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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post

You make it sound like IB CPUs and Kepler mobile GPUs are horridly expensive. tongue.gif

You can get a 3610QM for around $250 and you can get a 670MX for $400 off fleabay. tongue.gif So... it might be worthwhile just to buy the parts you're trying to upgrade to. tongue.gif

CPU: http://www.ebay.com/sch/Computer-Components-Parts-/175673/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=i7+3630qm

GPU: http://www.ebay.com/itm/new-Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-670MX-3GB-GDDR5-for-CLEVO-upgrade-monkey-free-shipping-/140898284525?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item20ce3133ed

So lets do some math here shall we?

GTX 670MX: $398
i7 3610QM : $250

Total:$648 I would have to shell out.

Then I would have to sell:

GTX 670M: $150 ~ ish
i7 2670QM : $150 ~ish

Total: $300 ~ ish

$648 - $300 ~ ish = $348

Now if I got a "newer" NP9130, I get both of the desired parts that I want, plus I get to start my warranty over again. biggrin.gif All for less then the "upgraded parts".

Cost of new NP9130:

$1085

Sell old NP9130:

$900 ish

$1085 - $900 = $185 out of pocket expense.
Edited by bluedevil - 1/31/13 at 6:40am
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post #12 of 32
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So lets do some math here shall we?

GTX 670MX: $398
i7 3610QM : $250

Total:$648 I would have to shell out.

Then I would have to sell:

GTX 670M: $150 ~ ish
i7 2670QM : $150 ~ish

Total: $300 ~ ish

$648 - $300 ~ ish = $348

Now if I got a "newer" NP9130, I get both of the desired parts that I want, plus I get to start my warranty over again. biggrin.gif All for less then the "upgraded parts".

Cost of new NP9130:

$1085

Sell old NP9130:

$900 ish

$1085 - $900 = $185 out of pocket expense.

Sound logic, but will you clear $900 on your laptop? I had a tough time selling my 8130 at around 6-7 months old... I paid $1200, and ended up selling for like $750 + shipping? It has a 2670qm, the $100 screen, GTX 560m, etc... I got low balls left and right for a few weeks, and finally sucked it up and sold it when I got my m18x...

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Sound logic, but will you clear $900 on your laptop? I had a tough time selling my 8130 at around 6-7 months old... I paid $1200, and ended up selling for like $750 + shipping? It has a 2670qm, the $100 screen, GTX 560m, etc... I got low balls left and right for a few weeks, and finally sucked it up and sold it when I got my m18x...

just a thought...

Which is why I will not sell it here. CL or Ebay.
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You might get that on CL, Ebay takes a cut of your profits, so really... it might just be wiser to sell the GPU and CPU somewhere else. Also, you can snag $200 for the GPU easy.
     
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You might get that on CL, Ebay takes a cut of your profits, so really... it might just be wiser to sell the GPU and CPU somewhere else. Also, you can snag $200 for the GPU easy.

Interesting. I could throw in the mix that I might be able to swing a new 180w PSU and a HD7970M if I can sell the GTX670M for $200 and the 120W PSU for $50. thinking.gif

HD7970M $450
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLEVO-P150EM-P151EM-P170EM-Upgrade-Kit-HD7970M-2GB-MXM-3-0b-with-VGA-Heatsink-/110984849727?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item19d736693f
180W PSU $63
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AC-Adapter-For-Sager-NP9150-NP9170-LAPTOP-BATTERY-CHARGER-POWER-CORD-SUPPLY-PSU-/290851722175?pt=Laptop_Adapters_Chargers&hash=item43b81d13bf

$450+$63=$513-$250=$263


Interesting indeed. thinking.gif
Edited by bluedevil - 1/31/13 at 6:35pm
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See? Good thing I talked to ya huh? biggrin.gif
     
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See? Good thing I talked to ya huh? biggrin.gif

Yeah.....thinking.gif With the new driver release from AMD, it seems like the Enduro issues are fixed. biggrin.gif
Edited by bluedevil - 1/31/13 at 7:55pm
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Yeah.....thinking.gif With the new driver release from AMD, it seems like the Enduro issues are fixed. biggrin.gif

Some of the micro-stuttering issues are also in the works in the 13.2 beta driver. Only three or four titles received the fix as of now.
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Some of the micro-stuttering issues are also in the works in the 13.2 beta driver. Only three or four titles received the fix as of now.

From what I could see, the 7970M is actually a viable option with the Clevo line. That was the biggest turn-off for me when it came to looking at those machines.
     
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From what I could see, the 7970M is actually a viable option with the Clevo line. That was the biggest turn-off for me when it came to looking at those machines.

yeah, I sort of feel bad, my buddy just ordered a 9170 with a 675mx. I warned him of the 7970 and the enduro issues on that line. but eh he has a killer desktop for hardcore gaming.

Im seriously debating selling my 6990s for a 7970m, its more of a sideways upgrade, but it opens me up to a 2nd one down the road...
     
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