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Discussion in 'Geek Patrol' started by Grader4me, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. bear

    bear Senior Member

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    Overclocking is nice and can be usefull. I always looked at it like running an engine way above safe RPM for tool long, eventually something will go wrong.
     
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    For gaming laptops with similar guts to alienware, check out www.sagernotebook.com Their high end stuff is made by Clevo, which is where alienware gets the base units and adds their own look to them.

    I have one of the smaller ones (2096). It will play most normal games, but still gets 4 hours of battery life. The bigger ones are just nuts with one offering dual 1gb graphics cards and 3 hard drives.
     
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    I was able to price one just over $6k. Not too bad for what the system had in it. But would still be concerned about the heat.

    Good site.

    Hal
     
  4. HEO Girl

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    Jeez haha I'm lookin to stay around the $1.5k range . . Since I am a poor college student haha. Just so long as it plays Star Craft 2 and Diablo III I'll be a happy camper!
     
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    Did you here anything about Nvidia having issues with there higher end video cards such as the 9800? Just curious I heard that they were failing. Had 2 friends with higher end cards by them that failed out. I know they were having a recall awhile back. Just wondering if that's fixed or if you've herd anything. I do love Nvidia :)
     
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    I had heard some, but supposedly they changed some things. Kind of like car recalls and problems, who really knows in the end. I got the 3 year warranty for $139, so I'm good to go. My brother had some issues with his laptop and Sager was good to deal with and made it right.
     
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    Ya I'd most likely go with a 3 year warrenty . . You never know what will happen. Haha I probably know that more then anyone here.