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Alienware 17 r5

Hye guys 

i just want to ask 2 questions 

1. Is the alienware 17 r5 thermal issues so bad that it affect the performance ? 

2. Can you suggest me laptop that have i9-8950hk gtx1080 with good thermals 

Thank you very much for helping me 

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1 hour ago, BlackSeth00 said:

1. Is the alienware 17 r5 thermal issues so bad that it affect the performance ? 

2. Can you suggest me laptop that have i9-8950hk gtx1080 with good thermals

1. The cooling is alright but not great, thermal throttling may occur

2. 8950HK is a waste of money. If you really need max CPU performance, don't mind weight and battery life, get a Clevo P775/P870 with 8700K from resellers that offer delided CPU (HIDevolution, ObsidianPC)

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16 hours ago, Supportsneedlove said:

Why do you need such an OVERPOWERED laptop?

Maybe for a little bit future proof 

Any other suggestion for laptop that have gtx1080 ? 

Tq 

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15 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

1. The cooling is alright but not great, thermal throttling may occur

2. 8950HK is a waste of money. If you really need max CPU performance, don't mind weight and battery life, get a Clevo P775/P870 with 8700K from resellers that offer delided CPU (HIDevolution, ObsidianPC)

Is the 8700k is a pc or laptop cpu ? 

Is the i7-8850h is the better option than the i9 regarding of thermal issues ? 

Tq for give me some suggestion 

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11 minutes ago, BlackSeth00 said:

Is the 8700k is a pc or laptop cpu ?

Desktop CPU, but can be found in several Clevos like P775/P870

11 minutes ago, BlackSeth00 said:

Is the i7-8850h is the better option than the i9 regarding of thermal issues ?

TBH anything above i7-8750H will suffer from thermal issue and cannot perform full performance

My Desktop specs:

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

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17 hours ago, BlackSeth00 said:

Hye guys 

i just want to ask 2 questions 

1. Is the alienware 17 r5 thermal issues so bad that it affect the performance ? 

2. Can you suggest me laptop that have i9-8950hk gtx1080 with good thermals 

Thank you very much for helping me 

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I've been testing mine for a few days already and all I can say is I don't like this laptop's thermals at all. At stock I hit high 80s and a lot of high 90s to 100! Had to undervolt it to -0.140mV. Generally staying at mid to high 70s but still hit 90-100 when gaming. It's winter and it's mostly below 60F. I can't imagine using this system in summer where it can get to 90F and bove..

 

I do like the specs though and I just want to use this as a desktop/portable video editing workstation. However with the terrible cooling solution this thing has, there's really no point. Right now, I'm just gathering information on how to apply Liquid Metal to this laptop in the safest manner possible since this laptop will be moving a lot.

 

I've received some recommendations for polyurethane foam dam + electrical tape + gap fillers(for pushing the heatsink). I haven't seen anyone do it yet so I'm not sold on going that route(yet). If nothing happens, I'll be returning this disappointing piece of equipment.

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1 hour ago, megalith said:

I've been testing mine for a few days already and all I can say is I don't like this laptop's thermals at all. At stock I hit high 80s and a lot of high 90s to 100! Had to undervolt it to -0.140mV. Generally staying at mid to high 70s but still hit 90-100 when gaming. It's winter and it's mostly below 60F. I can't imagine using this system in summer where it can get to 90F and bove..

 

I do like the specs though and I just want to use this as a desktop/portable video editing workstation. However with the terrible cooling solution this thing has, there's really no point. Right now, I'm just gathering information on how to apply Liquid Metal to this laptop in the safest manner possible since this laptop will be moving a lot.

 

I've received some recommendations for polyurethane foam dam + electrical tape + gap fillers(for pushing the heatsink). I haven't seen anyone do it yet so I'm not sold on going that route(yet). If nothing happens, I'll be returning this disappointing piece of equipment.

Thanks a lot man for the detail info 

I will keep it in mind 

Tq 

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1 hour ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Desktop CPU, but can be found in several Clevos like P775/P870

TBH anything above i7-8750H will suffer from thermal issue and cannot perform full performance

Thanks a lot man

i will keep it in mind when buying the laptop 

Tq for the suggestion

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