Overclock.net › Forums › Specialty Builds › Small Form Factor Systems › Alienware Alpha R2 Owners Club
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Alienware Alpha R2 Owners Club - Page 5

post #41 of 256
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magnusson2004 View Post

Also received my R2. What an amazing small box.

Stays fairly stable at 82 degrees (Celsius) when gaming, with the fans blaring away.

Got the standard wifi Intel 3165...will an upgrade to 8260 be any better for downloading? (I know it depends on my router, but just a general thought).

Any ways to tweak this wonder box? I have the i7-6700t version, with 8gb ddr4 and 256gb M.2 and 1tb SSHD for storage.

I was considering getting rid of my custom built itx pc which I have in my living room, if I got happy with this AW box. I have an EVGA 980ti sc acx in it at the moment, but was thinking about getting the AW graphics amplifier also. Still trying to figure out what will suit me best.

Similar setup to mine! But upped the RAM to 16GB and have a 2tb drive for games storage.

Give MSI Afterburner a go. I've added +200 to the core and +400 to the RAM and it runs fine :-)

I sold my i7 4790K watercooled setup with a GTX 980 to get the R2 and I'm very happy with it. I wasn't using the full potential of my rig at all and it was large and in the way.
Cant believe Alienware squeezed so much power into such a tiny box :-)
And like you say, we have the option of the amplifier if I decide I do want more GPU power at a later date.
post #42 of 256
Alright, will give afterburner a go later on smile.gif Thanks for the info.

What does the temp reach under load when you have oc´ed it a bit?

Do you use yours on a pc monitor or tv? I use mine on a 4k tv, as I did with my itx build. Noticed I am not able to use 2560x1440 in any options, neither Nvidia control center or games, which is weird. I can choose 3840x2160, but I guess that is the native resolution of my tv.

Just wanted to see if it could manage some 2k gaming smile.gif

Next step will be to oc per your advice and get 16gb Hyperx Impact.
post #43 of 256
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magnusson2004 View Post

Alright, will give afterburner a go later on smile.gif Thanks for the info.

What does the temp reach under load when you have oc´ed it a bit?

Do you use yours on a pc monitor or tv? I use mine on a 4k tv, as I did with my itx build. Noticed I am not able to use 2560x1440 in any options, neither Nvidia control center or games, which is weird. I can choose 3840x2160, but I guess that is the native resolution of my tv.

Just wanted to see if it could manage some 2k gaming smile.gif

Next step will be to oc per your advice and get 16gb Hyperx Impact.

Max temp on mine with the OC was 82c. That was during 3D Mark's stress test.

My TV is only 1080P, so cant help with the 4K question I'm afraid. Although I think the Alpha R2 is excellent at 1080P gaming, I think 2K would make it **** a brick!

Save a little bit of money when you buy the HyperX RAM and just get the 2133MHz version. I got the 2400MHz, but its still restricted to 2133MHz in the BIOS.
post #44 of 256
Hey guys, great thread!

I do performance videos on the R1/R2 if you want to check them out.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0iZfxDrdVkGB1RZkkfG_1g
post #45 of 256
Hi ATW

Already saw your vids on youtube..great stuff.

I love this box.

I am just wondering how I can achieve 2560x1440 on my LG 4k tv?

I could choose that resolution with my gtx 980ti...but no option with the R2. Only native 3840x2160 and jumps to 1980x1080. No 2560x1440 frown.gif
post #46 of 256
Guessing you already tried Nvidia Control Panel and the standard Windows settings change? Maybe make sure you're hooked up to the HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 port on the TV. This could be obvious though, so I apologize.

There's some 1440p games that run great too. Track mania, DmC, 35MM etc.
post #47 of 256
Quote:
Originally Posted by ATWTech View Post

Guessing you already tried Nvidia Control Panel and the standard Windows settings change? Maybe make sure you're hooked up to the HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 port on the TV. This could be obvious though, so I apologize.

There's some 1440p games that run great too. Track mania, DmC, 35MM etc.

Hi

Yeah have it hooked up to my tv in the same HDMI port as my 980ti was. So that has been tested to work.

No option in display settings or Nvidia control panel.

Really weird as it should be an option
post #48 of 256
Hi Everyone and thank you for all the info in this thread..

I just ordered my R2 and can't wait to get it !

Now I wanted to add the SSD M.2 drive, does anyone know if the port is a normal PCIe or NVME? if someone can take a picture of the ssd connector it would be awsome

also is this compatible if someone tried it https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-950-PRO-Internal-MZ-V5P256BW/dp/B015SOI392/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468575372&sr=8-1&keywords=samsung+950+pro+256

According to the live chat support it's compatible but they weren't confident with the answer
Eternal Calm
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 Asus Rampage II extreme Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5850 Corsair 24 GB Vengeance 1600mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OS: Crucial SSD C300 | Storage: 2x1 tera WS Corsair H80 liquid cooling Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 3x HP 2151WS Eyefinity 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair 750w X Thermaltake Armor MadCatz Cyborg R.A.T 7 
  hide details  
Reply
Eternal Calm
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 Asus Rampage II extreme Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5850 Corsair 24 GB Vengeance 1600mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OS: Crucial SSD C300 | Storage: 2x1 tera WS Corsair H80 liquid cooling Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 3x HP 2151WS Eyefinity 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair 750w X Thermaltake Armor MadCatz Cyborg R.A.T 7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #49 of 256


And there was me thinking I needed to buy an amplifier first.
Edited by retroPhil - 7/15/16 at 5:27am
post #50 of 256
Quote:
Originally Posted by retroPhil View Post



And there was me thinking I needed to buy an amplifier first.

Yep, after the overclock that's pretty much the first test I did lol

I'm desperately hoping it's good enough to cope with Elite Dangerous in VR, even if on low settings.

Will you be getting a VR headset soon retroPhil?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Small Form Factor Systems
Overclock.net › Forums › Specialty Builds › Small Form Factor Systems › Alienware Alpha R2 Owners Club