XPS M1710 laptop for gaming desktop? 22 replies

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Babeman

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#1 10 years ago

Hey, I really need someones opinion on this, I was wondering if I should trade this dell XPS M1710 (Core 2 duo 2.16ghz, 2gbs ram, 7950GTX, Vista HP, 120gb HD) for a custom built computer (Core 2 Duo 2.66ghz overclocked to 3.16ghz, 6gbs of ram, 360gb HD, Vista HP, 8800GTX, and 620w PSU) picture of the tower looks like this. Thanks a bunch in advance! hush1.jpg




kow_ciller

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#2 10 years ago

Whats with you and trading computers?




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#3 10 years ago

It would definitely be a deal for you. Even if it doesn't come with a monitor, I'd take it. You can get monitors pretty cheap nowadays, and the hardware in that computer makes it worth it.

Go for it!




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#4 10 years ago

That is absolutely a good deal. You don't have to upgrade for the next two years or so. The look of the casing doesn't matter much though, but it looks sleek enough.




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#5 10 years ago

Actually, now that I look at this. I would say sell off that laptop to some chump and build a PC from scratch. Those specs are okay, but if I were you I would find out the specifics before I jump into anything. By the looks of it you could have a E6700 or e6750 on your hands, and maybe a Corsair HX620. Find out the motherboard, and what type of cooling it has because you might have a CPU you can put at 3.6 with no problems at all.




Babeman

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#6 10 years ago

Haha kow ciller I just kept getting better deals for my last rig so yea. But once I get that rig above it's one im keeping for a loooong time. It has that power supply you said it might have, the corsair HX620. The mobo is Asus P5K Premium with wifi built in. It has a E6750 on it too just like you suspected kow ciller. It has a Zalman CPU cooler, it looks pretty sweet by the looks of it. So you think I could overclock it even more than 3.2ghz? That would be pretty insane. Also i've tried selling it for a long time, no one wants to buy it, but when I said i'll trade it for a gaming desktop i'd started getting emails like crazy.




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#7 10 years ago

Im gonna go for it, i'll be getting it monday. I'll reply in this thread how it is and all that. Thank's for your opinions! Really helped me out on this.




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#8 10 years ago

Heh. I know my stuff. With that mobo and if you want to upgrade the CPU heatsink you can push her to 3.6 with no problems at all. Right now I have my 6750 @ 3.9 but I need to get her 100% stable but runs games with no problems.




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#9 10 years ago

I dunno, I think that gaming laptop's worth more than the desktop you're considering trading it for. Me, I wouldn't do it unless you get some cash or a 19"+ LCD along with it.

Desktops with those specs can be built relatively cheap but to buy a comparable laptop, you'd have to shell out more coin.




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#10 10 years ago

Oblivious;4789719I dunno, I think that gaming laptop's worth more than the desktop you're considering trading it for. Me, I wouldn't do it unless you get some cash or a 19"+ LCD along with it.

Desktops with those specs can be built relatively cheap but to buy a comparable laptop, you'd have to shell out more coin.

That laptop is really not good for gaming. I know a guy in my dorm who has one. My $600 budget build games more smoothly than that thing.