Originally Posted by thecommish16
and another funny point...what makes you think these "alienware" mother boards arent downgraded mass priced mobos? How about the white box video cards? Alienware is a big company that is all about cutting cost...you really think they dont cut the same deals Dell does?Dell and Alienware are both good companies that will send you good computers. Voodoo and Falcon are the last two REAL custom makers...they practically send you the retail boxes for the parts if you request it.
I'm like the Red Sox...no one wanted to believe it, they all made excuses, but its reality.
You are simply showing everyone your ass now. Not only do you know squat about Alienware systems, you don't even know anything about your own Dell.
Alienware only uses full retail versions of the best motherboards available. You get the motherboard box and all the accessories, driver discs and manuals that come with them. They also ship with the full bios versions allowing the user to change options that are important to people that want a performance computer.
Dell uses Dell motherboards. Special run, featurless boards. They also use Dell bios's so you don't even have the option of changing the settings in your Dell. It's called stupidproofing. This limitation of features and performance are reflected in the disappointing benchmarks from Dell when compared to Alienware, Voodoo, and FN for the same configurations. Go read some reviews if you want to learn something.
In my four Alienware machines, I have one Gigabyte, one MSI, and two Asus boards, the last is an Asus P4C800-E Deluxe, one of the highest rated boards available on the market. You can find reviews of all the boards on hardware sites that list the features you don't get with your Dell. What motherboard to you have? You don't know, and Dell won't even tell you who makes their boards. But despite the benchmarks, they'll tell you it's "just as good as an Alienware", and you'll believe them....
Falcon Northwest, Voodoo, and Alienware use the same hardware, in many cases from the same manufacturers. Dell doesn't. Never has, never will. And though Alienware has expanded it's range, it has much more in common with other custom manufacturers rather than Dell.
But you don't even understand your own computer, so how could you possibly grasp such concepts as mass production, business size and buying power...
Alienware sells high performance computers, Dell sells crippled hardware to idiots.
Have you never read a review of the respective companies and their systems? Again, last time I saw two computers of the same configuration, one from Alienware, one from Dell, PC Gamer gave the Dell a 76% rating, and game the Alienware a 93% rating and an editor's choice award. The difference was all about the performance.
And you're not like the Red Sox, unless they're completely in the dark about computers.