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Just saw that! Yeah, keep the 570 and get the 2670M, i'd also suggest a second hard drive. Unless you plan to get that from somewhere else yourself? If so get 2x 640's and raid them. (better performance and they run cooler then a 7200 RPM). With the processor upgrade he gets free IC Diamond which i was going to suggest anyway! thumb.gif
8GB of 1600 or 12GB of 1333/1600. 12GB would be a good upgrade if it's being used for more then gaming (Photoshop, video editing etc).
Blu Ray if you want/need it, upgrade the wireless card to the one with Bluetooth (This is really useful). - The Intel 6230.
A spare charger is always a good buy, beats having one die on you then having to get multiple dodgy third party replacements.. (My friend borrows my charger all the time)

Gonna put my SSD in it. I don't need more RAM, I barely use the 8GB I have now. Might do the better Wifi card though....
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Gonna put my SSD in it. I don't need more RAM, I barely use the 8GB I have now. Might do the better Wifi card though....

Okay then! thumb.gif
Good laptop for the price!
 
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Well, I have been thinking that a 17.3" would be my choice after it's all said and done. But as far as brand/maker goes, you just can't beat Xotic's Force series. I know for sure I want something more powerful than a GTX460/560m. So I guess this would be my requirements:
17.3" 1920x1080 Matte LED Screen
GTX 570M or better
8GB DDR3
NO HD
Everything else is moot. I just want good guts. biggrin.gif Enough to play BF3 at or around 50 FPS.



I know on the Sager series of notebooks, the stock wireless card is kinda crappy, so an upgrade is recommended. Can't say that I know anything about MSI's stock card though. Would probably be worth the few dollars to upgrade it to one of the intel options. I opted for the Intel 6230 W/ Bluetooth on my Sager 8130.

There is no arguing their value a GTX570m for less than $1000? Crazy! I just wish they were less aggressive with the angles and what not. Not that form takes priority over function, I just also thought they looked a little weird. I think your configuration looks good. I think it would be worth the few dollars for the wireless card upgrade. After all, you need a good connection to enjoy BF3 properly!
     
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I know on the Sager series of notebooks, the stock wireless card is kinda crappy, so an upgrade is recommended. Can't say that I know anything about MSI's stock card though. Would probably be worth the few dollars to upgrade it to one of the intel options. I opted for the Intel 6230 W/ Bluetooth on my Sager 8130.
There is no arguing their value a GTX570m for less than $1000? Crazy! I just wish they were less aggressive with the angles and what not. Not that form takes priority over function, I just also thought they looked a little weird. I think your configuration looks good. I think it would be worth the few dollars for the wireless card upgrade. After all, you need a good connection to enjoy BF3 properly!

Yeah I love the hardware in them, but not all the crazy angles. I want something that doesn't scream " I AM A GAMING PC".
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