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Upgrading my Alienware m7x R3

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Hi :)

I have for 6 months now been trying to upgrade my laptop :S there is SO much information and i feel way overwhelmed...

I have now:

Processor: Intel® Core i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.2GHz <---- will this be a bottleneck, or is it good enough?

Memory: 16384MB RAM

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M

my m17x R3 have 3D, and I like it, but if i HAVE to I can sacrifice it.... :(

So far i have figured out that i want to upgrade my:

- HDD - I have two hdd in raid with only 600mb space..I want one of these two SSDs ---> Samsung 840 Basic EVO SSD (Bulk) - 500GB OR Samsung 850 PRO SSD - 512GB. And for HDD somthing like this (or maybe just this one) WESTERN DIGITAL HDD Green 2TB 2.5.

I have also read that my r3 has a mSATA port under the keyboard, should i have one more small ssd (like this one SAMSUNG SSD 840 EVO 120GB) for cache in that one? Wil these components fit??

- GPU - Im stuck here. I want the best one i can possably fit in my alienware m17x r3! I need help here.

- RAM - i can upgrade this as well if i need to, but again i need help to find one that wil fit :)

- Heatsink/thermal paste - Do I need a new one of one of these??

I live in Norway, so it should not be a problem to get parts

Thank you in advance :)

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