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MSI GT660 with Nvidia GTX285M

Discussion in 'MSI' started by v_c, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. IKAS V

    IKAS V There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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    Well I hope you fellas can wait a while because ETA is mid August.
    And that's without any delays.
     
  2. lammi

    lammi Notebook Enthusiast

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    really? yeah chewpa, been talking to Jack about it. getting the 720 i7 upgrade. It seems cheaper overseas but with customs and delays and all, it's not worth the hassle.

    IKAS, it seems like LBO (aussie store) has a ETA of 5th of August
     
  3. Camzy

    Camzy Notebook Enthusiast

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    Anyone know where ill be able to get either model in the United Kingdom?
     
  4. Xazur

    Xazur Notebook Consultant

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    GX660 for $2000 with tax?, what is that in?? It has less stuff than the GT660, on XoticPC its like $1300. I basically got the IC Diamond, 2 500gb w/ 4gb ssd hybrid hdd. Plus Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200. I changed the blu-ray to dvd-drive.
     
  5. lammi

    lammi Notebook Enthusiast

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    That Link that chewpa posted, GX660 for $1999 is in Australian Dollars.

    If I went to Xoticpc and got the same basic config, it would cost be around $1600ish (with conversion to AUD). however, customs will most likely catch you and you'll have to pay import tax and duty which ends up to be around $250-$350... so I rather buy it locally unless there substancial savings $200+
     
  6. BenLeonheart

    BenLeonheart walk in see this wat do?

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    ...and ben still doesnt know which one to order...
    I'm glad I'm waiting out though.
    I decided to bail out of the forums for a LONG time, and magically I stopped thinking about buying a new laptop...

    Now, the 660 caught my eye O_O

    [​IMG]
     
  7. IKAS V

    IKAS V There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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    Yes I blame these forums too for making me want to buy a new laptop.:D
     
  8. chewpa

    chewpa Notebook Enthusiast

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    I concur... i was just wondering why someone hasnt paired a top tier gpu with lower reso. in something around a 15".

    Then.... BAM!

    2 that I know.
    1.CLEVO W860CU/NP8690
    2. MSI GX660
    The MSI will be out in about 2-3 weeks.


    I then read this from your post IKAS in the Asus G53 thread, and thought what is the second option ... now i must have the GX660!
     
  9. lammi

    lammi Notebook Enthusiast

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    have you pre-oredered yet chewpa?
     
  10. chewpa

    chewpa Notebook Enthusiast

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    Not yet... i want to find out if its 16" or 15.6" so many different listings of the spec's. Will probably wait until someone (Jack from LBO) or whoever gets one to confirm the exact spec's.

    But im really liking the initial specs etc.... will probably relegate my G73 to the desk/lounge and use this GX660 as my new lan machine.
     
  11. IKAS V

    IKAS V There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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    I know this is going to sound strange but this is how it is:
    GT660 is a 16" laptop
    GX660 is a 15.6" laptop
    You say how can this be?both use the same exact chassis and are both the same dimensions.
    Here's the difference
    The GX660 has a wider bezel to compensate for the smaller screen.
    Why they use 2 different screens for the same laptop I really have no idea but I suspect the GT660 might support 3D(or they thought about adding it and did away with it)and the used a different screen, now I could be totally wrong but that's my best guess.
    Unless you put them side by side I doubt the extra .4 inches would be even noticeable.
     
  12. alektoro

    alektoro Notebook Consultant

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    Just found out that the vent is on the left side! This is great news for right hand mouse gamers like me~. I hope it is still the right side hand rest that is warmer though : /
     
  13. IKAS V

    IKAS V There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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    There's actually 2 vents, one for the CPU and one for the GPU.
    Both use 1 fan to vent the heat produced.
     
  14. lammi

    lammi Notebook Enthusiast

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    lol, the screen size doesn't really matter to me, But I need time to organize the sale of my current laptop to fund this one (Envy 15). So I think the ETA is more important to me at this point..

    But I just don't understand how LBO could be getting stock by 5th of august if the states are getting it on the 15th
     
  15. Voodooi

    Voodooi AFK for a while...

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    The GT660 WAS looking good until I read this part:

    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 285M With 1GB DDR3 VRAM-With Support For DX 10

    What I don't get is why NEWER models don't have DDR5 VRAM and DX11 like previous 640 models.
     
  16. Xazur

    Xazur Notebook Consultant

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    I think the graphics card is user-upgradeable. They simply just used a GTX 285M because it was within their budget. Still, I think I like more driver support rather than having my graphics card fail here and there.

    I have officially bought a GT660, my transaction appeared on my credit card bill. I am simply waiting for assembly and testing. Hopefully they will finish testing by today, and send it soon.
     
  17. Xazur

    Xazur Notebook Consultant

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    Wow, I asked XoticPC for a update on what stage my order is at, and no reply. It's been a day since I asked. I really hope I get it by tomorrow. I hardly think putting a few things in, and testing takes more than 3 days.

    Argg, seems that XoticPC doesn't work on the weekends. So my order has only been in assembly for 1 day only. *sigh* more waiting.
     
  18. Xazur

    Xazur Notebook Consultant

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    Damit.... XoticPC is sure taking their time. I just got a call asking me if I wanted Raid 0 on my GT660. I've already been waiting 5 days - 2 days they weren't working. Now they are just starting......
     
  19. NotEnoughMinerals

    NotEnoughMinerals Notebook Deity

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    Better that they take their time and do it right then rush and then you have to RMA it
     
  20. Xazur

    Xazur Notebook Consultant

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    Did you read my post lol? They just STARTED, after 3 business days of my purchase confirmation..
     

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