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Could you link to where that can be bought and at what price? I'm interested if that's even feasible.
http://cgi.ebay.com/MSI-MS-1651-ID4-...#ht_1327wt_905

Thats where I bought mine, otherwise you can check out rkcomputer.net, I bought the 9 cell battery from them seperately (I went through like 3 non-working eBay ones prior to that).

Its definitely feasible. Before I sold it (I wanted more battery life). I had an i7-840QM, 8 GB RAM, 6200 N wifi, and a 500 GB 7200 RPM, I did have an SSD in there, but I didn't like it very much.
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$790 for just the laptop case and GPU?! How is that feasible? A 740QM goes for about 380 and the 720QM goes for 350. That's 1k and you still haven't cover RAM, HDD, and the OS. I must not be middle class anymore.
     
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$790 for just the laptop case and GPU?! How is that feasible? A 740QM goes for about 380 and the 720QM goes for 350. That's 1k and you still haven't cover RAM, HDD, and the OS. I must not be middle class anymore.
Laptop case, LCD, motherboard, ODD, GPU, I would say thats pretty fair, considering its also an MXM 5850. Try and find a similar speced laptop for under 1k. My point was that you can buy low components in it, and overtime upgrade it once you have the money. I have seen i7-840QMs for $300.

RAM and hard drive are extremely cheap. OS is free if you have MSDNAA or a copy of Windows.
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Laptop case, LCD, motherboard, ODD, GPU, I would say thats pretty fair, considering its also an MXM 5850. Try and find a similar speced laptop for under 1k. My point was that you can buy low components in it, and overtime upgrade it once you have the money. I have seen i7-840QMs for $300.

RAM and hard drive are extremely cheap. OS is free if you have MSDNAA or a copy of Windows.
Didn't think the OP was able to wait around with a useless machine for that long. But, I had considered it. I was looking at new prices on parts but I guess you could go used too.

I see I'm not the only one who uses windows because they got it for free. If it wasn't for that I think I might have given up computer gaming a long time ago and stuck with linux.
     
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i personally have the gx640 as in my sig and upgraded to the i7 720Qm myself. This laptop gets really hot but the 260US isnt as bad as they changed to thinner thermal pads on the vram (098 model had thick pads on the ram and forced the gpu die to have bad contact ). 5850m is a downclocked 5870m so it is most likely a lower binned 5870m and in theory you should be able to clock to 5807m speeds and beyond (around a desktop 5770 performance). I really think that even a 5770 is enough for games as i can play any game maxed or near maxed out. I also use the Cooler Master Notepal U3 and it lowered my temps significantly (around 10-15oC on gpu and cpu). However i heard that the NC2000 was good as well but i am not too sure.

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it can p;ay sc2 on ultra
This is incorrect, the dual on the stock gx640 struggles to handle it even on high, mainly because it is so cpu intensive. Hence on of the reasons why i upgraded however if you want it in the 1000 dollar range i suggest you leave it with the i5 450/60m. The stock dual on this is roughly as fast as an E8400 or an athlon 2 dual which is enough for gaming.
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