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    x51 boots to black screen after nvidia driver install

    Are you using the HDMI on the motherboard? I don't feel like crawling under my desk right now to see if the card actually has an HDMI out. If you're using that, could it be the Optimus tech screwing up?
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    Soon to be new Alienware x51 owner :)

    If you crack the case, can you tell me the specs on that BR drive?? I upgraded to an SSD, don't need the 16 gigs of ram you have, but would love to get a BR drive in mine. I'm just slightly nervous about randomly throwing one in mine.
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    Question to the owners.

    That's really a shame they made you jump through hoops over all that. But, at least in the end you got the 5% off - even if it likely cost them your repeat business. I'll never understand why they have to get mouthy instead of just putting you through to a supervisor. I'm glad I could help...
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    Question to the owners.

    Not sure if your order can be cancelled (when you call to cancel, they'll frequently knock $30-$75 off if you keep the order), but they just released a batch of 30% off codes for Alienware desktop and laptop machines in the outlet (code is WW9TKQ?335GM17 ). That being offered, I didn't even...
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    Question to the owners.

    I pulled mine on the outlet deal that you had to do a chat or phone call to get the 30% off. I got the i7-3770, 8 gigs, and the gtx660 for $575 including tax. I think they must have been offering the sales people some kind of funky commission schedule though, because the people on the...
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    Bluray drive?

    Dell's website is... less than usefull when it comes to finding... anything. In fact, the only optical drive showing up in a slimline slot load is a refurb of the multi I already have. I did find this, however...
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    Bluray drive?

    The search function here wasn't much help... I'm looking into getting a BR drive for my new x51. Does anyone know what Dell uses? Or have a recommendation for one that'll work without any BS? (Including working with the eject button!) Thanks!
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    Win 8 Pro on a clean install SSD or alien restore?

    I haven't had any crashing issues with mine yet, and I've been running SC2 on extreme settings. Though, my card came in the system and I didn't mess with it at all. As for the external power supply, I honestly think it's a great way to save on case space and internal heat. Then again, I was...
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    Win 8 Pro on a clean install SSD or alien restore?

    For whatever reason, my system shipped with no Alienware branded discs at all, but a Windows 8 restore dvd. Whatever - it worked out just fine for me. I was able to download all the AW stuff after Windows 8 reinstalled.
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    New X51 Owner

    Yikes, mine had an i7 3770 and a gtx660 and the 330w psufor $538! I added a Plextor 256 gig ssd and have been pretty thrilled with the performance. They were all over the friggin place with pricing during that discount period. Did you call or chat? Congrats on the buy. That's a ton of...
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    Win 8 Pro on a clean install SSD or alien restore?

    About that... I only got one disc. To do a full Windows 8 reinstall, wouldn't I need the product key (which seems to be strangely missing from anything and everything that the computer shipped with)? And it definitely doesn't say Alienware anywhere on it - it's just a Dell recovery disc...
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    Win 8 Pro on a clean install SSD or alien restore?

    I think I'm going to try cloning my spindle drive over to the ssd. I can always format if it sucks. What problems can I expect to run into with cloning as opposed to a fresh install? I'm so afraid I'm going to screw this whole thing up :(
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    Win 8 Pro on a clean install SSD or alien restore?

    I'm reading all of these posts about losing all of the Alienware goodies, and am wondering if it won't be easier/better to just clone the drive to my new ssd. How much of a terrible thing is it to clone the drive over a fresh installation of Windows 8?
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    Win 8 Pro on a clean install SSD or alien restore?

    I just took advantage of the outlet coupon and grabbed an x51 myself. I ordered an ssd as well, and have been searching everything I can find for how I'll get Win8 on the new ssd. Am I correctly understanding that you just ended up calling Dell and they agreed to send you the disc? Or did they...
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