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post #401 of 671
Hummm yeah you'll definitely want to get to America first before ordering then
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post #402 of 671
how's the HD6870m, is it close to GTX560M? I'm planning on the M17x as I'm saving for it now!
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post #403 of 671
the 6970 is like a downclocked 6850

the 560/460 is about a downclocked gts 450.
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post #404 of 671
^^^^^^^^^

dude I mean the base model they have Radeon HD6870m not 6970!
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post #405 of 671
Well the HD6870M is a rebadged HD5870M
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post #406 of 671
Hey guys,
how does overclocking happen on alienware?
can i overclock the damn CPU myself (on m18x)

so can i just overclock the i7 myself on M18x? or must i get the factory overclok;
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post #407 of 671
There's an option in the BIOS to set it to overclock, but there's also third party programs that can help you out doing it.
The factory overclock means that you'll be getting that option in the BIOS set to Enable, something you can do yourself
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post #408 of 671
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Originally Posted by shnur View Post
There's an option in the BIOS to set it to overclock, but there's also third party programs that can help you out doing it.
The factory overclock means that you'll be getting that option in the BIOS set to Enable, something you can do yourself
Which configuration (as in CPU, ram and GPU) should i get? (assuming i'm in USA)
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post #409 of 671
The CPU's are all the same architecture, just clock difference. Not worth the money invested in my opinion.
For the RAM you can get some 1600MHz off Newegg.com or off somebody here, it'll be cheaper than buying off Alienware.
GPU; get the best you can, in this case it's the Dual 6970M's.
For hard drive keep that 320GB and buy an SSD for boot.

My general rule of thumb for pre-built computers is to get maxed upgrades for stuff you can't modify later on (although I think you can swap GPU's in the M18x).
For all the other things you'll be able to get better prices by doing it yourself.
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post #410 of 671
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You should be able to swap GPU's in all the current lineup except for the M11x IIRC.
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