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Please help me in buying a desktop - profile within

by hickmanj / November 20, 2006 1:39 AM PST

About 3 years ago I bought an Alienware laptop and have had many problems with it.

Alienware has been very helpful this past month and has decided to credit me $2000 towards a new system of my choosing.

I had been saving up about $2000 for my next desktop and was thinking of combining the two to buy a gaming rig.

Below is what I created. I've tried searching the web for reviews of the Area-51 7500 and they have posted on their site that CNET gave it a 80% (around there).... What do people think? Is it worth getting speakers system or will default sound option be ok? Do you see any red flags? Would you just use the $2000 for a computer at cost and advise me to keep saving and not buy a high end Alienware?

I would appreciate advice. One note: I am NOT tech-savvy so I will be relying on their tech service and know just about *nothing*

Finally: would you add liquid cooling or is this too new a technology to risk? I am not familiar with it much (web read a bit)

THANK YOU! (Profile below)

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