*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M R1 Owner's Lounge

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  1. Tony Olsson

    Tony Olsson Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi everybody!

    After reading this thread i am a little afraid of choosing the i9 9900k + 2080 combo :/
    Regarding the 2080 GPU with insta death problems don’t seem to appealing.

    Choosing i9 9900k + 2070 or i7 9700k + 2070 seems to be a safer choice.

    The question is, is it worth to choose the i9 9900k over i7 9700k? I will use my laptop most for gaming.
    The price difference is quite a lot, I can use the money to buy a new evo 970 ssd :)

    What would you do? Choose the i9 9900k over i7 9700k?

    Regars

    Tony
     
  2. martin778

    martin778 Notebook Consultant

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    Tony, I would choose to wait a month, maybe two. follow this thread to see how many people's machines are still dying (hopefully none) and see whether they will be getting a revised version from RMA.
    That why I'm following this thread myself, I had the 51M in the basket already but thanks to this thread I choose to wait as I don't want a barebone Clevo.
     
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  3. SacraficeMyGoat

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    Definitely a much safer route. Only seen about 2, maybe 3 defective 2070s, one of which was mine.

    As for the 9700k/9900k for gaming, go with the 9700k. The difference in fps between the two is within a few fps.

    The temps on the 9700k will be much lower as well.
     
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  4. TRANCE1

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    9900k is not worth it for gaming as it adds heat, it may even be a detriment as you could possibly run the 9700k at a slightly higher clock than the 9900k due to less heat. But silicon lottery as well.
     
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    I feel good with my 9900k, 2000 points on cinebench r15 with stock clocks, -100mV, 80 ° C max with performance mode fans
     
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    I pulled 197w with afterburner, does that mean I have bios 200W?
     
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  7. Rei Fukai

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    i can pull 200+ watts with my 180 watt vbios on my gtx 1080. Compare your current vbios number to the 200watt vbios number. Only then you will find out 100% if you have the 200watt bios version.
     
  8. S.K

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    My honest opinion: Take the 9900K and delid it. It will make it run much cooler and you will be happy for many years to come. 9700K doesn't have any hyper threading in it and the performance difference is going to be noticeable when you do a cpu intensive workload on it. And the 2080 is safe if you get the revision 2 card (but whether you'll get a true revision 2 card or not depends upon luck at this point. You could make sure with Dell that the GPU you're getting is a revision 2 card that has upgraded components).

    I personally felt that the GT75 speakers definitely got a bit louder than the P870DM's and were definitely more crisp & clear. The low end was insane! P870DM's speakers are excellent too, no doubt about it.
     
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