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Alienware using OCZ DIY

Discussion in 'OCZ' started by __-_-_-__, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. __-_-_-__

    __-_-_-__ God

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  2. alitunay

    alitunay Power Seller

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    Hell yes. That is a great price since it is cheaper than the barebones system. Plus a company that will support the drivers etc. I am all over it.
     
  3. DRTH_STi

    DRTH_STi can't.stop.buying.laptops

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    OMG!!! AND THEY are so much cheaper!

    Man this is a first for alienware. They are at least 200 cheaper overall configured than xotic pc!!! HOLY CR@P~!

    And you can still get a 5%alienware student discount!!! - that's 250 LESS!
     
  4. alitunay

    alitunay Power Seller

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    how do yoiu get the student discount?
     
  5. __-_-_-__

    __-_-_-__ God

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    that's because of the lcd.... +200$ for a lcd like the selling in xotic. Although for a Alienware it's cheap.
    Alienware also include vista home premium in the price.
    I hate buying notebooks with microsoft SO's and/or pre-installed software.
    About the drivers... Vista only -_-"
     
  6. alitunay

    alitunay Power Seller

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    Video/Graphics Card: Dual 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3870 - CrossFireX™ Enabled!
    Processor: Intel® Core™2 P8400 2.26GHz (3MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
    Chassis: 17-Inch WideUXGA 1920 x 1200 LCD (1200p) with Clearview Technology
    Keyboard Options: Illuminated Keyboard – Alienware Exclusive Design - Astral Blue
    Operating System (Office software not included): Windows Vista® Home Premium (32-bit Edition) with Service Pack 1
    Notebook Tuners and Remotes: Without Media Center Remote Control or TV Tuner
    Memory: 2GB Dual Channel DDR3 SO-DIMM at 1066MHz – 2 x 1024MB
    System Drive: Single Drive Configuration - 160GB 7,200RPM (8MB Cache) w/ Free Fall Protection
    Optical Drives : 8x Dual Layer Burner (DVD±RW, CD-RW)
    Wireless Network Card: Internal Intel® Ultimate N 5300 a/b/g/Draft-N Mini-Card with MIMO Technology
    The World's First 450 Mbps Wi-Fi Adapter!
    Sound Card : Internal High-Definition Audio with Surround Sound
    Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Onsite Service and 24/7 Toll-Free Phone Support
    Alienware Extras: Alienware® Mesh Cap
    Alienware Extras: Alienware® Mousepad
    Alienware Extras: Alienware® Mobile Binder
    Alienware Extras: Owner Identification Card
    Alienware Extras: M17 Protective Cloth Sleeve
    Alienware Extras: M17 Keyboard Diagram Overlay

    $1899+tax
    5% student discount how ever it works = $1805

    Sell the CPU and HDD on ebay for $150 = $1655

    Plus this comes with OS and alienware logo!
     
  7. Rahul

    Rahul Slobbers on subnotebooks

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    I've also been very surprised by its pricing compared to the similar OCZ whitebooks.

    That's great students get a 5% discount and my dad's company can give me another 10% off if I buy from a larger, more "reputable" dealer. They wouldn't give me the discount if I bought from any of the OCZ whitebook sellers. :(

    Now I'm just waiting for it to get the Mobility HD4850/HD4870 cards. Would there be a large performance difference between the HD48XX and HD38XX series?
     
  8. ichime

    ichime Notebook Elder

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    lol, and I wanted to replace the lid with my whitebook with that from my M9750...

    This is pretty impressive from Alienware offering this for such a price. I guess they figured out that people would figure out that it's really an OCZ whitebook, so they priced it accordingly. It would be cool though if they offered different colors for it like they did with the M9700.
     
  9. onlyone0001

    onlyone0001 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Slm alitunay :D I'm considering buying one too. Please pm me about the student discount.

    This is an interesting development especially considering the news about ATI shipping 4850 and 4870s.
     
  10. Rahul

    Rahul Slobbers on subnotebooks

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    Alienware states they can be upgraded to a max of 4gb of ram, you really can't go more than that just in case? I thought the Centrino 2 notebooks can go up to 8gb.
     
  11. Shyster1

    Shyster1 Lazy as the Day is Long

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    No. The max. amount of RAM depends on the chipset and motherboard, not the CPU. About the only notebook (that I know of) that can take more than 4GB is the Clevo D901C, which uses a desktop chipset.
     
  12. Azone

    Azone Notebook Evangelist

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    ^Actually many Santa Rosa notebooks also support over 4 GB of RAM. It was never mentioned in the spec sheet, but people have successfully done it. I'm pretty sure Centrino 2 also goes up to 8 GB.
     
  13. ichime

    ichime Notebook Elder

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    Yeah. For instance, the Precision M6300 maxes at 8gb and that uses a Santa Rosa platform.
     
  14. alitunay

    alitunay Power Seller

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    How much performance increase do you expect to get for the $300 8gb upgrade?
     
  15. Rahul

    Rahul Slobbers on subnotebooks

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    When can we expect these to incorporate the new Mobility HD48XX cards? I'd like to buy a notebook by mid-December.

    And would there be a large performance difference between the Mobility HD38XX and HD48XX series? If not, then I may just purchase this now because it seems as though it may take a while for the HD48XX to make their way into notebooks.

    I'm still amazed at how I can get this Alienware cheaper than the original OCZ whitebook!
     
  16. onlyone0001

    onlyone0001 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Actually it may not take too long, there is no news about that. And difference between desktop versions are huge, so we can expect the difference in mobility versions should be huge too.
     
  17. alitunay

    alitunay Power Seller

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    Product(s) Qty. Total
    OCZ Extreme 840 Barebones System
    - 17" WUXGA "Glare Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright Glossy Screen (1920x1200)
    - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
    - -Intel® P8400 45nm "Montevina" Core™2 Duo 2.26GHz w/3MB L2 On-die cache - 1066MHz FSB 25 watt
    - (2) 512MB (1,024MB Total) PCI-Express CROSSFIRE ATI HD3870 DDR3 DX10 (User Upgradeable)
    - - 2,048MB (1 SODIMM) DDR3 1066MHz Dual Channel Memory
    - - Combo Dual Layer SuperMulti 8X Light Scribe DVDRW Drive w/ Software
    - - 160GB 7200RPM WD or Seagate (Serial-ATA II 3GB/s)
    - No Bay 2 Hard Drive
    - HDD Raid Settings - OFF
    - Integrated Bluetooth® EDR
    - Built-in Intel® PRO/Wireless 5300 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi Link
    - None Standard
    - -Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit w/ Drivers & Utilities CD's
    - 1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty Lifetime Toll Free Tech Support
    - Please install the selected parts in this system
    $2,170.00


    Sub-Total: $2,170.00


    Same specs from Xoticpc.

    More than $300 cheaper for the same specs. Holly COW!!
     
  18. Kevin

    Kevin Egregious

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    I'm shocked by the modest pricing scheme AW's chosen.

    But why would they undercut the home team's m17x in such a brutal manner? They just can't be phasing it out already.
     
  19. DRTH_STi

    DRTH_STi can't.stop.buying.laptops

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    No - they are just BLOWING the competition out the the water. Goodbye sales @ xotic (for the ocz)!
     
  20. Luthi3n

    Luthi3n Notebook Consultant

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    I just priced out a config similar to what I had at xotic and the problem I ran into is that the shipping and tax is enormous. The tax I would end up paying is about $226 plus the shipping. Sure, the initial price may be nice, but with xotic the shipping is also much cheaper. And for those that mentioned the education discount, I am also eligible for that but when you go to the University section on Alienware there are only 3 notebooks listed to choose from and the OCZ isnt one. The m17x is listed, but that is not the OCZ. Too bad the tax is so how, when I first saw the price I thought it would be great. :(
     

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