*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M Owner's Lounge

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  1. XxAcidSnowxX

    XxAcidSnowxX Notebook Enthusiast

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    I believe it would have ended up being approx $5700 at regular price, guy on phone knocked off about $500... I asked him to go lower, he assured me that's the best his supervisor could do....

    Regarding 2400mhz RAM, some people are saying dell.com is only listing 2400mhz because it's locked because of some architecture limitations, does HIDevolutions 2600mhz ram overcome this somehow?
     
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  2. drek20

    drek20 Notebook Consultant

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    My dell.ca order also says March 1, 2019. Im canceling it Monday once customer service opens though since I ordered through HID.
    I will get it faster from HID also since it will be shipped to a USA address.

    I imagine they buy the base model with your chosen video card/cpu/color and swap out to the purchased upgrades and do any purchased services like repaste etc.

    Also I would not be worried about finger prints, I got a Asus Hero ii a few months ago that had the repaste and other upgrades done and it came 100% clean and free of finger prints. The laptop was lemon (not HID’s fault) though now I just avoid asus.
     
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  3. Charles7970

    Charles7970 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I got mine ordered today as well expected delivery is Feb 21 =( it's going to be a long wait
    - black
    - i9 9900k
    - 2080
    - 32gb 2400mhz

    Going to sell my 15r3 GTX 1070 once received
     
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  4. XxAcidSnowxX

    XxAcidSnowxX Notebook Enthusiast

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    Congrats!
     
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  5. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Congrats man! So many orders! Did you order it from Dell directly?
     
  6. Charles7970

    Charles7970 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yup! and just used their 200 off coupon code I was torn between this and the new Aurora’s with the 2080 ti hopefully I don’t regret this route lol
     
  7. Terreos

    Terreos Notebook Evangelist

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    So here's a question for you guys. I left my configuration at the stock 8gb as I plan on upgrading it myself. I noticed all of Dell's configurations only offer 2400Mhz. Do you guys think it would be safe to go with a 2666Mhz memory kit or should I stick with 2400Mhz?
     
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  8. drek20

    drek20 Notebook Consultant

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    Yes, the ram will just run at 2400mhz. We will probably get a bios update in the future to allow it to run st 2666mhz. 2400 is the current limitation.

    HID is selling the 51m with 2666mhz ram if that makes you feel better :)
     
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    Terreos Notebook Evangelist

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    Well if that's the case I'll just grab 2666mhz kit then. The price difference between 2400 and 2666 is literally a few bucks. So not much need to split hairs.
     
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  10. ssj92

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    2666Mhz should work. Idk why this is an issue with their system or what's going on. Intel spec also lists 2666mhz so it might be a dumb bios issue that gets fixed later.
     
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