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So I went on CyberPower to look for a nice first gaming computer, but also allows for portability. I am aware that desktops are the way to go for these investments, but my interests are more towards laptops. If I really had to, I guess I wouldn't mind a desktop, but anyways... I was just wondering if these specs would work together and with the laptop I am getting. Also, if you know a thing or two about CyberPower and could clue me in on them, that would be great!

Xplorer X7-8100 Gaming Notebook Specs:

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Mobile Processor 2.20 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache, Max Turbo Freq. 3.10 GHz
Motherboard: Intel HM77 Chipset Mainboard
Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3-1333 SODIMM Memory [+32] (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 670M 1.5GB PCIe Video
Hard Drive: 750GB 7200RPM SATA300 Hard Drive [+49]
Optical Drive: 8X DVD±R/RW/4X + DL Super-Multi Drive (MS1762)
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional [+31] (64-bit Edition)
Office Suite: Microsoft® Office® 2010 Home and Student (Word, Excel, PowerPoint + OneNote) [+105]
Gaming Gear: Thermaltake Massive23 LX Notebook Cooler w/ 230mm Blue LED Fan [+29]
Notebook: MSI MS1762 Gaming Notebook 17.3" FHD LED-Backlit 1920x1080 16:9 Display w/ Built-in 720p HD Webcam, HDMI Port, Li-Ion Battery, & Universal AC Adapter
Notebook Color: Xplorer X7 Gaming Notebook Cover
RAID: Non-RAID Storage
Sound: Built-in 3D Premium Surround Sound
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: Wireless 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Card
Speakers: Built-in Stereo Speakers System
Network: Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Network Card
Keyboard: Built-in Keyboard
Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse [+5]
Bluetooth: Built-in Bluetooth
Flash Media Reader/Writer: Built-In 4in1 Media Reader
Battery: 9 cells Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack, 48.84WH
Carrying Bag: Free Deluxe Carrying Bag for 17 Inch Notebook
AC Adapter: Universal AC-DC Adapter
Video Camera: Built-in 720p HP Webcam
HDMI Output Port: Built-in HDMI Port
USB Port: Built-in 2x USB2.0 Ports + 3x USB3.0 Ports

Total Cost: $1,760

Edited by CIueIess, 21 April 2012 - 10:56 PM.

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:welcome: CIueIess

Like most things that you need to ask about you hear good and bad things about CyberPower, see http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/860355-Don-t-buy-a-Cyberpower-PC!-(My-Review)

Consider an Alienware which you can customize such as http://www.dell.com/...ienware-m17x-r4 increase the Ram to 8GB and the HDD to 750GB = $1,624.00, personally I would stick with the 500GB HDD and back up to an external HDD which is always recommended anyhow, this will get you a better notebook for less cash.

FWIW: Most freebies that are thrown in are not always good quality and you end up purchasing your own in any event.

Cooler http://www.tigerdire...4655&CatId=3486
Notebook sleeve http://accessories.u...aynote_irrank=0
Microsoft® Office® 2010 Home and Student http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116856 or if you are eligible http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832416450
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I went through the Alienware customization and when I made the same customizations as the CyberPower computer (without the extra bag and cooler) it ended up costing $2,157.99 which is $400 more. Is that about how much more I should spend for peace of mind or is it too much?
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I went through the Alienware customization and when I made the same customizations as the CyberPower computer (without the extra bag and cooler) it ended up costing $2,157.99 which is $400 more.
Can I ask what you added please as adding an additional 2GB of Ram and a larger HDD is all that is required - you do not need to add anything else and I provided alternative sources for the cooler and bag etc.

Is that about how much more I should spend for peace of mind or is it too much?
You need spend no more than the original stated $1,760


The standard specs of the Alienware http://www.dell.com/...ienware-m17x-r4 cost $1499.00 see the Tech Specs tab.
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Here's the layout of the Alienware computer:

Software & Services
PROCESSOR: 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.1GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM: Genuine Windows® 7 Professional, 64bit edit (added it to play games requiring xp)
MEMORY: 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (2DIMMS) edit
HARD DRIVE: 750GB 7,200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s edit (added on to price but its the larger HDD you were talking about)
VIDEO CARD: 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660M edit
LCD PANEL: 17.3-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 60Hz WLED edit (added it on for the 1920 x 1080 resolution)
WIRELESS CARD: Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 With Bluetooth 4.0 edit
INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE: Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BR-ROM, DVD+-RW, CD-RW) edit (added it on since I don't have a blue-ray device)
My Software & Accessories
COLOR: Stealth Black with Soft Touch Finish edit
ALIENFX COLOR: Terra Green edit
PRE-INSTALLED SOFTWARE: Steam and Portal™ Factory Installed edit
PRE-INSTALLED SOFTWARE: Skype VOIP Software Application edit
GAMING MICE & CONTROLLERS: Razer Orochi Bluetooth/Wired Gaming Mouse edit (added it on because I can't game w/o a mouse)
My Accessories
WARRANTY AND SERVICE: 1 Year Basic Plan edit
SECURITY SOFTWARE: No Anti-Virus Software Selected edit
OFFICE SOFTWARE: Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2010 edit (added it because cheaper than the one you linked)
ONLINE DATA BACKUP: DataSafe 2.0 Online Backup 2GB for 1 year edit (added it because free)
ALSO INCLUDED WITH YOUR SYSTEM
Keyboard: English Keyboard
Documentation: Alienware Documentation
Shipping Material: Shipping Material - Black
Additional Software: Additional Software
Primary Battery: 90WHr 9-Cell Primary Battery
Standard Nameplate Trigger: Standard Nameplate
SOUND OPTIONS: Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di with THX TruStudio Pro Software
SYSTEM COLOR: Alienware M17X R4 with Soft Touch
AUTOMATIC UPDATES: Alienware M17x 240W A/C Adapter
Adobe Reader Acrobat: SW Adobe Acrobat X Reader
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The additions you have made are rather expensive and in all honesty the extra graphics power the Alienware has comes at too higher a price to get all the specs that you require.
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