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Bit the bullet, and ordered my laptop!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Black Panther, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    I've ordered the notebook in my signature from www.notebookguru.de in Germany.

    Now this is the first time I've ordered a complete system because I had built my desktop myself.

    As soon as I get the D901C I'll be checking the bios then after installing Vista I'm going to run CPU-Z to check the processor, RAM type, brand, speed and latency. Then I'll run SIW and Everest Ultimate to check out all the other stuff is present as per specs.

    (As you can see I'm a wary type... I happen to be going to Germany next September and if something is not right I'd take the two-hour train trip straight to the shop! )

    I have some difficulty about components I've never had before, namely the raid array and SLi.

    - How do you check that your disks are effectively running in RAID 0? Can I check before installing Vista x64?
    - How do you know that SLi is enabled and both cards are working correctly in SLi?

    Hmmm, what other stuff do you suggest I check... just in case I'm missing anything out?


    Bleh I'm very happy I'm going to get it soon (he's going to ship it as soon as payment goes through) and yet I'm wringing my hands with worry... Lol I wish I could sleep and not wake up before my notebook is on my doorstep... I'm going to tear my intestines with worry as to whether it's going to arrive, whether it's going to be damaged, and whether it's going to have the same specs I ordered...

    To top it all I discovered (through some detective work) that the shop has an ebay account and it's 98.1% positive... which is kinda...:ohwell: but well that's out of more than 700 transactions...??

    OMG I never sent so much money abroad to someone I don't know... I feel I'm going to get a fever! I think need a valium prescription:cry:
     
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    wow i REALLY REALLY hope this goes well for you. That thing is going to be a monster!

    maybe a few connections might get dislodged via transport and also i have heard of people using a glue gun to stick cables in places. this could be handy if your going to be roughing it back and forth.
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Thank you. I think it's good for a laptop, though obviously many people here have desktops with higher specs... I really hope all goes well too... maybe because it's a notebook then hopefully less stuff can get dislodged? Anyway I've already downloaded both user manual and service manual and read them 3x lol I think I know how to disassemble and rebuild it now!

    Here is what I'm getting:

    1 x Windows Vista Premium 64 Bit SB
    1 x Guru D901C
    - 4. Grafikkarte: NVidia GeForce 8800GTX mit 512 M
    - 2. RAM Arbeitsspeicher: 4096 MB DDR2 Kingston HyperX Performance CL4
    - 3. Display: 17 WUXGA TFT Display 1920x1200
    - 1. CPU Prozessor: Core2 Quad Q9450 4x2,66 GHz 12 MB Cache 1333FSB
    - 8. Bluetooth: Bluetooth internal
    - 7. W-LAN Modul: 300 MBit Intel 4965 AGN
    - 6.3 RAID Konfiguration: RAID 0 Performance
    - 6.1 2nd HDD Festplatte: 160 GB SATA 7200 U/Min Seagate
    - 6. HDD Festplatte: 160 GB SATA 7200 U/Min Seagate
    - 5. Optisches Laufwerk: DVD Brenner R/RW +- und DL
    - 4.1 SLI Grafikkarte: NVidia GeForce 8800GTX mit 512 MB
    1 x Firewire
    1 x Cardreader 7 in 1
    4 x USB 2.0
    1 x TV Out S-Video
    1 x DVI Out
    1 x GigaBit network connection
    1 x Modem 56K V.92
    1 x ExpressCard slot
    Sound entrances and exits with SPDIF
    2.0 Mega Pixel Webcam
    High Def. Audio with 4 Speakers
    12 Cell Battery

    - Garantie: 24 Monate Standartgarantie

    Sorry it's in German... the total cost including shipping and 6 months no dead pixel is 3229,00 €

    I thought of getting it from Germany because laptops with the same specs from Malta were above 4000 €

    Now I realise I really ought to have pm'd W1zzard... he's German isn't he?

    Looking on the brighter side of things, I'm hoping it arrives, whole... lol... I'll be running benchmarks!
     
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    Wow.. that's going to be one sweet Laptop! Can't wait to see some work with it! :toast: mi lady!
     
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    yea wiz lives in germany anyway.

    I await the benches on these things, got an ETA?
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    They're going to prepare the laptop. Next Monday I make the bank transfer which will take 2-3 days and they told me that as soon as they receive the payment they will ship which will take 3-5 days by DHL.

    So I'm assuming that I'll be getting it around the 15th or 16th of July, give or take...
     
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    Sweet id love to see that beast running makes mine look very wimpy by comparison :toast::D
     
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    I'm looking forward to this as much as you. I want to see what this can do. this has to be one of the most powerful laptops here!
     
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    Aww, just pray for me that it arrives whole and healthy and that I survive the waiting tension... :ohwell:
    Then I'll do my best to see what it can do.

    (And btw, anyone who can come up with a name to give it is welcome :eek: ) BlackPanther is my desktop's name... and well BlackPantherNotebook is somewhat too unimaginative... :eek:
     
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    Puma? they're black and it stays with your big cat theme.
     
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    It's going to look like this:

    [​IMG]

    No fancy lights this time!
    I was going for the XPS1730 previously with the same specs, but the lights are kinda like a racing police car or something. I will use the laptop mainly to be able to game at the summer house etc... but I will find it useful for law-work and that kinda stuff, and a notebook with flashy lights will look somewhat out of place in an office...
     
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    ummmm .... Panther extreme eerrrr .... killer Panther maybe sorry early morning here and tired as :eek:
     
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    you need a good background as well.
     
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    Nicew looking notebook there Panther looks quite rugged :rockout:
     
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    Thats one hell of a laptop.Good luck with it, hope it arrives in one piece. :)

    Regards from a fellow malteser haha :D
     
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    That looks like one awesome lappy. I wonder how long it will stay running on battery? Make sure you keep the power cord close. :D

    As for a name, how about Panther Cub, or like an old Triumph motorcycle I once had called a Tiger Cub.
     
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    It would probably be like mine and be lucky to get an hour out of it at high performance. :/
     
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    Oh damn lol That's way better than my Laptop xD wow that is a Hot laptop. It is piano blank like mine xD My teacher walked by when i had it out one day, and said
    lol. I love my currently broken laptop..I wish it wasn't broken though xD
    Protect your investment, use NOD32 (i am a use since november 2006) It is one hell of awesome software.
    -low on system resources
    -20mb install i think...
    I havent had a virus since 2006. :D
     
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    lol, when mine is on High Performance, it last about 1 hour literally.
    I am going to update my system specs to my Laptop xD
     
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    What are you implying xD lol
    lol
    You saying he will have to build it when he gets it xD :roll::laugh:
     
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    first of all its a she, if i am not mistaken. and im not implying anything :p i just hope everything works out fine. :D
     
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    :eek: oh lol opps.
    LOL I hope everything works as wells :)
     
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    Its pretty nice :)
    Good luck with the new toy, are you going to bench it for us when you get it :D
     
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    Yes indeed ill be very interesting to see how it goes and check with theonetruewill about oc that beast :cool:
     
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    That's one hell of a laptop...
    ...but 3229€ (= >$5000)?

    I'm wondering for what would you need such a laptop?
     

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