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MSI GT Series GT80 Titan SLI-009 Gaming Laptop 4th Generation Intel Core i7 4980HQ (2.80 GHz) 24 GB Memory 1 TB HDD 256 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI 16 GB GDDR5 18.4
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Okay first impressions, this system is on fire. Every game, benchmark, and fun little do these million things at once this system has laughed at me an asked for more.

Coming from a background of DIY systems, that were pretty nice for their purpose, it is refreshing to have a system that runs this well out of box and has great upgrade options.

Initial setup is straight forward as it is just Windows and a few driver configurations. SLI and Monitor Matrix x3 was super easy and worked just fine.

The SSD Raid 0 setup it just amazing.

Cons: I have to say the MSI bloat ware is a bit much. Not the worse I have seen, but when your taskbar is full of stuff on first start up, it just makes a picky person like me raise and eyebrow and say "really?"

Outside of that it does run a bit hot, though this is mitigated by the option to ramp up the fans. I almost did not write this as not to terrible.

I will be sure to update of anything changes.

Other Thoughts: Overall I agree with the other reviewers; ig you can afford this system, then you should but it.

Noise levels are fine even at full blast, considering the system is a beast. If that is a big concern for you, then buy some nice head phones. Should be easy, you just dropped 3.8k+ on the system. Splurge a little. eh?

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 DirectX 11 100355L 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Silent
Great Price
Good Performace
Plays at max graphics on most games

Cons: None as of yet

Other Thoughts: First, it is practically silent, which is a nice change for me. I have had it since Nov 2014 with no problems, and you can't beat the performance for the price. This being my second AMD card I must say, so far they have me becoming a believer. I know I am late to the show, but I was an Nivida Fan Boy for awhile.

I bought the card to replace an older model Radeon( 4870 X2). I am happy with this as an replacement, I mostly play Steam Games and WoW. Works great on full graphics for all the games I have tried so far; the main two being Skyrim and WOW.

Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W BX80623I52500 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The chip is everything you want it to be! Specs are great for the price especially when combo-ed.

Cons: The stock intel heat sink sucks. Comes with the plastic turn pin garbage, that cannot stay in the mobo. Buy an aftermarket heat sink. I am not joking this is a real pain in the rear and the only reason I am not giving it 5 stars. Heat sink popped off after it was installed and broke the thermal. I verified it was fully installed four times during setup, because it just looks and feels shoddy. The plastic pins are just so cheap that the tension pops them out.

Other Thoughts: Great Chip, will purchase an aftermarket heat sink and should be golden.


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Display Name: John G.

Date Joined: 08/31/11

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 09/12/11
  • Last Review: 06/02/15
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