Bit the bullet got an SC17

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  1. dodgehemi0

    dodgehemi0 Notebook Evangelist

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    Could not pass it up on amazon for 2100 bucks.... I see this forum is pretty baron any advice for me with this laptop? It's the 1070 version
    Stupid auto correct But should be bit

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    I'm mulling to get this one too, please let me know how your turns out and any pos/negs you have.
     
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    That's a great price.

    It does tend to get a little hot, that's due to the aluminum chassis being used as a heatsink.
    I really like the keyboard and overall look/feel of this notebook. I think EVGA did a great job.

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    I hope I like it, look on amazon for amazon warehouse deals pretty good ones some times.


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    There is not much out there in terms of reviews and such if this thing.


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    I appreciate that eVGA is trying something different, rather than just slapping their logo onto a stock Clevo chassis. Amazon Warehouse can be really hit and miss. I've gotten some great deals, like a 1 TB SSD for less than $170, but others, like an Android tablet looked like they were handled by a kindergarten class, boxed up, and sent out.
     
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    This doesn't have Optimus right?

    With the monitor being 60 Hz, is adaptive sync available as an option under the Nvidia control panel?

    Any other options? Also what are you temps under load?
     
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    I don't actually have one, but I got some hands-on with it (the original one with the GTX 980M).

    If it has Nvidia G-Sync on the internal display, it doesn't support Optimus; the two technologies don't work together.

    You're probably overthinking this, just use the notebook and enjoy it. :)

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    That's not entirely true. My Clevo P670RS has Optimus and a G-Sync screen. There's a setting in the BIOS to switch between Optimus (called MSHybrid) and discrete, which disable the Intel GPU. In order to get G-Sync on the built-in display, you need to be running in discrete mode. In MSHybrid, G-Sync works just fine on a supported external monitor - no need to change modes in the BIOS.
     
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    My statement was specific to the internal display on the notebook. If G-Sync is active, Optimus can't be. A switch in the BIOS may let you use one or the other (which I don't know is even on the EVGA SC17), but both presently cannot be used simultaneously. Again, assuming the internal display only.

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