Easye, that big push cost more in electricity than I had calculated, by about 15%, so that killed my folding funds....
Gero, thanks for the offer, but the exact model 660Ti I originally purchased and am using, is still stocked at Newegg, so if I do decide that I need to go that route, I'll not only have dual 660Ti's but TWIN 660Ti's.
Now the promised pics: Lighting & general photography here sucks, but you'll get the jist....
Viewed from behind with cover closed: This is a really nice dark grey brushed aluminum cover. The logo is illuminated when cover is open & laptop turned on.
Left side connections: Power, Sub, LAN, HDMI, Mini Display port, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 with charger+ & headphone / microphone combo jack
Right side connections: SDHC card reader, USB 3.0, DVD burner, Kensington lock slot
Front: just 5 status LED's
Here it is opened up:
And turned on during DOA testing:
love the illuminated keyboard!!!
But hating the Seagate 1TB HDD that came with it....
I realize that it's extracting from one location on the hard drive & writing to a new location on same hard drive but DAMN THAT's SLOW
never goes about 7.5MB/sec & took over 30 minutes to complete.
After removing the HDD & temporarily dropping in an old 120GB Mushkin Chronos, the exact same operation took less than 30 seconds to complete.
Also ran a couple benchmarks after installing Windows 7 Pro on the temporary SSD:
Clock for clock & matched thread for thread, this i7-4400HQ is slower than my older i7-7930K running 8 threads
Unigine Valley 1.0 Benchmark with Intel 4600 graphics, then GeForce GT 750m graphics
At least I can play Skyrim at Medium settings without any stutter-frames during gameplay.
Oh & $$$ to my door: $1,248