Just bought an MSI GE73 Raider

Discussion in 'MSI' started by PatriarchaLex, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. PatriarchaLex

    PatriarchaLex Newbie

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    This is my first time posting; however, I do lurk a lot. After going over my options, and after much reading of this site, I decided to order my first gaming laptop from HIDevolution. I wanted something that would give me a good gaming experience without breaking the bank. I know it may not be the best of the best, but it seems pretty great to me.

    I had an awesome experience with HIDevolution. @Ted@HIDevolution helped me amend my order when I changed my mind on something, and he helped my decided on the most efficient way to process and ship my PC. Very pleased!

    Custom Built MSI GE73 Raider 8RF RGB-012 17.3" w/ nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    Loot Box Level 2 Bundle

    Gaming Bag, Dragon Doll, Gaming Headset
    LCD Panel
    17.3" FHD (1920*1080), 120Hz 3ms 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
    Intel® 8th Generation Coffee Lake Core™ i7-8750H 6 Core - 12 Thread Processor, 2.2 GHz (Max Turbo Frequency 4.1 GHz), 9MB Smart Cache
    Thermal Interface Materials
    Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut on CPU + GPU, and Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pads on heat sensitive surfaces – BEST PERFORMANCE – installed by HIDevolution - $95.00
    Memory
    MSI Approved Standard 16GB Dual Channel DDR4/2666MHz (2 x 8GB)
    M.2 PCIe RAID Options
    no RAID (1st drive as primary boot drive, 2nd drive as storage drive)
    M.2 PCIe Slot 1
    HIDevolution Approved 512GB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD - installed by HIDevolution - $150.00
    M.2 PCIe / SATA Slot 2
    None
    2.5" HDD/SSD Bay
    1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive
    Wireless Cards
    Intel® Wireless-AC 9560 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n 2x2 NGFF w/ Bluetooth 5.0
    Operating System
    Genuine Windows® 10 Home, 64bit, English
    Operating System Clean Install
    Yes, Clean Install of Windows - $15.00
    Office Software
    None
    Power Adapter
    230W AC Power Adapter (supports 100-240V)
    Internal Battery
    Internal 6 cell (51Wh) battery
    Audio
    Giant Speakers 3W*2 + Subwoofer 3W *2
    Steelseries Keyboard
    Steel Series per-Key RGB with Anti-Ghost key+ silver lining
    Warranty and Service
    2 Year MSI + HIDevolution Limited USA Warranty + 1 Year Global Warranty w/ 1 Year USA Accidental Damage "No Oops" Protection (Registration within 30 days of Ship Date Required) + LIFETIME HIDevolution Technical Support - $200.00
     
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    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Congratulations! That is what HIDevolution has got us accustomed to, quality products, great builds, and the best configurations and thermal tweaks out there.

    I bought 4 laptops from them because they always impressed me in their quality control and how I received a perfectly working laptop out of the box every time in addition to their outstanding customer service.

    Enjoy
     
  3. PatriarchaLex

    PatriarchaLex Newbie

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    HIDevolution just took it to another level. I noticed that they started the "Black Friday in October Sale" today. My PC was one of the qualifying laptops for the sale. Although I ordered it on Saturday (the 29th), they applied the sale to my order.

    Plus, my laptop is in Pre-Production. Excited!
     
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    PatriarchaLex Newbie

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    My laptop will arrive today. Any suggestions on what would make the smoothest start-up? Any recommended methods to remove telemetry from Windows, etc.?

    @Ultra Male
     
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    TheMisterJAP Notebook Enthusiast

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    Seriously considering the GE73 Raider as well. What are you first impressions? What will you use it for and what made you go for it ?

    Anyway, enjoy! :)
     
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    Any update on the machine (speed, quality, heat management) & the purchasing experience?
     
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    This is one of the laptops on my list too. Would be great to hear how your experience is going.
     
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