On top of the Apple iMac 20" Aluminum 2 GHz Intel C2D machine
I'm selling, it's time to find my Gaming Notebook a new home too!
Originally purchased from Newegg.com
back in November '09 after I started a 9 page debate on purchasing it on NBR.com
, she has served me very well. She still has many years of life left and has been taken well care of. I've made a couple upgrades and I think the asking price is fair considering how much these still sell for on eBay on top of the upgrades I've done to the unit. The SSD drive itself still sells between $150-$200 on eBay. Add the price of the OEM 2nd-drive bracket & 640GB 5400GB HDD with WiFI upgrades... You're getting one heck-of-a 15.6" Gaming Notebook which can still hold its own!
- Original box that it came in!
- ASUS G51Vx-X3A Republic of Gamers Notebook
- Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 (2.53 GHz)
- Stable OC to 3.1 GHz with SetFSB
- 15.6" Glossy LED-backlit 1920x1080p LCD Screen
- 4GB of DDR2 Memory (2x2GB)
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M w/1GB of DDR3 VRAM
- 10/100/1000 Wired Ethernet
- Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (64-bit)
- UPGRADED: Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 (WiMAX Portion *CANNOT* be activated though)
- UPGRADED: Primary Internal HDD -- Intel X25-M 160GB SSD G2 (Second Generation with TRIM support)
- UPGRADED: Secondary Internal HDD -- 640GB 5400RPM 2.5" SATA2 HDD
Some more info I have on the unit:
- November 2009 benchmark of 10,583 3DMark06
And here are the obligatory pictures:
And here is what it looks like Top-Side:
Price: 110 BTC OBO or 18,500 SC OBO.
I think it's a fair price considering I've upgraded the internal HDD to an Intel X25-M 160GB SSD G2 (And the machine SCREAMS with it!) and purchased the 2-bay internal 2.5" HDD bracket directly from ASUS and put in a 640GB 2.5" 5400RPM SATA2 drive. I installed a couple of the games I play heavily on the SSD (World of Warcraft, StarCraft II), and some of the 'not-too-important' games, MP3 & video collection on the 640GB drive. That system worked out extremely well.
As for the 
note on the WiFI, I upgraded the WiFi inside the notebook from an Intel WiFi 1000 bgn to a Dual-Band Intel WiMax/WiFi 5350 abgn since I needed the 5 GHz. I was going to use the WiMax on Clear but never got it to work properly since Clear (ClearWire) uses a 'whitelisted' MAC address system in where the MAC address of the WiMax device needs to be in their system, provided to them by Intel. The MAC address on the Intel 5350 I purchased WAS NOT in Clear's system so they couldn't activate it. Nevertheless, the WiFi on the Intel 5350 is vastly superior than the 1000 bgn which came with it.U.S. Residents ONLY. Shipping is done UPS Ground w/Insurance & Adult Signature Required; S/H inclusive in BTC price. -- Buyers must have it shipped to the Lower-Continental 48 States.
Please feel free to ask any questions! Thanks for looking!
P.S. System will be wiped and re-installed with a clean copy of Windows 7 x64 prior to being shipped with all appropriate drivers & utilities installed; None of the ASUS bloatware would be re-installed unless you want me to re-install them