I’m very surprised the previous owner didn’t repair this system. I installed the new lid and display plus the broken connector cable. I was able to clean the keyboard with a soak in distilled water and hitting it with a hair dryer (smelled like rum). Cost me about $130 CDN for a late model Dell Precision with 32 GB fast RAM, 6GB onboard video, i7 6 core, and USB C. Haven’t benchmarked it yet, but it’s fast.
I remember when car parts were reconditioned. Alternators. Get them rebushed and going again for a lot less cost. That modern world is so throw away and it’s nuts. I love how there’s little communities sprouting up reconditioning old products because they usually aren’t that old. …i7 6 core I’d imagine it would bench pretty good!
Mate…yeah alienware is often overpriced for the hardware but a good intel i7 in a laptop with 32 gigs sounds pretty bloody good. I’m glad you took the punt and got it going…you can do so many good things I’d imagine for your hobbies with such a setup.