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Alienware replacement

by DJSal



Date Published

April 1, 2014

Date Built

March 27, 2014

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

37.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate



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.

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5ive 2 Builds 5 points 44 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 44 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 44 months ago

how much can fps can it do on minecraft

ToasterNukeTV 1 point 44 months ago

2 CPU coolers?

Mistermickey 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

Cables, man, cables.