Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Messier, Apr 24, 2011.
The GTX 485m's are very overclockable. Quite a few people have them running at over 700mhz.
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
Same thing here!
BF3 should also run with max settings at native res just fine.
correct, bf3 will run fine @ max on 6970m CF/gtx 485m sli
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...
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?
if you do the desktop, dual 590s is just trouble....I would do tri-sli 580s rather.
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
For less you could buy my desktop with much better design
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