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I am buying local, and the prices are decently close, so I want some opinions.

Okay, Unit 1 is an Asus G53SW-XN1
  • 2630QM
  • 6GB DDR3
  • GTX 460m
  • 500GB HDD

Here I am thinking the following:
*Good cooling, both CPU and GPU. Seems to be a redeemer of the entire line. thumbsupsmiley.png
*Keyboard is backlit. Not sure how I feel about that. One more thing to break, and hardly entertaining, or really useful.wth.gif
*One review stated dual HDD support, but I am skeptical of that in a 15" model.
*It looks like arse to me. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Unit 2 is a MSI GT780DX
  • 2670QM
  • 12GB DDR3
  • GTX570m
  • 1TB HDD (supposedly 2 500s in RAID0

This one is more fun!
*turbo fan button. This seems like a neat useful feature, but it also seems to be let down by the cooling design. Single fan to me says inadequate when cooling an i7 and a GTX GPU, specool.gif
*Multicolour fully user controllable keyboard. Now this adds Pep, a little touch of me to the system. specool.gifthumbsupsmiley.png
*Dual HDD support with RAID functions by design. Probably won't really use it, but it is a good option to have in the pocket. thumb.gif
*The audio is supposedly really good. thumb.gif
*looks decent, but looks aren't all that important. thumb.gif

Difference in price is $200. I would like input from owners of either model. Basically, there is no tell of how well one performs Currently in games (presumably both are better now that at release due to Nvidia updates). I can only gleam so much from stats and unboxings though. Mainly interested in Build quality, and the LCDs.

Any input?
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Q8400 Intel DB43LD  HD 7950 Kingston  
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CoolingOSKeyboardPower
Intel stock.  Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit Razer Blackwiddow  OCZ ZT750  
CaseMouseAudio
Antec NSK6582B Razer Deathadder  beyerdynamic Custom One Pro  
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