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Can the alienware x51 rumn bf3 and planetside 2?

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May 24, 2013 2:55:06 PM

ok ALL i want to know is can the alienware x51 run bf3 and planetside 2 at like 45fps plus. at lhigh, medium, or low. NO im not getting a different computer and if it cant what upgrades can i buy to make it be able to run them or what upgrades should i get? thanks.
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May 24, 2013 3:18:26 PM

For $700 on newegg you can build something so much better

EDIT, just noticed you apparently have the machine already... oops
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May 24, 2013 3:29:16 PM

I think your screwed since thats a SFF type PC with 180watt external power supply you can't even upgrade it to a better card. I even tried to use the customize option and there is no hardware that you can even upgrade to from dell.
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May 24, 2013 3:31:26 PM

that alienware pc has only a 180w power supply.. replace that if possible and get a better graphics card
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May 24, 2013 3:37:21 PM

wait what does the power supply have to do with anything? im a little new to gaming computers but still. Cant i just keep it on the charger?
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May 24, 2013 3:43:01 PM

GPUs often need supplemental power because they require more. It has everything to do with it. Your current power supply would not support a true gaming GPU
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May 24, 2013 4:34:37 PM

rex4235 said:
For $700 on newegg you can build something so much better

EDIT, just noticed you apparently have the machine already... oops


Yeah, reading over that page is a little sickening. To call that thing a 'gaming PC' borders on fraud.

Granted, the higher-end version (with a GTX 660) would be a legitimate gaming PC, but I don't see a price for that configuration, nor does the basic ($700) configuration allow for hardware customization (if you click on "customize and buy"). Dell gives me an option to switch to Windows 8 and customize my desktop wallpaper (LOL), but there's very little substance on the customize page.
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May 24, 2013 4:52:01 PM

All of the above having been said, and after I did some re-checking on the hardware specs of the computer in question -- the OP might be able to run BF3 at low-to-mid settings with decent frame rates. The GTX 645 isn't quite as bad as I originally thought; it's a rebranded GTX 560 SE sold exclusively to OEMs. The GTX 560 SE was an obscure, pared-down version of the GTX 560.

I'd give it a shot, Donkey.
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