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November 26, 2013 2:35:30 PM

Ok, so recently I wanted to get next generation consoles, but looking at the specs, and the gameplay, it dosn't impress me. Seeing as they are struggling at launch to reach 1080p and 60fps worries me. As I was on the web when an add popped up showing the alien ware x51. I liked it a lot due to its console size and shape, but still having a powerful computer. To me, this seemed like a perfect idea for me seeing as I want to be able to kick back with a controller when I want to, or game on my monitor with keyboard and mouse. I built an x51 online and came up with a bill of 1,376, which include the i5 model but with an gtx 760ti and 3 years of Mcafee. Now before I order(which may be a month or 2) I have three questions.: Do you think this is right for me from what I described above, and Is there a cheaper alternative other than building, maybe by a rival company.. Also are there any cases that Look the same that I can fit a 760ti in, in the case I decide to build.
Thank You,
Namicle

Link to Alien Ware x51:
http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-x51-r2/pd?oc=dpcwxy3...;6~G760TI;12~AWLMMG1;16~DVDBR;572~FG0256;597~CDVDP3D;645~BAOGEF;1014~MCSM36M;1015~330W

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November 26, 2013 2:42:07 PM

Sure if you want to pay twice what the PC is worth.

Give a budget and let us spec one out, assuming its 1400 you can pretty much have the top of the line everything.
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November 26, 2013 2:42:09 PM

You can honestly do a lot better with $1300. I set up my friend with a $1100 build that had a DCUII 770 and 3570k. The thing is that cases that small aren't really around that much, the bitfenix Prodigy or something else will fit a good ITX build, but there won't be too many expansion slots.
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November 26, 2013 2:47:10 PM

And even if you have built before, it is a nightmare to mash all the components into an XBox/PS4 size Mini-ITX case.
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November 26, 2013 2:54:40 PM

cookybiscuit said:
Sure if you want to pay twice what the PC is worth.

Give a budget and let us spec one out, assuming its 1400 you can pretty much have the top of the line everything.

Ya I was searching through new egg and there micro itx cases looked ugly or did not have the room to fit a 760. For me its all about space. The smaller the case the better. To be honest I would only go about a little bit bigger then the bolt. I do not have much room under my desk meaning I have to put it on top. Another thing is I would also like to be easy to carry so i can take it to my tv and play with ease. My buget is about $1300, maybe willing about $1500
Bolt link:
http://www.digitalstormonline.com/bolt.asp
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November 26, 2013 2:56:04 PM

chugot9218 said:
And even if you have built before, it is a nightmare to mash all the components into an XBox/PS4 size Mini-ITX case.

Ya this is another problem with me building is being able to cable manage properly
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November 26, 2013 2:58:55 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29bAj

Thats pretty much as fast as you are going to get for $1300, easily twice as fast as that X51. Cable management is a doddle as long as you have cable ties. You might be able to get a smaller case than the 300R, but you are going to have to pay a bit more and possibly go with a smaller motherboard, which will be pricey.
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November 26, 2013 3:05:49 PM

cookybiscuit said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29bAj

Thats pretty much as fast as you are going to get for $1300, easily twice as fast as that X51. Cable management is a doddle as long as you have cable ties. You might be able to get a smaller case than the 300R, but you are going to have to pay a bit more and possibly go with a smaller motherboard, which will be pricey.

Thanks for the help. Ya I may tweak the build a little bit, maybe pay for a smaller case and motherboard. Maybe up the power supply to and maybe add water cooling. Thanks

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November 26, 2013 3:15:24 PM

namicle said:
cookybiscuit said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29bAj

Thats pretty much as fast as you are going to get for $1300, easily twice as fast as that X51. Cable management is a doddle as long as you have cable ties. You might be able to get a smaller case than the 300R, but you are going to have to pay a bit more and possibly go with a smaller motherboard, which will be pricey.

Thanks for the help. Ya I may tweak the build a little bit, maybe pay for a smaller case and motherboard. Maybe up the power supply to and maybe add water cooling. Thanks


PSU doesn't need upping unless you add another card, proper water cooling will come with astronomical costs, pre-done watercooling (H100i etc.) aren't much of an improvement over the Hyper 212 Evo yet are more expensive, stuff like the H60 are worse.

If you want a smaller case, the Bitfenix Prodigy M is fatter but shorter, but its more expensive and will require a micro ATX motherboard.
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November 26, 2013 3:40:09 PM

cookybiscuit said:
namicle said:
cookybiscuit said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29bAj

Thats pretty much as fast as you are going to get for $1300, easily twice as fast as that X51. Cable management is a doddle as long as you have cable ties. You might be able to get a smaller case than the 300R, but you are going to have to pay a bit more and possibly go with a smaller motherboard, which will be pricey.

Thanks for the help. Ya I may tweak the build a little bit, maybe pay for a smaller case and motherboard. Maybe up the power supply to and maybe add water cooling. Thanks


PSU doesn't need upping unless you add another card, proper water cooling will come with astronomical costs, pre-done watercooling (H100i etc.) aren't much of an improvement over the Hyper 212 Evo yet are more expensive, stuff like the H60 are worse.

If you want a smaller case, the Bitfenix Prodigy M is fatter but shorter, but its more expensive and will require a micro ATX motherboard.

Thanks fore the advice. I will take that into considerment
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