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Andreas Lilja

This a good choice?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Would like roughly the same budget. 

 

https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/dell-laptops-netbooks-and-tablets/alienware-area-51m/spd/alienware-17-area51m-laptop/NA17A51M_S9E

 

I'm kinda sold on Dell (awesome customer support), Best Buy doesn't even ship most models to Soviet Quebeckistan. Is there better bang for buck? I can survive without the L337 RGB whatever aesthetics, old school beige is good enough. 

 

Customisation is pretty much the same than baseline, might opt for a slightly better screen. 


i7 7700k @ 4.2GHz

Asus Strix OC 1080Ti

ROG Maximus IX Hero

EVGA G2 850W

32GB DDR4 (16x2) @ 3000Mhz

X62 Kraken

Creative Soundblaster Zx

Windows 10 Pro x64

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>RTX 2070, i7

>3200 CAD

holy fucking shit


Ryzen 5 1500X (2.8GHz@0.8875V) === ASRock B450 Gaming ITX/AC === 24GB DDR4 === Sapphire RX 570 4GB === Optane 800P 58GB === Patriot Burst 240GB === Toshiba Q300 240GB === beQuiet SFX Power 2 400W === Silverstone ML08B

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OK, i'm not even gonna build this, but is this a good workstation?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($72.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($168.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($62.99 @ NCIX US) 
Memory: Samsung 32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($256.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($479.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card  ($179.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: Lian-Li PC-V2130WX ATX Full Tower Case  ($499.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1745.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-09 12:48 EST-0500

 

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Not a good choice imo

 

Are you buying in Canada? Budget? Usage? Any preference on weight and battery life?


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

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Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050TI 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) PM981 256GB+ST1000LM035 1TB

Check out my blog here

Check out my older laptop reviews here

 

ODMs: Clevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Snapdragon 625, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Not a good choice imo

 

Are you buying in Canada? Budget? Usage? Any preference on weight and battery life?

Canada. Roughly the same, 3000 before taxes. 

 

High end gaming obviously.

 

Weight and battery life not a problem. 

 

This one better: https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX76776

 

 


i7 7700k @ 4.2GHz

Asus Strix OC 1080Ti

ROG Maximus IX Hero

EVGA G2 850W

32GB DDR4 (16x2) @ 3000Mhz

X62 Kraken

Creative Soundblaster Zx

Windows 10 Pro x64

Phanteks Primo

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Posted · Original PosterOP

i7 7700k @ 4.2GHz

Asus Strix OC 1080Ti

ROG Maximus IX Hero

EVGA G2 850W

32GB DDR4 (16x2) @ 3000Mhz

X62 Kraken

Creative Soundblaster Zx

Windows 10 Pro x64

Phanteks Primo

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With 2070 GPU (at least):

Eurocom Sky X7C with delided 8700K

Eurocom Sky X4C with delided 8700K

Eurocom Nightsky RX17 / Sager NP8371

Eurocom Nightsky RX15 / Sager NP8356

Eluktronics MECH-17 G1R

MSI GE75 9SF

MSI GE63 9SF


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

Spoiler

Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050TI 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) PM981 256GB+ST1000LM035 1TB

Check out my blog here

Check out my older laptop reviews here

 

ODMs: Clevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Snapdragon 625, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM)

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On 6/12/2019 at 12:02 PM, Andreas Lilja said:

Would like roughly the same budget. 

 

https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/dell-laptops-netbooks-and-tablets/alienware-area-51m/spd/alienware-17-area51m-laptop/NA17A51M_S9E

 

I'm kinda sold on Dell (awesome customer support), Best Buy doesn't even ship most models to Soviet Quebeckistan. Is there better bang for buck? I can survive without the L337 RGB whatever aesthetics, old school beige is good enough. 

 

Customisation is pretty much the same than baseline, might opt for a slightly better screen. 

I highly recommend this laptop. I've had mine for 2 months now and love it! The performance, cooling system, keyboard, screen, build quality, it ticks all the boxes perfectly.

 

See my review about it here: Alienware Area-51m Review by Ultra Male

 

I recommend you get it from HIDevolution and have them do their magical thermal updates. In the laptop configurator, choose Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut + Fujipoly Extreme Thermal pads. That by itself reduces temps by 15C and that's what I have on my laptop as well. Also their quality control is superb so you'd have a better chance of getting a laptop that works 100% out of the box and they do ship internationally.

 

See the different models here: Alienware Area-51m


Apple MacBook Pro 15" 2019 | 2.4GHz 8‑core 9th‑generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz | 32GB 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM | Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of HBM2 memory | Retina display with True Tone | Touch Bar and Touch ID | 4TB SSD storage | Apple Magic Mouse 2 | macOS Catalina
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Posted · Original PosterOP

i7 7700k @ 4.2GHz

Asus Strix OC 1080Ti

ROG Maximus IX Hero

EVGA G2 850W

32GB DDR4 (16x2) @ 3000Mhz

X62 Kraken

Creative Soundblaster Zx

Windows 10 Pro x64

Phanteks Primo

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