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Note its ATI mobility 5870s in CF. Not complete 5870s.
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Originally Posted by Onions View Post
sli run cooler i believe i think thats the best way to go


Not even close buddy. 5870's will stomp 285's. Sorry to break it to ya.


Just because you like Nvidia, does NOT mean it's the better way to go.
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1440x900 would be a deal breaker for me even with a 17" screen. Would have to get the 1920x1200 model.
    
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go with the 5870s they will out perfom the 270s plus dx11 and i thk probly run cooler because 5870s being a smaller die.
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post #15 of 29
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i know about sager and malibal but check this specs:

Alienware M17x R2 Laptop
Processor Processor: Intel Core i7-840QM (1.86Ghz, 8M/8 threads)
Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
Hard Disk Drive 250 GB SATA II Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
Memory 6 GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHZ
Media Bay 8X DVD +/- RW Optical Drive
Video Crossfire 1GB ATI Radeon Mobility HD 5870
System Color Space Black
Laptop Screen 17 inch UltraSharp WXGA+ (1440x900) LCD Display
Laptop Battery 9 Cell Primary Battery
Network Interface Card Intel 6300 Wireless-N (2x2) Half Mini-Card
Bluetooth Wireless Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Module
Hardware Upgrade 5.1 Channel Audio
210W/240W switchable Slim 3P A/C Adapter
125V Power Cord
Software Upgrade 64BIT Operating System
Office Software Microsoft Works 9.0

$ 1620
Can you go to a single 4xx or 5xx series GPU and upgrade to the better i7 like the i7-2630QM? It would be plenty of laptop for a while and then you could upgrade to duel GPU later if you wanted to.

EDIT: NM the 2630 is sandy bridge...Scratch this suggestion.
Edited by M0E - 2/12/11 at 7:19pm
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1440x900 would be a deal breaker for me even with a 17" screen. Would have to get the 1920x1200 model.
i know but im planning to connect the laptop to a 27" 1920x1200 LCD that i already have.
    
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Can you go to a single 4xx or 5xx series GPU and upgrade to the better i7 like the i7-2630QM? It would be plenty of laptop for a while and then you could upgrade to duel GPU later if you wanted to.
the alienware mx17 R3 in crossfire configuration is arond $3k i can not afford that ..

    
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post #18 of 29
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the alienware mx17 R3 in crossfire configuration is arond $3k i can not afford that ..

Yeah I noticed that after I suggested. The specs you provided are very nice and the price is good too. My only concern is the processor, however you can OC the dell/alienware CPUs pretty easily and you should be able to get atleast 2.66Ghz out of that CPU.

I say go for it with the ATI cards and enjoy I have a T2600 2.33Ghz Duel Core with an Nvidia go 7900Gs that I still take to lan parties and play COD 4, BF2, Halo and other games on. Its from '03 and works just great
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thanks to ALL i just pruchased the crossfire 5870 configuration...

i'll post some pics and performance data on of the laptop.

+rep to everyone
    
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Cool! I hope you enjoy
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