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Bro of Bros, Bro.
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My main questions are is there an advantage to mSATA over standard SSD drives, and I'm opting for the 1 tb 5400 hybrid drive because it is SATA III over the 1 tb 7200 drive because it is SATA II. It seems if the OS is mSATA in that capacity, the 5400 hybrid will be fine.

I also don't know anything about SLI graphics cards, but that it is highly suggested.

Specs said:
Sager NP9380-S (Clevo P370SM3)
- FREE!!! - U.S. UPS GROUND SHIPPING (Use Coupon Code "FREESHIP" in Checkout) [U.S. Lower 48 ONLY / Restrictions Apply]
- $75 IN-GAME CREDIT! - [WarFrame, D&D: Never Winter and Marvel Heroes] - (Some restrictions / While supplies last / Must be requested in checkout)
- 17.3" FHD 16:9 120Hz "MatteType" 72% NTSC Color Gamut Sager Screen (1920x1080) + 1 x NVIDIA® 3D Glasses (*NVIDIA® GTX 780M required) (SKU - S1R555)
- FREE! - 30 Day No Dead Pixel Warranty
- XOTIC PC Professional Monitor Color Calibration (Operating System is required) (XPC Service - requires shipment to XOTIC PC: will add to build time)
- Sager - 4th Generation Intel® Haswell Core™ i7-4700MQ (2.4GHz - 3.4GHz, 6MB Intel® Smart Cache) (SKU - SPU201)
- - IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU
- SLI (2x) - NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 780M (8.0GB total) GDDR5 PCI-Express DX11 [User Upgradeable] (SKU - GPU011)
- COPPER COOLING UPGRADE - Extra Cooling Copper Heatsinks Applied to the Heatsink/Heatpipes (XPC Service - requires shipment to XOTIC PC: will add to build time)
- No Video Adapter
- No External Mobile Display
- 16GB - DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS) (SKU - S4S822AP)
- Remove All Branding
- Standard Laptop Finish
- No Laptop Laser-Sketch™
- RAID-0 Storage - (Stripe) Combines mSATAs for performance. (Requires identical mSATA SSDs)
- 240GB Crucial M5 mSATA SSD - Preconfigured as an OS Drive ( Operating System - Drive C: )
- 240GB Crucial M5 mSATA SSD - Preconfigured as an OS Drive ( Operating System - Drive C: )
- 1TB 5400RPM (w/ 8GB SSD Memory) Seagate Hybrid 64MB Cache [SATA III - 6GB/s] (SKU - HDD092)
- None Standard
- HDD Raid Settings - OFF
- 6X Blu-Ray Reader + 8X DVDRW/CDRW Super Multi Combo Drive (SKU - ODD084)
- 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 - Bigfoot Networks Killer™ Wireless-N 1202 + Bluetooth 4.0 (SKU - WIFI93)
- 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
- Integrated Fingerprint Reader
- No Headset
- No External Keyboard
- Standard Sager/Clevo Non Chiclet Backlit 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 - 64-Bit (64-Bit CD Included) + MS Office 2013 Trial
- None
- No Antivirus Essentials Software Bundle
- No Back Up Software
- - No Microsoft OFFICE Software
- 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
- Rush Build (Ships in 1-4 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed) (Subject to Parts Availability) [List Unique Delivery Requirements in Comments Box] (XPC Service)
- No Outside of US Shipping Coverage
- No thanks, standard double boxed packaging is okay with my order
- No XOTIC PC Gear
 

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Looks solid to me! mSATA is IME much smaller footprint wise. Just find out whether they're SATA-II or III. other than that, it looks fairly beastly in spec.
 

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Bro of Bros, Bro.
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I don't see anything infowise on the mSATA drives, but the regular SSD's seem to all be SSD2 SATA III.

Also, I don't know much about the 3D screen, either, but that was highly suggested as being far superior to the other screen choices using the 3D (which I can't imagine I willeven care about this) or not.
 

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Bro of Bros, Bro.
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Well, I ordered it up. I didn't end up going SLI with the two video cards on this because there seem to be blackout screen and flickering issues and some vbios issue, and I think it would be a little overkill for... word processing.

I'll post up some pics and shit when it gets here in like 3 months.
 
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