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It comes out to $1261 with my discount and the old model is $1250 so not really.
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It comes out to $1261 with my discount and the old model is $1250 so not really.
Wow...I guess working at bestbuy does pay off
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Yeah but I have decided to not sell my desktop and buy a laptop. I will just save my money and buy a nice laptop before college with my parents money.
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FWIW, the only differences btw the 6831 and the 6860 (according to the specs on the BBY page) is that the 6860 has the t5550, 4Gb RAM, and a 320Gb hd.

All of the 6831s at BBY recently SAY they have a t5450, but in fact have a t5550. A 2G sodimm is under 50 bucks, and 320G or not, anything that comes from western digital is crap imo.

So, the 6831 still seems like the real deal.
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FWIW, the only differences btw the 6831 and the 6860 (according to the specs on the BBY page) is that the 6860 has the t5550, 4Gb RAM, and a 320Gb hd.

All of the 6831s at BBY recently SAY they have a t5450, but in fact have a t5550. A 2G sodimm is under 50 bucks, and 320G or not, anything that comes from western digital is crap imo.

So, the 6831 still seems like the real deal.
EPIC FAIL. I agree with purchasing the lower model, but wd is crap? o.0 Tell that to my 4 320gb single platters, or the 2 250s in my laptop? Find a benchmark with faster read speeds from 4 drives in raid 0 and ill paypal you 50$. http://www.overclock.net/attachments...-4-x-wd320.jpg
    
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You can overclock the Gpu with riva tuner with ease.
May not be able to overclock the cpu but Undervolt it saves the temp and battery life.
    
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You can overclock the Gpu with riva tuner with ease.
May not be able to overclock the cpu but Undervolt it saves the temp and battery life.
True...Rivatuner didn't support the gpu until the most recent release

A POLL FOR EVERYONE...

What gpu driver do you prefer? They most preferred one will be listed in the original thread
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EPIC FAIL. I agree with purchasing the lower model, but wd is crap? o.0 Tell that to my 4 320gb single platters, or the 2 250s in my laptop? Find a benchmark with faster read speeds from 4 drives in raid 0 and ill paypal you 50$. http://www.overclock.net/attachments...-4-x-wd320.jpg
I can't argue that you're got a smokin setup there bro!

As far as the quality, sorry man, that's just my own opinion, and one formed in terms of reliability not speed. I've got a data recovery company as a client, and they tell me that they see more WD failures that anything else. One may agrue that statistic is due to the ubiquity of the WD brand, but if these guys are going to tell me to stay away, i will. Epic fail, you say?

(side note, this company i mention was brought in by the NSA after 9/11 to perform recoveries, they're pretty credible)
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i just got my laptop today!! any recommendations on what i should do
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