What Laptop DIY Upgrade for First time

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Barbadadost, Dec 12, 2019.

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What Laptop to upgrade

  1. Dell M6800

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  2. Dell M6700

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  3. Hp 8770w

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  4. Alienware 17 r1

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  5. Something else?

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  1. Barbadadost

    Barbadadost Notebook Enthusiast

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    Greetings all.
    I am reading this good forum for some time now and i found it very interesting and useful.

    I am not an electirician of any kind atcually I am seaman.

    Long months on board req. some hoby :)

    Last few months i am thinking of Upgrading an Older laptop with MXM gpu by my self.

    I gain some experiance with my Alienware 18 r3 whille repastting Gpus Cpus cleaning and stuffs...

    I own several gaming laptops thru time mostly for playing on board things like Fallout NV Fallout 4 Diablo 2 and so on...

    Curently i have an Razer Blade 14 I7 7700hq with gtx1060 and an HP Omen I7 9750h with rtx2060.

    Now my question is:
    Which laptop should i buy for little practicing with upgrading and as well drivers moding and stuff since my AW18 died?

    I prefer 17" one.

    I was thinking about:

    *Hp 8770w (does it matther is it 2 or 4 slot ram on mobo?)

    *Dell m6700
    *Dell m6800

    *Alienware 17 r1

    And similar?

    Which one of those will be easiest to gain,upgrade,buy spares,worth to upgrade to keep?

    Thank you very much all on super useful posts i read through months.

    Best regards
     
  2. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Aw17 R1 has the most real estate of the bunch to play, and can overclock both GPU and CPU. DMC mods, 15TB+ internal storage, N173HHE-G32 panel and more Im sure lol
     
  3. Chastity

    Chastity Company Representative

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  4. Barbadadost

    Barbadadost Notebook Enthusiast

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    Looks like there is no single AW 17 r1 on market, especially no in Croatia :)
     
  5. Barbadadost

    Barbadadost Notebook Enthusiast

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    What about alienware m15x i7 920mx no hdd no gpu for 320£?

    Max gpu possible is gtx980?
     
  6. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    That notebook (Alienware M15x) is very old at this point. The first generation Core processors are terribly outdated.

    HP EliteBook 8770w is a decent pick. It is user upgradeable including the GPU. There are a few threads on this forum about upgrading the graphics cards in it.

    Charles
     
  7. Barbadadost

    Barbadadost Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you on your good reply.

    What about HP 8760w i have found one really cheap with few cosmetic issues (dont care) for abbout 150$?
    Specs:
    Processor: Intel Core i5-2450M (2.50Ghz, Turbo Boost 3.10Ghz, 3MB L2 SmartCache)
    Memory: 2x4GB DDR3 1333Mhz
    GPU: nVIDIA Quadro 4000M 2GB
    HDD: 500GB WD Black 7200RPM
    Screen: 17,3", 1600x900 LCD

    What are my optuons for GPU and Processor?

    Gtx 980m and 29xxXM?

    Thank you guys.
     
  8. senso

    senso Notebook Deity

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    AFAIK you can't OC unlocked CPU's in the HP, locked BIOS/EC.
     
  9. Barbadadost

    Barbadadost Notebook Enthusiast

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    What about this one?
    Dell Precision 7510
    Is it 3.0a and what is my maximum gpu i can install?

    Thanks guys.
     
  10. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Yes, MXM 3.0a is the form factor for that platform.

    Would prefer the 7710/7720 as it has much greater potential.
     
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