GE73 7RD (Raider) vs MSI GP73 (Leopard)

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  1. ImagioX1

    ImagioX1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Why not go for the new RGB raiders?
     
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    Love my GP73 8RE. It has been an absolute blast for a nice, thin form factor laptop. The cooling is good, the 6 core 8750H is good, and the 1060 6GB is pretty stout for an efficient little GPU. I did quite a few little mods so far, and it has made it much more enjoyable. A raid 0 NVMe setup, a new 2.5" ssd, 8GB of ram, and new TIM. That so far has given me some extra horsepower.
     
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    I just got mine this evening. I'm typing from it now. I freaking LOVE it.
     
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    Has there been anything you don't like with the system? I have been trying to get a bit more feedback on these models.
     
  5. ApostateTapir

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    I had a few niggles out of the box. First, the LED status indicator on the power button (blue for normal, red for when the 1060 fires up) would flip back and forth every 50 seconds. Some program was accessing the 1060 in a intermittent basis. An update to Redstone 5 fixed that.

    The other is build quality. It's not bad but, to be honest, the $600 Acer Aspire 5 I've been messing with feels more durable because of the aluminum palm deck. Again, the build quality doesn't seem bad and it will last plenty long. But for the $1400 I spend, I really wish MSI would've had a metal palm plate. The GE series has an aluminum chassis (IIRC), but I couldn't justify the $400 difference.

    I got done with an Ultra Male tweaking session this afternoon and now I'm head over heels with the laptop. But that's all due to the OS and has nothing to do with the laptop itself.
     
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    I'm guessing the screen is the best part?
     
  7. ApostateTapir

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    The screen is amazing. As far as user interface, the screen is the best part. The keyboard is good, but not mind-blowing. Same for the trackpad.

    But the performance is obviously what I bought it for. The internals are the star of the show.
     
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    Sorry for borrowing the thread. I bought a msi GP63 8RF-630NE that came without a CPU fan. I have now been struggling for the past 2 weeks trying trying to figure out what type of cpu-fan fits in this laptop.
    Msi refuse to give me part number or any details on the fan. Anyone have any idea what type of fan this model have? Does the GP73 have same fans as the GE73 maybe?
     
  9. Kevin@GenTechPC

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    Why not purchase it directly from MSI? All parts come from MSI so that's the best point of purchase.
     
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