Ordered an Alienware Area-51M

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  1. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Here are the specs:

    Custom Built Alienware Area-51M - 17.3" FHD 144Hz - i9-9900K - RTX 2080

    Chassis Color

    White - Lunar Light - $50.00
    Processor
    Silicon Lottery Binned, Delidded Intel 9th Gen Core i9-9900K 8 Core, 16 Thread, 16MB Cache, Processor, 3.6 - 5.0 GHz (Rated to 5.1GHz) - installed by HIDevolution
    Video Card
    NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 - $450.00
    Thermal Interface Materials
    Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut between Intel CPU Die and Integrated Heat Spreader (IHS) + GPU, Gelid GC Extreme between IHS + Heat Sink, and Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pads on heat sensitive surfaces – BEST PERFORMANCE - installed by HIDevolution - $30.00
    Alienware Graphics Amplifier
    Alienware Graphics Amplifier - $200.00
    LCD Panel
    17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz Anti-Glare IPS Display w/ NVIDIA G-SYNC + Tobii eyetracking technology - $200.00
    Minimize LCD Backlight Bleed
    Yes, quality check and give me a panel with minimal backlight bleed. - $100.00
    Display Warranty
    2 Year Zero Defective Pixel Warranty (perfect panel guarantee) - $135.00
    System Memory (RAM)
    HIDevolution Approved Standard 128GB Dual Channel DDR4/2666MHz (4 x 32GB) - installed by HIDevolution
    RAID Options
    RAID 0
    M.2 PCIe / SATA Slot 1
    Samsung 960 Pro 2TB m.2 SSD - Swapping it from old MSI GT75 Titan - $0 USD
    M.2 PCIe / SATA Slot 2
    Samsung 960 Pro 2TB m.2 SSD - Swapping it from old MSI GT75 Titan - $0 USD
    2.5" Drive Bay
    Samsung 850 EVO 4TB SSD - Swapping it from old MSI GT75 Titan - $0 USD
    Keyboard
    Alienware TactX keyboard with per-key RGB LED AlienFX lighting, anti-ghosting, N-Key US Eng
    Wireless Cards
    Intel Wireless-AC 9260 802.11 ac/a/g/n 2x2 NGFF w/ Bluetooth 5.0
    Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit, English, with Multi Language Support - $60.00
    Power Adapter
    240 Watt 3 Prong AC Adapter with 6 ft Power Cord (will work worldwide, includes FREE plug adapter for those without "U.S. style" outlets)
    Extra Power Adapter
    330 Watt 3 Prong AC Adapter with 6 ft Power Cord (will work worldwide, includes FREE plug adapter for those without "U.S. style" outlets) - $175.00
    Internal Battery
    Lithium Ion (90 Wh) Battery
    Warranty and Service
    4 Years Premium Support + 4 Year HIDevolution US Warranty + LIFETIME HIDevolution Technical Support - $499.00
    Accidental Damage Protection
    None
    HIDevolution International Pre-paid Shipping (HIPS) Service
    None
    Carrying Case
    Alienware Vindicator 17" Backpack v2.0 - $125.00
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    I ordered a Silicon Lottery 9900K CPU to minimize the chances of overheating. That along with Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut + Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pads hopefully should mitigate any heat issues.
     
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  2. ssj92

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    Nice! Please let us know how it is. :cool:

    Which gpu were you thinking for that amplifier?
     
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    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    I've chosen the 4 year warranty as Dell's Warranty can be transferred here in Dubai which is a big reason to why I prefer Alienware as opposed to other brands where I'd have to ship the laptop to the USA for warranty. So in this case, I ordered the Graphics amp with no external graphics card, just for future proofing as I plan to keep this for a long time.
     
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    I'm glad they decided to include the amp port as well.

    I also have a amp but mine is in the closet, I've sold off my laptops except for my M18xR2. If I end up with the Area-51M I have an amp waiting. :D
     
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    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Are you ordering one from HIDevolution as well?

    I was looking at the ports you listed for the laptop and I see no SD Card slot. Is that right?
     
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    Honestly I'm going to wait to see how it performs. And I am also waiting because there's apparently a 240hz display coming later as well.

    No SD slot unfortunately. Kinda wish they included one since I actually use mine still in my M18xR2.
     
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    240hz coming later? no ETA? I hope the display would be swappable what do you think?
     
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    As of now, we only know more displays are coming later. I believe by April?

    The 240hz will be 1080p I think. This is what people have been saying at CES so for now idk if it's 100% confirmed. But multiple people have said it. Even in their reddit AMA they mentioned more displays coming later.

    As for swappable..you should be able to replace the whole panel with lid no issue. As for just the panel, you might want to ask @Donald@HIDevolution if he has any info on that.
     
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    Way too early to say...but stay tuned.
     
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    This is the first Alienware I ever got exited over! Might buy one as well! Good luck!
     
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    Thanks man! I recommend you get it from the HIDevolution with the Silicon Lottery and their thermal mods to mitigate any heat issues.

    Yes you're right, I miss the Alienware brand a lot, that was my dream laptop since I was a kid and all my dreams came to an end after the Alienware 18 with dual 780M GTX in SLI but now this got me super excited with a beefy CPU and the latest GPU + I love the styling of the laptop and I love the Alienware keyboards, the FN key on the MSI laptops is placed on the right hand side makes it useless to me because I usually use it in conjunction with the PRT SCR button or the FN + Home button to go to the first line but since it's on the right I'd have to remove my left finger from where it's resting to be able to press the FN key on the right. Thank God Alienware's keyboard layout is like a normal keyboard. Keyboards are super important for me as I'm typing all day long on my taptop [​IMG]
     
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