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Pros: Preface: I used samsung phones for years, when S6 came out i switched to HTC One M9.
I like to call this phone a 'HTC before they went to crap' due to the fact that beside my One M9 its literally the same, so for me the transition was flawless.
Ill cover things that I didnt see others mention:
Buttons are super high quality, firm
Power saver settings are great, work well
UI is commonly talked about, I have no quarrels
capacitive buttons can be swapped in settings
ATT 4G LTE with 64GB micro sd works flawlessly, speed test showed high latency but from hot spotting for WoW and overwatch show no issues
Accessories: came with quick charge 3 18W charger, functional screen protector and clear sillicon case (included in phone's box)
Cons: Camera firmware could use some work, but its not even a compromise for me since idc about camera quality.
Other Thoughts: This was my 1.5yr upgrade to type C since i moved my gaming pc over to type C charging (razer blade stealth and razer core) and my 14nm, 1440p upgrade from 22nm 1080pREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS ROG G752VT-DH72 G-Sync Gaming Laptop 6th Generation Intel Core i7 6700HQ (2.60 GHz) 16 GB Memory 1 TB HDD 128 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 3 GB GDDR5 17.3" Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
Pros: GTX 970M almost out performs 980M with an subtle overclock (1250Mhz core +300Mhz memory), see description
Panel is only 75Hz but I've had two of these panels overclock to 100Hz easy (use nvidia control panel custom resolutions)
Other Thoughts: I purchased the G752VT-RH72, its the same model without the m.2 ssd (which I put my own samsung SM951 into) from a NEX
I made a custom bios to a 1202Mhz boost clock and +200Mhz on the memory using maxwell bios modder. I highly suggest you check the ASIC using gpu-z (mine is 75.7%) and pushing the GPU as far as the stock bios lets you, if that stock bios works mod the boost clock to that speed if its 100% stable (ensure w/e boost clock you set is using the +13Mhz button and that you change all the 1038 values in 'boost states' to that new value). For this laptop's thermal design, the core only ever hit 70C with no additional cooling w/ <1V on the core with the +135Mhz that the bios lets you apply, so even with a lower ASIC i would attempt some overclock only because a maxwell gpu running at <1100Mhz is ridiculous when every single maxwell gpu I own (750 ti, 980, titan x) all easily hit 1500Mhz with <1.3V core. I am however not responsible for damage to components, simply a suggestion to get more out of the hardware you bought.
Pros: REVIEW: SilverStone SG13B Black Mesh front panel (to resist confusion)
I was able to stuff a GTX Titan x ACX cooler modded, a corsair h50 mounted on a 4790k and an impact VII asus board powered by the GS series supernova platinum 1000W psu. Pretty impressive specs to fit in 11.5L (which is smaller than the raven z case also made by silverstone which i've built several systems with that case) and i believe this case became my new favorite case.
The build was actually much easier than expected, didnt have to make any modifications in order to get everything to fit, nor have to do any crazy cable mangement.
The price of the case is too low not to just pick one up and play with, that was my original plan (to see if it all fit) and I'm deciding to keep it after doing thermal testing.
Cons: top/side panel is a pain to get back on, simply due to the fact that it locks in forward and bottom simultaneously.
Without custom cables, the system really only supports 1 ssd (if you feel its necessary to screw them in)
If you use an AiO cpu cooler (which i highly recommend where the corsair h50 100% works with 1 fan mounted) i would recommend using
Reset button isnt normal sizes and is intentionally harder to access, its a design choice that i understand, just be aware of it.
Other Thoughts: Using a single SSD thats mounted on the bottom was the best option, keeps it hidden and out of the way. with the cables im using (stock that came with psu) i would be unable to use the auxiliary ssd mounts that use the bracket on the top.
If you use an AiO cpu cooler (which i highly recommend where the corsair h50 100% works with 1 fan mounted) i would recommend having the power supply fan facing down to provide some air flow to the motherboard components (this allows the top to become an exhaust for the cpu and gpu and uses the right side vent as an intake)
PLEASE ensure your power supply is normal length if using AiO cpu cooler (due to radiator/fan), I did not test a longer power supply but with a normal length one there is just enough clearance to route cables.