Best Alienware model for cooling and longevity

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  1. craigery81

    craigery81 Notebook Evangelist

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    I've been a long time buyer of alienware from the m11x, m17x, to the AW R1. All of which lasted me 3+ years each of gaming.

    I have been satisfied. However the new thin and light line up with the hot running 8750H CPU has put me off with respect to Alienware.

    The m15 is a huge let down to me.

    In your opinions, what is the best Alienware model to date that can still be bought online?

    Not looking for incredible graphic performance but something that will stay cool and give me another 3-5 years of gaming!
     
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    cruisin5268d Notebook Evangelist

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    This is a no brainer.

    Area 51m. No grey area here at all.


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    craigery81 Notebook Evangelist

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    The Area 51m still shows signs of not handling the high CPU temps from the data I've seen.

    I'm looking for CPU temps to be 75-80 under full load.
     
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    You asked about Alienware and that’s the best they have to offer for cooling.
    If that’s not good enough you should look elsewhere


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    Area 51m with 8700k seems to be a good fit though, shame its not offered as a chip from Dell, you have to buy the 8700k yourself I guess?
     
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    Muezick Notebook Consultant

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    Get the biggest ass alienware that exists with the weakest specs you can.

    Like a 17 r5 w/ and i5 and a 1050 ti ... that will run ice cold.
     
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    craigery81 Notebook Evangelist

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    Pretty sure the base model on their website has the i7 8700k?
     
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    Non k unless it's been updated
     
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    Alienware Area-51M with i7-9700K & RTX 2080.

    9700K runs nice compared to 9900K. Or do what some people are doing...get the i7-8700 and replace it with a 8700K. Although to be honest a i7-8700 + RTX 2080 is already gonna get you very good performance in games.
     
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    Razrblade Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well i have a 17r3 with the intel 6700 and 970m gpu and also a 17r4 with the intel 7700 and nvidia 1070. The R3 is 2 years old now and i havent had no issues yet other then windows 10 acting stupid sometimes. My R4 has been even better since it has the 1070 and has better sound and to me the keyboard is better. I did do a repaste on both machines a year into owning both of these and so far nothing major has happend. just windows 10 sometimes decides to act up.
     
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