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thanks! Its still a work in progress. that is funny lol, at least your M9750 is maxing out spongebob @ 300fps! lachen.gif
I actually just ordered an i3 laptop for my mom, Asus x501a comes with the pink aluminum casing
super slim, kinda resembles one of those macbooks. just your standard integrated graphics nothing fancy.
my family is always buying HP's and Toshiba's having endless issues. my solution, get a frekin asus I've been using their motherboards for 10 years and never had a single board fail on me.

I just saw that pink asus the other day as i am wanting to get my grand daughter something a little lighter as you should
see her trying to carrying my M9750 around in it's case it's heavy but she wants to be a big girl.
and yes on asus laptops, my wifes is a asus and i had my daughter and her husband buy themselves
an asus laptop each.
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anxiously awaiting my q9000, it arrives tomorrow redface.gif
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talk about the worst timing, right when I have no $$ left. the 4850m I need pops up on ebay thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alienware-M17-ATI-Redeon-HD-4850-1GB-Master-Video-Card-MOBL-VM981GBMST-/181080955725?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item2a29441b4d

and it is $60 cheaper than what any of the other parts vendors quoted me for.
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more photos:







no dents, no knicks, no scratches. as far as I know, this m17 was just unboxed thumb.gif
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For Larger laptops like the one you have I have always preferred that the I/Os were placed on the rear save for maybe headphones and VGA esata etc.
    
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Yeah most of the main connections are in the back. VGA, HDMI, LAN, esata, Coaxial,one usb& power port. on the right side are the headphone and mic jacks, 2usb ports, 1394 port. s/pdif optical audio port. the dvd/blu ray drive is in the front, and on the left side you have the multi card reader and SD reader.
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Im rather excited to get this q9000, I know the chip is locked, but perhaps I could use the zfactor bios to overclock it. chip should be arriving in a few hours. I want to run a few benchmarks. Im not expecting to much until I upgrade the GPUs though.
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installed the quad biggrin.gif

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woot woot start running some CPU intensive benches to see the difference
    
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I was doing a 3Dmark vantage. but apparently I need to purchase the $19.99 version in order to view my actual score....
which benches should I run?

also have a few things for sale right now, getting ready to upgrade the gpu's
3870m Slave Card $89.99
Intel Core 2 Duo p8400 Mobile $24.99
Seagate Momentus 160GB 7200RPM 2.5' Sata II $19.99
4GB DDR3 1066 PC3-8500S $18.99
Western Digital Scorpio 250GB, 2.5" 5400 RPM $25.99 - Sold

if I get the asking price for all of the above, that is $179.95
also have to remember I returned that USB/Audio board,
going to solder the usb myself so thats another $79.99
pretty darn close to getting the $240 4850 Master GPU biggrin.gif
probably have 4850x2 setup in 2-3 weeks if all goes well...
then we will finally see what this OLD machine does with $500 put into it thumb.gif
Edited by HK_47 - 2/27/13 at 5:14pm
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