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MSI 15.6
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Pros: capable of playing gta 5 on med-high settings with solid 60fps. Plays skyrim ultra 60 fps. with a little know how you can install a pci ssd. comes with 1 8gb stick of ram installed leaving a slot open. Panel has little to no ghosting for such a cheap laptop. Stays surprisingly cool for being such a cheap laptop.

Cons: As normal this comes bloated enough to peg the hdd to 100% for the first 5 minutes of booting. I reinstalled a bare bones fresh copy of windows 10 with a pci ssd and it is a beast of a laptop for gaming.

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EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 120-G2-1300-XR 80+ GOLD 1300W Fully Modular Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Extremely high wattage output. Has the same amazing evga quality that I have come to expect from such an amazing company. Surprisingly the fan in this unit is the quietest in my system. The metal this is constructed from is nice and solid. Plenty of connectors on the unit itself. Comes with a plethora of cables and nice nice bag to hold them as well as several velcro straps and the tie wraps from the cables themselves for cable management. The cpu power cable can be routed behind the tray with plenty of room to spare. Nice solid cable sleeving with discreet cables for when the ends show.

Cons: none.

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Intel Core i7-4790K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1150 88W BX80646I74790K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Packaging inside the box was nice and snug, didn't have to worry about anything shifting around getting damaged. Thermal compound on the cooler had just the right amount on it imo to be as effective as possible.

Cons: The stock cooler doesn't cool well enough, was constantly getting in 45ish idling going to the low 80s while gaming. I don't know if the cooler was too small or the thermal compound wasn't good enough but replaced after initial operational checks satisfied me to ensure it worked as advertised. It will do the job even at those temperatures for most people for just gaming and moderate video editing.

Other Thoughts: After replacing the cooler with a H100i the idle is 38c and maxes 56c gaming and benchmarking at 70c after 1 hour of running the benchmark with auto voltages. I might change the auto voltage to a constant 1.125 to lower the top end of the temperature when benchmarking.

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Philip V.'s Profile

Display Name: Philip V.

Date Joined: 02/26/12

  • Reviews: 17
  • Helpfulness: 8
  • First Review: 11/07/12
  • Last Review: 02/16/17
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