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I'm always very eery about financing, they charge ~29%/yearly (here in Canada at least) and you end up paying a lot more than it's worth.

I wouldn't buy a desktop from them, you can make your own for cheaper. Also if you're low on cash, you can always get used parts (that's what 80% of my sig rig contains).

If you want to go for a laptop; then what size you're looking for? There are quite a few of them
I know the financing will kill me in the long run but it will only be temporary till I get the remainder of the balance and just pay it off immediately before I can get raped with the percentage. Just looking for something now but not to kill my wallet so quickly. I want to stay away from the desktops completely but it's also an option. I recently sold my sig rig to my brother and just on a netbook till my next rig. I'm looking at the 17x. Just trying to get the best bang for buck while trying to keep the month payments in the 60-75 range. Any upgrades I can do my own so the SSD will be my hard drive intially and go from there.

The 18x is tempting but I can live without. The 11x is just too small for me, it would defeat the purpose of me to get it and use an external. The 14x is ok, but the 17x looks like a better choice but open to the option and any opinions.

I want to bite the bullet soon, but still looking at the save and build option though as it'll be much easier in the long run.
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What's the budget you're working on?

I wouldn't recommend an m11x for primary computer (I have one, as a portable gaming machine, it's awesome)
m14x sounds great IMHO since it's a good balance between a gaming laptop & a full time machine.
If you'll barely move it & want something more; then m17x/m18x will fit the bill better.
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post #453 of 670
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What's the budget you're working on?

I wouldn't recommend an m11x for primary computer (I have one, as a portable gaming machine, it's awesome)
m14x sounds great IMHO since it's a good balance between a gaming laptop & a full time machine.
If you'll barely move it & want something more; then m17x/m18x will fit the bill better.
Budget Via Alienware 60-70 a month though financing.
If I build, it'll be piece by piece wanting to go Sandy, 2500K and Lightning GTX 580

The lappy will spend most of it's time stationary if I end up going that route.
    
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What is that equal in $$? You can afford 30$/mo or 100$/mo for it? =D
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post #455 of 670
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What is that equal in $$? You can afford 30$/mo or 100$/mo for it? =D
If building piece by piece I'll just save till I have enough for a particular item, most likely case first then just going down with the list of the most expensive to the least till it's all done. And will end up needing a monitor and keyboard. Which is why a laptop all-in-one option is an easy fix to everything at one shot.
    
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post #456 of 670
idk if it has been posted already, but this thread can save you alot of monies on AW gear

http://forum.notebookreview.com/alie...-how-save.html
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post #457 of 670
Hey guys,
Here is a couple quick snaps of my M14x underneath my daily driver and next to my desktop.

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Looks just like my m11x... probably different scale though
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post #459 of 670
Wow Ovlazek, your screen is clean

I have a trackpad mark on my screen because AW didn't bother to add a bit more space between the keyboard and the screen, and make the screen thinner meanwhile
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I kept my cloth that it came with to keep mine clean =D
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