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Alienware 7500 P2 with Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 25 Jan 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Three main thoughts, really...

    1) It's good to see that they can get Blu-ray right. :)
    2) Proprietary power connector: bad. ;)
    3) Price. Ouch.

    Good review, as always. Did you run it through your normal high-level stress test, or did I miss that mention?
     
  3. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    awesome that there is an evga board out that works...
    too pricey. sure they added some nice perks in the power button head and power supplied to the door, but still...and the ram...omg...get it right already...
     
  4. plagio

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    That is a fantastic PC as always.

    Can't honestly understand why a X-FI extremegamer !
    Also, I would prefer to have a couple of 10000 rpm hard disks either in mirroring or in striping (for performance) and that 500 GIGA disk (which, I presume is 7200 rpm) as the data drive.
     
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  5. Lazlow

    Lazlow I have a dremel.

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    I too was surprised by the lack of an additional drive for the O/S - perhaps a 150GB Raptor? A lot of the really high end systems are shipping with two 500GB data drives too.

    Overall though, it looks like Alienware is slowly listening and improving.
     
  6. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    Where is that proprietary power connector? I think the article failed to mention it and I sure as hell couldn't see it.

    It's an interesting system for sure and its a nice touch that the alien head is the power button but I'm one of those that will get hung up on the price tag. Of course specing up a similar system your self will run to similar prices but via overclockers you can buy that lot retail (or nearly the same stuff) for about 300 quid less so in all fairness it's not too bad I guess. I just can't see why someone wouldn't put that 3k down on a house or car though instead :p
     
  7. Tim S

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    It's on the back of the PSU - you need an Alienware supplied kettle lead. :)
     
  8. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    personally i'd go for 2x 150 GB Raptor's in raid 0 and 2x 750 GB Seagate babys in raid 1 for such a highend system. (i know it sounds like overkill, but that would be about the equivalent of 2x 8800gtx cards if it comes to hdd's :D )

    they could have put in some nice corsair dominator ram :D

    but, otherwise a very nice system, except for the price tag... but well...
     
  9. duc

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    The Alienware case is a bit dated now though. Only one hard drive!

    If Alienware were to have two 8800GTS in SLI and more storage options, would that have resulted in a better or same overall score from a reviewers perspective?
     
  10. BioSniper

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    Ah, I see it now. Shows how much attention I SHOULD pay to things when I read them :p
    In some ways I would love to cry "that's stupid" but from a marketing point of view I guess they can then sell those power cables to the paying public at an extortionate rate should they require a spare/replacement.
    It's still a pretty bad ethic though.
     
  11. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    Wow, that thing is expensive. Looking at OCUK, a system like that, but with a QX6700 comes to £2800.

    Having said that, it would only be £2300 if you didn't include the pointless Blu-Ray drive. :)
     
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    I've always been a fan of Alienware machines. The styling is what got me attracted and then the usually pretty insane specifications are good too, however I don't see the need for a Blu-Ray drive yet and a machine like this really deserves more storage!

    However, Alienware rock and the prices are huge! Maybe one day I'll buy one but I can't see it being anytime soon.
     
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    Why would you get 2x 8800GTX and X6800 without decent ram?
    800mhz 5-5-5-16- 2T seriously?
     
  14. plagio

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    those propietary power plugs are quite common these days. I have seen them on HP server and on some sgi machines. It won't be too difficult to find one in case yours get broken.
    Still, we didn't need another plug standard
     
  15. Techno-Dann

    Techno-Dann Disgruntled kumquat

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    You know you've been working with computers for too long when you look at that first exterior shot of the back of the machine, and think "eVGA i680, 8800s in SLI, and an x-Fi eXtremeGamer."
     
  16. Tim S

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    :hehe:
     
  17. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    That case looks nasty, it truely diserves to live in a scrap yard, and the price tag, well, i wont even go there. One thing i dont like about alienware is the fact you pay extra, thats extra for a system restore disk :sigh: Bad bad move.

    How much of the price goes to alienware and dell?

    Sam
     
  18. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    That PSU connector looks like a 16A rated IEC socket. (I use them at work)
    The standard "kettle leads" are rated at 10A max.
     
  19. Guest-23315

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    I think if Alienware sold that case with the LED's and the software, Alienware would be onto a right winner.
     
  20. David_Fitzy

    David_Fitzy I modded a keyboard once....

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    So what was the Alienware's HDD (did i miss it?) all i saw was it's a seagate 500G. Striker's was "Seagate 7200.9 200GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gbps"

    Maybe you should have changed the striker system to a SLI 8800GTX GPU setup for better 3D comparison.
     
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