Dell buys Alienware....

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Dell buys Alienware....

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Post by -mogwai » Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:19 am

i knew that was gonna happen... it had to.
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Post by DMB2000uk » Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:59 am

Sounds good.

Do you think it will affect pricing?

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Post by Illuminati » Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:44 am

DMB2000uk wrote:Do you think it will affect pricing?
No, but I have a hunch it will affect quality.
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:05 am

that just means more aol, and netscape, and try this and try that on high end gaming pc's. LOL
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Post by Fogey » Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:03 am

A few days back the inquirer had a blip on this deal. I don't believe for a minute that Mikey is interested in high end custom gaming machines. I do however think hes interested in a work around to the problem of how to build systems with AMD CPUs without ticking off Intel. Hence a work around with a name brand high end machine builder whos well known amongst the gaming community. Alien Ware will lose some of their fan base with Dell buying them out. Good news for Falcon and some of the other high end custom builders. Dell will pick up some of those loses with their own average users customer base. [IE: Mom buys Little Johnny a Alien Ware/Dell rig for his birthday present cause she pleased with her Dell] My guess is they will actually get more of a customer base in the long run. For most of us here, its kind of a mute point as we build our own. :beatdeadhorse:

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Post by Apoptosis » Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:18 am

Pick your system here: http://www.legitreviews.com/systemguide.php

and follow along to build it here: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/316/1/

yeah we love Dell PC's here... hehe

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Post by Pooreone » Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:01 am

I think this is a smart move on Dell's part. At least now they have access to AMD but hopefully they don't change Alienware too much. While I would never buy a complete PC again, I would hate to see a computer that has a good reputation go to crap.

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Post by pointreyes » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:54 pm

Pooreone wrote:I think this is a smart move on Dell's part. At least now they have access to AMD but hopefully they don't change Alienware too much. While I would never buy a complete PC again, I would hate to see a computer that has a good reputation go to crap.
Dell happens to be one of the bigger sellers of AMD procs. They sometimes have quite competitive pricing on the procs. Hmmmm, I wonder if the volume purchasing that Dell has been doing with AMD procs could very well help to reduce the prices on the Alienware systems?
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