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Alienware replacement
by DJSal
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Description

This machine is used for normal web browsing, email, some video and a few games such as Battlefield 2. The build went well with no issues and it works great. Time to boot is about 17 seconds with the Intel SSD. I decided to try it without the aftermarket coolers and so far there is no need as it runs very cool. The CPU temps have not exceeded 100 degrees Fahrenheit yet. I attribute this to the case having lots of ventilation and good air flow. I also haven't purchased the video card yet as I wanted to see how the Intel onboard graphics performed. So far I am very pleased. I can stream 1080p video with no stuttering or lagging. My old AMD based Alienware computer, circa 2005, couldn't even stream 480p without significant lags, and that even had a decent video card. This was a budget build so I will add an additional 4 gigs of ram in the future, but for now it has solved all of my slow computer problems. My son Michael put this together for me and for that I am in his debt. Thanks Mike.

Details
Date PublishedMarch 30, 2014
Date BuiltMarch 27, 2014
Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle29.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load37.0° C
MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate928MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate5.4GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
Comments
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5ive [1 Build] 5 points 6 months ago

A 750ti would have been the better choice here, it performs performs about 5-10% better for a similar price. But a significantly smaller power draw (only 60W). What is the read /write speeds of that ssd, 17 seconds is longer than my old 840 takes.

Still, well balanced part choice so Gz on that.

 
 
jaggysnake57 [1 Build] 2 points 6 months ago

the 750ti would be the better choice as has been mentioned. are you sure your getting 37 under full load that seams low for a stock cooler, how did you test that? and your cable management is awfull it looks like there are holes for your cables on the back of the case whats the clearance like

 
 
kevdog91 1 point 6 months ago

how much can fps can it do on minecraft

 
 
ToasterNukeTV 1 point 6 months ago

2 CPU coolers?

 
 
Mistermickey [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Cables, man, cables.