1- I don't know why you are so obsessed with Crysis... you need 3 Geforce 280 SLI to be able to run this game ALMOST smoothly... forget it! 2- It's not even a good game. Watch pixar animation movies they are more impressive. Or go outside you can't beat realism as the real stuff. 3- No your GPU on your laptop is not 3x SLI Geforce GTX 280.. it's just a gefocre 9300 that you can OC it. Yes it plays Crysis in medium low settings but higher texture (compensates, and give more realist graphics). 4- Your geforce 250 that you want to buy... heck even the 600$ Canadian 280 GTX is not powerful enouth to play Crysis at high settings smoothly. All your doing is aiming for a big disappointment, and look like an idiot. As for your system problem: 1- XP does not support SATA/eSATA 2- probably the SATA drivers was installed BEFORE Windows XP was installed 3- Get Vista 64-bit. Pick up the phone and call Dell and request Vista 64-bit disk to use your 4GB of RAM. If you are extra nice, they will give it to you for free. 4- Errors of the HDD indicate that the previous owner damaged the HDD. Contact Dell via phone or chat for a new HDD. Dell buisness tech support is SUPERB! Not only they are from or ner where you live, but will do everything to make you satisfy. I read a story of someone who had the Latitude E6400, and had 1 dead pixel. Dell only covers your screen if you have 10 or dead pixel. He got his screen replaced easily. And of you have Next Buisness Day on SIte (in Canada Del gives it to you for 3 years with the 3 year warranty), then all you do is nothing. A professional contract technique comes at your place when you (start next buisness day) want at the time you want, to perform the repair, and leaves with the old part that he will return to Dell. And any damage done by hom, (even scratches) is covered by Dell. I can't believe you are willing to trough all this away for a bad game with nice graphics. And a matte screen on laptops is freaking hard to find as they are really expensive to produce, and not worth it for the average consumer That is why Home level laptops, it's glossy mania on the screen. Because the screen is glossy, they don't need to do anything with the LCD. But on a matte screen, it's more expensive as they try to compensate for the reduction of vivid colors and view angle. That is why it's only in buisness class machine you find non glossy screen. And it has metal hinges which makes the screen hinge not breakable, and doesn't do wobble land like the Toshiba's and HP's.