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Just ordered an Alienware M14x with a few nice extras from the website

Spec as follows

Alienware M14x
Memory
8192MB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Dual Channel
Video Card
2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M
Hard Drive
500GB 7,200rpm SATA 6Gb/s HDD
Operating System
English Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 BIT)
Optical Devices
DVD+/-RW (DVD, CD read and write)
Sound
Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di with THX TruStudio Pro Software
Wireless Networking
Killer Wireless-N 1202 a/g/n 2x2 MIMO for Gaming & Video and Bluetooth 4.0
Bundle
N08W4M01
Primary Battery
Primary 8-cell 63W/HR LI-ION
Processor
Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.3GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
Camera
Integrated Skype HD Certified FullHD Camera with dual digital microphones
Color Choice
Alienware M14x Cosmic Black
Avatar
Alienhead 3D
AlienFx Colour
Mars Red
OS Customization
Alienware 3D Wallpaper
Pre Installed Software
Steam® Factory Installed and Steam Extra Content
LCD
14.1" WideHD+ (1600x900) WLED with TrueLife
Additional Software
Alienware M14x Resource DVD
Power Supply
MOD,ADPT,AC,DLTA,150W,3P,WW

Anyone got a gaming setup? post your specs :)

Besty
 

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Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i7 @ 3.50GHz 38 °C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z68XP-UD4 (Socket 1155) 42 °C
Graphics
Panasonic-TV ([email protected])
HP L1940 ([email protected])
1535MB GeForce GTX 480 (nVidia) 75 °C
Hard Drives
117GB Corsair Force 3 SSD ATA Device (SATA-SSD) 30 °C
488GB FUJITSU MAXTOR STM3500630AS ATA Device (SATA) 46 °C

Copied straight from speccy.

Runs pretty nicely....
 

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yeah i think you can
had a look, the ssd + hdd option isn't a hybrid drive like i thought it's a separate mSATA mini SSD, so retro fitting shouldn't be a problem
 

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watch some videos on youtube of SSD vs HDD
they make things load so much quicker
a SSD cache isn't quite as good as a full SSD hard drive, but a large capacity SSD costs stupid money, the cache will learn what files you need to access most regularly and copy them to the cache
 

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I've got an M14x as my works machine, maybe a bigger Hdd I think, but a good quick machine with a nice display. Don't use it for gaming obviously. I have got a couple of 24"LCDs when in the office, which gives lots of useful desktop real estate when remoting onto a lot of stuff simultaneously ;)

Expensive bit of kit though!!!
 

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watch some videos on youtube of SSD vs HDD
they make things load so much quicker
a SSD cache isn't quite as good as a full SSD hard drive, but a large capacity SSD costs stupid money, the cache will learn what files you need to access most regularly and copy them to the cache
Actually, the price of SSDs have tumbled in the last 6-12 months.

This for example is not far off maxing the bus for read rates, and the price is very competitive. 256GB is plenty for the OS and a load of games.

Also lol at them defragging an SSD, that's plain retarded.
 

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Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50Ghz
32GB Mushkin 1866
2 x PNY XLR8 Edition GeForce GTX 580 1536MB x 2
2 x 256GB OCZ Vertex 4 (Running In R.A.I.D 0) for 5 second boot :)
3 x 1TB WD
2 x 27" ASUS LED MONITORS
1 x M-Audio Mixing Desk & Interface
1 x M-Audio Teflon Coated Monitors

Yeah I Record the music!
 

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correct HDD running raid 3 for large music files to enable a fast working environment , 2 ssd's running raid 0 for boot speed

Theoretically a raid 0 SSD is nearly twice as fast - an average 5mb could take 20ms to be read, but with a second SSD in Raid 0 it can be read in half that time (10ms) of course you loose the benefit of TRIM alot with raid!

Any SSD is basically a large Raid0 disk made from SSD memory chips. So doubling the amount of memory chips doubles the speed(and size obviously)
 

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Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i7 @ 3.50GHz 38 °C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z68XP-UD4 (Socket 1155) 42 °C
Graphics
Panasonic-TV ([email protected])
HP L1940 ([email protected])
1535MB GeForce GTX 480 (nVidia) 75 °C
Hard Drives
117GB Corsair Force 3 SSD ATA Device (SATA-SSD) 30 °C
488GB FUJITSU MAXTOR STM3500630AS ATA Device (SATA) 46 °C

Copied straight from speccy.

Runs pretty nicely....
Aha another 480GTX in the house!!!
 
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