My first Alienware.... the X51

khanoftheages

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Hey guys I just bought an Alienware X51.I am a casual gamer and bought just the i3 version.
Is it possible for me to update later in the future currently working with the GTX645.
And is the i3 a real bottleneck on performance or it is good enough for mediocre graphic intensive games?
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sway

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I5 is the gaming sweet spot for cpu's, but you can always save an upgrade gpu and cpu so I wouldn't worry it'll be ok for now. Just when it's time to upgrade, go with a better cpu first, otherwise you'll bottleneck a lot and it won't be worth it until you did get a better cpu. I'd wait for the 860 coming out sometime this year for gpu.

tappin from the neXus 5
 

ejohnson

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To be honest, the i3 should be just fine.
I had a i5 3570k in mine, but I pulled it out (to put into another computer) and put my i3 3225 in. Plays titanfall maxed out perfect. GPU is a 750ti.
 
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