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Discussion in 'MSI' started by belcourt60, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. belcourt60

    belcourt60 Newbie

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    Hello everybody,

    I'm in the market for a gaming laptop and am looking at the MSI raider. Below is what i'm looking at from HIDevolution. The system may be overkill for gaming but that's just who I am. Any and all advice is appreciated!

    Custom Built MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider-003 17.3" w/ nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    Holiday Game Bundle

    Gaming Backpack, Gaming Mouse, Mouspad, Gaming Sticker
    LCD Panel
    17.3" FHD (1920*1080), 120Hz 5ms Wideview 94%NTSC Color Anti-Glare
    Display Warranty
    30 Days Zero Defective Pixel Warranty (perfect panel guarantee) - $35.00
    Video Card
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 w/ 8GB GDDR5
    Processor
    7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core Processor, 2.8 GHz (Max Turbo Frequency 3.8GHz), 6MB Smart Cache
    Thermal Interface Materials
    Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut on CPU, Gelid GC Extreme on GPU, and Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pads on heat sensitive surfaces – BEST PERFORMANCE – installed by HIDevolution - $80.00
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB Dual Channel DDR4/2666MHz (2 x 8GB) - installed by HIDevolution - $80.00
    RAID Options
    RAID 0 (Striping - Best Performance)
    M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD RAID Configurations
    2TB (2 x 1TB) Samsung 960 EVO M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 3D-VNAND SSD - installed by HIDevolution - $985.00
    2.5" Drive Bay
    2TB Seagate FireCuda Gaming 7mm SSHD (ST2000LX001) - installed by HIDevolution - $90.00
    Wireless Cards
    Killer™ Wireless-AC N1535 802.11 ac/a/g/n 2x2 NGFF w/ Bluetooth 4.1 - installed by HIDevolution - $20.00
    Operating System
    Genuine Windows® 10 Pro, 64bit, English
    Operating System Clean Install
    Yes, Clean Install of Windows - $15.00
    Office Software
    Microsoft Office 2016 Home and Business - includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook - $200.00
    Power Adapter
    230W AC Power Adapter (supports 100-240V)
    Internal Battery
    Internal 6 cell battery - 51Whr
    Audio
    Dynaudio Tech Speakers x 2
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Programmable Full Color Backlit w/ Silver Lining Print - U.S. English
    Warranty and Service
    1 Year MSI + HIDevolution Limited USA Warranty w/ 1 Year USA Accidental Damage "No Oops" Protection (Registration within 30 days of Ship Date Required) + LIFETIME HIDevolution Technical Support
    HIDevolution Global Warranty
    None
    MSI Front Lid Logo Color
    White (Standard)
     
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    Looks perfect to me. You specced it all right with dual memory modules to get DDR speeds, nice storage choices and Windows 10 Pro to have full control of the OS which I can help you tweak if you want to. Don't forget to email donald@hidevolution.com to get your NBR discount.
     
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    Funny thing you say to work with Donald, he helped me with this setup and also turned me to NBR lol. Thank-you for taking the time to look over this setup before I buy.
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Prophet

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    Make sure you have a good backup plan for the RAID-0 array.
     
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    What do you suggest? Should I back it up onto the 2.5" drive or an external?
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Prophet

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    Depending on how valuable the data is, keep one external hard drive in your house, another off-site, and use cloud storage for smaller items (documents, pictures, music). If you purchase a Microsoft Office 365 subscription, you'll get access to the full Office suite plus 1 TB of OneDrive storage. If you look around online, you can find places that sell renewal keys for far less than retail. I've never paid more than $65 for the 5-user pack. Should you only need the single user version, it can be found even cheaper.
     
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    thanks, you guys have been really helpful on this matter.
     
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    The best and fastest way to backup your data!

    Be smart.. be like Phoenix...

    That's EXACTLY what I do. j00 read my mind bro.

    I backup Software, videos (including my large movies library). music, docs, pics, games to my external drive
    Then through my Office 365 subscription which gives me 1TB of free storage as you mentioned, I have my docs, pics, music, and only a few family videos backed up there
     
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    I have a little update, the laptop is officially on order! Thanks to everyone who helped me with this matter. I look forward to picking your brains in the future. And a huge thanks to Donald S at HIDevolution for helping me configure and order it. If anyone is in the market for a laptop please contact Donald@HIDevolution.com. He is very knowledgeable and is great at talking you through the configuration/order process as well as giving advice.
     
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