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Laptops are designed so the do not die like that, even when stressed.

@ OP: I actually took the reverse route. I originally had wanted a gaming laptop, but realized that it would be more cost efficient with a gaming desktop. Now that I have a gaming desktop and normal laptop for work, I realize that I am not able to game with friends at all at LAN parties, unless I want to lug a desktop around.
You should've made a Mini-ITX or Micro-ATX build. It would've still made more sense.
    
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The smallest laptops you can find with two native HDD bays are gaming laptops: the Asus G53JW and the MSI GT680. Nothing else I could find, though. The only other alternative is to replace the optical drive in a smaller laptop with another HDD, but that would negate (IMO) the point of having an Entertainment laptop.

Given this, I think your best option would be to use the current 7200RPM 2.5" HDD you have or get a Hybrid Hard Drive like the Seagate Momentus XT 500GB. That'll enable you to get boot times close to an SSD while also having good storage capacity. The price is $100, so that's not bad either.
I'm thinking about purchasing the Asus( if only they allow me to buy it without a harddrive and save me money =], but thats just wishful thinking) Anyhow http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220921 is at my price-range and it'll cost me an extra 33-35 bucks to ship it to Alaska_

If only they had other cheaper 15inch Laptops that has 2 HDD bays, I'm so use to having an SSD now that I just can't bare the speed of regular HDD's anymore.

I can't stand a 17in Laptop, it kills the point of portability for me.
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I'm thinking about purchasing the Asus( if only they allow me to buy it without a harddrive and save me money =], but thats just wishful thinking) Anyhow http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220921 is at my price-range and it'll cost me an extra 33-35 bucks to ship it to Alaska_

If only they had other cheaper 15inch Laptops that has 2 HDD bays, I'm so use to having an SSD now that I just can't bare the speed of regular HDD's anymore.

I can't stand a 17in Laptop, it kills the point of portability for me.
Well, if you're looking for portability, gaming laptops are not where you should be looking at, LOL. My laptop weighs 7.3 pounds, and that's a bit heavy. The G53JW weighs 7.9 pounds and has a considerably bigger footprint. Again, if you want portability, you will have to get a laptop with only one HDD bay. If you want fast boot times and fast app loading times, then you should consider the Seagate Momentus XT.
    
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