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I bought a Falcon F-15 computer from Trading Computers and it is a lemon. I have had nothing but trouble. I would not recommend them. They have good tech support, however. But they have not been able to make this thing work and I've spent 20-40 hours with their techs on the phone over the past year. Their product is more expensive than other mfgs I have looked at. The best that I've seen is EZ Trading Computers. They are about 1K less and have better componests that the Falcon from Trading Computers. I'm going to buy one from EZ Trading Computers and throw this Falcon in the trash. It cost 3 grand.

I have changed my mind about Falcon. They sent me a replacement computer that is better than the one I bought. My warranty expired but the problems existed before the expiration. So they have worked with me past the warranty, paid all shipping, send new hard drives and memory chips, and finally, a better computer as a replacement. The never charged anything extra. You can't get that kind of support out of Dell or HP. I am now a loayl Falcon customer. EZ computers is a good choice also.
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You get what you pay for with these guys. They are the former founders of Alienware.

Wouldn't consider buying a computer from anybody else...

ORIGIN PC | High-Performance Custom PC Desktops, Laptops, and Workstations for Gaming and Professionals


This outfit looks pretty interesting...they use the highest quality and newest components...and appear to not be crazy expensive.

I bought a high end Dell Precision Workstation from their Outlet...but I may check out Alien for my next laptop.

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I'm actually now looking at getting one of the Origen 17 inch laptops...anyone else have any experience with Origen? Everything I read about them online is just A+!

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Build than buy

I think its better to custom build your computer rather than buying a pre configured system from the shop. Firstly you can choose the components that are only necessary for you, and you can also save some money just for the brand names like Dell, HP, IBM etc etc.

The only thing I don't mind buying pre-configured is a laptop which I use on the go.

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It paid for me to let my local independent computer store build a trading computer for me . It wasnt much more money compared to ordering it online or going to best buy . It paid because the guy that built it understood exactly what my needs are and if I have a problem or question I can call him directly and take care of it immediately without confusion or a run around . Ninja updates often and uses more than 1 core so a computer thats suitable now may not be in the near future therefore it pays to get personalized service from a computer tech .
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This is great advice for the less technical or non-savvy computer guys. I recommend this approach very much over buying a name brand system.

I'm talking about an independent store --- not some chain store like Best Buy which I would never, ever use.

Mike

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I never understood why traders thought they needed to buy "trading computers" from trading computer company's. Traders should always be looking for value, so the last thing they want to do is pay twice the price for a "trading computer".

$1000 gets you a pretty decent build these days( even by gaming standards), and most new( decent) graphics cards support 4 monitors. Even an average gaming computer could easily run anyone's home setup....

Pick Parts, Build Your PC, Compare and Share - PCPartPicker is the place to go for sourcing components/ comparing build setups.

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Yea.. true... I built my own computer -- both times.

And never had a problem - basically.

But it is great for someone that doesn't know much about computers to have a company to call in case there is a problem.

Value is ..not always.. the best... unless that person knows what they are doing.

Like with everything - Buying a Corvette used and fixing it yourself - or - buying a new one and have the warranty fix everything.

And yea.. you can built a ULTRA POWERFUL computer from parts of NewEgg and Amazon and some Ebay Computer Sellers.

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Yea.. true... I built my own computer -- both times.

And never had a problem - basically.

But it is great for someone that doesn't know much about computers to have a company to call in case there is a problem.

Value is ..not always.. the best... unless that person knows what they are doing.

Like with everything - Buying a Corvette used and fixing it yourself - or - buying a new one and have the warranty fix everything.

And yea.. you can built a ULTRA POWERFUL computer from parts of NewEgg and Amazon and some Ebay Computer Sellers.

Yeah for sure, buying off a vendor is a great idea if you have no clue about computers, however I still can't see the need to go buying off some "trading computer" specialist. Just buy from a local vendor, or off Ebay.

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Another trick I do -- is buying of a good ebay Vendor for most parts... and getting it basically all prebuilt and installed...

Then if you want some extra parts -- then get those and install them yourself.

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