MSI 1070 in Alienware 17 R1 Ranger SUCCESS!!!!

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  1. loafer987

    loafer987 Notebook Consultant

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    I apologize in advance as I am so excited I can barely type this post. I will be creating a DIY with pictures in the near future, possibly even in this thread, but I will decide that this weekend when I write it up! In the mean time...
    I AM THE FIRST IN THE WORLD AND I CAN YELL IF I WANT TO! LOL!!!
    HUGE thanks to @woodzstack for selling me the card and if anyone wants to attempt this as well he has the for sale thread here:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/fs-msi-1070n-n17e-a2-g2.797652/


    Now on to the good stuff!
    1070 vs 980m
    http://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/10685043/fs/10547389

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    This is a link to all my personal information and photo backups of the last 2-3 weeks of my life on this project. Many of these photos are not directly relevant other than for my calculation and measurement purposes, and if anyone sees any of my personal information that you feel shouldn't be there please be respectful and let me know, I am offering these pictures unedited to the community on my own good will, and if people wish to take advantage of them/me I reserve the right to remove them.

    https://1drv.ms/a/s!AhdpwHSIEN-vm3WH3bn4pa2hCL90

    I had to use the 75W heatsink due to the one coil that is close to the right mounting screw. But so far temps are completely in check! Yes I am 120hz eDP display.

    More to come!!
     
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  2. Dragar

    Dragar Newbie

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    Dude you are a legend! I have to purchase a new gfx card for my laptop anyways so knowing this now I think I'll just wait until I can purchase a 1080 for it. Sent a message to eurocom asking if they'll be selling 10 series card any time soon and just waiting for a reply.
     
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    CaerCadarn Notebook Deity

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    Awesome work bro! Luv it when older, venerable machines get a fresh infusion of new tech!
     
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    loafer987 Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks!
    They are already selling them but the only ones that can be made to fit are the msi ones (1060 and 1070). Woozstack is "in cahoots" with eurocom and I would highly recommend purchasing from him please direct your purchase requests his way!
     
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  5. Dragar

    Dragar Newbie

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    Yeah that's alright. I meant to say 1070 anyways, 1080 seems overkill without 4k monitor or tv. It will be a few months before I'm able to purchase a card, but I'll definitely contact Woozstack.
    Are you using the 220w psu?
    Also you might wanna update your sig :p
     
  6. Solo wing

    Solo wing Notebook Consultant

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    @loafer987 Kudos to you! You are brave, venturing into the unknown & expensive. Forever will your name be praised in the halls of this forum.
    Fitment looks tight, I wonder if it being close to the CPU/HS will cause issues on the long run but this is GREAT news, just when we thought we got screwed by dropping the mxm standard shape, comes hope.
     
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    Nomad Notebook Consultant

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    Awesome brother!

    Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk
     
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  8. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    As I and @Mr. Fox @Ashtrix @TBoneSan and a lot other always ha said... Nothing beats socket machines!! Why pay for example +- $3000 usd for a brand new AW TurdBOOK with BGA Gtx1070, when you can upgrade your old socket machine for a lot less? Socket hardware FTW:D
     
  9. CaerCadarn

    CaerCadarn Notebook Deity

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    That's my wording! I luv getting "old" machines pimped up and kicking a$$ to the new ones!
     
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    Btw @Papusan: when will you toss a 1070/1080 into your R1 Elitist?
     
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