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    actually i've BEEN interested in them ever since voodoo was still voodoo(not owned by hp).
    I was looking into falcon northwest cause for a while it was "if you cant get voodoo get falcon nw" now Im looking into it, if I sell my Macbook pro I think I could get $1000 since thats how much they go for and maybe a bit more since my warranty is still going strong. ANYWAYS been looking at falcon nw TLX or whatever its called.would anyone recommend these guys?? thanks in advance
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    Well looking at a $1700 config of it compared to some stuff on newegg I'd say you need to ask if orange and build quality is worth a $500 premium. Limited configuration choices, the hdd maxes out at 320 GBs and the only real options are double ram and double cores. Here's a comparative option with the same nice screen res but a better card, 500 gb hdd, and a quad. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220700

    I'd say it's hard to pick which cpu is better. The standard TLX comes with a 2.4 GHz dual. The asus has a 1.6 quad. Adding a quad to the TLX ups it $250. Odds are the display panels are from the same supplier. And honestly that asus isn't styled that badly in comparison to the rendered TLX either.
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    Build your own. You will be a lot happier with it.
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    thanks for the suggestion I've been trying to figure out if I need this macbook pro or not, and its been giving me problems I just now have to send it back in again because the dvd drive is f'ed :\ any suggestions would be so worth it
    if I knew how to build my own laptop I would no questions asked
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    LOL ... pwned by -1nf1n1ty-.

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    I've looked into this with laptops before and it never seemed like it'd be any cheaper or better quality to build you own... in fact it seemed a lot of the parts were pretty hard to find and when you did were always insanely expensive.
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    Im just looking for something to replace this macbook pro but same quality and if anything better specs for a price I could die for lol for instance, sell my macbook pro, and buy something better for the same price for what i sold it for or something, would like something to game with also if I can't find anything then Im probably just gonna use the windows bootcamp on it and never use the mac os x even though I have SO many cd's like photoshop, final cut studio, etc all for mac osx
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    Im still looking at the TLX from Falcon NW, and I might just get it if I can't find anything else, so far havent seen much


    edit: hp envy is another on my mind
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    Gamma Tech laptops packaged by Systemax are the best laptops I ever touched--reasonable price too (compared to Panasonic Toughbooks). My SR-15 is over 2 years old now and it still looks like new. Magnisum composite + rubber > cheap plastics.

    The only pre-builts I buy are Systemax, FYI. They include disks to reinstall Windows. Few do anymore without paying extra. Also, NO BLOAT (unless you request it). I see Dell, Lenovo, HP, etc. computers out of the box and they are thilithy. I have to purge the drive just so I don't feel dirty using it. All Systemax computers I've seen from 2003-2008 were so clean, very little would be gained from erasing them--so I don't.
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