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This review is from: ASUS ROG G752VS-XB72K OC Edition Gaming Laptop 6th Generation Intel Core i7 6820HK (2.70 GHz) 32 GB Memory 1 TB HDD 256 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB GDDR5 17.3" Full HD 1920 x 1080 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Pros: Very fast, 1070 mobile is faster than any AMD card, and most 900 series
GPU hovers in 75-80 range
Wifi card is fast
samsung NVMe SSD...yes please
keyboard is well laid out
Cons: CPU out of the box pushes above 90C
ASUS always puts a lot of bloatware
Sound quality from speakers isn't great, mixed with bad location means you are unlikely to use the speakers for almost anything
The macro keys stop keyboard input. If you are holding W for example, and press a macro key, your W will stop being registered until you press it again. Hopefully this is fixable through software update, but still a rather annoying oversight.
makes me want to upgrade my desktop :(
Other Thoughts: Usually ASUS laptops are problematic for me on wifi front, glad to have one they made it a priority the wifi was working well
Would have liked to see either 1440p or 120hz on the monitor, coming from 144hz desktop to 75hz, the laptop feels a little sluggish. Gsync doesn't make up for lower refresh.
As Joseph P has stated, coming out of "Extreme mode" keeps CPU temps in check, would also recommend doing the same.
Any laptop with this much power will not have a long battery life, so if you are looking for that, look elsewhere.
This review is from: Xigmatek Aquila White Steel Micro-ATX Cube Chassis CCD-14AWW-U01
Pros: pretty spacious for a cube
decent airflow by default
plenty of space to mount fans to improve airlfow.
can do ok cable management
Cons: - no molex converters for fans - see other thoughts
- difficult to remove drive bays - screws are under the "feet" so you have to take off the entire foot thing to remove them. if they moved the screw like 20mm either direction it would have been much nicer.
- tight psu fit
- what I assume was SSD bay did not fit SSDs and was too small for standard HDD.
Other Thoughts: no molex converters for fans - typically it's ok and I assume they didn't include them since it's "micro-atx" and most of these boards have more than 2 headers. I put a mini itx board in here, only 2 fan headers, one for cpu and one chassi fan. Luckily I had some from another case so I could plug in the exhaust fan and a top exhaust. It was troublesome but not the reason for minus egg.
- the location of screws to remove the "SSD" looking drive bay was the primary reason for -1 egg. it was really frustrating to find out after an SSD wouldn't even fit there, that to remove it I have to disassemble almost the entire case to remove this box of metal.
- if you get this and have standard full length PSU, make sure you plug in all of your cables to your modular PSU before you mount it, there is not enough room to plug them in after you do due to the location of standard HDD mounting bay.
- for the price I wasn't expecting much so even though I wasn't really happy building with it, I can't complain or knock it too much for these things. Really it could have been designed a bit better and made it much easier to build with.
Pros: great build quality
easy to build with/inside
tons of prepackaged cable management (velcro straps behind mobo tray)
removable hdd bays & cd-drive bays
nearly silent built in fans
so much liquid cooling support
Cons: only issue I had was:
if you want a 420mm radiator on top you -must- put radiator inside case (not on top where the black mesh is). 360mm probably you could have it on top and fans below for a push-out configuration. In this case you may be able to get away with a push from below, but really it's a tight fit with the exhaust fan and you have to manage tubing around these fans.
this is really more of a minor inconvenience than a 'con' so no eggs deducted.
Other Thoughts: If you want a 420mm on top it will fit even with 3 5.25" drive bays filled, provided you only have "pull" fans. Probably can use the lower 2 bays and have push/pull if necessary.
this is the nicest case I've worked with. I'm in love.