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post #11 of 20
Im also buying a m1730, Been looking on delloutlet, its hard to come across the prefect one, so im gunna be buying a crappy m1730(hardware wise) and buying the highend pieces off ebay.

Will save me about 1k-1.5k in the end.
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post #12 of 20
I am thinking of changing the video card in my XPS M1710. Does anyone know what options I might have and if there are any motherboard compatibility options. I currently have an nVidia GO 7950GTX installed.
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post #13 of 20
IM almost 100% sure the 7950gtx is the best the m1710 can handle.
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post #14 of 20
I'm getting a Dell XPS M1530 soon, here's the specs.


Processor
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9300 (2.5GHz, 6MB Cache, 800 MHz FSB)
Display
15.4" CCFL (1920x1200) TFT Display with TrueLife™
Memory
4GB DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive
500GB SATA Hard Drive
Optical Drive
Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Combination Drive with dual layer write capabilities
Video Card
256MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 8600M GT
Audio Solution
Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio Software
Wireless Network Card
Intel(R) 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini-Card
Bluetooth Module
Dell(TM) Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module
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Ducky Shine III Year of the Snake, Cherry Blue Silverstone Strider Plus 600w CoolerMaster CM690 II Black and White SteelSeries Sensei Professional 
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post #15 of 20
what you plan on using it for?
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post #16 of 20
Light gaming and general use.
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Arcitc Cooling Acclero Twin Turbo II Arch Linux x86-64, amdgpu BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2020HD 
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Ducky Shine III Year of the Snake, Cherry Blue Silverstone Strider Plus 600w CoolerMaster CM690 II Black and White SteelSeries Sensei Professional 
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Ducky Shine III Year of the Snake, Cherry Blue Silverstone Strider Plus 600w CoolerMaster CM690 II Black and White SteelSeries Sensei Professional 
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post #17 of 20
Gotcha, should be good than.
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post #18 of 20
Well ordered mine last night, x9000 cpu, 8800 SLI graphics, blu-ray and all..gunna be pimp!
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post #19 of 20
Dell XPS M1330 here. It's actually my wife's, she pretty much just uses it for surfing the internet and stuff.

My favorite thing about it is that while it's not necessarily as good as my system, it serves as a good backup for me when I'm having to do work on mine.

It can burn movies, I can play my Steam games on it, and I've got all my settings on it. It's a great laptop, and I can't complain.
post #20 of 20
Yeah with the cpu on mine at 3.4 on 3dmark05 i hit 20666, and on 3dmark06 hit 14560. So with out even touching the cards its doing this well it awesome...the games play sooo nice.
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