Help Customizing Sager Laptop

CaseT

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Help Customizing Sager Laptop

From a little online research it appears like Sager is a good choice for a medium to high-end gaming laptop.
I say gaming laptop but I will be using it for work as well. (I build eccomerce websites.) Also, I'm kind of a light
weight gamer. Primarily WOW and no bg. I like PVE questing and dungeons but I may want to get into bg's down
the road and want my laptop to be decent for that. I hang onto laptops till they die. My last one was a high end
Dell that lasted me 8years and I ran it approximately 12 to 14 hours a day 5 days to 6 days a week.

I need a replacement fairly quick for work. Is Sager a good choice??

I'd like to spend around $1500 but could go up, if worth it, to $1700 or $1800. I was considering a
Dell M4800 with the Nividia card ($2400-ouch) until I started reading this forum. Now I think I can get
a great laptop cheaper.

I'm thinking of the Sager NP7378.
Someone in another thread who seemed knowledgable is getting one of these.

The basic Sager NP7378 (Clevo W370SS) = $988.43.(at xoticpc)

The customization is extensive and I'm not sure which features alone will be worth the money or
which features together will make a difference in my play/work experience.
I can add $700 to $800 in customization but I'm getting Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Home&Office so
that leaves $400 to $500 to play with.

Also, I think I should get the 2 or 3 year Warranty. That's another $80 - $150.( or not??)


So finally the question:
Should I get the operating system boost, the GPU overclocking, the copper cooling upgrade and/or the
IC diamond Thermal Guard, upgrade the primary harddrive? Do I need a 2nd harddrive? What about adding more RAM?




Customization:
http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np7378-clevo-w370ss-p-6990.html?wconfigure=yes&change_view=rbm


17.3" FHD 16:9 "Matte Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright LED Anti-Glare Screen (1920x1080) (SKU - SSC002)
17.3" FHD 16:9 "Matte Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright LED Anti-Glare Screen w/ 72% NTSC Color Gamut (1920x1080)
(Will add 4-7 business days to build time) (SKU - XSC003) ( + 149 )
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Standard No Dead Pixel Policy
30 Day No Dead Pixel Warranty (On any Sager Screen) ( + 25 )
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NO Professional Monitor Color Calibration
XOTIC PC Professional Monitor Color Calibration (Operating System is required) (XPC Service - requires shipment to XOTIC PC) ( + 49 )
~~~
Sager - 4th Generation Intel® Haswell Core™ i7-4700MQ (2.4GHz - 3.4GHz, 6MB Intel® Smart Cache) (SKU – SPU201)
Sager - 4th Generation Intel® Haswell Core™ i7-4810MQ (2.8GHz - 3.8GHz, 6MB Intel® Smart Cache) (SKU – SPU401) ( + 35 )
Sager - 4th Generation Intel® Haswell Core™ i7-4910MQ (2.9GHz - 3.9GHz, 8MB Intel® Smart Cache) (SKU – SPU402) ( + 370 )
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- Stock OEM Thermal Compound
- IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU ( + 35 )
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- NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 860M (2.0GB) GDDR5 PCI-Express DX11 w/ Optimus™ Technology (this is the only choice)
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No Copper Cooling Upgrade
COPPER COOLING UPGRADE - Extra Cooling Copper Heatsinks Applied to the Heatsink/Heatpipes (XPC Service -
requires shipment to XOTIC PC: will add to build time) ( + 79 )
~~~
This comes with the base price 8GB DDR3 1600MHz [1x8GB] Dual Channel Memory (SKU - RAM02S)

8GB DDR3 1600MHz [2x4GB] Dual Channel Memory (SKU - RAM01S) ( + 0 )
12GB DDR3 1600MHz [3x4GB] Dual Channel Memory (SKU - RAM03S) ( + 45 )
16GB DDR3 1600MHz [2x8GB] Dual Channel Memory (SKU - RAM04S) ( + 90 )
24GB DDR3 1600MHz [3x8GB] Dual Channel Memory (Windows 7 Home Premium not supported) (SKU - RAM05S) ( + 180 )
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Do I need this:
mSATA SSD Drive ( Slot 1 ) choices are:
NO mSATA Solid State Drive
120GB Crucial M5 mSATA SSD - Preconfigured as an OS Drive ( Operating System – Drive C: ) ( + 100 )
120GB Crucial M5 mSATA SSD ( Storage Drive ) ( + 100 )
120GB Samsung 840 EVO Series mSATA SSD - Preconfigured as an OS Drive ( Operating System – Drive C: ) ( + 145 )
120GB Samsung 840 EVO Series mSATA SSD ( Storage Drive ) ( + 145 )
240GB Crucial M5 mSATA SSD - Preconfigured as an OS Drive ( Operating System – Drive C: ) ( + 175 )
240GB Crucial M5 mSATA SSD ( Storage Drive ) ( + 175 )
250GB Samsung 840 EVO Series mSATA SSD - Preconfigured as an OS Drive ( Operating System – Drive C: ) ( + 225 )
250GB Samsung 840 EVO Series mSATA SSD ( Storage Drive ) ( + 225 )
480GB Crucial M5 mSATA SSD - Preconfigured as an OS Drive ( Operating System – Drive C: ) ( + 310 )
480GB Crucial M5 mSATA SSD ( Storage Drive ) ( + 310 )
500GB Samsung 840 EVO Series mSATA SSD - Preconfigured as an OS Drive ( Operating System – Drive C: ) ( + 390 )
500GB Samsung 840 EVO Series mSATA SSD ( Storage Drive ) ( + 390 )
1TB Samsung 840 EVO Series mSATA SSD - Preconfigured as an OS Drive ( Operating System – Drive C: ) ( + 660 )
1TB Samsung 840 EVO Series mSATA SSD ( Storage Drive ) ( + 660 )
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Primary Hard Drive
This comes with the basic price 750GB 7200RPM [SATA II - 16MB Cache] (SKU - HDD099)
FREE UPGRADE! - 1TB 5400RPM [SATA II - 3GB/s] (SKU - HDD098) ( + 0 )
1TB 7200RPM [SATA II - 3GB/s] (SKU - HDD097) ( + 20 )
120GB Crucial M5 Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD099) ( + 50 )
120GB Samsung 840 EVO Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD083) ( + 65 )
1TB 5400RPM (w/ 8GB SSD Memory) Seagate Hybrid 64MB Cache [SATA III - 6GB/s] (SKU - HDD092) ( + 70 )
128GB Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD073) ( + 95 )
240GB Crucial M5 Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD098) ( + 110 )
250GB Samsung 840 EVO Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD081) ( + 135 )
256GB Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD097) ( + 180 )
240GB Intel 730 Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD085) - NEW! ( + 220 )
480GB Crucial M5 Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD096) ( + 245 )
500GB Samsung 840 EVO Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD079) ( + 290 )
512GB Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD095) ( + 385 )
750GB Samsung 840 EVO Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD077) ( + 405 )
960GB Crucial M5 Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD093) ( + 450 )
480GB Intel 730 Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD094) - NEW! ( + 465 )
1TB Samsung 840 EVO Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD075) ( + 530 )
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Second Hard Drive ( do I need this?)
None Standard
750GB 7200RPM [SATA II - 16MB Cache] (SKU - HDD096) ( + 75 )
1TB 5400RPM [SATA II - 3GB/s] (SKU - HDD095) ( + 75 )
1TB 7200RPM [SATA II - 3GB/s] (SKU - HDD094) ( + 95 )
120GB Crucial M5 Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD092) ( + 100 )
120GB Samsung 840 EVO Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD082) ( + 125 )
1TB 5400RPM (w/ 8GB SSD Memory) Seagate Hybrid 64MB Cache [SATA III - 6GB/s] (SKU - HDD091) ( + 135 )
128GB Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD072) ( + 160 )
240GB Crucial M5 Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD091) ( + 175 )
250GB Samsung 840 EVO Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD080) ( + 200 )
256GB Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD090) ( + 245 )
240GB Intel 730 Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD084) - NEW! ( + 285 )
480GB Crucial M5 Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD086) ( + 310 )
500GB Samsung 840 EVO Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD078) ( + 355 )
512GB Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD089) ( + 450 )
750GB Samsung 840 EVO Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD076) ( + 470 )
960GB Crucial M5 Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD088) ( + 515 )
480GB Intel 730 Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD087) - NEW! ( + 530 )
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I'd like a BlueRay Reader
Comes with base price: 8X Super Multi DVDRW/CDRW Combo Drive (Sager) (Dual Layer w/ Software)
(When selecting a Hard Drive in the Optical Bay, No Optical Drive is Included) (SKU - ODD099)
Remove DVDRW Drive and Install Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy Only (SKU - ODD098) ( + 25 )
Thinking of getting this: 6X Blu-Ray Reader + 8X DVDRW/CDRW Super Multi Combo Drive (Sager) (SKU - ODD097) ( + 45 )
6X Blu-Ray Burner + 8X DVDRW/CDRW Super Multi Combo Drive (Sager) (SKU - ODD096) ( + 80 )
750GB 7200RPM [SATA II - 16MB Cache] in Optical Bay (SKU - ODD095) ( + 90 )
1TB 5400RPM [SATA II - 3GB/s] in Optical Bay (SKU - ODD094) ( + 90 )
1TB 7200RPM [SATA II - 3GB/s] in Optical Bay (SKU - ODD073) ( + 110 )
120GB Crucial M5 Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] in Optical Bay (SKU - ODD093) ( + 115 )
120GB Samsung 840 EVO Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] in Optical Bay (SKU - ODD079) ( + 140 )
1TB 5400RPM (w/ 8GB SSD Memory) Seagate Hybrid 64MB Cache [SATA III - 6GB/s] in Optical Bay (SKU - ODD072) ( + 150 )
128GB Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] in Optical Bay (SKU - ODD074) ( + 175 )
240GB Crucial M5 Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] in Optical Bay (SKU - ODD091) ( + 190 )
250GB Samsung 840 EVO Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] in Optical Bay (SKU - ODD078) ( + 215 )
256GB Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] in Optical Bay (SKU - ODD090) ( + 260 )
240GB Intel 730 Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] in Optical Bay (SKU - ODD080) - NEW! ( + 300 )
480GB Crucial M5 Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] in Optical Bay (SKU - ODD089) ( + 325 )
500GB Samsung 840 EVO Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] in Optical Bay (SKU - ODD077) ( + 370 )
512GB Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] in Optical Bay (SKU - ODD088) ( + 465 )
750GB Samsung 840 EVO Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] in Optical Bay (SKU - ODD076) ( + 485 )
960GB Crucial M5 Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] in Optical Bay (SKU - ODD086) ( + 530 )
480GB Intel 730 Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] in Optical Bay (SKU - ODD087) - NEW! ( + 545 )
1TB Samsung 840 EVO Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] in Optical Bay (SKU - ODD075) ( + 610 )
1TB Samsung 840 EVO Series SSD [SSD2 - SATA III] (SKU - SSD074) ( + 595 )
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Bluetooth Included *With select wireless cards only* (See “Wireless Network” Section Below)
USB Bluetooth Adapter ( + 29 )
~~~
Comes with base price: Smart Li-ion Battery (8-Cell)
Sager NP7378 Spare (8 Cell) Battery ( + 100 )
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Comes with base price:Sager - Built-in 802.11 Wireless B/G/N - Stock Wireless Card + Bluetooth™ 4.0 (SKU - WIFI99)
Sager - Intel® Dual Band AC 7260 802.11 A/AC/B/G/N 2.4/5.0GHz + Bluetooth™ 4.0 (SKU - WIFI98) ( + 35 )
Sager - Bigfoot Networks Killer™ Wireless-N 1202 + Bluetooth 4.0 (SKU - WIFI97) ( + 50 )
~~~
No Operating System [Drivers & Utility Software Only (Windows 7 & 8.1)]
Getting this: ~Windows 8.1 - 64-Bit (64-Bit CD Included) + MS Office 2013 Trial ( + 80 )
~Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit (64&32-Bit CD Included (Supports up to 16GB of RAM)) + MS Office 2013 Trial ( + 95 )
~Windows 8.1 Professional - 64-Bit (64-Bit CD Included) + MS Office 2013 Trial ( + 135 )
~Windows 7 Professional Premium 64-Bit (64&32-Bit CD Included) + MS Office 2013 Trial ( + 145 )
~Windows 7 Ultimate Premium 64-Bit (64&32-Bit CD Included) + MS Office 2013 Trial ( + 195 )
~~~
- No Microsoft OFFICE Software
-Microsoft OFFICE 2013 Home & Student Edition - [Word/Excel/PowerPoint/OneNote] ( + 145 )
Getting this: -Microsoft OFFICE 2013 Home & Business Edition - [Word/Excel/PowerPoint/OneNote/Outlook] ( + 215 )
-Microsoft OFFICE 2013 Professional - [Word/Excel/PowerPoint/OneNote/Outlook/Publisher/Access] ( + 375 )
~~~
LIFETIME Ltd Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime 24/7 DOMESTIC Technical Support (Labor through XPC)
Includes FREE Shipping Both Ways for Parts Warranty Repairs (SKU - WTY099)
Thinking of getting this: Sager 2 Year Parts & LIFETIME Ltd Labor Warranty w/ Lifetime 24/7 DOMESTIC Customer Support (SKU - WTY098) ( + 79 )
Sager 3 Year Parts & LIFETIME Ltd Labor Warranty w/ Lifetime 24/7 DOMESTIC Customer Support - Special! (SKU - WTY097) ( + 149 )
2 Year Parts & LIFETIME Ltd Labor Warranty 24/7 Tech Support w/ LCD Accidental Damage Protection (SKU - WTY012) ( + 239 )
3 Year Parts & LIFETIME Ltd Labor Warranty 24/7 Tech Support w/ LCD Accidental Damage Protection for Sager Machines (SKU - WTY013) ( + 349 )
 

CaseT

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Spectre694

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Damn sorry man that is my bad. I will type it out real quick for ya. It worked on my computer I guess it was just some cookies or something.

 

Spectre694

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Sager NP7378 (Clevo W370SS)
- FREE!!! – U.S. UPS GROUND SHIPPING (Use Coupon Code "FREESHIP" in Checkout) [U.S. Lower 48 ONLY / Restrictions Apply]
- 17.3" FHD 16:9 "Matte Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright LED Anti-Glare Screen (1920x1080) (SKU - SSC002)
- Standard No Dead Pixel Policy
- NO Professional Monitor Color Calibration
- Sager - 4th Generation Intel® Haswell Core™ i7-4700MQ (2.4GHz - 3.4GHz, 6MB Intel® Smart Cache) (SKU – SPU201)
- - Stock OEM Thermal Compound
- NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 860M (2.0GB) GDDR5 PCI-Express DX11 w/ Optimus™ Technology
- No Copper Cooling Upgrade
- No Video Adapter
- No External Mobile Display
- 8GB DDR3 1600MHz [1x8GB] Dual Channel Memory (SKU - RAM02S)
- Sager Branding
- Standard Laptop Finish
- No Laptop Laser-Sketch™
- No Custom Laptop Painting
- No Custom Laptop Painting
- 250GB Samsung 840 EVO Series mSATA SSD - Preconfigured as an OS Drive ( Operating System – Drive C: )
- 1TB 7200RPM [SATA II - 3GB/s] (SKU - HDD097)
- None Standard
- 6X Blu-Ray Reader + 8X DVDRW/CDRW Super Multi Combo Drive (Sager) (SKU - ODD097)
- No Extra Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy
- No Back Up Hard Drive
- NO External USB Optical Drive
- Bluetooth Included *With select wireless cards only* (See “Wireless Network” Section Below)
- Sager - Intel® Dual Band AC 7260 802.11 A/AC/B/G/N 2.4/5.0GHz + Bluetooth™ 4.0 (SKU - WIFI98)
- No Network Accessory
- Internal 9-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo)
- Integrated Digital Video Camera
- No TV Tuner
- Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
- No Carrying Case
- Smart Li-ion Battery (8-Cell)
- No Car Adapter
- No Spare AC Adapter
- No Dock/Hub/Adapter
- No Fingerprint Reader
- No Headset
- No External Keyboard
- No External Mouse
- No Notebook Cooler
- No Thanks, Please do not Overclock my system (Overclocking will add 3-6 business days to build time)
- No Operating System Redline Boost
- ~Windows 8.1 - 64-Bit (64-Bit CD Included) + MS Office 2013 Trial
- None
- No Antivirus Essentials Software Bundle
- No Back Up Software
- No Unlimited GB Cloud Backup
- -Microsoft OFFICE 2013 Home & Business Edition - [Word/Excel/PowerPoint/OneNote/Outlook]
- No Software Bundle
- No Global Anti-Theft Protection (Options below require an operating system)
- LIFETIME Ltd Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime 24/7 DOMESTIC Technical Support (Labor through XPC)
Includes FREE Shipping Both Ways for Parts Warranty Repairs (SKU - WTY099)
- * 24/7 LIFETIME U.S. based technical support
* Extreme QA testing by dedicated technicians
* 24-72 Hour stress testing and benchmarking to ensure top performance and stability
- Standard Production Time
- No Outside of US Shipping Coverage
- No thanks, standard double boxed packaging is okay with my order
- No XOTIC PC Gear

If you have any questions I'll be happy to answer why I chose something etc.
 

CaseT

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