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Post Date: 2012-05-10

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    Posted: 10 May 2012 at 4:04pm
Looking at finally replacing my old laptop with a new one.  Before the issues of desktop over laptop, I do need the portability that the laptop provides.  My budget (including peripherals purchased from other companies) is capped at $3,500.  Primary use is extended period gaming (Diablo 3, Battlefield 3, Mechwarrior Online, Crysis 2 etc.) Currently the setup I have selected is as follows:

Chassis Model: Digital Storm x17 Laptop (Model: 9170)
Display: 17.3 Inch (16:9) (Resolution: 1920 x 1080) (Glossy Surface) LED-Backlit Display
Processor: Intel Core i7 3920XM Extreme Edition (2.9 GHz Turbo Mode to 3.8Ghz) (Quad Core) (8MB Cache)
Thermal Compound: Premium IC Diamond CPU and GPU Thermal Compound (Reduces Thermal & Laptop Noise)
Memory: 32GB DDR3 1600MHz (Requires Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate)
Primary Hard Drive: 750GB 7200RPM (SATA 3Gb/s)
Secondary Hard Drive: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: DVD/CD 8x Multi-Drive (Writes and Reads DVDs, CDs)
Wireless Card: Bigfoot Networks Killer Wireless-N 1103 (Reduces Latency for Online Gaming)
Video Card(s): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M 2GB with NVIDIA Optimus Technology
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-Bit Edition)
Warranty Plan: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty

Cost: $3,111.00

I'm interested in hearing both the good and bad about a setup like this.  It would  be greatly appreciated to hear back on this.
Note:  Wanted the x17e, but upon query, it will not be available for 6-8 months due to mobo issues.
Yes, I really am that guy.
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  Quote Black5Lion Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 May 2012 at 3:25am
ummm  only thing i can see (as a tech noob) is you kinda have too much RAM i know bprat will come here and say 8GB is all gaming uses :)
but i think 16GB is good, since i don't think anyone would buy a laptop sololy for gaming and would probably have to multi-task but overall gratz :)
also i don't think you need extreme processor.
other than that it is great but if you have some more cash to spare i suggest replacing the HDD with an SSD ppl say those things are way faster :)
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