Alienware Area-51 5500 or Dell XPS 600?

By Boxy Brown
May 27, 2006
  1. I am going to buy my own gaming pc, so I went to Alienware and built an Area-51 5500, it would be very good for gaming, 7900GT, Creative Sound Blaster X-FI, 3.0Ghz processor,1GB RAM, reasonable price. But I also built a Dell XPS almost exact same specs, but it is about $300 cheaper. I heard that Dell's gaming pc's are not the best. I just want to know would it be worth the extra money to buy the alienware, or just go with the Dell, thanks.
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Id go with Alien. Dell uses proprietary motherboards and cases that are a PIA to upgrade.
  3. Boxy Brown

    Boxy Brown Topic Starter

    Ok, thanks. I was wondering about the motherboards because you can pick AGP cards. I'll go with the alienware because I know it's SLI which I like.
  4. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    Have you though about putting one together yourself? You would probably save yourself a hundred and fifty dollars or so, and gain some experience doing it.
  5. altheman

    altheman TS Rookie Posts: 425

    yep, there nothing like building your own pc :cool:
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