Hello all. I just purchased a new Alienware M17X10 R2. Specs: Core i7 820QM 8GB DDR3 RAM Crossfire HD 4870s 1440X900 RES monitor 2X500GB HDD in RAID-0 (7,400RPM) I bought it and didn't knew about the R3, at least I heard that the R3 doesn't have Aluminum case lol It cost me 2,700~$ in US currency. I know it can be had cheaper in USA but I'm from the middle east, somewhere nearby Dubai (This is where my unit was shipped to actually) so I had to pay the premium prize for it *shrugs* Anyways, The specs are good enough for me, but I plan on upgrading to the extreme side when the warranty ends by next year in June! CPU: I want to know if I can actually use the Core i7 2920XM on my R2, is the motherboard having the same socket that it requires? Intel® Core? i7-2920XM Processor Extreme Edition (8M Cache, 2.50 GHz)with SPEC Code(s)SR02E Here it is says "FCPGA988" but my 820QM use "PGA988" is the FC code referring to a different socket for the CPU?!! GPU: And as it goes for the GPU, what about the ATI 6970? Can I use it on my R2 or I still need BIOS for it to make it work? Can I get it 2 of them to be in Cross fire configuration? RAM: I know the 820QM can support up to 8GB of RAM, if I get that 2920XM can I upgrade to 16GB of RAM? HDD: Can I use 2 SSD drives without problems or is there a BIOS update needed to use them? I can't remember well but I was reading someone's thread in here about him Installing SSDs to his M17 but had problems... Monitor: Finally I want a better monitor, I feel like an Idiot having this 1444X900 screen on my M17R2. I will have deep pockets by then to upgrade my R2 for sure Thank you all for your time.