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My m18x r2 setup


Azther
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figured id post this because why not, abit unorthodox i know but i like it and its pretty comfortable for my use casespacer.png

Alienware m18x R2 in Nebula Red with an i7 3740qm, 32gb 1600mhz HyperX ram, Quadro P4000 GPU and finally thanks to the help of @ssj92 75hz overclocked display 🙂

as for the keyboard, wanted something that would fit onto the palmrest. so decided on a Womier k66 with Everglide Aquaking switches and Alphereonkeys clear keycaps, to give a frosted glass look. Also used a magnetic cable on it to allow me to quick release and hook upto other machines as needed, ive elevated the trackball mouse so i can tuck the cable under to at least keep it as tidy as possible.

the laptop itself is sitting on a modded Thermaltake Massive 20 RGB laptop cooler, the fan isnt active on the cooler as it does little to aid temps but ive attached a self adhesive rubber doorstop upside down on each corner to give 2 inch clearance for air flow and they are placed to sit up against the back cover to lock the laptop inplace. with this the laptop peaks at around 80c under full load on the cpu (single pipe heatsink) and the GPU peaks at around 70c.

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Alienware M18X R2 | Nebula Red | i7 3740QM [OC'd to 4Ghz] | 32GB RAM | NVIDIA Quadro P4000 | 75hz OC'd Display |

MXM to NVMe Adapter with Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB

Alienware 17 R4 | i7 6700HQ | 16GB RAM | GTX 1070 | 100hz OC'd LG 1080p Display

Alienware M18X R1 | Space Black | i7 2960XM | 16GB RAM | GTX 780M

 
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You forgot the most important part. What are the specs? 😁

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Alienware Area-51M : Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.3Ghz    | nVidia GeForce RTX 2080    | AX210 | Samsung 970 Evo+ 
Alienware X14 R1 :       Intel Core i7 12700H 12th-Gen   | nVidia GeForce RTX 3060    | AX411 | SK Hynix 2TB PCIe4 
Alienware M18x R2 :    Intel Core i7 3920XM @ 4.7Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | Samsung 980 PRO   
Alienware 18 R1 :          Intel Core i7 4930MX @ 4.0Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | SK Hynix 1TB NVMe 
Clevo X170SM-G:         Intel Core i7 10700K @ Stock     | nVidia GeForce RTX 2070S | AX210 | 256GB+2x512GB 


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whoops, ive since updated it 🙂 posting at 5am isnt the best idea it seems lol

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Alienware M18X R2 | Nebula Red | i7 3740QM [OC'd to 4Ghz] | 32GB RAM | NVIDIA Quadro P4000 | 75hz OC'd Display |

MXM to NVMe Adapter with Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB

Alienware 17 R4 | i7 6700HQ | 16GB RAM | GTX 1070 | 100hz OC'd LG 1080p Display

Alienware M18X R1 | Space Black | i7 2960XM | 16GB RAM | GTX 780M

 
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Nice! 

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Alienware M18x R2 - i7-3920XM - GTX 970M - 16GB 1866Mhz DDR3L - Samsung 970 Evo with MXM to NVMe Adapter - Custom Delft Blue

Alienware M18x R2 - i7-3840QM - GTX 680M - 16GB 1600Mhz - Custom Yellow     Alienware M17x R3 - i7-2760QM - GTX 580M - 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3

Alienware M17x R2 - i7-720MQ - GTX 460M - 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3 - 1920x1200 RGBLED   Alienware X51 - i7-3770 - NO GPU - 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3

Alienware Area 51 ALX - i7-975 Extreme - GTX 980 - 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3   Alienware Aurora R2 - i7-3770K - GTX 670FTW - 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3 

Alienware Aurora R4 ALX - i7-3930K - GTX 1060 - 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3        Alienware Aurora R4 ALX - i7-3930K - GTX 670FTW - 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3

 

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Thats some real TLC and Love for the M18xR2. I am so Glad I am not the only one with a 10 YEAR old 18 inch Screen M18xR2 ,I Love it Too

i7 3940xm, Quadro P4000, 32g ram DDR3, 2x Intel DC S4610 3.8TB, 1x Samsung SSD 860 QVO 2TB,  1x BarraCuda 2TB

And Thank You @ssj92 for the info on the P4000 a real Good upgrade !!! Good to see you here

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Alienware M18x R2 i7-3920xm-16GB DDR3-Quadro P4000  Alienware M17x R4 i7-3940XM 16GB DDR3-1866 Quadro P4000

Precision m6700 i7-3840QM - 16.0GB DDR3 - GTX 970M     Alienware M17x R4 i7-3940XM 32GB DDR3-1600 GTX 680M 120hz 3D
Precision m4700 i7-3610QM-8.00GB DDR3 @ 1600MHz-K2000M

GOBOXX SLM  G2721-i7-10875H RTX 3000-32GB ddr4(Gave to my Wife)

 

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ah welcome aldar, nice to see u transitioned over here 🙂

Alienware M18X R2 | Nebula Red | i7 3740QM [OC'd to 4Ghz] | 32GB RAM | NVIDIA Quadro P4000 | 75hz OC'd Display |

MXM to NVMe Adapter with Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB

Alienware 17 R4 | i7 6700HQ | 16GB RAM | GTX 1070 | 100hz OC'd LG 1080p Display

Alienware M18X R1 | Space Black | i7 2960XM | 16GB RAM | GTX 780M

 
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Thanks @Azther this was amazing the transfer over but it was more than expected from such enthusiasts not to lose what this group has. I am no IT wiz but I love this tech and was feeling a great loss with the end of NBR but now I see the dedication and it blows me away!!!

Alienware M18x R2 i7-3920xm-16GB DDR3-Quadro P4000  Alienware M17x R4 i7-3940XM 16GB DDR3-1866 Quadro P4000

Precision m6700 i7-3840QM - 16.0GB DDR3 - GTX 970M     Alienware M17x R4 i7-3940XM 32GB DDR3-1600 GTX 680M 120hz 3D
Precision m4700 i7-3610QM-8.00GB DDR3 @ 1600MHz-K2000M

GOBOXX SLM  G2721-i7-10875H RTX 3000-32GB ddr4(Gave to my Wife)

 

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I do something similar in that I usually take a real tenkeyless type keyboard with me and use it when gaming if my laptop is setup in a stationary location (hotel to hotel, etc...)

 

 

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Y'all don't like the built in keyboard? I like it and never used external keyboards with any of my Alienware laptops. Just use my AW wireless mouse though. 

Alienware Area-51M : Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.3Ghz    | nVidia GeForce RTX 2080    | AX210 | Samsung 970 Evo+ 
Alienware X14 R1 :       Intel Core i7 12700H 12th-Gen   | nVidia GeForce RTX 3060    | AX411 | SK Hynix 2TB PCIe4 
Alienware M18x R2 :    Intel Core i7 3920XM @ 4.7Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | Samsung 980 PRO   
Alienware 18 R1 :          Intel Core i7 4930MX @ 4.0Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | SK Hynix 1TB NVMe 
Clevo X170SM-G:         Intel Core i7 10700K @ Stock     | nVidia GeForce RTX 2070S | AX210 | 256GB+2x512GB 


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its not that i dont like it per say, its just i dont wanna end up wearing it out over time since parts are becoming harder to find. Id much have an external palmrest solution to which i can also go bonkers customizing lol. My old clevo i had to replace the keyboard 3 times over its 6-7 year usage, its no where near the build quality ofcourse but still id rather preserve the built in keyboard if i can help it, aside from using the occasional macro press or function key.

Alienware M18X R2 | Nebula Red | i7 3740QM [OC'd to 4Ghz] | 32GB RAM | NVIDIA Quadro P4000 | 75hz OC'd Display |

MXM to NVMe Adapter with Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB

Alienware 17 R4 | i7 6700HQ | 16GB RAM | GTX 1070 | 100hz OC'd LG 1080p Display

Alienware M18X R1 | Space Black | i7 2960XM | 16GB RAM | GTX 780M

 
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Not a silly plan really. US/English keyboards are almost impossible to find and they're always used when you do find one. 

Alienware M18x R2 - i7-3920XM - GTX 970M - 16GB 1866Mhz DDR3L - Samsung 970 Evo with MXM to NVMe Adapter - Custom Delft Blue

Alienware M18x R2 - i7-3840QM - GTX 680M - 16GB 1600Mhz - Custom Yellow     Alienware M17x R3 - i7-2760QM - GTX 580M - 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3

Alienware M17x R2 - i7-720MQ - GTX 460M - 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3 - 1920x1200 RGBLED   Alienware X51 - i7-3770 - NO GPU - 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3

Alienware Area 51 ALX - i7-975 Extreme - GTX 980 - 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3   Alienware Aurora R2 - i7-3770K - GTX 670FTW - 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3 

Alienware Aurora R4 ALX - i7-3930K - GTX 1060 - 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3        Alienware Aurora R4 ALX - i7-3930K - GTX 670FTW - 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3

 

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yeah, i got lucky and found out that the m17x r4 uses the same keyboard but with the updated win10 key, so i grabbed a brand new greek keyboard of that (same as us layout with extra symbols). However even those are now becoming tougher to find lol

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Alienware M18X R2 | Nebula Red | i7 3740QM [OC'd to 4Ghz] | 32GB RAM | NVIDIA Quadro P4000 | 75hz OC'd Display |

MXM to NVMe Adapter with Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB

Alienware 17 R4 | i7 6700HQ | 16GB RAM | GTX 1070 | 100hz OC'd LG 1080p Display

Alienware M18X R1 | Space Black | i7 2960XM | 16GB RAM | GTX 780M

 
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