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802.11n
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W520 - Pricing error?

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ThorsHammer
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Re: W520 - Pricing error?

You complaining?

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Re: W520 - Pricing error?

It wont Survive Furmark.
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Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

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802.11n
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Re: W520 - Pricing error?

Nah, just wondering what the additional $750 was originally supposed to get you...hoping not an i3.

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802.11n
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Re: W520 - Pricing error?


@lead_org wrote:
It wont Survive Furmark.


...that's rather depressing.

ZipZap
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Just Furmark

Hi,

 

    Some people are gamers and will spare no expense. Me, I'm a "Furmarker".

 

    I actually bought a high end desktop system which I have dedicated exclusively to run Furmark.

 

    It's a liquid nitrogen cooled i7-3960 overclocked to 4.4GHz with top of the line CrossFire graphics, dual 512GB RAID 0 SSDs and 32GB of 1866 MHz DDR3. I have 4 Dell Ultrasharp 2560x1600 monitors attached.

 

    This setup cost me over $12000 and Furmark has been running for 8 days now without a hiccup. Still... nobody likes me.

 

Smiley Very Happy

 

                                                                ZZ

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Re: W520 - Pricing error?

that additional $750 may get you a good furmark benchmark. Smiley Wink

Joking aside, i never knew W520 was offered with i3 CPU.
Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
ThorsHammer
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Re: Just Furmark


@ZipZap wrote:

 

    This setup cost me over $12000 and Furmark has been running for 8 days now without a hiccup. Still... nobody likes me.

 

Smiley Very Happy

 

                                                                ZZ


With that setup, I actually hate you. Smiley Very Happy

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802.11n
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Re: W520 - Pricing error?

Not really into gaming, nor the whole overclocking scene of things (though I do find it interesting, just not practicing it).  But ZZ, at that price, you should be able to get about half a dozen to a dozen 256GB SATA3 SSDs, have that with a hotswappable backplane in RAID 6.  And possibly a Quadro Plex 7000, and a Quad x 10cores Xeon (10 cores, 20 threads each).  Problem with that though would be thread management overhead, and programs will have to be rather specialised, such as those written specifically for HPC (but that's not my area).

 

Without the added cost of the liquid nitrogen cooling system, and probably with improved stability (no overclocking).

 

That would be a rather fast and stable system.

 

P.S. Oops, just checked the price of the Quadro Plex 7000, it's over $16k.  Need more dough.

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Re: W520 - Pricing error?

Just been thinking...

 

Has anyone looked at any [portable / mobile] desktop / server systems?  You know, those that would fit / customised into a Pelican case.  Something similar to those portable PS3 / XBox videos I've been seeing on YouTube.  Since the 1.5 (max 1.75...for it to do anything useful) hr of battery life on the W510 is nothing to be missed really.

 

That would be a fun little project I think.

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