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I was just walking by, getting ready for work and I noticed the title of this event. lol
"What's on Your Wish List"

I have nothing against Intel, I have built a few Intel systems through the years, I still have my last full Intel build, think it was a dual 1.3Ghz Intel Celeron's, But I've been an AMD guy since the Am5x86-P75.

I built a nice system for this giveaway. but my real wish list would be built around a 16 core threadripper! every year I build a "delusional" system in a new amazon wishlist! this year I have the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, just stuck on the MoBo, I also have a thing for Gigabyte, but I'm torn between an ASUS ROG board! lol... lol wishlists! LOL


whatever build you choose for your system, make sure you have at least 2 hdd :)

I like to keep the boot and storage seperate


So here's what I went with:

Basically, it's the Aurora with an i78700k, 850 watts and liquid cooling, 1070Ti, 16GB of 2933 single channel memory, and the 256GB M.2 + 1TB HD.

I figure there are two minor comprises. Stepping down to the 1070Ti from a 1080, but I really want the liquid cooling in the small chassis. Dual-channel memory is out of the budget too, if you go with a 256GB boot drive, which is really a bare minimum.

Currently this comes in at $1,979.99! Perfect. I've done too much gaming on blazing hot laptops to go that route.



If you went with Win 10 home instead of Pro, you could get get 256GB boot instead of 180, which might be worth doing. I've got an XPS with 256GB and I regret not getting even more.


Wow, good luck to the participants. Thanks for doing this, Alienwarearena.

Humble Bundle-


wiltingodin said:

I'm happy with the only i chose, although I could've done with just $5 more!!

Mine was 1,999.98. If only Alienware had an option that I could add for those extra 2 cents!




I was messing around with some configurations and like 2 days ago the build URL to my config was $1,999 and today that same build URL is now $2,099.99.  So i'm wondering if you enter in the contest when the price was under $2k but on the 14th when the contest ends and the price is over $2k... are you disqualified?


If you consider only the pre-configured systems under $2K ...

Alienware 13 - $1,799.99 - i7-7700HQ, 16GB DDR4 at 2400MHz, GTX 1060, and 256 GB PCIe SSD.  $200 buys an upgrade to a 512GB boot drive and slightly faster RAM.  Compromise is that you cannot upgrade past a GTX 1060, but you also shouldn't need to on such a small 1080p screen.    

Alienware 15 - $1,974.99 - i7-7700HQ, 16GB DDR4 at 2400MHz, GTX 1070, and 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD.  No play money here.   

Alienware 17 - $1,949.99 - i7-7700HQ, 16GB DDR4 at 2400MHz, GTX 1070, and 180GB M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD.  No play money here. 

Alienware Aurora - $1,699.99 - i7-8700, 16GB DDR4 at 2666MHz, GTX 1070, and 128GB M.2 SSD + 2TB 7200RPM HDD.  $300 buys you an upgrade to an i7-8700K, the then mandatory 850W PSU and water cooling, and a GTX 1070 Ti.  If you already have all the peripherals (monitor, keyboard, mouse) and you don't need the mobility, the Aurora definitely gets you the most gaming bang for the buck. 

Getting better configurations than these requires some digging in the system options.  Enjoy it!  Best of luck to you all!