Is the M14x R1 Out of Date? (Should I build a desktop?)
Hello! Im new to the forum, but not to computers. Ive been into PC's for about 7 years (im 16). Anyways,
I have had my Alienware M14x for a year and a half. It has the 3gb Vram upgrade, and the i7 processor. I have been able to play most games on medium settings, but as new stuff comes out I wonder if I should build a desktop to take over as my gaming rig. I already have a desktop build in my wishlist on newegg, but am not sure if I should order it because I don't want to replace something that doesn't need it .
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Well it depends if you are unsatisfied with your Alienwares performance. If its enough for your gaming needs than there's no need to upgrade it.
Also why did you get a VRAM upgrade? The screen is only 1600x900, not even enough to maximize 1GB of RAM in most games (modded Skyrim and Metro 2033 might be exceptions).
I have been running this on my 1080p monitor, overclocked. My most played game is Skyrim with a bunch of mods (graphic enhancers). I am pretty sure that requires more than 1 gig of ram.
All in a Thor V2 Case. I am still unsure of the GPU. I wanted to put in a Radeon 7870 then get another in the future for a crossfire setup, but I am still thinking about it. Time to take a trip to Frys!
Get the best single card you can afford, that's what it pretty much it pretty much comes down to for graphics card choices.
Alright, It seems like I am going to get an ASUS Radeon HD 7870 for my GPU whenever my local Frys has it in stock again
Is my PSU (750w) enough for this build?
Thanks, -Chris N.
PS: This Forum kicks ass!
More than enough, 750W is enough to run two cards (assuming its a good brand/quality 750W).