My new comp arrived o/!

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It finally arrived and here are its specs,

Alienware Area-51 ALX SLI


Alienware X2 SLI-Ready Motherboard
Dual Xeon Processor 3.6GHz w/1MB Cache
4GB Dual Channel DDR2 Registered ECC SDRAM at 400MHz x2
Dual NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra PCI Express 256MB DDR3 with NVIDIA SLI Technology
Creative Soud Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 7.1

Cooling System

Alienware® ALX Active Liquid Cooling System

3DMark05 Score: 7,909.00 3DMarks

GT1 - Return To Proxycon: 30.03 FPS

GT2 - Firefly Forest: 21.20 FPS

GT3 - Canyon Flight: 49.73 FPS

I can play Counter-Strike Source at 1600x1200 everything maxed including full AA and AF at 70-150 fps, the only problem with the whole rig is it was $7,900 >_<"!
Anyway what do you all think?
 
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Congratulations! You paid 2-3x more for an alienware than what you could have paid for a usermade one!

But yea, it's good. But you definitely don't need 4GB of ram ~_~.
 
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well it sucks if you look at price to performance ratio
but I bet it has a nice looking case >_>
 
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Holy crap that's a lot of money, but you'll never need to upgrade RAM again :D

How's the Audigy? I was thinking of ordering one.
 
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Ravendust said:
Holy crap that's a lot of money, but you'll never need to upgrade RAM again :D

How's the Audigy? I was thinking of ordering one.
hope this is not to offtopic
but I have the same card
it's really.. really good
hell even my mother noticed it was better then the dvd player in the our living room
my mom hearing the difference means something!
 
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Luckily you can softmod any card from Live! 5.1 and up to Audigy 2 ZS :).

Oh, and can you do a quick 3dmark01 run through and then upload it so I can see what you get?
 
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Thanks, I was gonna make another thread about this when the forums where down but they were down (you heard me). I'm a bit torn between the Audigy 2 ZS and the Audigy 4...you know what? I will make a seperate thread.

Anyhoo SDF, have fun on your godly rig, let me know how HL2 runs :D
 
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SDF said:
GT1 - Return To Proxycon: 30.03 FPS

GT2 - Firefly Forest: 21.20 FPS

GT3 - Canyon Flight: 49.73 FPS
Sorry what's GT whatever? 20-50 FPS doesn't seem too good for a $7900 machine, I get 100fps on HL2 with a single 9800XT 256mb o_o
 
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Never get Alienware, your paying more money for the brand name than the computer, my computer can hold up to that and was only $1,800. Ill put specs up later.
i got it from tigerdirect.com
 
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Ravendust said:
Sorry what's GT whatever? 20-50 FPS doesn't seem too good for a $7900 machine, I get 100fps on HL2 with a single 9800XT 256mb o_o
Run the same benchmark as him, you'll get about 1/3 of his score.

I also get 100 fps on HL2 whenever I use the "good fps but not good look'n" config, and I'm talking about big open areas, not small enclosed hallways. I could use 8x AA and 16x AF with 1600 by 1200 and get constant 100 in hallways D:.
 

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TBH you wasted your money, I would've done it myself if it was me, only probably would've spent $2,000-2,500. But its your money not mine, so have fun with it. Just know it about 3 or 4 years it will be obselete. Was 4 gigs of memory really needed? Unless you are doing video editing and photo editing thats a little overboard.
 
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Eight thousand? Jesus Christ man, you had a lot of spare money to burn didnt you. Good for you, I guess. If you can do it, why not right? Have fun :)
 

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