New to Alienware!

MattyB

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Mar 19, 2012
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I work away from home so I'm carrying it around quite a bit. I have no problems taking it to the ofiice and back to my motel every day. It would be more for when I'm on the plane and just want to pass the time. After having this for the last 2 months, I just want more Alienware toys!!!!
 

novasti

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Feb 29, 2012
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Got my system last night, so i didnt have much time to play then.

Loaded up TF2 tonight via Steam just to try out the 580m. Was disappointed, as TF2 didn't tax the card like I thought it would...the gameplay was fun, though. I picked it for the quick download...should've loaded BF3 instead... Will do that tomorrow night, and maybe look for a miniDisplayPort-to-miniDispayPort cable, so I can use my iMac as a second display.
 

MattyB

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Mar 19, 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
Got my system last night, so i didnt have much time to play then.

Loaded up TF2 tonight via Steam just to try out the 580m. Was disappointed, as TF2 didn't tax the card like I thought it would...the gameplay was fun, though. I picked it for the quick download...should've loaded BF3 instead... Will do that tomorrow night, and maybe look for a miniDisplayPort-to-miniDispayPort cable, so I can use my iMac as a second display.


BF3 is fantastic with the 580!! Just dont do what I did.... I made the rookie mistake of assuming my system would come with reasonably updated drivers. BF3 crashed constantly. I soon realized that my 580 driver was 9 months old. Been sweet on ultra settings ever since.
 
Bah, dont listen to him! If you instal iz3d on your PC, you can play in cyan/red glasses or, if you have a 3D screen or tv, you can use that! Ofcourse, you have to pay a bit extra...Better than buying the 120mhz + nvidia glasses monitor :D AND, games dont lag that much! ^^ I've played CoDMW3 in 3D max settings and I still get like, 30 fps :D
 

AeonSoul

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Pff! I can pick it up with one arm :p

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MattyB

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Mar 19, 2012
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Actually I have not noticed anything to the naked eye. I have not done any FPS checks. I guess I am only interested in being able to play the game, and I can do that in 3D with everything ultra.

That's great then. You hear all kinds of crazy things from people. Mostly Alienware haters. I saw heaps of reviews blasting Alienware before I decided to get one. Glad I didnt listen! I probably would have got the 3D but my budget was already stretching pretty thin. Enjoy!