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[FS][US] ASUS C90S Gaming Laptop!!!

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  1. thebeephaha

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    First off, I take PayPal only, I do not ship outsite the US so don't ask, and with that said let's begin. My heatware is: "thebeephaha" and my ebay is: "jh_productions"

    I have a USED ASUS C90S barebones gaming laptop which has been pretty much maxed out without doing some mods.
    If you know anything about this laptop already you know it is pretty unique. It takes a standard socket 775 CPU and has an interchangeable video card.

    Specs:
    • 15.4" 1680x1050 Glossy
    • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz 4MB Cache (Supports up to an E7500 w/ a minor BIOS mod)
    • 3GB DDR2-667 (maximum supported)
    • 160GB Hitachi 7200RPM HDD, DVD-RW DL
    • 8600M GT 512MB GDDR2 MXM II (Laptop supports up to a 9600M GT w/ a minor hardware mod)
    • Intel Wireless A/G/N, Bluetooth, Internal TV Tuner, 2MP Webcam, Fingerprint Scanner, HDMI out.

    Detailed specs here: http://www.excaliberpc.com/580185/asus-c90s-15.4in-wsxga-intel.html#TabSpecification

    I currently have Windows 7 RTM installed but the laptop will come WITHOUT an OS, OR with an RC version of Windows 7 so you can use it till mid next year or whenever before the trial expires. Your choice.

    Now. This is important to know. The laptop originally came to me with a defective video card. These suckers get hot (100c is quite common apparently) and over time it started to artifact. Per some reading on this laptop, a quick fix, albeit rather extreme, to bake the video card (10min @ 375F) to re-flow the solder (sort of like fixing the RROD on 360's). Long story short, I fixed it and the unit works great. I can provide screen shots and even a video if you would like to see the laptop functioning perfectly. EDIT: Full run of 3DMark06 on video. (~3400 points for the curious)

    I have stripped it down, and redone all of the thermal paste with Arctic Cooling MX-2 and added some additional ramsinks inside to help with the temps. (90c load vs 100c and up prior)

    Lastly the battery isn't great, gets about an hour or so. But the laptop is using a desktop CPU so you can't really expect much.

    I am selling the unit AS-IS but it has been working like a champ for me for several months. You will get all of the above in the specs along with the charger and original box. I am even going to throw in a special edition Timbuk2 Windows Mobile / Texas Instruments customized laptop bag.

    Because of the nature of the unit and the video card has had past issues. I am going to ask $750 $650 $550 (else I go ebay now) shipped for the unit completed. The barebones unit alone sells online for over $700 without any of the parts (CPU, RAM, GFX, HDD, WiFi, TV Tuner).

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    This thing is bitchin!! Nice Pics...Good luck with the sale....
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    Love the laptop man. Could the Video card handle an 8800GTX? or any 8800?
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    Nope, 9600m GT is the best this baby will take, but you have to make a few mods on the heatsink for it to make proper contact.
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    Interesting mod's so how does this laptop handle a E6600 desktop? i mean wouldnt that kill the battery life??
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    Well this baby is more of a desktop replacement than a laptop.

    It gets about an hour mild use, gaming, well... yea. Though a new battery would do a little better.
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    It actually has a 775 socket.

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    Will trade for something like a GTX295 or an i7 Mobo/CPU combo.
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    Man those fans on the backside are awesome lol. I bet it gets pretty loud tho huh? If it supported something more than 9600m i'd jump on it, but I already have the G50 (that A1's nice yea?) I'd love to have one with a desktop processor slot like that but supported my e8500 i'd drop it in in a second. And that one just looks more beastly than the G50. Good luck selling it, if i'd needed another laptop, id go for it.
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    Bump! Make offers!
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    Price lowered to $650 shipped.
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    Accepting offers people.

    Lowballing is fine, I am willing to deal, lowball too much, I will just ignore you. :)

    Possible trades: SSDs, large HDDs (1TB+), 120GB XBOX360 HDD, This HDTV
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    Bumb for an awesome looking laptop, love the fans.
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