Alienware M17x R4 Pre-Order Configuration Questions... Ask HERE

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  1. katalin_2003

    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    The purpose of this thread is to guide new customers into purchasing their new M17x R4.
    Lets not fill up the forum with these type of threads.

    Reference the M17x R4 Documentation before posting as it may answer many of your questions:
    Documentation

     
  2. BiH115

    BiH115 Notebook Consultant

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    Was curious about the sound card and the network card. I noticed many users are getting the recon3D as sound card choices, but when I ordered my system on 4/24 I didn't seem to have that option. Also the Killer Networks cards people seem to be getting, wasn't an option either. What gives?
     
  3. Wolfpup

    Wolfpup Notebook Prophet

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    Does the R4 use Floptimus with either the GTX 660 or 675? I can't see any reference to it, so I'm HOPING that means it doesn't.

    If it doesn't, this looks pretty perfect...nicely loaded it's just over $2000 with a 675 and a 2.6GHz Ivy Bridge + Blu Ray.

    It's a little weird that the 675 is actually a last gen part, while the 660 is newer...but who cares if the 675 is more powerful! (And they're both SM 5.0 I guess!)

    I guess the M17x really comes with a second drive caddy/cable already installed even if you only order it with a single hard drive? (I'd order it with 2 if I had to to get the second cable/caddy but obviously I don't want to since I'd just be pulling it out and swapping it.)
     
  4. widezu69

    widezu69 Goodbye Alienware

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    To answer your questions: to overcome Floptimus, just get the 7970m. It is cheaper, performs 60% better than the 675m. Yes you will get two caddies no matter what.

    @BiH the creative sound card comes as standard. It is built into te mobo and controlled via the drivers. Don't worry you are fine. As for the Killer card, Dell is probably waiting for Bigfoot release the 3 antenna version of the 1202.
     
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    BiH115 Notebook Consultant

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    Awesome, thanks for the clear-up.
     
  6. SroieS

    SroieS Notebook Enthusiast

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    can i upgrade myself later to the bigfoot killer when it release ?
     
  7. katalin_2003

    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    Yes, definitely.
     
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    SroieS Notebook Enthusiast

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    and it easy to do or complicate ?
     
  9. SlickDude80

    SlickDude80 Notebook Prophet

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    you have to remove the keyboard to get at the wireless card. Its not hard. There are tutorials online
     
  10. katalin_2003

    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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    A link to the manual is available in the first post, it will help you draw a conclusion wether it is easy or not :)
     
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