MSI notebook order thread: post your orders here

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  1. emvo

    emvo Newbie

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    I ordered a MSI GE63VR Raider earlier this week. Can't wait for it to get here. Thanks to Donald@HIDevolution the purchase process was one of the best I've ever had!
     
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  2. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies TG Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    FYI this thread is now about all MSI orders from any reseller; thread title changed to reflect.

    Charles
     
  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    Awesome man!! Love how sleek that laptop is. Lemme know when you get it if you want me to help it! Welcome to the MSI Gaming Team
     
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  4. SkidrowSKT

    SkidrowSKT Notebook Deity

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    Since the thread's name has changed....

    Copy pasta from the Raider thread!

    - Speaking of laptops, I just ordered my Raider yesterday! :)

    * Reseller: Rue du Commerce
    * Model: MSI GE63VR 7RE-013XFR
    * Country: France (Paris)
    * Price (before rebate): 1650€
    * Price (after rebate): 1499.95€
    * Order date: 09/08/2017
    * Expected delivery on: 09/14/2017
    I'm travelling to Paris for studies on 09/27/2017, which means I'm most definitely finding the laptop sitting on my cousin's home!

    Specs:

    * Intel core i7-7700HQ
    * Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 6GB
    * 8GB DDR4 2400Mhz
    * 15", 1080p, TN/AHVA, 120Hz 3ms
    * 256GB SATA SSD
    * 1TB HDD
    * No OS
    * 51Wh Battery
    * 180W power supply
    * Stock thermal paste

    (RAM and 2nd SSD Upgrades will follow in a few months, as I'm broke AF now xD)

    End copy ~

    Sent from my SM-N900 using Tapatalk
     
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  5. castlebravo

    castlebravo Newbie

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    Ordered a 16L-G-1080 yesterday from HIDevolution. Pretty impressed the extra mile Donald went to to ensure I got an enthusiast level laptop. The GTX 1080 in a 15" laptop was a nice surprise I wasn't aware existed.

    Custom Built EVOC High Performance Systems 16L-G-1080 15.6" w/ nVIDIA GTX 1080:

    • LCD Panel 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) 120Hz
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 w/ 8GB GDDR5 X w/ G-Sync to eventually drive an external 21:9 monitor
    • Prema Custom BIOS
    • CMOS Battery Extension Modification
    • i7-7700K HIDevolution Delidded - Unlocked, Undervolted and Overclocked to 4.7GHz - Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra 100% Metal Thermal Interface on CPU + IC Diamond on CPU IHS, IC Diamond on GPU
    • 64GB (4x16GB) Dual Channel DDR4/2400MHz for virtualization and GNS3 and eve-ng lab.
    • M.2 512GB 6Gb/s SSD
    • Intel® Wireless-AC 8265 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n 2x2 NGFF w/ Bluetooth 4.2
    • Genuine Windows® 10 Home, 64bit, English
    • OS Reinstallation + Drivers USB Flash Drive
    • Extra Power Adapter so I can leave an adapter at work.
     
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  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    Congrats man. The only thing I'd change in your build is upgrade to Windows 10 Pro so you have access to the Group Policy Editor

    As you may be well aware, Windows 10 although boasts great support for new hardware and is required to make the most out of your new hardware especially newer CPUs which are not supported on previous OSes like Windows 7 anymore, it has its quirks and privacy invasion like automatically sending your keystrokes, displaying ads, telemetry, and much more.

    While there are many utilities out there such as O&O ShutUp10 that help you eliminate most if not all of the nasty stuff, the Home Edition lacks one very important feature which is the Group Policy Editor. Think of it as flying on an airplane, do you want to be the passenger or the pilot in control? That's exactly what the Group Policy Editor enables you to do, be in control of how your OS behaves.

    Examples of things you can disable / enable easily with the Group Policy Editor:

    1) Turn off file history completely (this is a useless feature which Microsoft is phasing out in its next build but you can still disable it now)

    2) Disable / Prevent your computer from joining a Home Group (Home Group is a crippled way of sharing files that rarely works if ever, one is better off manually selecting the folders that he wants to share and giving them appropriate permissions by right clicking on that folder and navigating to the Sharing tab)

    3) Disable Windows DVR (Gameplay Recording Mode). If you have that enabled which is the default state, then Steam warns you that it may hamper your game play/performance so its best to turn it off completely using the Group PolicyEditor). You can do this in the Home Edition but it requires a lot of complex registry edits which are time consuming. There are better tools to record game play such as nVIDIA's Shadow Play or better yet, a program by Mirillis called "Action!"

    4) Turn off Microsoft Consumer Services

    5) Turn off Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program

    6) Completely disable Windows Defender and not have it re-enable itself if you are wanting to install your own AntiVirus since Windows Defender bogs down the system's performance by as much as 36% according to the latest AV Comparatives Performance Test: http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php?chart=chart4&year=2017&month=5&sort=1

    We recommend ESET NOD32 AntiVirus if you value your system's security AND performance and want a bloatware free AV

    7) Disable Windows Driver Updates through Windows Updates

    8) Turn off the Windows Explorer Notification about new apps that can handle new extensions. By default, every time you install a new application that can handle an extension, let's say, a new video player or an internet browser, etc. you get an annoying popup telling you that you have installed a new application that can handle these extensions

    9) Disable Windows Error Reporting, that never does any good and only eats a lot of space writing the details of background errors. Microsoft has never in its history fixed any of these reported errors so why keep this useless service enabled on your system and creating unnecessary writes to your SSD?

    10) Disable unwanted features such as Windows Ink, biometrical features, etc.

    11) Disable automatic downloading of map updates (who needs map updates on a laptop? this is not a GPS device /phone)

    12) Turn off Work Folders (this is used in corporate environments and not needed for home or power users)

    and much more, these are just some of the things you can control with the Group Policy Editor.
    13) Turn off smart multi-homed name resolution in Windows to prevent DNS leakage while connected to a VPN.

    Smart multi-homed name resolution is a DNS related feature that Microsoft introduced in Windows 8 and implemented in Windows 10 as well.

    The feature is designed to speed up DNS resolution on a device running Windows 8 or newer by sending DNS requests across all available network adapters. Microsoft refined the feature in Windows 10 as it selects the information that is returned the fastest automatically.

    While the feature makes sense from a performance point of view, it introduces an issue from a privacy one.

    If you connect to a VPN network on a Windows machine for instance, smart multi-homed name resolution may lead to DNS leakage. Since requests are sent out to all network adapters at the same time, all configured DNS servers receive the requests and with them information on the sites that you visit.



    This feature can be disabled using the Group Policy Editor only and thus, cannot be disabled if one has the Home Edition.
     
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  7. Papusan

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

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    Exactly, bro!! Best advice ever. +rep
    Pro edition is more important than ever because of this pile of tiled pastel colored trash!! None should touch Windoze X Home Edition(Horror Edition).
     
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  8. jrwingate6

    jrwingate6 Notebook Deity

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    You could always upgrade to Pro down the line to save some money on your initial purchase.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
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  9. Papusan

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

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    I would rather remove
    • OS Reinstallation + Drivers USB Flash Drive as option. No need for it Depends if you can handle eveything by yourself. A working OS is much more importent. At least for me!!
     
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  10. Donald@HIDevolution

    Donald@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    No need for it? It is a very convenient item to have should the user ever need to reinstall a driver, or utility...or even a complete fresh install of the OS, drivers and utilities.

    It is a lot easier, and faster, to just plug the USB drive in, instead of having the hunt for drivers or utilities on the internet...and critical to have if you cannot reach the internet or boot up.
     
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