What you think about this setup?

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jmmathe88
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I am saving for an M17x laptop with this setup, just wanted to know what you think of what I went with, and how well you think it will run games. Wasent sure of what to go with GPU wise, but there graph stated a 145% increase with the duel ati over the duel nvdia 280M on benchmark test so I went with it, and I hear the i7 I choose is best on market at the momment. But this is from research I have done, not easy to find a review on each and every part I went with, so took awhile and still not sure what I am getting, or if I will have issues with it when I pop it out of the box.

What I went with M17x:
Intel® Core™ i7 920XM 2.0GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Mode, 8MB Cache)
Dual 1GB ATI Radeon™ Mobility HD 4870 in CrossfireX
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
500GB 7,200RPM SATA-II HDD
Slot-Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW
Wireless 1520 802.11n Half Mini-Card
17-inch WideUXGA 1920 x 1200 (1200p)
Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate, 64bit, English

I play WoW and have 7 80s, and I Main Tank ICC and only get around 10fps with current laptop with low settings and low resolution, any idea how many fps I would get at max settings with this set up? I know a guy at work got a desktop made for 6,000 from local pc store and gets 150+ fps ,was hoping at least 80with this setup, but it is a laptop and like you said in 1 of your videos they will never be as powerfull as a desktop...I dunno any info would be great, just looking for assurance that I am buying the right setup.

3dGameMan
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That's a fine setup for a laptop, but as you know you will get more at the same price with a desktop setup.