am i downgrading?

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Messier, Apr 24, 2011.

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  1. aarpcard

    aarpcard Notebook Deity

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    The GTX 485m's are very overclockable. Quite a few people have them running at over 700mhz.
     
  2. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    I would not worry about it. I am selling my 5870 CF desktop and replacing it with an M18x. Not a worry in the world about the performance ;)
     
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    Same thing here!
     
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    BF3 should also run with max settings at native res just fine.
     
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    correct, bf3 will run fine @ max on 6970m CF/gtx 485m sli

     
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    It's not that I don't have the money to spend on it, but I would *never* spend $5-6k on a laptop... especially one from Dell... You and I both know it's not going to last more than 2-3 years...
     
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    I am in a similar situation. I used to own an X7200 980X with dual 470s but gave it back due to Sager's "lacking" warrnenty service. There was no way that thing was going to last me 4 years. It was 2 hot and looking at how they handled the dual 5870,s in the X8100, I wanted to avoid a train wreck. Not that I would never get a Sager again, its just that I have no time to take on the responsibility of owning the absolute bleeding edge at this point and time.

    Now I am debating between this and an Area 51 dual GTX 580sli set up. Maybie even dual 590s for quad SLi but I am hearing there are some issues with that set up.

    If the PC will not leave the house, what to you guys recommend?
     
  8. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    if you do the desktop, dual 590s is just trouble....I would do tri-sli 580s rather.
     
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    Im glad to see this topic come up as I have been questioning myself regarding getting the M18X or desktop instead. I guess what it all really boils down too is if you will be bringing the M18X with you during travels. Im realizing that I simply will not so im not sure I can actually justify the cost versus a desktop.
    I am highly considering getting the Aurora R3. I can get the below config for $2921 before negotiating over the phone. I will just upgrade the RAM myself to save once purchased. Let me know your thoughts as I find it hard to find another site as good as this for desktop help.

    Module Description Product Code & SKU
    Alienware Aurora-R3 Alienware Aurora Desktop
    Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
    Processors Intel® Core™ i7-2600K (8MB Cache) Overclocked Turbo Boost to 4.1GHz
    Memory 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
    Keyboard Alienware TactX™ Keyboard
    Monitors 24.0” Dell U2410 UltraSharp™ Full HD Monitor
    Video Card 3GB GDDR5 NVIDIA®GeForce® GTX 590
    Hard Drive 2TB (2x 1TB) SATA II (3Gb/s) 7,200RPM (2x 32MB Cache)
    Chassis Color Matte Stealth Black Chassis with 875W Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply
    Floppy Drive Alienware® 19-in-1 Media Card Reader
    Network Card 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 EDR USB Combo Adapter
    AlienFX AlienFX Color, Quasar Blue
    Adobe Reader Software Adobe Acrobat Reader
    Optical Drive Single Drive: Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BD-ROM, DVD±RW, CD-RW)
    Sound Card Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Automatic Updates Automatic Updates: Enabled
    Avatar Alienhead 3D
    Hardware Support Services 1 Year Basic Service Plan
    Factory Installed Software Steam and Portal™ Factory Installed
    Enthusiast Essentials Killer™ 2100 Gaming Network Card
    Wallpaper Alienhead 3D
    Cooling Option Alienware™ High-Performance Liquid Cooling
     
  10. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    For less you could buy my desktop with much better design ;)
     
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