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    Let us know how the LINUX install goes! We would love to have a log of what works and what doesn't. I would advise against Ubuntu, considering that they send your search queries back to Amazon in exchange for money. While I don't begrudge them trying to generate some cash, the phone-home software should be opt-in, not opt out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by generic View Post
    ...Or more than likely I shall install Ubuntu.
    Best upgrade you could possibly do. The only thing windows are good for is telling you there is a wall in your way that is keeping you from freedom.

    And yes, @Zygo is right: avoid ubuntu....normally I would never steer anyone away from linux, but this distro is behaving an awful lot like microshaft lately, esp. with the amazon phone-home app defaulted to on. Linux mint seems to be a popular choice these days, but I am partial to debian....the most diverse set of packages available for it, and the best package manager (synaptic) I've ever used. And debian is the only distro my sysadmin has ever seen that can upgrade itself completely to a major new version number, without breaking anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by be77solo View Post
    Sweet, sounds like an awesome system! So far I've enjoyed having the i7 in mine, runs nice and cool and performs great!

    Was curious, I put that same Crucial mSATA in mine, do you know how they are installing these full sized cards? It physically doesn't attach properly to the mounting screw... I'm fine with how I did mine, using a MacGyver style Gorilla tape/electrical tape combo, but can't see a reseller doing that for a customer. I'd love to see what they came up with, wondering if you asked them by chance.

    Good luck with the machine, I'm sure you'll love it like I do mine!
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    2000 $ is a ****load of money. Hope it's worth it. well compared to a macbook pro it's a bargain. If I had that kind of money I would build my self a decent gaming rig...since I'm pleased with my g75vx as it is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomislav View Post
    2000 $ is a ****load of money. Hope it's worth it. well compared to a macbook pro it's a bargain. If I had that kind of money I would build my self a decent gaming rig...since I'm pleased with my g75vx as it is...
    True, but it's much more difficult to upgrade a laptop, especially when doing so voids your warranty. For many people it's worth paying extra to get that better performance up front and a longer useful life before they have to buy a whole new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomislav View Post
    2000 $ is a ****load of money. Hope it's worth it. well compared to a macbook pro it's a bargain. If I had that kind of money I would build my self a decent gaming rig...since I'm pleased with my g75vx as it is...
    well the total cost for mine with the upgrade of i7 3820qm will only be around $1400 but then my msata ssd size is only 128gb

    and building a desktop gaming rig now days are much cheaper. the GPU and CPU in desktop form runs way faster for as much as nearly half the price, i built myself one with FX6100 , Radeon HD6870 crossfire (best bang for your money), and SSD with 1tb storage for little under 900 all parts from newegg
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    I'll likely put Ubuntu 13 on and remove the Amazon crap (and remove Unity). If Amazon crap is too tightly integrated the n Debian 7 it'll be when in at least in the freeze period/testing before release.
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    Steam for Linux is out and the games are currently discounted, FYI.
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    yeah, after i bought my g55, i came to realize that i could actually customize it before purchase (via value-added resellers or VARs, not locally tough).

    it's way cheaper if you're willing to pay a little extra to buy custom builds imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JwPwns View Post
    well the total cost for mine with the upgrade of i7 3820qm will only be around $1400 but then my msata ssd size is only 128gb

    and building a desktop gaming rig now days are much cheaper. the GPU and CPU in desktop form runs way faster for as much as nearly half the price, i built myself one with FX6100 , Radeon HD6870 crossfire (best bang for your money), and SSD with 1tb storage for little under 900 all parts from newegg
    yup desktop's are more powerful and cheaper, I'm probably gonna build myself one in future if I'll be able to afford it...but while my friends with desktops need a car when they go on a LAN party, I just need my backpack ...
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