- 17 months ago
So I bought an Alienware X51 R3 and have my fun with it changing the CPU/GPU etc... I decided to want a fully modular system with a similar form factor and went for the following
CPU: i7-4790 (Cryorig C7 cooled)
GPU: GTX 1080 Founder's Edition
PSU: SilverStone SFX 600w
HDD: Transcend340 (256GB SSD) + Samsung 2TB
I feel like my PC is underperforming, can't even hit a constant 144fps on Fortnite using a mixture of low + high + epic settings at 1080p! Gave Skyrim a go (Normal edition) whilst I can reach 144fps, it's mostly around 100 and reduces to 45fps or below when I see a town. This is all on 1080p MAX settings, everything ticked and swiped to the right. Still unsure, I went and ran a benchmark on CPU User benchmark, it told me everything was performing well but my GPU was in the lower percentile, did the same with Novabench, same story.
Temperature wise, I idle at 44'c and reach around 77'c on Fortnite. I have 2 120mm case fans that came with the case blowing air directly onto the GPU fan. My CPU reached a max of 70'c.
I used a 6600k and 1070 on my X51, I could hit 144fps on Fortnite fine with some dips in heavily populated areas. I've no idea whether my PC has something wrong with it or if it's just me overlooking this... is this a normal score? Here's my Novabench score: /view/1553231