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Should I get this Digital Storm laptop? Overpriced or not?

by woenslitis / March 26, 2013 7:28 AM PDT

Here's the laptop I wish to get. I plan on using the laptop for 3 different things:
1. Music notation/production/arrangement (Sibelius, Finale, ProTools, Reason, Ableton)
2. Gaming - I'd like this laptop to run games like BF3 and GTA IV maxed, and run games like Skyrim almost maxed at a consistent 75 FPS avg.
3. Productivity tools like scheduling, word processing, budgeting, maybe a little graphic design here and there. Simple things this laptop could easily do with the hardware required for the first 2 uses.

Here's the laptop:
So from Digital Storm I narrowed my decision down to this:

The 15"x15e laptop.
I picked the
"Better" option (#2) and did a little custommization.

Here are the specs:

15.6 inch LED display

Intel Core i7 3740QM 2.7 GHz, 3.7 in Turbo.

Premium Thermal Compound (+38 bux) <-------- I run my laptops long and hard
8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz (2x4GB sticks) <-------- They said there is a free memory upgrade. I think before checkout it would be upgraded to 16.

750GB Hybriud Drive w 8GB SSD

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 4 GB with NVIDIA Optimus (+98 bux... default was the 670MX 3GB....upgrading to the 680 is gonna cost about 100 more)

The Total cost at this point is $1903. 0.0

Lot of money. However, I am willing to pay for quality. Is there anything out there that beats this laptop at this price?
Also, this one CAN run skyrim almost maxed at 75 FPS, right?

So let me know if I should expect a lower price, I should be spending more, or what.

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Is this another xoticpc deal?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2013 7:41 AM PDT

Let me be blunt. Those changes mean the maker's warranty is likely moot. And if it's that name, you can research what folk think about them.

I won't shop there. I'll take mine in factory trim please. And direct without the middleman.

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oops! Here's where I'm getting it from.
by woenslitis / March 26, 2013 10:23 AM PDT
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Your choice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2013 10:38 AM PDT

I see the usual ODM/Clone/WhiteBox laptop that you see folk explode in flames at about 2 years when you need some small part and well, this story has been told far too many times.

If you can accept a 2 year life span, it's a great idea.

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