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1 hour until flash sale ends... I had to do it!

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I have been considering replacing my Alienware R4 laptop for a short while now and almost bought a custom-built PC from a UK-based company until I checked the Dell website one last time before waving goodbye. I admit, I'm a sucker and the ticking clock of the flash sale countdown triggered my impulses.

Here's what I walked away with:

New Alienware Aurora

9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 9900K (8-Core/16-Thread, 16MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.7GHz

Windows 10 Pro 64bit English

NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 Ti OC with 11GB GDDR6

32GB Dual Channel HyperX™ DDR4 XMP at 3200MHz

1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)

Tray Load BDRE Drive (Reads and Writes to Blu-Ray disks)

Killer 1535 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2

Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard

Alienware Ultimate Gaming Mouse

Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor

I saved over £600 but feeling buyer's remorse now as I start to realise what I've done.

What do you guys think?

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That is awesome, you have a gaming rig that is going to last you couple of years before you need to replace. I was feeling the same thing when I ordered the m15 with the RTX 2070 but I said eff it, you only live once!

i Think that is a great rig you will enjoy it.tell us about the monitor and how gsync works presuming you orderd that version?

This is an awesome rig. I sadly left the alienware environment since years to do custom builds, but I think they're still great PCs. Congratulations on your purchases!

Thanks for the replies!

The monitor is indeed the G-Sync version. It is worth mentioning to people looking to buy one to check the description! There are two monitors of the same size and specifications but there is a huge price difference. The cheaper version is infarct FreeSync for AMD cards and the more expensive monitor is for GeForce cards that comes with G-Sync.

It is going to be a few more days before it arrives, however, the monitor only ships beginning of February.

Nice rig. It should last you for several years, and you can ease your buyer's remorse by dividing the cost by the number of years/months/days you will likely use it. ;)

For example: A £5000 rig used for 5 years is only £2.74 per day -- less than you might spend on coffee, no?

I have an Aurora R5 for two years now with all specs maxed out now: 

6700k i7 4.2 GHz

64GB DDR4 

Dual GTX 1080s in SLI 

you wont be disappointed with your new rig. I'll say you'll probably get a good 5 or 6 years with your new gaming rig if you decide to add another RTX 2080 ti in SLI. 

I think for solitaire will go (at the expense of the sapper 16x30 - questionable).
But seriously - the assembly is just fire, but not enough memory.