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Got offered a trade..do I take it?

post #1 of 27
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Hi guys.

Well i'm really split right now, I have a desktop but would like to move over to a laptop and need to know if this would be a fair trade.

I was offered this: http://www.amazon.com/Alienware-m15x-472CSB-15-Inch-Gaming-Laptop/dp/B0044XU36A
Quoted upgrades:

"The laptop is basically like the one in the link but I've upgraded the GPU, CPU and HDD to GTX460m, i7-920xm, and Corsair force 3 250G SSD respectively, and it is still under warranty for another 2 years(don't know if that will benefit you at all) "


This is what i'm offering:


Optical: ASUS Blu Ray / DVD R / CD R
CPU: Intel i5-2500K
GPU: EVGA GTX 480 W/ transferable warrant
Cooling: Corsair H100 + 2 Aerocool Shark Fans (Black)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3gb/s
SSD: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD 6gb/s
RAM: Corsair 16GB 1333MHz
Mobo: Intel DP67BG
PSU: Corsair 850TX

No case.


Is it worth it?
post #2 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donald Trump View Post

"The laptop is basically like the one in the link but I've upgraded the GPU, CPU and HDD to GTX460m, i7-920xm, and Corsair force 3 250G SSD respectively, and it is still under warranty for another 2 years(don't know if that will benefit you at all) "

see if he PERSONALLY did the upgrades or it was done by the store. from what i know, any certain DIY upgrades (i.e. cpu) void warranty since you need to take the laptop apart. YMMV
post #3 of 27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by _TRU_ View Post

see if he PERSONALLY did the upgrades or it was done by the store. from what i know, any certain DIY upgrades (i.e. cpu) void warranty since you need to take the laptop apart. YMMV

Well let's put it this way, if it was covered by warranty still. Should I take it?
post #4 of 27
Personally I don't think i'd want to trade a desktop gaming PC for a gaming laptop. Those gaming laptops get very hot which generally leads to solder joints becoming weak and that could eventually cause problems..including failure to boot. They're also not as much of a "Laptop" as they are a desktop replacement. They don't hold a charge for very long and they are pretty heavy. There mobile graphics are also significantly weaker. That GTX 460M is probably the equivalent of a GT450...If that. In fact I think the 5850 Mobile was more powerful than a GTX 460M. I PERSONALLY would prefer a lightweight MITX Lan that's in a portable case. If you want it bad, then I suppose you might as well do the deal. I'd be careful though, if it's not under warranty and it fails you'll have to pay a lot to get whatever fails repaired or sell it for a major loss.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 9/3/12 at 3:09am
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Personally I wouldn't. You right now have the upgradability of a desktop and he in offering you a laptop wich isnt able to be upgraded more that it is now probly. So I would keep your desktop
 
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post #6 of 27
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I'm really torn between it lol.
post #7 of 27
Hell no.

Just sell your parts and buy a new laptop with newer and better tech.

Y580 for instance.
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post #8 of 27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by S.M. View Post

Hell no.
Just sell your parts and buy a new laptop with newer and better tech.
Y580 for instance.

I really doubt I could get $1100ish for my rig though as that's how much one of those goes for lol.
post #9 of 27
I wouldn't trade your desktop rig for the laptop, never
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post #10 of 27
SFF or stick with desktop. Bugger that!
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