FS: Alienware M17x R2

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  1. Raidriar

    Raidriar ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

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    Alienware M17x R2

    Price: $800 USD or best offer

    Condition: Used

    Warranty: None

    Reason for sale: Downsizing/exiting the scene

    Payment: PayPal, Money Order/Cashier's Check

    Item location: Richmond, VA, USA

    Shipping: Local pickup, Postal service, UPS, FedEx
    International shipping: No
    Handling time: Ships within 2 business days of receiving cleared payment

    Feedback: None

    Specifications: For sale is my pristine M17x R2. It has been restored/customized by me including a new English/Arabic keyboard, black aluminum lcd cover and bottom chassis, and RGBLED display. Foam bumpers added to prevent marks forming on the LCD. Consider this a collector's grade machine, for Alienware enthusiasts only. I will be sad to see it go.

    Specifications:
    • M17x R2 (2010)
    • Intel Core i7 940XM (overclocked by 5% in the BIOS), with Liquid Ultra applied.
    • 16GB Corsair Vengeance PC3-12800 RAM
    • AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire - two Clevo cards with native fan control. Special vBIOS that undervolts the cards by me, already applied to both cards.
    • 1920 x 1200 RGBLED WUXGA display - MARK/SCRATCH FREE!!!!
    • Working/functional battery without battery warning - RARE
    • Intel 6300 AGN Wifi 3x3
    • 2.0MP FHD Webcam
    • 240W Delta power supply
    No hard drive, but a small one can be included with windows 7 ultimate x64 installed. Machine should already have a windows 10 pro digital license from the upgrade way back when MS was doing that.

    Rare to find a machine in this condition, maxed out. Prefer USA buyers, international will cost way more as this is a big, heavy machine. Asking 800 USD shipped CONUS. If interested, please post in the thread and I will message you. PMs are disabled to avoid spam. Thanks!

    Proof Picture: http://forum.notebookreview.com/media/img_5486.2282/full?lightbox=1&last_edit_date=1594313461

    Rest of picture: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qSvwxjRGSakJyEP3_Xpjs4mBgzKdDLbc?usp=sharing


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    Last edited: Jul 9, 2020
  2. gthirst

    gthirst Notebook Evangelist

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    This is so cool. This is an m17x R2 from one of the gurus around here of the m17x R2. GLWS.
     
  3. electrosoft

    electrosoft Tick Tock Clarice....

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    This is a great price especially considering the Clevo Xfire 8970Ms.
     
  4. cdoublejj

    cdoublejj Notebook Deity

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    is a newer single GPU possible with this thing?
     
  5. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    No. I tried the only hope, W7170M, killed my board.

    8970M is the best you will get. If you get rid of the RGB display you can run 980M but that defeats the purpose of the R2 and it's better to get a newer model at that point.
     
  6. UltraGSM

    UltraGSM ...so many Alienwares...

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    have you actually got a confirmed & working W7170M and it definitely ruined your motherboard? as in shorted?
     
  7. Raidriar

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    He is not the only one with this result. King of Interns also fried his M15x trying to get the same card to work.

    Shameless bump. I know somebody wants a collectors piece :)
     
  8. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    You have the W7170M from @King of Interns that had the same fate as my M17xR2.

    The W7170M was working and was from a US seller so shipping was fast. I never got to flash the vBIOS otherwise we may have had a shot. SOmething is weird with the card. Now M17xR3 is next experiment lol.

    It'll take awhile here. Have you considered eBay? I know it's not the best place to sell.
     
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  9. Raidriar

    Raidriar ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

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    I’ve had people swap components out of computers I’ve sold and eBay did nothing but screw be over. I only sell things of small value there now.
     
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    Raidriar ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

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    Shameless bump. Would also trade outright for an old Razer blade or MacBook Pro for my mother to use, as this is way too heavy for her to lug around.
     
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