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  1. FrozenRock

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    idk if the m15x is the best budget laptop for gaming, but i want an upgrade-able gaming laptop like the m15x or the m15x. wanna play csgo, maybe pubg,just cause 3, tomb raider games. i want to use it for school to so a decent battery life and im good. i know a lot about PC overclocking but not laptop so yea.
     
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    You mean the old M15X from 2010 or the new M15? No Alienware for sale now is good value, but the old ones can be if you get a good deal.
     
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    The M15X is a competent machine even today if you overclock it. Back then Alienware actually built their laptops properly, so the GPU is upgradeable. You can definately fix that machine up and get it in good order, but if you can afford it i'd suggest buying the best example you can find within your budget. The hardware in the M15X is easier to replace than the exterior is, so you might be better going for a lower specced one which is in good order and then getting a 920XM and a 970M for it. @Raidriar is the one to ask if you have any questions about these things though.
     
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    is there a 4 or 3 gb graphics card
     
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    Honestly nehalem is so tired these days, which is why I sold my M15x. OP is better off buying a used newer Alienware with a GTX 1060 for about 600-700$ instead of dealing with such an old platform.
     
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    so what should i buy for 400$ to 600$ (upgradeable)
     
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    M17x R4
     
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    Its good enough if you are on a serious budget, but I agree its getting a bit long in the tooth. The R4 is a lot better if you have the money, though anything with a 3rd gen Extreme Edition CPU and MXM graphics will be fine. Something like a Clevo P150 may be cheaper than an R4 (though not as well built).
     
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    Bro..

    if you are interested, I have an AW15X that has been upgraded to full spec, I want to sell it because this laptop is not upgraded to the GPU with a pascal architecture

    I can give you a good price. can sell via eBay. Pls lets me know

    CPU is 940XM
    GPU is 2 the ori GTX 460M and GTX 980M is depending on what you want to use which price will be adjusted later

    New RAM 16gb
    New battery like 4 month ago i bought from aliexpress
    new adapter 240WATT
    new back cover pane :D
    New Heatsink - fan been modify use Alienware M17x R4
     
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