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Supposedly, CPU magazine has a feature article on building laptops this month... Haven't read it yet, so I don't know if it's worth anything or not.

Also keep in mind that the new Centrino Pro notebooks are hitting the streets. You might also check whether a Quadro based card might be better for your video work (NVidia is also releasing the new 1600M Quadro along with the 8600M cards = DX10 compatible). Since you are working with video, you also might give some real thought into monitor size and make sure it supports the resolutions you need (or can via an external port).

Basically, you need to really think about what you are going to be doing with this machine. And balance everything. Notebooks like mine won't last long on a battery. Long battery life machines won't game or crunch numbers real well. I picked mine because it does everything I need for the office and gaming; and I wasn't concerned about battery life.

I've been really happy with my Killernotebooks, but it's entirely out of your budget. BTW Audi, it is overclocked and there hasn't been a single issue. I'm hardly stupid either....
Overclocking a laptop is not too smart especially since it is already super got. 7950GTX + C2D?

What are load temps?
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I can't believe that Sony wasn't mentioned in here anywhere.

I think that they are best at laptops by far. I have had problems with dell ever since my first one, and I have gone through three of them. They have very poor design with their notebooks. They aren't efficient and they overheat really fast.

I have my VAIO and it is awesome. They are really durable, and Sony has some really good warranty options for their notebooks. I would say give them a shot, especially because they just came out with the FZ series which is a really good deal compared to most notebooks.

Go look really hard at everybody's stuff before you consider buying anything.
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Overclocking a laptop is not too smart especially since it is already super got. 7950GTX + C2D?

What are load temps?
I got a nice multiple page topic here on the forums about it... The worst I've seen gaming is 82 degrees on a really hot day. http://www.overclock.net/laptops-not...overclock.html

My 7950GTX isn't overclocked....yet But I can get a gpu cooling block and new modded base plate from my builder (at no cost), so I'll probably order it soon. I'll play with fire again, this time on the gpu.
    
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just get the full dell warranty then in 3 years throw it down the stair and get the new model which is faster
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