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February 10th, 2013, 23:46
My budget is $2000. I'd like to spend that much and get the most bang for my buck that I possibly can.

Here's what I'm thinking of going with at the moment:

17.3" Full HD LED-Backlit Display Matte type (1920 x 1080)
30 day Guaranteed no dead or partially-lit pixels**
NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 680M 4GB GDDR5 Memory
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU
Genuine Microsoft Windows® 8 64-Bit Edition
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 4 X 4GB
750GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive
8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software
Bigfoot Networks Killer™ Wireless-N 1103 - 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN Module

Comes to a total of $1982.

The only thing I'm thinking of possibly changing is making the RAM 2 x 8GB instead of 4 x 4GB. Then to stay under budget I would downgrade the graphics card to dual GTX670MXs, or one AMD Radeon 7970M.

If I downgrade to the Radeon, I will save $200, which I can then use to upgrade the processor to 3.7ghz with the additional money I will save.

As you can tell, I'm putting a lot of thought into this, lol. All these numbers are making my head hurt though, but I've learned a lot in the past few days that I never knew in the past.
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