Feedback requested on new Laptop Build

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  1. Starlighter101

    Starlighter101 Newbie

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    Hello all - I'm hoping to get some expert feedback on a new laptop build I'm considering with HIDEvolution. The specs are below and the main purpose of the laptop will be to run the latest games butter smooth on the highest settings for the next 3 to 4 years.

    Of almost equal importance is keeping the fan noise to a minimum.. which is one of the reasons I am going with such high performance, at least in the short term, I'm hoping that the load will be so minimal that the temps (and thus the fans) will stay low.

    Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks in advance


    EVOC High Performance Systems P870TM1 17.3" Custom Built VR Ready Gaming Laptop w/ 1x or 2x GTX 1080

    LCD Panel

    17.3" Full HD (1920x1080) 144Hz~9ms IPS-level 72% NTSC Matte Type Display - w/ nVIDIA® G-SYNC™ Technology

    Display Warranty

    30 Days Zero Defective Pixel Warranty (perfect panel guarantee) - $35.00

    Video Card

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5 X 200W + Vapor Chamber Dual GPU Heat Sink - NVIDIA G-Sync Enabled - $165.00

    Prema Custom BIOS

    Prema Custom BIOS - Latest Updated Version

    Processor

    HIDevolution Delidded - Unlocked, Under Volted and Overclocked 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8700K 6 Core-12 Thread Processor, 4.7 GHz (HIDevolution Overclocked to 4.8GHz) - GUARANTEED Performance (Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut included) - $120.00

    Thermal Interface Materials

    Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut + Gelid GC Extreme on CPU, Gelid GC Extreme on GPU, and Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pads on heat sensitive surfaces – BEST PERFORMANCE - $30.00

    Memory

    32GB (2 x 16GB) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series Dual Channel DDR4/2666MHz - $205.00

    RAID Options

    no RAID (1st drive as primary boot drive, 2nd & 3rd drives as storage drives)

    M.2 SSD Slot 1 (supports PCIe or SATA)

    HIDevolution Approved 1TB M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD - $299.00

    1st 2.5" HDD/SSD Bay

    1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive

    Wireless Cards

    Killer™ Wireless-AC N1535 802.11 ac/a/g/n 2x2 NGFF w/ Bluetooth 4.1

    Operating System

    Genuine Windows® 10 Home, 64bit, English - $80.00
     
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  2. Arrrrbol

    Arrrrbol Notebook Evangelist

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    Aside from an undervolt and liquid metal you can remove some of the mesh from the bottom panel to allow the fans more room to breathe. Using a good cooling pad will help keep the temps down too (and fan noise).

    @Mr. Fox @Papusan @Dr. AMK and other P870 owners may be able to tell you more about the fan noise.
     
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  3. camberman3000

    camberman3000 Notebook Consultant

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    Having just gone through the purchase process myself, I would HIGHLY recommend upgrading the 3 options in red, above.

    1. While 1080P is still ok today, I chose the 3k "1.4" version screen since it offers some future-proofing and has a fantastic picture. It doesn't have G-Sync but does offer 120Hz and doesn't suffer from the banding problem that the "1.0" screen has (apparently shows these bands when looking up close at the screen).
    2. Get the best processor you can afford here, which means one of the lottery chips. It will run cooler and you said fan noise is important, plus with a custom undervolt you may be able to overclock further and still stay very cool
    3. Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro as it offers better control over when and how Windows updates are applied. I'm pretty sure Win 10 Home forces updates as soon as they come out and if they are buggy you are stuck with it until the next patch comes

    These are my un-expert suggestions. :)
     
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  4. Dr. AMK

    Dr. AMK The Strategist

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    Consider the 4K if you will use an external 4k monitor.

    Take the DDR4/3000MHz or 3200MHz, you can ask them for that in the comments section.

    Go for Samsung m.2 960 pro

    Don't use any mechanical HDD, replace with SSD if you can,

    Get the new Intel 9260NGW NGFF Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Card

    Ask them to install the Windows Pro without license key, and get your own key with lower price from the Internet.

    A good Cooling pad is a must, you can get nice custom one from the links below:
    https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-NotePal-PLUS-Performance/dp/B00ED3WMTC
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DP9WRZY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N6BFVKO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KB8CB9O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MGG6SC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    You can find many U3 modes in the forum, from Mr. Fox, Papusan and other senior members.
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...olers-for-18-alienware-laptops.593626/page-47
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...-team-from-hidevolution.802005/#post-10472383

    https://imgur.com/a/iZ192#0?
    Good luck.
     
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  5. Starlighter101

    Starlighter101 Newbie

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    These are great suggestions and I really appreciate the feedback. Thank you!
     
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    Starlighter101 Newbie

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    FYI - I ended up going with HIDEvolution. Don S. offered some suggestions as well and I felt comfortable that they would take good care of me.

    All of your suggestions were helpful and appreciated. Thanks!
     
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