So it is official, I placed my order for the MSI GT70 from GentechPC. I will be converting from Asus to MSI.
I am a big fan of the G73 I own, it has been by far my favorite and best performing laptop that I have ever owned. However I have no idea what Asus is doing with the G74 and G75 only having GTX 560 & GTX 660 GPU's on what is supposed to be a flagship gaming laptop. Those are mid ranged gpu's and enough a reason to make me switch.
The GTX670 is still not the highest out there on the MSI but its good enough and already confirmed it can be upgraded to the GTX675 (and lets hope GTX680) I do not see any products competing that have a GTX680 for even close to this price point and with these features.
So bear with me in the building phase as I add a bit to it day to day, feel free to PM me or post relevant stuff to add. And by all means start any discussion about the products that belongs in the (future) owners lounge.
Nice to see an official gt60 and 70 thread setting up! I'm very close to getting a gt60 just need to save up a month or two of paycheck. But im concerning if there's a down side not preordering now, will it be likely out of stock? Would the price rise?
Ebay or even here on the forums is a good place to sell it. How well it sells depends on what laptop models with a lesser gpu that it is compatible with.
Going with a barebone model is one way to go straight into the GTX675 rather than upgrading. I have had barebone systems before, its usually a trade off.
You can save money if you only need/want certain things, but if you were to get everything that comes with the branded model it would end up costing more. Like a combo meal at a fast food place. You may get one or two things you don't need with the combo but its still a better value unless you absolutly do not want/need those extra things.
The other barebone advantage though is if you can outsource your parts from a cheaper place, but then warranty and stuff is all in your hands and so is support.
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