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Thoughts or advice on a planned build for 3D G74SX?

Tech_Rat
Level 9
I'm looking at buying the following in the near future(next couple of months) from XoticPC, and thought I'd come over here real quick for suggestions. Looking at about $3300 for it all in all. Anything I should pump up? Cut back on?

- 17.3" FHD 16:9 "Matte Type" Super Clear Anti-Glare LED Screen (1920x1080) (SKU - X1R554)
- 1 x Spare nVIDIA Wireless 3D Glasses
- 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2860QM, 2.5-3.6GHz, (32nm, 8MB L3 cache) (SKU - X2R209)
- nVidia GeForce GTX 560M 3,072MB PCI-Express GDDR5 DX11 (SKU - X3R602)
- 16GB DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (4x4GB SODIMMS) - SPECIAL! (SKU - X4P997) ($0.00 upgrade kind of special. I llike. 😄 )
- Standard Finish
- Blue Afterburner LED Light Package
- Plasma Purple Backlit Keyboard Modification
- 128GB Samsung 830 Series Solid State Drive (Up to Sequential Read 520MB/s - Write 320MB/s Serial-ATA III - 6GB/s) (SKU - X5R426)
- 1,000GB (1TB) 5400RPM (Serial-ATA II 3GB/s) (SKU - X5R351)
- 6X Blu-Ray Writer/Reader + 8X DVDRW/CDRW Super Multi Combo Drive (SKU - X7R551)
- Internal 8-in-1 Card Reader: MMC/SD/Mini-SD/XD/Memory Stick/MS Pro/MS Duo/MS Pro Duo - Included
- Bigfoot Networks Killer™ Wireless-N 1103 (3x3) (Includes 3rd Antenna) (SKU - X8R053)
- Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
- Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
- Asus G Series Matching Backpack made by Targus - Included
- Belkin AC Anywhere 300W
- Razer Banshee StarCraft II Gaming Headset
- Saitek Eclipse II Multi-Color USB Backlit Led Multimedia Keyboard
- Asus G Series Gaming Mouse - Included
- XoticPC's Overclock option
- Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-Bit
- 3 Year ASUS North America OEM Warranty 24/7 Support / 1 Year Accidental Coverage (Accidental Requires Registration)
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xeromist
Moderator
Looks good to me. The only thing that might change your mind is if there are Nvidia Kepler based laptops by the time you are ready to purchase. I saw one demoed at the Nvidia launch event running BF3 and it was pretty killer for a laptop.
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Tech_Rat
Level 9
That's why I've decided to hold out a few months. Wait for all the new shinies to be announced, and go from there. Worst case, I'd be holding out for a hopeful, if unlikely, price drop on this current build.

chrsplmr
Level 18
Tech is .. and always will be Better than it is Right Now 3 Months out.....always.
And .. the Tech of Right Now Today .. will always be cheaper .. if the 'Next Best Thing'
actually is.
This is how the dance is played.

The real truth of the matter is .. whatever becomes available as Consumer Grade ..
is 5 Years or more behind Military Grade ... real Military Grade.
Because at that level .. governments pay a much higher premium than
consumers could even consider ... greatly inflated because it is.. of course ..

That said .. I think your plan is sound and economical.... that machine will kick .. ROG...
even if the Next Gen ... can do it a milisecond faster .... this one will do it for 'half price' ...
Game ... well played.c.

Tear_a_Bee
Level 7
Yea I would wait for the G75 to come out in April/May.
Asus G74SX-AH71 [201]

Windows 7 Professional
16 GB RAM
nVidia GeForce GTX 560M 3GB [285.79]
Intel Core i7-2670QM 2.20GHz Turbo Boost to 2.90GHz
7200 RPM 750 GB HDD
17.3" 1920x1080 HD Glossy Dislpay