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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
So I am looking at the X4 on Xidax.com

My question is would the one on xidax be able to do games really well? I like the portability but would it be a practical gaming desktop?
post #2 of 9
You can built that same system (preferably with a more powerful graphics card) for a lot less on your own. To answer your question directly though, it will handle most games at medium to medium-high settings with no anti-aliasing at 1080p. The motherboard in it is great and built for overclocking but the CPU they chose is locked and will not overclock much more than a couple hundred mhz. The new GTX 700 series cards are out now as well, so they raise performance for the same price as a GTX 650ti, seems like you might consider a self built model instead. It is just too under powered for the price.
Edited by speedytech7 - 8/8/13 at 11:19pm
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
oh ok well i mean they offer the 770 and also the 4770k to so would it still be worth it for the lifetime warranty or just buy a machine of my own?
post #4 of 9
The price is much more reasonable with the 4770k and the 770 although if you are confident in your ability to fix issues that come up I would build it yourself for less money, otherwise lifetime warranty with the aforementioned newer components is a good deal as well. Lemme know what you decide thumb.gif
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
ah ok, well Here is what my build would be like on the x4:

CPU: Intel 4770k
Motherboard: ASUS H87I-PLUS Mini-ITX Motherboard
Ram: 16GB - Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3 8GB (2x8GB)
Power supply: Silverstone 600W Power Supply - Bronze Rated
Blue-ray drive: Panasonic 4X BD-ROM Slim/Slot
Lighting: Green LED Lighting
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 - 2GB GDDR5
HDD: Western Digital Black 2TB - 7200RPM 3.5" HDD
SSD: Corsair NeutronGTX 240GB SSD
Cpu cooler: Intel OEM Cooler
Coolant: Premium Thermal Paste - Lower Temps 5-10° C
Monitor: ASUS 27" Full-HD LED Display
Warranty: Lifetime Xidax Parts & Labor Warranty

All of this for 2766 and thats including shipping. Now they did say i can swap parts on my own and as long as I dont break anything the warranty still is valid. My history: I took a custom 775 build and have transplanted it to a brand new case and its working fine ever since so i am fairly confidant in building my own but not like "oh yes I will 100% succeed".
post #6 of 9
Oh, if the board is the H87-I board then there is no point in getting the 4770k because the H87 cannot overclock, I thought it was the Z87I-Deluxe. The H chipsets cannot overclock only Z chipsets can, you would have no overclocking benefit with that CPU, only the benefit of hyper threading and some extra speed over the i5. Just get the 4770 and save a little cash, or if you are only going to be gaming get the 4670. I still think you could probably build it without issue, all parts come with a warranty so as long as you can assemble it you are good to go. That way you could get the Z87I-Deluxe and the 4770k and overclock it for extra speed later on down the line.
post #7 of 9
I vote for building your own....
Somehow I feel it is waaaay overpriced, but that's just me.
I don't think lifetime support is worth that much, most things you can fix on your own.
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
yea your right but what I did find that on digital storm I can build a better "bolt", I think I might skip the screen as I do have one already and so I might just keep my current 27 and invest more into the GPU.
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by Vicpdx19 View Post

ah ok, well Here is what my build would be like on the x4:

CPU: Intel 4770k
Motherboard: ASUS H87I-PLUS Mini-ITX Motherboard
Ram: 16GB - Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3 8GB (2x8GB)
Power supply: Silverstone 600W Power Supply - Bronze Rated
Blue-ray drive: Panasonic 4X BD-ROM Slim/Slot
Lighting: Green LED Lighting
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 - 2GB GDDR5
HDD: Western Digital Black 2TB - 7200RPM 3.5" HDD
SSD: Corsair NeutronGTX 240GB SSD
Cpu cooler: Intel OEM Cooler
Coolant: Premium Thermal Paste - Lower Temps 5-10° C
Monitor: ASUS 27" Full-HD LED Display
Warranty: Lifetime Xidax Parts & Labor Warranty

All of this for 2766 and thats including shipping. Now they did say i can swap parts on my own and as long as I dont break anything the warranty still is valid. My history: I took a custom 775 build and have transplanted it to a brand new case and its working fine ever since so i am fairly confidant in building my own but not like "oh yes I will 100% succeed".

What a mismatched system!

First off a cheaper PSU in a system like that is a poor choice

Second the SSD is way overpriced a Samsung 840 Evo would be better bang for buck

Last a stock Intel cooler yeah right almost anything is better then a stock Intel cooler
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Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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