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Title says it all. I have a guy in my home maintenance class who says Alienware is better than ANY custom built, I oped this topic to get on ideas on how to convince him that a custom PC can outperform Alienware.

 

His argument is that Aliens software is better than any custom built PC, he also says the hardware is better than any PC. I've pretty much given up on trying to explain how you could just get Aliens software and put that on your PC, but I don't know about Alienwares. So yeah.

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The only way that there better is that they're built for you, but the extra cost and the fact that building your own is super simple, they're still not worth it.

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Title says it all. I have a guy in my home maintenance class who says Alienware is better than ANY custom built, I oped this topic to get on ideas on how to convince him that a custom PC can outperform Alienware.

 

His argument is that Aliens software is better than any custom built PC, he also says the hardware is better than any PC. I've pretty much given up on trying to explain how you could just get Aliens software and put that on your PC, but I don't know about Alienwares. So yeah.

 

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he´s an idiot....  and what software?! its a brand... do they have*** some bloatware that slows their pcs down or something?

I have no idea dude

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[CPU] - Intel Core i5-4590  

[Motherboard] - MSI B85-G43 GAMING 

[RAM] - Kingston HyperX Beast (2x4GB) 1866Mhz... CPU only supports 1600Mhz

[SSD] - A-Data SP600 128GB SSD

[HDD]- 1Tb Seagate Barracuda

[GPU] - EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SSC

[Case] - Corsair SPEC-03 White 

[PSU] - Rosewill 450W 80+Bronze

 
 
 
 
 

 

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the hardware is worse because they have the same cpu/gpu a custom-built would but they have a generic motherboard and PSU, which are definitely worse than components in any good custom-built pc.

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Its just a brand like any other, its specification depends on what you purchase

 

for the money (desktops here) they are extremely overpriced

 

Their laptops are pretty good, but again nothing you cannot get at any other laptop brand

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dell puts in a lot of effort to make sure the build quality of alienware laptops is fantastic, but the problem is they are competing with clevo chassis, MSI, and asus for the gaming laptop market, and those 3 have fantastic price to performance, which makes is hard to justify alienware's cost as they are expensive for the specification but they are sturdy, as it's like spending extra on a macbook or on a business laptop for the build rather than the specs.

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Title says it all. I have a guy in my home maintenance class who says Alienware is better than ANY custom built, I oped this topic to get on ideas on how to convince him that a custom PC can outperform Alienware.

 

His argument is that Aliens software is better than any custom built PC, he also says the hardware is better than any PC. I've pretty much given up on trying to explain how you could just get Aliens software and put that on your PC, but I don't know about Alienwares. So yeah.

 

Your only paying for the name. So, not worth the price.

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Typical BS from someone how know shit about PC Builds.

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Title says it all. I have a guy in my home maintenance class who says Alienware is better than ANY custom built, I oped this topic to get on ideas on how to convince him that a custom PC can outperform Alienware.

 

His argument is that Aliens software is better than any custom built PC, he also says the hardware is better than any PC. I've pretty much given up on trying to explain how you could just get Aliens software and put that on your PC, but I don't know about Alienwares. So yeah.

Alienware runs on Windows and their drivers are (like most other manufacturers) from the makers of the actual part (Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Realtek, etc...), so I don't understand the software argument.

 

Same for the hardware, and since (from my knowledge at least) they use proprietary motherboard, there's a big chance those have actually LESS functionality.

 

There ARE advantages to a pre-built system, but none of these advantages are what he mentions!

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"aliens software"  :P

 

He doesn't know what he's talking about but he's one of those people who'll want to win an argument even if they don't know anything.

 

The best argument would be to just show him the benchmarks and compare the prices.

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It's all just the same hardware. An Alienware PC can be as good as any other with the same components, but I don't see how it could be better.

 

I guess they add extra lights to some models or something. Probably nothing you couldn't replicate if you really wanted it that badly, though. I hope that's not what he's referring to.

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The only custom thing about their products is the case.

Dell routinely makes their own motherboards that put the CPU in non standard areas. It isn't all the time, but I wouldn't be surprised given how custom some of those Alienware cases get.

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Only benefit to an Alienware PC would be tech support from customer service if you don't want to deal with doing it yourself or paying someone else to do it for you.

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Alienwares are renowned for their sub-par build quality, questionably large dimensions and lots of lights. That's it. The desktops at the very least are total rubbish and aren't worth your time. All they have going for them is a gaudy appearance that appeals to 12-year-old boys.

Show me an alienware that has the exact same specs, bells and whistles of my machine for under $800 and I'll renounce this statement. That means an SP900, an ASRock Extreme9 motherboard (this sucker has a PLX chip), a 380X (mine is a 7970 but... ehh...), a 650W 80+ Platinum PSU,16GB of RAM, and a water-cooled i7, not to mention all of the perks of the individual parts.

 

Hint: you can't. You cannot get one. It cannot be done. You can try but you won't be able to do it.

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The only thing I can think about why he is thinking of this is:

 

Back in the old old days, before UEFI days, OEM system 'always' boosted faster than custom made.  The reason is that the BIOS knew the system it was running on. Hence why OEM system were usually locked in to select CPU model, and specs. So, when you started teh system, the BIOS knew everything, and didn't need to scan the system, and just start the OS.

 

That is now gone, because UEFI is now smarter, not only the hardware give it's info all at once to the UEFI,. but when it starts a compatible Windows (8/10), it should give all the hardware specs of the system to the OS, for it to load the drivers, and not have to do another hardware scanning. (This is of course, assuming that your custom build system is fully UEFI ready to support this, and you dont' need to set it to compatibility mode, which will emulate the old BIOS)

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