Alienware MJ-12 Mid-Tower ATX Case with 700 Watt Power Supply

In for 2. Now I need a good deal on a Asus MB and a Core 2 Quad CPU…

700W HIPRO from newegg

It’s 90$ by itself.

Thanks a TON jjiinx!!

I was feeling some buyers remorse when I heard so much debate on the power supply.
Now I can go to sleep in peace!

Apparently the MAIN OUTPUT section of the Hipro model differs from the Woot product description. Oh no, looks like we might have a slightly different PSU

I bought one of these last time… Proudly transferred my components to it and turned it on – WHooooo Dawgies! My neighbor (literally) came over to see what re-modeling project I’d started, assuming the noise he heard (through two house walls, two driveways and a BLOCK WALL) was my shop vac!

Tried to listen to music {WHOOOOOOOOO!] Nope, no good for music anymore!
Same for playing a game, holding a thought in my head – Ok, need to figure out the noise.
Well, opened up this 700 watt gem, to find a tiny 2-wire fan, set to run at FULL SPEED all the time. Ok, just replace it, but only found the from-this-century 3-wire fans. Decided to wire that into the motherboard. NOPE! Alienware thwarted that! If the fan isn’t deafening tree frogs a mile away, that puppy won’t turn on! Ok, case is good, rip out the rocket-engine power supply.
(oh, and don’t think about going to AlienWare – you didn’t buy it from them, and they don’t know you!) And yeah the case is good once you figure out how to open it, but write off that 700 watts right now!

Only Grandmas and n00bz buy pre-built cases. The real ribs is to build your own.


This is how it’s neat

don’t luk now, butt serze no komputor eathar

is this guy serious ?

You have got to be kidding me man…

got one of these last time around (for $40 more, mind you) and like it very much

the beast is HEAVY; that $5 shipping is a steal with this

Ahhmmm… Another who inaccurately compares prices…

By buying a cheap, decent looking case, w/PSU on NewEgg that lasts a month or two (for what $50 w/$15 shipping?)? Cheap cases with a PSU typically means you take the case you like and buy a decent PSU for another $100-150 and replace the garbage that they ship it with.

In this case, the PSU is well worth the $95 SHIPPED (if they provide the same PSU they do in their full system builds) than what you can build for anything less. If you are a metal fabricator with expensive equipment you still need a decent PSU and you can’t find a high quality 700 watt PSU for $90. I’m not a big fan of Alienware because I can build an equal system for much less but I’d trust their equipment unless they’re putting in one that they don’t use in production machines.

As for the case, I’ve moved away from doors, I hate them… but it looks decent too for the price. Love my Antec 900 and it’s wide open front.

I trust Alienware quality but can’t see paying what they ask for a full system so this is a good woot.

Actually the door does fold over-neatly; it’s on some sort of double-jointed hinge thingee. It ends up folding over, front side out, against the side, and magnets hold it there tightly. It’s completely out of the way, rather than flapping in the brezze like a window shutter.

Well damn, I broke down and bought one, my Antec has some dead fans and is whining at me anyway.

I went through several power supplies until I spent about $100 for a good one and haven’t had a problem with it at all [crossing fingers]…

LOL at your LOL. You obviously have no idea what you’re talking about. CHECK YOUR FACTS before you poke fun…

“More and more PSU manufacturers are moving to larger single 12V designs despite the Intel 240VA recommendation towards multi rail designs. Personally I like this move towards a large 12V rail rather than mincing the rail into bite-sized portions. If you’ve got a PC that doesn’t need 18A going to PCI-e graphics cards but uses 25A on start up to spin up an insane amount of hard drives a single rail design has you covered.”

That’s typically what happens when someone gets a cheap PSU. Those thinking that the NewEgg $50 case/PSU combos are great are in for a surprise in most cases (not to mention shipping). I ran into it a few months ago when I built someone a system. They liked an Apex case (think that was the company) so I ordered it and it lasted one boot up. Ended up swapping it out for an Antec combo which was a bit more after rebate.

As for (all of) your comments… the site or woot isn’t about electrical knowledge so talking down to people who aren’t electronically literate really doesn’t mean much other than making you look like a complete ass or showing that you may (or may not) know about house wiring and nothing about PSUs.

I would be all over this if I hadn’t just bought an antech case for five dollars at a yard sale. The five dollar price included speakers, keyboard & mouse, pci usb port(4) card, and a firewire pci card. The guy even offered to give me over 400 old computer books he had cluttering up his Garage.

Sorry woot, you can’t compete with yard sales!

Alienware is with Dell, VooDooPC is with HP.

Great case, great power supply, bought this last time it was offered for @$40.00 more and that was a good deal, buy it! Only gripe is it did not come with a diagram for hooking up the leads, but hey, experimentation is half the fun of a new build…