M17X-R4 with GTX 1080 GDDR5X 8GB

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Rengsey R. H. Jr., Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Just ordered a 3d panel this morning for $109 shipped.
     
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    Mine arrives soon enough, can't wait to see how well this 1080 is
     
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    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    I was given a deal for a zbox EN1080K for $1K
     
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    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    It was a Win win solution. I threw the WX7100/RX 480 in the ZBOX EN1080K , and it's water cooled CPU and GPU.

    The guy I got the ZBOX from hooked it up for a little under $1300 , which included the barebone plus 32GB RAM , 128GB m.2 , and 4TB storage. I couldn't pass it up. Plus it was new/replacement from Zotac.
     
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    If all this works, I'll consider this for my M6700 or my Clevo
     
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    That card has a different layout than the MSI one I linked.

    This would make the heatsink mod significantly easier. Since the core seems to be at the area it should compared to the one I linked where the core is in the middle.
     
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    That's the card he's using, that's why I linked to it.
     
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    Thought he used the MSI one, the one you linked is easy to build into his system. Would be interesting to know what the TDP limit is tho.
     
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    EepoSaurus Notebook Evangelist

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    I realize that this is the m17xr4 but i installed the same card in my alienware 17r1. It will display to internal display but only on 3d screen. The card power throttles because the mxm slot is not able to provide the power needed. I have an external flasher and tried at least 20 vbios. Ultimately the clevo bios i tried allowed me to install modded drivers and the card would function partially but performed at p1 levels unable to maintain full clocks. I adjusted the tdp with coolanes tool but it only makes the vbios unstable. I ended up reflashing the stock zotac vbios and hooking it up to an external monitor it installed no problem but the card power throttled and underperformed once more. Without extreme power modification either through the motherboard or adding additional power to the card this project underperforms in my laptop and is beaten severely by the zotac 1070 which has a tdp of 115w.

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