*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by ssj92, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Ryder23

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    How is the Alienware Area 51M going to support future CPU upgrades if they're on different sockets?
     
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    You just pray that the new intel CPUs support that socket.

    I mean the "upgrade" portion of this unit is hinging on whether it will be feasible on future iterations of the GPU and CPU. If it does, hooray! I really can't blame Dell for this. But hey, no BGA is already better than what we can get with most of the DTRs out there. Your board bricks, you now have options if the CPU and GPU are fine Personally for me, the CPU staying safe is more than enough as I can just plop that on a regular desktop motherboard.
     
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    Y o u r c u s t o m - b u i l t i t e m i s c o m p l e t e .
    *Breathing intensifies* Ships by the 21st, arrives by the 26th :O
     
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    And now I’m worried about ordering from them and getting the B-tier cooling solution. Between lots of confusion on what you get front dell, and considering xotic prolly adds their own 9900k to the lesser device from dell, I’d hate to order and miss the best cooling solution.
     
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    That’s my fear. Knowing my luck Intels 10th gen sockets will complete with what AMD did with Ryzen and support 3 generations! I might hold fire.
     
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    So I tried ordering the m.2 heatsinks from Dell Canada. $5.99 each, so 2 will be ~$12
    No free shipping though. Shipping is $15. That's more than the heatsinks themselves.

    I guess I'll just let my SSDs run hot :(
     
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    TBH, due to the uncertainty of what package the next gen intel CPUs would look like, I took CPU upgrades to mean within the same generation. For example, upgrading from i7-9700k to i9-9900k.
     
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