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Oh didn't even watch em lol
Right on mos?

Wonder how you can bench the directories and paths speed
You should totally watch my vids. :3

I was 13S Artillery Survey, which is now 13T which was 13S and 13W now they are both combined into 13T
I was in the last class of 13S on Ft.Sill. was pretty sad to be the last of a dying breed. guiltysmiley.gif

Screenshot post incoming!!!
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Screenshots.
Guild Wars 2: highest possible settings in game(except: Shaders on medium, Navitve sampling) no driver level post process. FPS: 60~130

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Vindictus, highest possible settings in game in DirectX 8.0 mode because I think the D9 mode looks freaking stupid. FPS:60+ Game is frame limited(built on Source Engine)
Note I have tried a different setting as a stress test. Same settings as above but with extremely enhanced driver level post processing: FPS 24~60
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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, ultra with forced AA and AS and 8x multisample. FPS: 65~95
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Final Fantasy XII PCSX2 Emulation at 4x resolution with maximum insoftware post process
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Edited by FranBunnyFFXII - 6/10/13 at 4:32am
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Dont know if you have tried using any other injectors for smaa and such for more graphically intense gameplay...
This is awesome though they look really good biggrin.gif

Oh and watched your videos
You have a big smile on your face the whole time as i see it biggrin.gif

Anjunadeep, gots to get cover stickers and what not to put all over my laptop after i get it worked on from lenovo
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Dont know if you have tried using any other injectors for smaa and such for more graphically intense gameplay...
This is awesome though they look really good biggrin.gif
No I'm holding back on Extras since later on down the line I'll be picking up 3x 18.5inch screens for a 720P Eyefinity set up(786p eyefinity for certain games)
3840x720@60hz
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Unfortunately I won't have the money for it for a long time :/
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Looks pretty sweet! I dont like alienware Desktops but I have a soft spot for their laptops since I love enthusiast level SFF which for me includes performance laptops.

I have a question, do you know if you are able to send in laptops to XoticPC for custom colors or the like? Or is it only new systems purchased from them? My girlfriend wants a new laptop but I refuse to let her have anything until I snag her a M15x that I can upgrade for her, she wants pink which she thought would be a snide way of making that laptop a deal breaker. Its either A, XoticPC can repaint it for me, or B, I do my own leg work and repaint the laptop myself

I prefer the M15X myself, 920XM coupled with a 485M or a 7970m if I can work myself past the fact its not nV. (Had a rather horrible experience once upon a time) Would be enough for me...
    
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24hour stability test passed, running games and programs full24hours under the workload, everything checks out, stable running Overclock hits P7568, which is pretty good.



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Looks pretty sweet! I dont like alienware Desktops but I have a soft spot for their laptops since I love enthusiast level SFF which for me includes performance laptops.

I have a question, do you know if you are able to send in laptops to XoticPC for custom colors or the like? Or is it only new systems purchased from them? My girlfriend wants a new laptop but I refuse to let her have anything until I snag her a M15x that I can upgrade for her, she wants pink which she thought would be a snide way of making that laptop a deal breaker. Its either A, XoticPC can repaint it for me, or B, I do my own leg work and repaint the laptop myself

I prefer the M15X myself, 920XM coupled with a 485M or a 7970m if I can work myself past the fact its not nV. (Had a rather horrible experience once upon a time) Would be enough for me...
You should really be buying an alienware new from alienware. I don't mean to be an ass about this but people need to stop trying to haggle out old crap when you get so much more out of an alienware if you buy it brand new from them. Or at LEAST it under warranty so you can drop some cash and get a 1 to 4 year extention on the systems warranty.

One of the biggest damn benifits of gettting an alienware is its support. If you go with an alienware, try to see what it will cost to get a new one, and then check out the memeber purchase discount(usually 2%) and then see if they have coupons(usually there's an 80$ off one, but sometimes you can get ones that drop almost 200$ off of it)

I have heard of many people getting alienware systems off of HidEvolution.com as welll and they have a good rating as well. They dont charge you tax and you can get it in 2~4weeks.

The new haswell alienware laptops are literally being announced tonight so hold on to your shorts with that m15X because the new m14X will probably outpower it and any upgrades you can put in it AND have optimus technology like that m15X wont.
The nehalem/arrandale laptops are garbage compared to the ivybridge/sandybridge laptops with optimus.

No you can't send in parts to XoticPC and have them do their services is for you. Something reguarding legalities or whatever.

The new haswell alienware's are featureing ips panels and and aluminum bodies, and an upgraded touchpad, along with the standard haswell cpus, gtx700 gpus, and hopefully around the same price margins.
Edited by FranBunnyFFXII - 6/10/13 at 5:55am
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Well all in all it wouldnt matter about support for a few reasons...I modify my own laptops for lower temps so the warranty would be void right off the bat, then you have to consider my need for repainting the laptop which I suspect would also void the "warranty". So the support is cool and all but not something I wish to depend upon, if I cant figure it out then I will simply fix it on my own. Also the only one that I would even remotely be interested in would be the m14x and its gpu is soldered and I dont care to pay the premium for the m17x.

Please keep in mind that this wasnt an inquiry for myself, my girlfriend plays sims and the rest is school stuff so she doesnt need a top of the line laptop, but ill just grab a m15x off ebay for 250, throw in a i7 840qm and a 485m and she will be set for years to come lol. I prefer smaller systems like the discontinued m11x, I had the R1 and the R2 and overclocked the R2 to about 2.9Ghz

My first choice would be the W110ER, but thats because I like the SFF and high performance of it.
    
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Well all in all it wouldnt matter about support for a few reasons...I modify my own laptops for lower temps so the warranty would be void right off the bat, then you have to consider my need for repainting the laptop which I suspect would also void the "warranty".
Alienware doesn't void your warranty for either of this.
Its not about whether you need help or not, its about the parts and replacements. I know more about computers than the people at their tech support, but I can't get me replacement parts on a whim if needed, but Alienware can, and they know that people will have these problems, so if you pick up an alienware and say your gpu is bad or you need an RMA, they replace it next day free of charge, they dont care if you mod or upgrade, they just dont support 3rd party, but if its stull under warranty and its a 1st party componant... they support it.

That is one of the MAJOR reasons I went with alienware, because if i I had gotten an MSI and did what I did, I would have voided my warranty, same with Asus, same with many other companies. But alienware? They don't care, they don't mind, they just wont support the 3rd party part of your system. This is one of the biggest reasons I absolutely love alienware as company.
They have even featured modded systems on their facebook page.
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Like this one. They've posted a bunch of pics, and I know for a fact this system is still under warranty for its first party parts. thumb.gif
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Then I suppose their QC has changed along with their service because I was outed my m11x repair for the famous hinge issue because I performed my own heatsink modification along with the pin mod and overvoltage for the gpu. if you look up m11x heatsink mod, you'll find my R2 on page 13 or if you look on my profile here I believe the pictures are listed there as well. I performed that same modification to my R1 and somehow they said that my modification is what caused the hinge issue...so i went to ebay and got me a replacement kit for 15 bucks.

Still doesnt sell me on the idea of an m14x as the GPU is soldered, though with this refresh things might change. Well off to school now, ill check back later
    
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Then I suppose their QC has changed along with their service because I was outed my m11x repair for the famous hinge issue because I performed my own heatsink modification along with the pin mod and overvoltage for the gpu. if you look up m11x heatsink mod, you'll find my R2 on page 13 or if you look on my profile here I believe the pictures are listed there as well. I performed that same modification to my R1 and somehow they said that my modification is what caused the hinge issue...so i went to ebay and got me a replacement kit for 15 bucks.

Still doesnt sell me on the idea of an m14x as the GPU is soldered, though with this refresh things might change. Well off to school now, ill check back later
Oh yeah the m14X's gpu die is soldered to the board, the m14X is probably going to be the same. it might be an alienware specific chip though so who knows.
Alienware has made some really weird ass graphics cards in the past. Like their GTX 555 GDDR5, and their GTX645, and their current GTX660s are not the same ones you can pick up else where, they are only alienware specific.
Their GTX660 has 1152 cuda cores over the standard GTX660's 960. It's rather odd, but alienware has always done some weird crap.
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