Originally Posted by vengance_01
Guys, why not buy a barebone only. For 1600$ with the 7900GTX, you could ram, the HD, and cpu much cheaper. Save 200-300$ I willing to bet. Just food for thought. Also There will not be a X1900 Moblie for a little while. Also the 7900GTX card is the better card I think preformace, but more importantly will run cooler and eat less watts. just my opinion, that is all.
Seagate 100gb 7200RPM HDD
ISTNC = $432 Newegg = $415.99 + 0.99 shipping Savings = $15.02
2gb DDR2 667 (2x1gb)
ISTNC = $200 Newegg =$194.99 +4.99 shipping Savings = $0.02
Net Savings = $63.08 As you can see, the best savings you can get is the RAM. Of course this is just comparing the CPU, HDD and RAM. Sure you can get your own Wireless Card, bluetooth and whatever else you would like to add. But as you can see from the example I show above and the Link I provided as well, the savings you are getting is really not a whole lot. (I am sure you can find even cheaper parts somewhere else also, but just used Newegg as an example that is known by many users here) Quality resellers like ISTNC.com, PCTorque.com, Discountlaptops.com and Powernotebooks.com pretty much price themslves similarly. Considering the quality service they have provided as customers have posted before, I think the extra few bucks you pay for the parts is worth it. Buying the whole system from the reseller will give ya a peace of mind that any issues that happens with your laptop WITH-IN the warranty period will be covered.
ISTNC = $238 Infineon 2gb (2x1gb) Newegg = $189.96 Corsair ValueSelect 2gb (2x1gb) ($89.99 (x2) + 4.99 (x2) shipping ) Savings = $48.04