MSI GE75 9SF raider 286 vs Eluktronics Mech-17 G2

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  1. awsan

    awsan Notebook Guru

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    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    2000-2200

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen

    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
    USA

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    Open for all brands

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    As last option

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Gaming

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    90% desk - 10% around

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    From candy crush to Battlefield 5

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    Only use the battery as a UPS

    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
    No need

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    Unfortunately Windows 10

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)
    As long as its 144hz+

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)
    Don't really mind but prefer matte


    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    Nope

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    Can be adjusted so no issues

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    Today? ASAP

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    Gonna be a long term purchase

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    Gonna be out of the US so no service centers

    19) Would you be willing to pay significantly extra for on-site warranty, or would it be acceptable to you to have to ship the laptop to the vendor for repair with perhaps a week or more outage?
    Gonna ship it my self


    Ok so my main two options are either the MSI (From HID with the metal liquid) or the Mech for the Eluktroboost.

    This will be my first laptop from either brands and I wanted to ask how flexible are the MSI laptops with tweaking and overclocking? can I unlock everything and go a little crazy and get that extra performance if needed or is it one of those what you see is what you get?

    Because right now the performance gain from Eluktroboost is very appealing and to say the truth the MSI is a better laptop in nearly everything but I am a sucker for the numbers.
     
  2. Master Stewie

    Master Stewie Notebook Consultant

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    You can OC and tweak the MSI within the current limits of the hardware.
    The Mech G2 has the extra boost which pushes performance to a next level but if you are more confident with the MSI, take that one.

    In my country you can buy the Mech G2 (other reseller, so no boost) for around 1750€, a comparable MSI GE75 for 2700€. In my case (90+% in home) the choice is clear, with that difference the laptop my die a year sooner. You will have always newer hardware for a cheaper price in the long run.
    Prices are different overseas, I might go for the MSI in that case.
     
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