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Myles T.

Myles T.

Joined on 04/21/11

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ASUS G750JZ

ASUS ROG G750 Series G750JZ-DS71 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 24GB Memory 1TB HDD 256GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit
ASUS ROG G750 Series G750JZ-DS71 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 24GB Memory 1TB HDD 256GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: This laptop is the best of the best. The graphics card plays games seamlessly and boot-up is fast! I bought this ASUS as a replacement laptop for school and gaming. I needed something that will be able to play Star Citizen (PC) when it is released, so far with the release of the hangar module, the FPS are 50+ as compared to the use of the integrated Intel where the FPS are at 10. I'm hoping this laptop will last me a few years and by shelling out the money it will continue to be aggressive as a front-runner to games and technology.

Cons: I had a few minor problems with Graphics drivers, which were sorted out after reading up on some discussion boards. The only current CON is the message "plugged in, not charging" under the battery icon. This laptop has no problems charging, it's only the message; perhaps the person assembling it did not calibrate it properly, or the BIOS settings are not configured correctly.

Overall Review: I read all the reviews about this laptop before purchasing, and I advise everyone else to do the same. Many complain of dead batteries and non-functioning graphics cards. This could definitely be possible, but do your research. The video drivers with this laptop are not up-to-date, you will need to install the Beta driver from NVIDIA GeForce website (this is written 4/13/14). The Optimus software that is included with this laptop is built to switch between the integrated (Intel) graphics card and the dedicated (NVIDIA) graphics card, but most likely they will not have the newest and most up-to-date games configured, so the way to fix this is to go into the NVIVIDA control panel and go to 3D managing to manually add the program to the list and chose the correct graphics card (easy fix for something that could have been considered a malfunctioning card / saving everyone the hassle for an RMA). Moving from Windows 7 to Windows 8, I had my doubts of course, but after learning a bit about it, it really isn't bad. The mouse pad allows you to swipe from right to bring up start menu. Another feature I just learned is that you can "split your screen", ie. using two windows for internet at the same time by just dragging to each side. I like the back-lit keyboard and the way the keys sound as well as the mouse button clicks. So far, so good ASUS; I'm looking forward to breaking this thing in.

Great Cooler But Not Meeting Advertised Pump RPM of 3600

Thermaltake Water 3.0 360 ARGB Sync Edition CL-W234-PL12SW-B Water Cooler LGA 1700 Compatible
Thermaltake Water 3.0 360 ARGB Sync Edition CL-W234-PL12SW-B Water Cooler LGA 1700 Compatible

Pros: Great product with pieces that feel well constructed. The RGB daisy chain was easy to put together. Like the directions show, I placed the AIO pump to the AIO motherboard connector and the RGB fans to the CPU connector. Fits and looks great on the top of my full sized case.

Cons: I have been unable to find where I can change the settings to increase my AIO pump RPM. It’s fixed at 1800 +/- 40 whereas it’s advertised at speeds of 3600. Settings have been changed in BIOS, ASUS fan settings, etc. All readings show 1800 even on HWinfo. Trying to figure out if this is motherboard incompatibility, but with overclocked settings, I am meeting my 90 degree threshold quickly for running at half speed.

Overall Review: Installation went great, colors are variable and work well with the motherboards RGB sync. Fans speeds change due to cpu temp but haven’t found why my AIO pump speeds are throttled down. Hopefully I’ll find a fix to keep this at 5stars. UPDATE: From some pretty thorough research, it seems as if these AIOs are dual pump; so two pumps each spinning at 1800 to equal 3600. Obviously not what you'd expect when buying a product like this, hope to get some clarification from Thermaltake.