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Alienware Aurora R8 (RTX 2080 ti) stability testing

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi everyone, I am a first time poster here so please be kind. I have always built my gaming PCs (once every 6-8 years, not a hard core gamer) but recently found an amazing deal on an Alienware Aurora R8 with an RTX 2080 ti and an intel i7 8700 for only $2000 USD. I decided to skip the headache and take advantage of the good deal,


Now that I have the machine, I want to make sure it's up to snuff... I have done some gaming and bench-marking and have a few questions. would also appreciate any general guidelines.  


  1. Is there a free system profiler that will tell me all the parts that are in this system? 
  2. Are there a couple of generic tests that stress everything? I used the one from userbenchmark.com , results at here https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/15471745
  3. How do I test network connectivity and stability? I am hardwired in but keep losing connection to a game server that I never experienced issues with before... (could totally be the game Anthem has been a mess...). 
  4. My benchmarks usually look fine... (some overclocking required to get from 30th percentile to 80th in user benchmark. temps below 70 after sustained synthetic load). What else should I run?
    1. Heaven 4 at 4k with everything dialed all the way up Score 1373. FPS 54. min 8.8 max 112
    2. Superposition 4k optimized Score 11891 FPS. 88 Min 72 Max 110
  5. My gaming experience at 4k has been decent but not as good as other people... For example, whitcher 3 at Ultra barely gives me 60 FPS even outside of combat. others online are consistently averaging 90 FPS.
    1. strangely, even when I reduce the quality of the game to low, I only get about 110 FPS at 4k... Am I running into some bottleneck? CPU usage isn't that high while I play the witcher. Similar story with Anthem and Battlefield V. 

Any other general advice? Is there a to-do list somewhere I can follow?


thanks in advance


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Time spy is a good one to run. Its free off of steam

PC Set up 

CPU: I9-9900k

Mobo: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro-Wifi

GPU: MSI RTX 2070 Gamin Z 

Cooling: Cooler Master ML360R AIO

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 16 GB 3000MHZ (8GB X 2) 

RAM: Corsair Vengence Pro Lighting Enhancement Kit (0GB X 2) 

Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 

PSU: EVGA SuperNova G2 750 W 80+ Gold Fully Modular 

Case: CoolerMaster MB511 RGB 


Build Log found here:



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