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    Bought a desktop

    Picked up the new Alienware X51-R3. Won't be here until 11/4. Here are some pics from a review.

    i7-6700K CPU @ 4.4 Ghz water cooled
    Samsung 256GB SSD PCI-E boot drive at 1GB+ transfer rate.
    Toshiba 2TB storage drive
    16GB DDR4 2133MHz DRAM
    GTX 960 (a bit weak but I can upgrade it or get the graphics amplifier with any video card that I want)

    big_alienware-x51-r3-side-lit.jpgbig_alienware-x51-r3-side-panel-off.jpgbig_alienware-x51-r3-ssd-and-pcie-riser.jpgbig_alienware-x51-r3-top-venting.jpgbig_alienware-x51-r3-with-graphics-amp-and-monitor.jpgbig_x51-r3-card-cage.jpgbig_x51-r3-geforce-gtx-960-card-cage.jpgbig_x51-r3-internals-graphics-card-out.jpgbig_x51-r3-internals-graphics-card-out2.jpgbig_x51-r3-internals-graphics-card-out3.jpg
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    powerful and compact , how much ram on the 960?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWAT_Raist79 View Post
    powerful and compact , how much ram on the 960?
    2GB on the 960. They offer a AMD Radeon R9 370 with 4GB for less but it doesn't have the 3 full size display ports that I need.

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    Glock I bought the same machine! Just minus watercooling. I added the graphics amplifier. Got my amplifier today, should have the PC by the 20th.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SWAT_Sniper View Post
    Glock I bought the same machine! Just minus watercooling. I added the graphics amplifier. Got my amplifier today, should have the PC by the 20th.
    Cool. Mine got pushed back to the 27th now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWAT_Sniper View Post
    Glock I bought the same machine! Just minus watercooling. I added the graphics amplifier. Got my amplifier today, should have the PC by the 20th.
    How is your X51? My order got all screw up and it was shipped to someone else. I fought for weeks to get my money back. I finally did and placed a new order 2 days ago. Dell gave me a $200 gift card for my troubles.

    I only got the 2TB HDD this time and will add my own Samsung 950 Pro PCI-E SSD. I will remove the 3.5" 2TB drive and add my two Samsung 850 Pro SSDs. I have to get a caddy, dual power cable and two sata cables. My system doesn't have the optical drive since it has the liquid cooling so I have two open SATA ports on the MB for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWAT_Glock View Post
    How is your X51? My order got all screw up and it was shipped to someone else. I fought for weeks to get my money back. I finally did and placed a new order 2 days ago. Dell gave me a $200 gift card for my troubles.

    I only got the 2TB HDD this time and will add my own Samsung 950 Pro PCI-E SSD. I will remove the 3.5" 2TB drive and add my two Samsung 850 Pro SSDs. I have to get a caddy, dual power cable and two sata cables. My system doesn't have the optical drive since it has the liquid cooling so I have two open SATA ports on the MB for them.

    I am loving it! I am on the hunt for another video card (upgrade) to put in the external graphics amplifier.


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    How's this system so far? I saw a local ad of this system minus the liquid cool.

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