Brands effectiveness at cooling

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  1. deanovip

    deanovip Notebook Enthusiast

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    A bit random I toting between Lenovo, Asus and MSI. But I just want to check these brands are good enough to handle gaming in thermals. I've done so much research and have read some horror stories about certain brands.
     
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    @deanovip you should check specific models, not just brands.
     
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    deanovip Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sorry, I was looking at the Lenovo Y520 Legion, that had an i5 and 1050ti.

    Asus ROG FX502VM i5 and 1060.

    NAI GE62 7RE i7 and a 1050ti.
     
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    Those are different classes of devices with different intentions. The Y520 is a barebones and does a decent job at cooling its components assuming you don't mind the noise. The FX502VM runs warm because it has a focus on lower fan noise and a slimmer profile. If you undervolt and repaste, it runs decently cool as well as being quieter than the Y520. The screen, however, is awful. Any laptop with a TN screen (in 99% of cases) should be avoided. The GE62 has good thermals at at the cost of fan noise and battery life. It has a very small battery because the majority of the back of the machine is taken up by heatpipes.
     
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    Thanks... I really appreciate your help and struggling with the right choice. The Lenovo is £900 for the i5 7300hq and the 1050ti. Where as the msi is £1000 more but has the i7 7700hq. You have ruled out the Asus for me, the only reason i considered that was the 1060.
     
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    Sorry to throw in the mix MIS GP62 MVR Leopard Pro is an i5 with a 1060. Maybe that would be a sweet spot. I'm having trouble finding battery life and screen info for that.
     
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    Avoid the GP/GL series. Also, check out the GL502 - that's the same model as the FX502 but with a high-end IPS screen
     
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    Yes. It has a M.2 slot for an SSD and a 2.5" drive bay for a HDD (I know because I have the VT model of that chassis in a 250GB + 1TB config)
     
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    Lastly done out of the 3, Lenovo y520, msi ge62 or the Asus? Which would you buy?

    I just want to say a big thank you as you have really helped me out.
     
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