GTS
    128 MB Ageia Physx PPU
    320Gig SATA Vista,160Gig SATA Linux, 500Gig WD MY BOOK
    Thermaltake 5.25" bay fan controller/3-80mm modded extra fans/low rpm(noise factor)
    Avermedia MCE500 TV dual tuner
    Creative XIFI Extreme Music
    G5 Logitech Gaming mouse, Wireless Logitech Rumblepad 2
    2007WFP
    One Happy Camper

    XPS M140
    XP Media Center 2005
    Pentium M 760 2.0 Ghz
    2 Gigs DDR2 533 Mhz
    60 Gig 7200 RPM drive
  • Here it is again but a better read than how you did it.   :smileywink:
     

     
    Area-51 7500

    Alienware P2 Chassis: Alienware  P2 Chassis with AlienIce 3.0 Video Cooling - Space Black
    System Lighting: Alienware  AlienFX System Lighting - Fusion Red
    High-Performance Liquid Cooling: Alienware High-Performance Liquid Cooling
    Power Supply: Alienware 1000 Watt  Good
    Graphics Processor: 768MB NVIDIA  GeForce 8800 Ultra - Waste of money.  One 8800 GTX card will play all games at the highest settings.  If need be later, overclock the card a bit
    Processor: Intel 2 Quad Q6700 2.66GHz    Very Good
    Memory: 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2GB      Good
    Motherboard:  NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard - Very Good
    Operating System   Windows Vista Premium
    System Drive: (RAID 0) - 500GB (2 x 250GB) Serial ATA  7,200 RPM
    Primary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 20X Dual Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
    Sound Card:  X-Fi - Read this link if you did not know. 
     
     
    Monitor: 20" Dell   For the card you are getting, I would have opt for the 24 incher.  Card will support a higher resolution so the full potential of the card is going to waste on a 20 incher.
    Speakers: Z-5300e 5.1 280-Watt Speakers
    Mouse : Logitech  G5 Laser Gaming Mouse
    Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare   For that expensive system, I would have gotten a 3 year warranty.
    AlienRespawn: AlienRespawn Recovery DVD
    Games: BioShock 



    Message Edited by SR45 on 09-06-2007 04:38 PM

    Banchetto 101 Case-Less System

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    eVGA 780i Mobo

    eVGA 295 GTX Video

    8 Gb Corsair Memory

    Thermaltake TRUE Black CPU Cooler

    VelociRaptor 10,000 rpm HD

    Windows 7 RC 7100

  • meh , only noobs buy systems like these, just my 2cents
  • tell me Sillywabbit,  where do I sign up to be as cool as you?
  • Nice, noob huh. Wow, I thought I had high standards. Now, that's not nice at all. LOL Sorry, but I don't know too many noobs with systems like that. Unless he's a loaded noob. Just call me
    Pat Boon. "He's a mightly mightly big mountaineer exploring man", "Lost his way, and now he questions why he's banned."--------------------Come on now sing with me. Sorry, lyrics are messed up. " Pat Boon backwards is Noob Tap. Get it. That was too easy. Sorry. Morning coffee is hitting it, and I was up for 6 hours last night debugging my 4th level editing tons of lighting on several new entity additions. My eyes hurt. Directx 9c makes me squint. Egor, bring me X10 textures, and more coffee please. ........................Good Egor.
     
    XPS 600
    Vista Home Premium 32 bit and Ubuntu Linux 7.04 dual boot
    Pentium D 955 Extreme 3.46 Ghz OC'able
    2 Gigs of PNY Optima 667 Mhz PC5300
    640 MB EVGA Geforce 8800 GTS
    128 MB Ageia Physx PPU
    320Gig SATA Vista,160Gig SATA Linux, 500Gig WD MY BOOK
    Thermaltake 5.25" bay fan controller/3-80mm modded extra fans/low rpm(noise factor)
    Avermedia MCE500 TV dual tuner
    Creative XIFI Extreme Music
    G5 Logitech Gaming mouse, Wireless Logitech Rumblepad 2
    2007WFP
    One Happy Camper

    XPS M140
    XP Media Center 2005
    Pentium M 760 2.0 Ghz
    2 Gigs DDR2 533 Mhz
    60 Gig 7200 RPM drive


    Message Edited by WolverineMachine on 09-07-2007 08:37 AM