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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?
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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
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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".
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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