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Hey Guys!

Just got the Alpha/Steam Machine R2 delivered today and thought I would start a new thread for all the R2 owners out there to discuss thoughts, mods, tweaks and post benchmarks.

Below are some initial photos of my Alpha/Steam R2 and some benchmarks. Feel free to request any particular pictures or benchmarks

My Specs:
210-AHWD 1 Alienware Steam Machine R2 BTX Base
338-BJFZ 1 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 6400T (6MB Cache, up to 2.8 GHz)
619-AFQR 1 SteamOS
321-BCCV 1 Alienware Steam Machine R2
490-BDCT 1 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX960 GPU 4GB GDDR5
370-ACNZ 1 8GB DDR4 at 2133MHz - 1 DIMM
400-AMVX 1 500 GB (64MB Cache) 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s
257-BBEL 1 Alienware 180W AC Adapter
555-BCJN 1 Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 1x1 + Bluetooth 4.0
450-AAHV 1 Power Cord US
998-BZPB 1 CORAL2_1703_003_ASM/US/BTS
750-AAKF 1 Steam Controller
658-BDGS 1 Gaming Bundle
801-2110 1 1 Year Ltd Hware Warranty: Mail-in; Customer supplies box, Dell pays shipping
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Note- Umars TechTalk video of the Alienware Alpah R2 on the Alienware Youtube Channel mentioned that the Steam machine does NOT have the Alienware Amplifier port.

However this was partially true. The Port is physically on the mainboard but simply hidden from the IO Shield. When I disassembled by unit to upgrade the Intel 3165 card for the Intel 8260 card I found the port! You can use a small blade or X-acto knife to simply cut the soft plastic on the IO shield and youll now have the Amplifier Port!
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Hi

I do not currently own an Alpha R2, but am at the point of buying one.

I was just wondering, how it performs in games in general? How are settings in 1920x1080 and 2560x1440 and the fps?

Read a review where the say that it can be loud under stress, is this really that noticeable?

Any issues with heat under full load?

// Michael
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me again...

how does it run games like:

Elder Scrolls Online
Witcher 3
GTA v
Assassin's Creed Unity, Syndicate etc?
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Hello, thanks for the info, one cuestion:

You can turn on your Steam Machine with the Steam Controllerr?
Edited by iaFx - 7/4/16 at 11:03pm
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So close.........So so close........
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So close.........So so close........

Mine left china on the 27th too!

Did have an ETA of 4th, but thats been and gone and it's now changed to 6th.
I'm in the UK.

What system did you order? I got the i7. I have a 16GB HYPERX 2400 SODIMM sat here waiting for it lol
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Originally Posted by spoonablehippo View Post

Mine left china on the 27th too!

Did have an ETA of 4th, but thats been and gone and it's now changed to 6th.
I'm in the UK.

What system did you order? I got the i7. I have a 16GB HYPERX 2400 SODIMM sat here waiting for it lol

Yep exactly the same ETA, went from 4th and now the 6th hahah

And yes I ordered the i7 aswell

And for extra spooky points....

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LUTTERWORTH!
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Yep exactly the same ETA, went from 4th and now the 6th hahah

And yes I ordered the i7 aswell

And for extra spooky points....


Holy cow thats freaky!
That is the exact RAM I have, in the exact packaging still sealed also sat next to my keyboard of my PC at work lol

How much did you pay for your i7? I spoke to a Dell sales guy on live chat, and he knocked it down a bit to £716. Not a massive discount but better than nothing!

I also have a 256GB M.2 SSD here to go in mine. But I took it out of my old PC and forgot to take the little screw out. Hoping there is a screw preinstalled on the R2 motherboard for the M.2 drive.

Have you seen any teardown videos yet??
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