Alienware 17 R5 from Dell Outlet

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by zdevilinside, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. zdevilinside

    zdevilinside Notebook Enthusiast

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    I had my laptop stolen and the only way I can get a replacement system in time to get it during the short window I am in the US is to get one from Dell Outlet. It has the following:

    8GB RAM
    1TB HD
    1060 video

    I want to upgrade the RAM and put a m.2 SSD into it when it arrives. I am going to throw a Crucial 8GB module into it (same size and speed of the one in it already). I am planning on getting that via Do you see any issues with this module conflicting with the one already in it?

    I am going to get a 500GB m.2 SSD. I am wondering if any of you can recommend something that you feel is a better fit for me than the 970 pro. I will be using it for some games (Ark: Survival Evolved, COD - WWII, NFS) and VMs. Is there a better fit for me?

    This is nothing compared to my stolen system but it is a beginning.

    Is there anything I should look for on my Alienware before I take it out of the country for 6 months?
  2. Achilles275

    Achilles275 Newbie

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    Hey there. Nice system.

    If you are planning to add a M.2 to your machine, it has to be a NVMe, standard SATA won't fly in the full length slots.

    Might look at the Samsung 900 series EVO line as well, saves a bit of cash.

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