[Research] Retrofitting an eDP display to M18x R2

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by MagicMike, Apr 9, 2019.

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  1. Mastermind5200

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    A single 1070 is already approaching bottlenecking with a 3940XM or other extreme editions, another would surely be a bottleneck.
     
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    MagicMike Notebook Consultant

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    So considering upgrade paths for and beyond my M18x R2, what would you recommend please?

    I was thinking that if I get one SLI'able 1070 now, even if I cant stick another one into the AW due to bottlenecks maybe I can move it to another (my next) laptop...the cheapest option now would obviously be 980m...what is this scaling issue with SLI anyway? tried to find what it looks like on YouTube but no luck really.

    I secretly wish someone mods a newer gen CPU into the M19x R2:)
     
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    Get a gtx 1070 mxm right now. It's the best option available. You never know clevo rtx 2080 cards MIGHT work in the alienware if a mod similar to the p870dmg is done, addition of a 3v line and detection wire...
     
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    You need one with an sli connector, I got you covered ;)
     
  5. MagicMike

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    You selling?:)
     
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    Would recommend a newer laptop if you prefer maximum performance, or a single 1070/980M if you just want your M18X R2
     
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    Thanks Grant, I should have mentioned I would like to stay with 18 inches, so not much to choose from within my limited budget and high upgradability.
     
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    You can likely sell the M18X for a decent bit of cash, people are still paying oodles for old AW stuff
    If you ever do decide to upgrade, take a look at the GT75-GT83 series from MSI, if you don't mind thin and lights, the GE75.
     
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  9. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    i have a Super Barebone GT83VR (No GPUs) and GT80S (with Dual GTX 980 Desktop MXM) planning to get rid of them soon.
     
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    How much would you charge for the gt83vr barebones, and does it have a 7920hq?
     
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