*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M R1 Owner's Lounge

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  1. Spartan

    Spartan Super Tweaker

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    Me right now........

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  2. S1ammin

    S1ammin Notebook Enthusiast

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    All my machines get backed up nightly. I always have old working drives and hardware around and just kludge together backup and storage with that old slow stuff.

    I raid 0 like a madman and even use Windows disk management to mix and match dynamic disks to reduce the number of drive letters I need to manage.

    That is why my newly built desktop has a 4TB C drive. I've always had a backup strategy that includes having more than one viable and current backup at any given time.

    That said, I have never lost a Raid0 due to drive failure, but I know a Raid0 failure for whatever reason, could happen too.
     
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  3. Sup3rKillaX

    Sup3rKillaX Notebook Evangelist

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    Just an update.. Sold my 9900ks for $600 and well... Now I have an extra $400[​IMG]

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    Docsteel Vast Alien Conspiracy

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    Aren't you now in the wrong forum ;)
     
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  5. Sup3rKillaX

    Sup3rKillaX Notebook Evangelist

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    Not in my eyes I still have much to spit out when it comes to the 51m and I'll always feel like I'm apart of this thread x3 that 51m became a daily chore of my life lmao. But just posting updates is all :3

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  6. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Congrats on the upgrade. You'll probably never look back. I sure didn't. Even $1,500 is way too much to spend on a laptop now (to me anyway). I don't like to say "never" (has a way of coming back to haunt me later) but I'm pretty sure I will never purchase another "high end" laptop. Just not worth it. Too much money for too little in return, unless you enjoy hassles and rigmarole finding fixes for all of the nonsense and dealing with all of the proprietary crap.

    My inexpensive BGA turdbook does more than a good enough job for playing games.



    I use my desktop for the more serious (overclocking) fun things in life.
     
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  7. S1ammin

    S1ammin Notebook Enthusiast

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    I dunno guys. Sure, the 51M has a learning curve, but I landed @ 1.5 bios, 180w vbios and only use ACC for OC and UV and am completely satisfied with mine. I have about the same $$$ invested into my new desktop and the two are running neck and neck in both synthetic benchmarks as well as gaming, and in several cases, the 51M outperforms my desktop.

    Of course a 9700k cannot compete with a 3950 in Cinebench, but with the 51M running 5.1ghz daily, and the only thing I used to get there is ACC and a repaste, I cannot complain at all. It truly is a DTR in almost every respect.

    That said, I can take my computing on the road and not sacrifice anything, and that was my primary goal in getting the 51M. It does that exceptionally well too.

    To each his own, I guess.
     
  8. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Yes, I thought that way for many, many years as well. So, I can relate. I just got tired of all of the compromises associated with laptops and decided enough of the nonsense and went back to desktops.
    • XPS M1730
    • M17xR2 (x2)
    • M18xR1 (2920XM)
    • M18xR2 (3920XM)
    • AW18 (4930MX)
    • Clevo P570WM (4960X)
    • Clevo P750ZM (4790K)
    • Clevo P870DM-G (6700)
    • Clevo P870DM3 (7700K, 8700K)
    • MSI 16L13/Tornado F5 (7700K, 8700K)
    • Clevo P870DM-G Frankenmod (8700K)
     
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  9. S1ammin

    S1ammin Notebook Enthusiast

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    I get it. I think my first "DTR" was a 2 core (maybe it was a quad) Gateway laptop with 3GB of ram. I guess the weight of that PoS was what gained it a DTR title. Had to be! That was all it took to turn me off for many years on the whole concept of DTR laptops until the 51M came out.

    I'm glad I missed all of the pain, but I can understand your position.
     
  10. manitu

    manitu Newbie

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    Hello, could you help me advice?
    I've downgrade bios from 1.8.1 to 1.7.3 and my area 51m works fine.
    But when I've tried to downgrade from 1.7.3 to 1.3.2 some happens wrong.
    Notebook start blinking 2 red and 1 blue. I live in Russia and Dell doesnt make maintance here.
    There is something what I can do to repair or I must send my area 51m to USA?
     
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