From HIDevolution Ordered my new midlife crisis toy

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  1. lajoes

    lajoes Newbie

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    After to talking to @Donald@HIDevolution he reached out and touched me while configuring my midlife toy and this is what I ended up with:

    LCD Panel
    17.3" 3K QHD (2560x1440) AUO 120Hz - 5ms - LED Matte Type Display (B173QTN01.4) - $175.00
    Display Calibration
    Yes, display professionally calibrated w/ profile saved to USB drive - $50.00
    Minimize LCD Backlight Bleed
    Yes, quality check and give me a panel with minimal backlight bleed. - $100.00
    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
    Silicon Lottery Binned, Delidded and Tested, Factory Overclocked 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8700K 6 Core-12 Thread Core Processor, 4.7 GHz (HIDevolution Overclocked to 4.9GHz, rated to 5.1GHz) - GUARANTEED Performance (Thermal Grizzly Conductonau - $382.00
    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
    64GB (4 x 16GB) HIDevolution Approved Dual Channel DDR4/2800MHz - $750.00
    RAID Options
    RAID 0 (striping)
    M.2 SATA or PCIe SSD (for RAID configurations)
    HIDevolution Approved 4TB (2 x 2TB) M.2 SATA SSD - $1,338.00
    M.2 SSD Slot 3 (supports PCIe ONLY)
    Samsung 960 Pro 2TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 3D-VNAND SSD - Up to 3,400 MB/s Read-2,100 MB/s Write - $1,400.00
    1st 2.5" HDD/SSD Bay
    Empty HDD bay (with caddy/adapter) - -$30.00
    2nd 2.5" HDD/SSD Bay
    Empty HDD bay (with caddy/adapter)
    Wireless Cards
    Killer™ Wireless-AC N1535 802.11 ac/a/g/n 2x2 NGFF w/ Bluetooth 4.1
    Operating System
    Genuine Windows® 10 Pro, 64bit, English - $130.00
    Operating System Reinstallation Media
    OS Reinstallation + Drivers USB Flash Drive - $25.00
    Office Software
    Power Adapter
    330W AC Power Adapter (supports 100-240V)
    Foster Audio Speakers x 2
    Back-lit Gaming Keyboard
    Anti-Ghosting, Custom Macro Back-lit Gaming K
  2. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    What laptop model is that? the specs look sweet.

    Lemme know when you get it if you want me to help you tweak it with the Phoenix Magical Tweaks which consist of:

    1- Uninstallation of all the Windows Store Garbage Apps like 3D Paint, Print 3D, Alarms & Clock, Feedback Hub, Maps, Groove Music, News, Weather, etc.
    2- Removing all Windows 10 Privacy Invasion stuff like Telemetry, sending your keystrokes to Microsoft, automatically installing suggested apps in the background, allowing Microsoft to conduct experiments on your laptop, disabling automatic driver updates through Windows updates, disabling Windows 10 ads, disabling Cortana, Cloud Search etc.
    3- Removal of nVIDIA and Intel Telemetry
    4- Adjusting a lot of options in PC Settings like disabling Windows Tablet Mode (you have a laptop not a tablet), disabling suggestions appearing in the start menu, disabling automatically connecting to Paid WiFi Hotspots, disabling Game DVR which reduced performance in games, and a lot more.
    5- Replacing Cortana with a much better search tool that finds results instantly called Everything which finds any file you want as soon as you start typing even a few letters of its name and it doesn't even rely on the Windows Indexing Service to do this!
    6- Restoring the classic Windows Photo Viewer
    7- Restoring the Classic Windows 7 Start Menu
    8- Removal of the new and useless 3D Objects Folder that appears when you open "Computer"
    9- Completely disabling Windows Defender from its roots (including all scheduled tasks and startup files) for those who want to install their own AV. ESET NOD32 Antivirus is highly recommended if you want the utmost security with the least system performance impact.
    10- Updating all drivers to the latest versions in case they weren't up to date.
    11- Disabling the performance hit that is caused by the Meltdown and Spectre patches recently released by Microsoft (optional, only if you don't mind having this security vulnerability and would rather have your CPU's full performance back)
    12- Overprovisioning your SSD anywhere between 10-20% depending on how much space you can spare to ensure optimal and consistent performance at all times.
    13- Blocking the Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool (which causes a high system load when it is scanning files)
    14- Updating all drivers
    15- Creating a system restoration image using Macrium Reflect

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  3. Galm

    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    It's a P870TM1. Dual vapor chamber gpu heatsink.

    Beastly machine OP! Should serve you very well. Temps are gonna be amazing.
  4. camberman3000

    camberman3000 Notebook Consultant

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    Congrats on the new toy! I guess the midlife crisis is more than just a myth (*cough, points to sig). Just got my 870 this week and man this thing rocks and the screen is amazing. When I'm not playing (most of the time), it easily powers my two 28" 4k monitors and a third 23" 1080p monitor. Going HID was a good choice. I can't imagine what temps this thing would have without a de-lid.

    Now the hard part begins...the waiting for it to arrive. ;)
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