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My Alienware stations

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Alienware M14X with dual Alienware monitors

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Alienware X51 mini-ATX towernused as media server/station - need some good wireless keyboard and mouse to make it play CoD from the bed nod[1].gif
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This is me at an anime con with Sam Fisher. He was in the Splinter Cell games for those of you that dont know.

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This is my SCA helm

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This is me running through a battlefield, narrowly evading an arrorw. You can see it, the red blur to the right of my torso, with archer in the background.

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Duel

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I once killed a pirate

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I'm an accomplished foamsmith. Here are two of my words. You are lucky to have seen the secrets of my craft.

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My Left 4 Dead score is notable

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On occasion, I will masturbate to pictures of my eyes photoshopped into Tifa Lockhart.

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post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
Yo son that is mad geek! Lol
post #4 of 18
What kind of self respecting geek would buy an Alienware?
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

What kind of self respecting geek would buy an Alienware?


A geek with a big budget and limited free time on his/her hands.
post #6 of 18
I smell a phony.

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post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

A geek with a big budget and limited free time on his/her hands.

I dunno...if I had a big budget and limited free time, there are still other options I would take. And lol @ alienware laptops.

Actually I would probably still go the DIY route (although I guess its tough with a laptop...but works for the HTPC). Just instead of researching parts, I would just buy the best and be done with it (and still spend less than a specced-out alienware). Assembly should take an hour at the most for anyone who knows what they are doing and I know that if I bought a stock computer that was ever anywhere near Dell, the first thing I would do would be install a clean, crap-free OS...so that doesn't save any time.

The above post is also intended as my entry into the "Showcase your geekery" thread
post #8 of 18
Well I don't know about Alienware these days, but a friend of mine spec'd out a top of the line desktop about 4 years ago that served him well. He honestly didn't want to spend the time fucking around having to order the parts and build it and was willing to pay a premium for this. It was a nice machine.

Agree on the laptops. Never cared for them.

EDIT: I believe he told me at the time that there was an option for a "clean" OS install, but I could be remembering wrong.
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Well I don't know about Alienware these days, but a friend of mine spec'd out a top of the line desktop about 4 years ago that served him well. He honestly didn't want to spend the time fucking around having to order the parts and build it and was willing to pay a premium for this. It was a nice machine.
Agree on the laptops. Never cared for them.
EDIT: I believe he told me at the time that there was an option for a "clean" OS install, but I could be remembering wrong.

I think the option you are thinking of is the option to buy clean install media. Dell (and probably their subsidiaries) has started charging something like $5-15 for the option to get real Windows DVD instead of just a stupid restore partition deal (which is 100% worth every penny)
post #10 of 18
When my second son was 8 or 9 years old, he came home from school one day and said, "Dad, did you know that NONE of my friends' dads have armor, or even a sword?" Up until that time, he didn't realize his dad was a geek.


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post #11 of 18
Holy shit, I thought I was a geek...

Also lol @ alienware.
post #12 of 18
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here is the reason i think alienware is great and why i got my units

1. looks fucking cool as shit - your newegg computer cases wont ever look this cool, have all the compartments all set up and wired all packed up neatly like how a computer is supposed to be. oh yeah, what case can you get that lights up and can config all the combinations? i mean that shit is just cool... obviously its a perk to impress civilians, but who doesnt love some pedestrian loving?

2. price - sure its more expensive than your home made whatever, but hell i am comparing prices with AAPL here.. the same comparable alienware with more cool features and higher performance is about 33-50% cheaper than the comparable unit from AAPL. i dont care how you install your own computer gig yourself, i have built my own and i got geek friends who are comp eng majors and no way we can build it with such professionalism (with all the stuff installed correctly, wires tucked neatly away, and everything functioning as it should) ... my friend whos a comp engr his shit even though its high tech and all... its broken like every other day or needs or sort of service...

3. reliability - why buy a porsche instead of building your own kit car? this is why? you can install linux or whatever advanced OS you want, its not going to run like OEM. and backed by dell - alienware is like the Lexus F performance division of toyota. (was gonna say ///M division of bmw then i know bitches will bitch about how i can compare a dell with a BMW)...

4 polarizing brand recognizability - alienware is like tim tebow, either you love it or you hate it. i for one, dig it because it screams to the pedestrians that you are a different breed, not a ball crushing jeans wearing hipster with a macbook pro.

i cant say i am a true geek because i care about non-geek factors
geeks will stay in a dark basement and run coding marathons while eating only mountain dew and last night's pizza, i wont allow myself to go that low.
i can understand why geeks dislike alienware - because they are price conscious. stereotypical geeks are usually slow to spend on things that is appearance related, and alienware is cost a pretty penny or two for the cool futuristic case and all the cool lighting effects that do nothing to performance... its like car geeks who want light wheels and carbon seats and frown upon people who put heated seats in an ///M3... while im that guy who likes to drive my M3, and not have my ass frozen on a cold winter day.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

What kind of self respecting geek would buy an Alienware?

Probably likes the fancy lights.
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Myself, I find it rather hateful. Definitely a ffffuuuu.gif laptop/jukebox.
post #14 of 18
respect for like 4 or 5 posters just dropped significantly in thsi threak
post #15 of 18
Look I get the Alienware hate and wouldn't buy one myself. Back when I was heavy into PC gaming I always build my own rigs. I'm just presenting the reasons why someone might choose to do so. Not everyone wants to fool around with ordering the parts and building a computer.
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