Who would want this piece of junk?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macman2790, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. macman2790 macrumors 6502a

    macman2790

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    http://www.alienware.com/configurat...?syscode=PC-AREA51-ALX-R5&subcode=SKU-DEFAULT

    This is a Area-51® ALX, you get one woodcrest processor, as opposed to 2 woodcrest processors in the mac pro, but a pretty cool gpu for.........$6089 US dollars, and this is the base price without any upgrades. This is very rediculous. The Mac Pro can play games almost as well if you add $400 for x1900 + the performance of two woodcrests. i just think this is absurd, i saw it on an ad in MR.

    plus it can't run os x:p
     
  2. xPismo macrumors 6502a

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    Quad SLI isn't very common yet. I think it comes with some kind of wicked tech support (if its the same thing they showed on DL.tv), 2.5Tb of HDD, and like you said its base model. So you have a reasonable upgrade path.

    Besides, these are show off computers. You buy one beacuse its so expensive.

    I'm glad they exist, it means there is still a monied enthusiast group out there buying enough to make it viable. I havn't been in that group (not monied, but enthusiastic for bleeding edge) since I wanted to make my Mac SE a SE30 with the color card.

    Mmmm. Now *that* was awesome stuff. ;)
     
  3. macman2790 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    2.5tb doesn't come standard it comes standard with
    250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ 8MB Cache
     
  4. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    Um. That isnt a woodcrest. That is a Core 2 Extreme which is an expensive chip. About $1000 to be exact. That single Core 2 Extreme would spank the Mac Pros 2 Xeons.

    The RAM alone makes it much faster than the Mac Pro.

    It would run games a million times better than the Mac Pro since it has two 7900GTX running in SLI, you get more memory, a 24" LCD monitor.

    If you want to game and can't build your own box you will buy this machine.

    Crappy comparison on your part as you left tons of details. So don't call it junk, when it comes to gaming it would run circles around the Mac Pro.
     

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