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Witold P.

Witold P.

Joined on 12/27/10

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Awesome

MSI Laptop GT683R-242US Intel Core i7 2nd Gen 2630QM (2.00GHz) 12GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
MSI Laptop GT683R-242US Intel Core i7 2nd Gen 2630QM (2.00GHz) 12GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Pros: It has amazing specs. Runs anything you wish to throw at it and does so beautifully. The function buttons are great, the touchpad is extremely useful, the mousepad is big, the speakers are really stunning and picture quality blows anything I've previously seen out of the water. Face recognition to log in is pretty cool - thanks to the amazing webcam.

Cons: None really. I can't get the USB 3 ports to work with my external USB 2/3 drive. It works on the USB 2 ports and gets power from the USB 3 port, but the PC doesn't recognize it. Tried fiddling with drivers and searched forums, and in the end it seems its not a problem specific to this laptop but rather to USB 3 itself.

Overall Review: The screen is large, but could be bigger. If you can spend the extra cash, get this machine, you will NOT regret it.

Overclocks great on a custom water loop with Titan waterblock

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FE 11GB GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 ATX Video Card GV-N108TD5X-B
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FE 11GB GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 ATX Video Card GV-N108TD5X-B

Pros: I bought this card as a replacement to my old 780 Hydro Copper. I order the EK-FC Titan X Pascal waterblock and put it on the 1080 ti. I managed to overclock it to over 2Ghz, but I was getting some crashes running the Resident Evil 6 benchmarks, so I took it down to 1950Mhz and left it there. No crashes since, and the card stays nice and cool at 40-42c under heavy load. I get a smooth 210 FPS running SteamVR benchmark. All the games I've tested ran at 60 FPS on Ultra settings in 4k, and everything I ran on the Vive was at it's full 90 FPS. For now, this card will basically run anything, and for the price, it's a snag.

Cons: The stock cooler is rumored to be loud. This is most likely true, but I cannot confirm this, as I could not properly test the card before putting on the waterblock. If you want to water cool this sucker... there really is no downside.

Overall Review: Definitely worth the upgrade from the 1080. Goes well in a water loop, I highly recommend it. This card is a good reason to get into water cooling, as it's only downside - the high temperatures - is absolutely nullified. This card made my original choice to build this PC with water cooling truly worth it.