First Alienware 17!

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  1. Pcwizkid1994

    Pcwizkid1994 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello everyone! This is my first post on the forum and am glad to have found it! I just got this Alienware 17 from a friend of mine for 400 usd. Everything works besides the battery is completely tosted and won't charge. This version has the i7 4700 mq. Gtx 770m ,16gb of ram and the 1080p no 3D screen. Question for everyone one is what would you guys upgrade on this machine first? I saw some post saying you could put like a 1070 in one of these? That's crazy! Any help would be appreciated! [​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. kaibsora

    kaibsora Notebook Consultant

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    This machine will blow any laptop newer that doesnt have a desktop grade cpu with the right components. I have a 4930mx, and a chinese gtx1060 in my and it blows newer alienware with ddr4 out of the water. I would upgrade the gpu first. The most expensive part, with the biggest improvement in performance

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    350 for a 1060 mxm card? Does that sounds right?

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    That is the really crappy chinese version I have. It really does perform well though. You might have an issue if you dont upgrade to the 3d screen at the same time though. If I were you I'd reach out to @azmodeth about a 1060n or even a 1070n

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    kingofswag187 Notebook Deity

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    $400 USD for that? Yikes man.
     
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    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    I bought my MSI 1070 for about 400 a few months ago now.

    Also that screen is matte, I would double check to see if its actually an eDP panel.
     
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    Did not think 400 was to bad of price..

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    kaibsora Notebook Consultant

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    Hes just jealous. Dont mind him lol. I got mine I think for like 600 a year ago with a 4800mq 3d screen and 24gb of ram from azmo

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    I have check In display settings and nvidia controlle panel. Only shows 60hz. Unless I am missing something ?

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    If mostly everything is working fine then $400 seems pretty decent. I usually work out what a machine is worth in parts and if I can score it for less then it's a win in my books. I got mine for about $220USD but the GPU was dead and it had no RAM or storage.
     
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