Help me pick my first gaming PC


New Member
Mar 24, 2016
Hi there,

I have been a console gamer all my life but I am now about to embark on my first gaming PC journey. I know this is an Alienware forum but I wondered if I could get a bit of unbiased advice from you guys, it would be greatly appreciated! I have added 2 options that I have narrowed it down to and they are both coming to a similar price, please let me know.

Option 1 is an X51 R3 -

Intel® Core™ i5-6600K Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.3GHz with Turbo Boost Technology

Video Card - NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 with 4GB GDDR5

Chassis Options - Alienware X51 R3 Chassis, Liquid Cooled without Optical Drive

Memory - 8GB Dual Channel DDR4 2133MHz (4GBx2)

Hard Drive - 256GB M.2 SSD + 2TB 7,200RPM

Option 2 is from Dino PC - link is attached

I will be buying a 144hz 1080p monitor that is 24" too.