Description

Wanted to build a super powerful gaming rig in a small form factor that would last a while. My goal was to also get the best possible value.

It's not a super easy build because of how much limited space you have but it's all doable. No special modding.

It stays quiet. I adjusted the fan curves to ramp up earlier to ensure it all stays nice and cool. Even at standard curves, it was below 80 and achieving crazy awesome results.

Wish it had better ventilation but it's pretty good.

Also my plan was to insert led strips to illuminate the top more but there was 0 space.

By the way, ignore the compatibility error from PPP when putting this together. It all fits perfect. Total cost at time of build was 2,150.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome setup ! Are both set-ups connected to the same pc?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the million dollar question.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I doubt it, the Alienware laptop above looks like it plugs into the 'hers' monitor.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it is only one PC.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It's two pcs, one of them is running out of the alienware laptop on top. lol

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) Sadly I don't think it's possible to have two cursors working simultaneously on one pc.

The left rig has two cables. One loose my SO can plug her MacBook into, one connected to the Alienware 15 on the wall for when she or friends want to game with me.

I have the Alienware also for portable gaming and LAN parties.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for sharing. Looks like I'd need two GFX, an 8 core processor and 32Gb of ram.

I wouldn't be able to fit all that in a portal :P

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you ever have temperature problems with that open fan GPU? I'm in the process of building with that same case and everywhere I've checked people are saying that a FE card would be better for it, for airflow purposes. I really wanted a strix card as well, but with my long gaming sessions, I don't want any over heating issues.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I've not had any issues even when the room itself is warm. The back has a big opening up top which can exhaust. It does get warm and I did change my fans limits to full speed earlier. I never throttled though.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious if you went FE or Strix. I'm seeing the same advice as you, and would be very interested in your results.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

monitor used for the set up?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The right is the updated predator x34 (better hinge).

Left is the asus pg348q.

Both almost identical, although asus is cheaper and acer has rgb lighting bottom of screen.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build in the new portal case! What does Mr Q use 2 set ups for?

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Prolly check the two wallpapers. :P

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

So sad I missed the wallpapers :<

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Bingo

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Working on a his and hers setup. I'll have complete set up pics and specs soon.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel kinda ridiculous asking this, but what OS are you using? I'm assuming it's Win10 and, if so, what settings did you use to install it? I'm not entirely tech savvy here, and I could really use some help.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes indeed Windows 10. What settings do you mean?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry. Forgot I asked this. You see, I was struggling with the Win 10 installation. I couldn't get it to work right. I finally figured out the issue, though. I bought the physical usb drive version and it was 3.0. I had to create an 2.0 version myself and install the OS with it, instead. All that time, I thought there were specific BIOS settings or something that were needed. Guess not. Sorry to have bothered you.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi. I built a PC very similar to this one, albeit with a few different parts. Is it ok if I post that? I will give credit to you.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

No I didn't have any issues. It was all smooth for me.