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[quote name='Time']Not sure what to think now. My Dad told me to take a look at this:
[url]http://www.amazon.com/Dell-AX51-0066BK-Alienware-Desktop/dp/B006WYVLNI[/url][/QUOTE]

I saw 'Alienware' and I can already tell you that it's going to be shitty.

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[quote name='Christopher']I saw 'Alienware' and I can already tell you that it's going to be shitty.[/QUOTE]

What's wrong with it? And could I get the same specs for cheaper?

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[quote name='Time']What's wrong with it? And could I get the same specs for cheaper?[/QUOTE]

You're buying the brandname, basically.

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My current card is a gtx 550ti, and plays any game that I've tried so far on max with over 30fps.

You can have it for almost the same price as the 6770 (125 bucks), and it apparently outperforms it ([url]http://www.hwcompare.com/9712/geforce-gtx-550-ti-vs-radeon-hd-6770/[/url]), not to mention that it's from nvidia (so more widely supported as far as I am aware, plus Phsyx).

Also, why one Earth would you "need" to buy windows? That's nonsense, unless you're in a corporate environment where you have to follow the law.

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[quote name='bl00dshooter']My current card is a gtx 550ti, and plays any game that I've tried so far on max with over 30fps.

You can have it for almost the same price as the 6770 (125 bucks), and it apparently outperforms it ([url]http://www.hwcompare.com/9712/geforce-gtx-550-ti-vs-radeon-hd-6770/[/url]), not to mention that it's from nvidia (so more widely supported as far as I am aware, plus Phsyx).

Also, why one Earth would you "need" to buy windows? That's nonsense, unless you're in a corporate environment where you have to follow the law.[/QUOTE]

It depends on the processor. AMD processors have better synergy with Radeon HD, and Intel has better synergy with nVidia.

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[quote name='Christopher']You're buying the brandname, basically.[/QUOTE]

So, do you still think the build + the 6770 would be a better buy?

[quote name='bl00dshooter']My current card is a gtx 550ti, and plays any game that I've tried so far on max with over 30fps.

You can have it for almost the same price as the 6770 (125 bucks), and it apparently outperforms it ([url]http://www.hwcompare.com/9712/geforce-gtx-550-ti-vs-radeon-hd-6770/[/url]), not to mention that it's from nvidia (so more widely supported as far as I am aware, plus Phsyx).

Also, why one Earth would you "need" to buy windows? That's nonsense, unless you're in a corporate environment where you have to follow the law.[/QUOTE]

Would the GTX 550ti be compatible with this build: [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229285[/url]

I don't want to get into the full story of why I can't torrent, but someone torrented some stuff on our internet when we didn't have any protection on it, someone complained and now if we torrent anything and someone files a complaint, they won't provide internet services any more. They're the only ISP where I live.

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[quote name='Christopher']It depends on the processor. AMD processors have better synergy with Radeon HD, and Intel has better synergy with nVidia.[/QUOTE]

That's true, I forgot you picked an AMD processor for him.

IMO, it might be worth to save like 50-100 extra bucks and get an i3/i5. Preferably the i5, since it's good enough for gaming and not as expensive as the i7. Plus, it will work better with a nvidia card.

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Would the GTX 550ti be compatible with this build: [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229285[/url]

I don't want to get into the full story of why I can't torrent, but someone torrented some stuff on our internet when we didn't have any protection on it, someone complained and now if we torrent anything and someone files a complaint, they won't provide internet services any more. They're the only ISP where I live.[/QUOTE]

I see about the ISP. Forgot about 'murrica and copyright and stuff.

Now, if I were you, I would avoid buying a pre-built computer. It's not that they are necessarily weak, but you can usually get more for less if you build it yourself. Regardless, it's very likely that new cards (like the gtx 550) will be compatible with non-ancient motherboards, so probably no worries there.

Also, I'd suggest going to a friend's house (or even a café) and torrenting windows there. You will save a couple hundred bucks that way.

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[quote name='Time']So, do you still think the build + the 6770 would be a better buy?



Would the GTX 550ti be compatible with this build: [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229285[/url]

I don't want to get into the full story of why I can't torrent, but someone torrented some stuff on our internet when we didn't have any protection on it, someone complained and now if we torrent anything and someone files a complaint, they won't provide internet services any more. They're the only ISP where I live.[/QUOTE]

Definitely.

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[quote name='bl00dshooter']I see about the ISP. Forgot about 'murrica and copyright and stuff.

Now, if I were you, I would avoid buying a pre-built computer. It's not that they are necessarily weak, but you can usually get more for less if you build it yourself. Regardless, it's very likely that new cards (like the gtx 550) will be compatible with non-ancient motherboards, so probably no worries there.

Also, I'd suggest going to a friend's house (or even a café) and torrenting windows there. You will save a couple hundred bucks that way.[/QUOTE]

[url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883229285[/url]

Could you suggest a better build than this one, for the same price range? Also, with this pre-built computer, would the 6770 or the gtx 550 give me better performance?

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