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I already have a Razer Black Widow, Razer Nostromo and Naga Epic.

The reason why I went with the cheaper, 4 gigabytes of ram is because well, it's cheaper and I'm going to be replacing it.
Also, you're all probably wondering why I chose two 500gb 7200 rpm HDD's in raid 0. Well, because it was cheaper, but why did i choose raid 0 and not just a single drive? According to a Dell representative that I talked to, which I've spoke to many today, on the internet and phone, they will not include the dual sata dongle if you just order a build with a single hard drive. They snag you like that, if you want the dual dongle you have to order a build in raid config.

So far so good. I've been looking at some benchmarks of this monster on youtube. There are people that have ordered the same exact thing I have, except with Dell parts mad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gif

I am impressed at the benchmarks on a 12 pound machine that I can carry in a backpack. Definitely defeats the purpose of a desktop, in every aspect.

What I've learned from this, as simply put, is that laptops are becoming just as powerful if not just as powerful as desktops. Honestly. Look at your average, AVERAGE, desktop. It has dual GPUs, maybe triple like I had, but the performance margin is so MINOR it's unbelievable.

I think of it this way: why have a stationary machine that is 10 times the size of an enthusiast laptop?

On the other side of the argument though, I see the need for desktops. Maybe you render video, maybe you're a musician, maybe you're an extreme overclocking enthusiast. I get it. I've been an enthusiast for large desktops also, and maybe i'll come back to them

But from my point of view, as of this moment, laptops are definitely, by far, an incredible feat and are definitely able to compete head on with many desktops that claim to be gaming proof. Yeah, maybe there isn't watercooling, maybe it isn't silent, but godamn it feels good to game in the sun.

Thank you to everyone who helped me make this possible!

I'll be posting some photos of this machine when I get it, which should be in about a month. Gives me time to tell my bank not to close my account because I drained it.

I will also be posting benchmarks of this wonderful machine and video benchmarks.

Once again thank you all! thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

Retail price $7178.99
Free shipping
Shipping from Dell: $150
After Taxes: $7831.52
Edited by Velict - 1/29/12 at 10:15pm
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SHould last me about 3 years without upgrading
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I haven't followed this thread but why does it have to fit in a back pack again?
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I haven't followed this thread but why does it have to fit in a back pack again?

I move around on my base, which usually spans 5+ miles.

I also make monthly moves to different bases. Can't carry a desktop with me.
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I move around on my base, which usually spans 5+ miles.
I also make monthly moves to different bases. Can't carry a desktop with me.

You could go for that + a mini itx desktop?
Then just have a small portable monitor.. Or even better just hook it up to TV's/screens around the place?

That'd cost around $1k for the desktop + 2k of screens?

Just an idea.. Anyway i'd go for a sager over the Alienware.. If you've seen inside a Sager you'd understand.
 
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you would probably be better to just give the money away

nevertheless if you have the right to spend your money how you see fit

performance, price, or mobility... choose one...

no matter what you buy, you could spend 5000 on a laptop, you would be able to build a faster desktop including peripherals for 2000
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you would probably be better to just give the money away
nevertheless if you have the right to spend your money how you see fit
performance, price, or mobility... choose one...
no matter what you buy, you could spend 5000 on a laptop, you would be able to build a faster desktop including peripherals for 2000

Exactly, the OP would be better off with 2 machines..

Mini ITX/Micro ATX build around a 2500k/2700k and a 2-3k laptop. Even a $1500 is almost the same performance as a $2500 laptop.. That said i wouldn't spend more then $3000 on a laptop. Unless it has crossfire/sli.
 
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Do any of you travel 4-5 times a month?
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OP, just ignore them, everyone knows desktop replacements cost a lot more than desktops. I'm guessing just the $7,800 price for a laptop is a bit over what most people would consider reasonable. If you did shave off a couple thousand you'd be able to upgrade more often and it'd depreciate less.

So do you need (or want) 1TB of SSD storage space? The 256GB and 512GB models perform identically, except for sequential writes which are overrated. If you got the SSD model with RAID 0 256GB SSD's from Alienware it'd cost $5387 for your same config (+ SSDs of course), and come with 16GB of DDR3 1600. I just ask because that would shave $1000 off the system price and have negligible real-world difference assuming you don't need 1TB of SSDs.
 
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