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Submission + - AlienBEware: Why You SHOULD build Your Own PC ( 2

An anonymous reader writes: If you're thinking of paying for a company to build you your dream gaming PC, this article might open your eyes as to how much you are being ripped off.

"I am aghast to the nth degree at the exorbitant pricing of Alienware's flagship gaming PC with the build I specified. It boggles the mind thinking how this could actually be justified. I sincerely hope this is an eye-opener for anyone thinking of going for a pre-built gaming PC. Building one yourself is a piece of cake, and you'll save a whole lot of cash in the process and likely end up with something more powerful and ultimately more personal than a mass-production assembly line could ever conjure up."

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AlienBEware: Why You SHOULD build Your Own PC

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  • A few years back, it was end of year finances time at Dell. FatWallet had some seriously crazy coupons. I picked up a fully loaded XPS with one of the first PCIe video cards for cheaper than I could even piece it together at NewEgg.

    Checking my old email archives (thanks GMail!):

    Now, with coupons, FatCash (3% cash back from FatWallet), $99 shipping rebate, and 1% back on my MC, it comes out to $1626.67 total. Supposed to be $3113 to start with.

    But dude, that's a lot of money for a PC. Build one yourself!


  • I wouldn't mind some of those coupons myself. :P

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