M18x Makes Landfall! Pictures, Videos, Unboxing Thoughts, etc. Share away!

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by BatBoy, May 15, 2011.

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  1. Nathan Graves

    Nathan Graves Notebook Consultant

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    To those already heavily gaming with it - how is the noise level compared to the M17X-R2 under full load???
    Is it louder, quieter, the same??
     
  2. Zero989

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    because its a laptop it will still be loud but apparently its quieter than the m17x r1/r2
     
  3. JTOverath

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    Much Quieter.
     
  4. Nathan Graves

    Nathan Graves Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks - that is good news. Well than all I have to do is wait for GTX485 SLI or GTX580 SLI and buy one.

    Your opinion on the SSD - is it really worth the price - I have one on my M17X-R2 but am no longer sure it really is worth the money especially when its all only about gaming.

    Greets
     
  5. Räy

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    Simply put, there is almost no reason to not have to not use at least a 64gb ssd boot drive now in days since even the c300 goes on sale for $100. If space is a concern then obviously two 750gb mechanical would be superior. But what I did was save $30 and went with my desktop Samsung f4 2tb in a external enclosure for all my media and games while using an M4 128gb and Scorpio Black 750gb in my 18x. If you have to travel a lot and can't use an external drive with a larger than 750gb library of games, then I could see you needing to go double mechanical drives.
     
  6. Nathan Graves

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    So what config did you order your M18X initially and is it hard to replace the initial HD with the SSD and the WD Scorpio??
     
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    I was surprised to see they used a WD Scorpio black drive as the 320gb basic option.
     
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    Good for them if they did! I am not a big seagate fan....
     
  9. Zero989

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    hurry up and get your laptop. i wanna see 8K+ in 3dmark 11. make. it. happen. i believe you can hit 4ghz on all four cores for at least one run with lvl 3 OC + 106mhz bclk. :cool: *cross fingers*
     
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    I have been making sure no matter where I am I have a view of my driveway so I wont miss the truck lol

    Has been on truck since 8:46am and is 11:02am now....
     
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