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So I am pretty sure that I am going to put the hammer down and place an order on the Sager 5160 tomorrow. I spoke with the sales staff over at XoticPC and they told me that they could leave out the 320GB HD for -$35, and I haven't asked them about the optical drive.. but I seriously have no use for it.

I am assuming that the optical drive will net me anywhere from $30-$40 more of a discount, so about $770 after all is said and done.

My plan is to get at least one SSD in there, but I come here to find answers to my questions...

1. Does the 5160 support RAID?
2. If it does, would I be insane to RAID SSD's?

I mean maybe I could just get one SSD for the time being and then down the road get another as I don't mind reformatting but I'm just looking for some advice.

Oh, I almost forgot.. I will be getting it with the lower-end i7 and the 1080P glossy screen. Hopefully this thing can run some not too intense games around medium settings.
Edited by Lysdexik - 3/25/11 at 8:24am
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I just spoke with the guy over at XoticPC and he told me two things. First you can't order it without an optical drive and get a discount but if I leave out the one hard drive I can still choose the option for them to install a second hard drive. I will lose the optical drive but the upgrade is only 35 which includes the HD caddy which separately goes for like 40 bucks. Ill be back to the original total of 838 if I do that which isn't really a problem.

The second thing is that the laptop does not support RAID, I'm not sure if I should be upset about this because I know that one SSD will be plenty fast but I would still like to know the option exists if I choose to down the road. Outside of spending a few hundred more for one of their top tier 17" models, I don't think I will find a laptop of this quality and price point that does support RAID.
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"Put the hammer down"
"Pull the trigger"

What ever happened to the good old, I'm going to buy this?
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"Put the hammer down"
"Pull the trigger"

What ever happened to the good old, I'm going to buy this?
Haha, I guess I am asking a bit too much out of their low end machine.
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So now that I know I'm not going to do RAID, which SSD should I get with it?
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Have you looked at Sager's website? Or better yet system76? Sometimes you can get the same specs of one of Sager's higher end 15inchers for cheaper at system76. The trade off is you will have to have your own windows copy if you want to use windows. Also, you need to bear in mind that increasing the resolution will decrease that GPU's performance.

What is your price ceiling? Why do you want to get rid of the optical drive? Finally, check the sticky on this section for an idea of how the GPU you're looking at will perform in similar games.
     
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