Great review of the Clevo M570U "The Executioner" from Killernotebooks.com

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  1. T4House

    T4House Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey people here is a review of my system, the Executioner, I just got last month from Killernotenooks.com.
    http://www.techwarelabs.com/reviews/notebooks/kn-executioner/index.shtml

    Two things that I found in my own notebook that I am glad the guys over at techware verified because it was just hard for me to believe. One being GPU and CPU core temps, check this quote out.

    And the second being, the benchmark numbers but I'll let you gamers check those out for yourself.

    As far as the temps go, Mark Mueller the owner of killernotebooks.com did a great job modding the Clevo cooling system and he says he is working on something even a little better that should be out next month. I love the fact that you can get high performance out of the notebook at relatively cool temps.
    Although the mod in mark's systems is a little more extensive, for those who just want to do a simple mod to the own Clevo cooling system for OCing, after the warranty of course, the heat sinks can be purchased at Newegg, along with the arctic silver thermal adhesive because you definitely want to remove the thermal tape that they come with.
    And as far as the review goes I can say with all honesty that I have experienced the same thing both with the performance of the notebook and with the service provided by Mark Mueller the owner. But I saved a little money going with the WSXGA screen instead of the WU.

    But here is the link for the heatsinks for those interested in doing a simple mod.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835116019
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835100005
     
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    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    I like the pictures of the inside of the KillerNotebooks' Clevo M570U....

    the CPU/GPU heatsink looks to be stock. I dont really see evidence that it is a "custom" heatsink that was speculated.

    I guess you can add some small blocks of copper here and there, but the stock heatsink is pretty well engineered already.
     
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    glasspusher Notebook Geek

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    wow. Besides the dual seagate hardrives in raid 0 and the T7600 CPU, my clevo M570U is exactly the same and costs $1350.00 less then this system. You could buy an Asus A8Js with the ati x1700 graphics card with that extra $1300 and then have two killer gaming rigs...one dtr and one portable laptop!
     
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    T4House Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yea Gophn in this particular system he modded the stock cooling system, the reason being, IMO, is not because the Clevo's stock heatsink is flawed but more so for OCers to leach off the additional heat when you turn it up a notch. First, he disassembled the card and seeing the gaps between the GPU memory and the heatsink, he bonded copper shims to the bottom of the heatsink for better thermal transfer from the memory to the heatsink. He also added the 9 (to make 11 total) copper heat sinks bonded with silver thermal adhesive to the underside of the VC's cooling system with some to pressing tight against the main copper block that attaches the GPU core and memory and the heatpipes, helping to transfer more heat to the pipes so it doesn't radiate inside the case. Below is a link to a pic of what he did to the inside of the heatsink. And he just bonded 3 more heat sinks to the CPU cooling system for the same reason. But I pointed all this out in my original post because I thought there will be a lot more people using the 7950 GTX in the coming year and adding a few heat sinks to the outside VC is an easy mod and it does make a noticeable difference. But I definitely wouldn't recommend opening up your VC unless you really know what your doing. I had my system before the mod and then Mark did the mod for me for the cost of the shipping and afterwards there was a real nice drop in the temps.

    www.killernotebooks.com/executioner/images/GPU_Open.jpg

    As far as the "custom" heatsink goes it should be out next month. He designed a one piece heatsink that will be a single piece of copper from the GPU and memory to above the heatpipes, then a second fluted aluminum top will cover the entire top to disipate remaining heat. And these he also offers to everyone already owning Executioner's at his cost. And again his customers are people who like ultimate and are willing to throw an extra few hundred bucks into the pot.
     
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