*OFFICIAL* Alienware 17 R4 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by katalin_2003, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. Pete Light

    Pete Light Notebook Evangelist

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    Hey mate I've just seen this do you still need help or....?
     
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    i've got it sorted out. cheers
     
  3. Pete Light

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    Cool what did you do and what were your results?
     
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  4. Pete Light

    Pete Light Notebook Evangelist

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    A 4k display in a 17"screen it's pointless for gaming... May as well get a QHD and have extra brightness, faster response, G-Sync and 120 FPS
     
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    Ph0 is the size you want
     
  6. jaizin

    jaizin Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've been reading a lot about the 17 R4, and was just wondering the current status of the thermal issues. Most of the threads and such I read about it were started a while ago (especially regarding i7 6xxx models), and then I see some comments saying issues were fixed with Kaby Lake. Are the production problems mostly ironed out now? Are the 1070 models any less problematic? I seem to see a lot less chatter about them. Thanks!
     
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    nemoris Notebook Evangelist

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    I think for most of us here the thermals is non-issue since we repaste. To be honest, I would never just go stock on any gaming notebook.

    I think the biggest issue is stuttering on the 1080 models.
     
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    jaizin Notebook Enthusiast

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    That makes sense. I just repasted my old laptop, so that's no biggie. I saw the thread about stuttering, looked like the OP edited to say that was also fixed. I keep going back and forth between a 1070 or 1080 with the qhd screen, but will probably go 1080 since I can get one for $2k with 8gb of ram and no ssd (obviously adding my own, plus another 8gb).

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    Riktar Notebook Consultant

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    That's literally what I ended up doing. Honestly a 7820hk, 1080, qhd, sub $2100 is pretty damn hard to beat. Add another $300 for ssd and ram it's a hell of a deal.


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  10. jaizin

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    Definitely. Yay for coupon codes, sale, and member site discounts stacking! I'm thinking of getting a 250gb 960evo for the ssd, myself.

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