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Old 09-23-2012, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question XPS 8500 vs X51

Hi im new to this forum, just wanted some advice on buying a new computer.
Im currently looking at the Dell XPS 8500 and the Alienware x51. It would be for long term (4 years+) and i would be dabbling in gaming (gta, fm, skyrim). Here are the specs of each system:

Dell XPS 8500
i7-3770 3.40GHz 8MB
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
2TB 7,200RPM
AMD HD 7870 2GB GDDR5
879.00

Dell Alienware X51
i5-3450 3.50GHz 6MB
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
1TB 7,200RPM
Nvidia GT 545 GDDR5 (or GTX660 1.5GB for additional 100)
799.00

What do you guys recommend?
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: XPS 8500 vs X51

If you are gaming then the X51 with the 660.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the only reason im being hesitant about the X51 is because its small it might heat up?
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Both the 660 and the i5 are cool running parts. It should be fine.
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