What do you have under the bonnet?


Mar 10, 2012
Where I live
I only really upgraded the processor, however as I've now had it for 6 months I'm starting to get the upgrade bug. Most likely I'll ditch the stock RAM and go with 2x4Gb Kingston Hyperx 1866mhz Plug'n'Play. After that, an SSD is on the menu

Alienware Stealth Black M18x
i7 2860QM
6990M SLI
320GB 7200RPM HDD


Apr 11, 2012
Core Logic: 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Chipset HM67
CPU Processor: 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2860QM Processor
Video & Graphics Card: Dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M GPU with 2GB GDDR5 Video Memory in SLI Mode
Memory: 32GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 4 X 8GB
Hard Disk Drive: 1TB 5400rpm SATA2 Hard Drive
Optical Drive Bay: 6X Blu-ray Reader/8X DVD±R/2.4X +DL Super-Multi Drive + Roxio Creator 2011
Wireless Network Card: Bigfoot Networks Killer™ Wireless-N 1103 - 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN Module
Bluetooth: Internal Bluetooth V3.0 Module
WirelessHD: ZyXEL AeroBeam WHD6215-R Wireless HD Receiver with Internal 60GHz WirelessHD Transmitter
Sound Option: Internal High-Definition 5.1 Performance Audio with SoundBlaster MB Software
Mr. Fox - System Specs

Alienware M18x R1 | Custom Yellow Pearl Paint

  • Core i7 2920XM (4.9GHz max OC)
  • M18x R2 3-Pipe XM CPU Heat Sink
  • NVIDIA GTX 680M SLI (920/1200 OC)
  • Kingston HyperX DDR3-1866 16GB (4x4)
  • OCZ Agility 3 SSD RAID0 480GB
  • Seagate Momentus 750GB 7200RPM HDD
  • Intel Ultimate-N 6300 3x3 MIMO
  • Panasonic BluRay Rewritable

On order: M18x R2 conversion parts (motherboard, 3-drive caddy, SATA interposer, etc.) for a FrankenBencher.
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