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  1. MattyB

    M18x R2 Matte Black Respray.

    I’ve just started a new mod on an M18x R2. This will be matte black. So far I’ve just started with the palmrest. Soft-touch material has been removed and it’s been sprayed with grey primer before the base colour goes down tomorrow. I may start on the chassis tonight.
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    M17x R4 - Custom Gloss White refurb

    Here is my recently completed refurb on an old M17x r4
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    M18x R2 - New paint job

    Just working on a refresh on my trusty M18x R2. I have a GTX 1070 coming for it so I decided to give her a paint job. First pic - Before Second pic - First coat of Delft Blue (in the sun, after primer) Third pic - After 4 colour coats and 4 clear coats (in the garage) Just working on the...
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    Alienware M18x R2 - GTX 1070

    I've finally pulled the trigger on an upgrade to my trusty M18x R2. I have a GTX 1070 coming over from the US to make her a beast again! I won't get it till the new year but I'll post some before and after benchmarks once I get it installed. Stay tuned.
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    Alienware 17 R1 Rangers - Red and White

    I finally fixed up the two Rangers I've been working on including their new paint jobs.
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    Alienware 17 R1 - Paint Mod

    I'm in the process of repairing/rebuilding a broken Alienware 17 I found on ebay. When it arrived I found it had a dead 880M so I replaced it with a 780M and got her working. Now I am giving her a fresh new look with a gloss white paint job. All parts have been primed and painted and now it's...
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    Alienware 13 R2 Matte Black Mod

    Decided to grab a cheap R2 off eBay and give it a fresh new look. Got the matte black layers down. I just need some matte clear coat to finish it off.
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    M17x R3 paint job. Just for kicks

    I decided to buy back my very first ever Alienware machine from a friend of mine. Just for fun I've given it a pink/white paint job and I'm planning on giving it to the wife to use. I couldn't do the lid since they use the soft touch material.
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    WANTED: GTX 1060 Founders Edition

    I'd love to find a cheap, used GTX 1060 Founders Edition (has to be this one). Catch is I'm in Australia so there are shipping costs and the current exchange rate from the US can be a killer. Let me know if you have something. Cheers.
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    New Area-51 Laptop!

    Pretty exciting news with the release of the new Area-51 Laptop. This could be my re-introduction into Alienware now that we can upgrade these properly. I think I'll have to sell all my old machines just to get half way to buying one...
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    Alienware 13 Paint Job

    I’ve had a 13 sitting around gathering dust for a few years now so I’ve decided to wipe the dust off and give it a new look. I scuffed up the lid not long after getting it and I’ve always wanted to fix it. I’ve worked with heavy machinery for the past 12 years so I thought a CAT inspired paint...
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    New Alienware 13

    Been a while since I've bought a new Alienware but today I ordered an Alienware 13. Even better is that I my work is paying for it! Only thing I upgraded from stock is the HD screen. I'll throw an SSD in there later.
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    Legacy Alienware Aurora build and repaint

    After watching Alienwulf and Jay doing their thing over the past few months, I've decided to make a start on my old legacy Aurora. Apparently it's an old R5 model. I think I'm going to go with a white/red theme inside. This is where I'm at to so far. Old style side panel - Gloss...
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    Alienware Steambox

    Don't think anyone has mentioned it here yet so have a look at the upcoming Alienware Steambox if you haven't seen it already. Check it out here
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    X51 Paint job

    So I bought an X51 a few weeks ago from an online auction house pretty cheap because it was broken. I ordered the parts needed to get it going again (about $70 worth) but then I thought it would be a good idea to give the thing a new matte white paint job. Only finished the one side at this...
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    Happy New Year!!

    Happy New Years from us down in Australia. We may get there a little earlier than the rest of you but I'm sure you'll catch up soon! :D
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    Fractal Design Define XL R2 Build

    I will shortly be disassembling my ALX and building my gear into a fractal case. This will be my first non-Alienware project. It's a shame that AW don't have some new full size towers but I think I will love the sleek lines of the Fractal and the cooling it offers. I'm hoping it will...
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    Aurora R4 ALX Chassis for sale

    I am going to be selling my beloved ALX chassis to, most likely, update to A Fractal Design XL R2 chassis which will give me lots more room for playing with cooling. I really don't know how much a case like this is worth since they don't come around very often. I will include an ASRock 1155...
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    iPad Air

    Ordered myself an iPad Air yesterday. I've never had a tablet before and I told myself I was never buying Apple again but here I am, falling for all the marketing hoopla. I have read many good reviews though so I'm expecting big things.
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    Tearing apart the 18

    Not a terribly helpful 'teardown' video but worth a look. http://www.cnet.com.au/extreme-unboxing-tearing-down-the-alienware-18-339345571.htm
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