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Dell XPS 720 or HP Blackbird 002?

by Faysal21 / October 27, 2007 9:37 AM PDT

Which do you like better as a gaming desktop PC?

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Blackbird would be my choice...
by jbking2 / October 27, 2007 2:21 PM PDT

Simply because it'll be easier to upgrade in the future when you want to add more hard drives, upgrade the video card, etc.

JB

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neither
by ozos / November 3, 2007 12:55 PM PDT

I'd build it myself, and if that wasn't an option, I'd go with a legitimate boutique builder at that price point, Falcon Northwest, Alienware, or VoodooPC

building it yourself also starts to look attractive when you can save roughly half the price of whatever the "top end gaming rig" you're looking at

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the blackbird is built by voo doo pc and it out performed
by clarmr / February 22, 2008 7:08 AM PST
In reply to: neither

all of the pc's mentioned above...

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Voodoo support is seriously bad.
by TommyTwoToes / October 5, 2008 3:18 AM PDT

For the amount of time you'll spend waiting for Voodoo support to get back to you if you have problems - and you will have problems - you might as well build your own. My Blackbird crashes a LOT, and I try to contact Voodoo support a LOT to fix the problems. When I finally get them, they put me through the expected Microsoft KB with hotfixes etc., but to no avail. I'm currently waiting for a promised phone call from Voodoo, and I've been waiting for three weeks, subtly and not so subtly reminding them along the way that my problems are still outstanding. Build your own. You save big money and get better support that way. I'll never buy from Voodoo again.

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