MSI notebook order thread: post your orders here

Discussion in 'MSI' started by Ultra Male, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Wow! pretty impressive how that Asus laptop has held up for so long. I've never had one that even worked and they were all refunded.

    Anyway, you will be extremely happy with this laptop in every aspect. From the performance, to the screen, to the keyboard, you name it!
     
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  2. Nickbdt86

    Nickbdt86 Notebook Enthusiast

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    That @Donald@HIDevolution guy saved me so much money too, he's a champion.

    Heres the specs
    https://pastebin.com/d1SusCyi

    Can't wait to replace this Asus g73sw.
    For those wondering how ive had this laptop for 6 years, ive replaced the motherboard 4 times, resoldered the dc power jack, 3 times, ive replaced the keyboard twice, and its missing keys and i removed the optical drive, and left it open for fresh air, it lost like 5 screws so its only held together with half the screws.
     
  3. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Very nice man! welcome to the club!

    Lemme know when you get it if you want me to help you tweak it over TeamViewer as I know the ins and outs of this laptop!

    These are the Phoenix Tweaks:

    1- Uninstallation of all the Windows Store Garbage Apps like 3D Paint, Print 3D, Alarms & Clock, Feedback Hub, Maps, Groove Music, News, Weather, etc.
    2- Removing all Windows 10 Privacy Invasion stuff like Telemetry, sending your keystrokes to Microsoft, automatically installing suggested apps in the background, allowing Microsoft to conduct experiments on your laptop, disabling automatic driver updates through Windows updates, disabling Windows 10 ads, disabling Cortana, Cloud Search etc.
    3- Removal of nVIDIA and Intel Telemetry
    4- Adjusting a lot of options in PC Settings like disabling Windows Tablet Mode (you have a laptop not a tablet), disabling suggestions appearing in the start menu, disabling automatically connecting to Paid WiFi Hotspots, disabling Game DVR which reduced performance in games, and a lot more.
    5- Replacing Cortana with a much better search tool that finds results instantly called Everything which finds any file you want as soon as you start typing even a few letters of its name and it doesn't even rely on the Windows Indexing Service to do this!
    6- Restoring the classic Windows Photo Viewer
    7- Restoring the Classic Windows 7 Start Menu
    8- Removal of the new and useless 3D Objects Folder that appears when you open "Computer"
    9- Completely disabling Windows Defender from its roots (including all scheduled tasks and startup files) for those who want to install their own AV. ESET NOD32 Antivirus is highly recommended if you want the utmost security with the least system performance impact.
    10- Updating all drivers to the latest versions in case they weren't up to date.
    11- Disabling the performance hit that is caused by the Meltdown and Spectre patches recently released by Microsoft (optional, only if you don't mind having this security vulnerability and would rather have your CPU's full performance back)
    12- Overprovisioning your SSD anywhere between 10-20% depending on how much space you can spare to ensure optimal and consistent performance at all times.
    13- Blocking the Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool (which causes a high system load when it is scanning files)

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    Meanwhile as you are waiting for your new beast, you can have a look at this mini tear down video (not full teardown)T:

     
  4. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Notebook Virtuoso

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    wowowowowowowo hold the phone here for a moment....
    Is that a giant passive ass heatsink for the M.2 sata drives?!

    God I love MSI for their care.
     
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  5. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Yes and I love it, all the attention to detail. Keeps the m.2 SSDs cool.
     
  6. chranotik

    chranotik Newbie

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    Hello all i just received my new laptop yesterday and have been messing with it and doing lots of driver installs and moving files over.

    I ordered it from hidevolution.com with @Donald@HIDevolution helping me out and he made this purchase a breeze with no problems what so ever.

    Here are the specs i chose for this build: https://pastebin.com/PzdEZhjp

    So far i'm very impressed with this laptop and been having a blast with it. The steel series keyboard is a nice touch as i've been spoiled with mechanical keyboards for years and I could not use a laptop without one. I'll try gaming on it later today once i get everything setup the way i need it...
     
  7. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Very nice specs man. Yeah the keyboard and screen are one of my favorite things about this laptop.

    Lemme know if you need help tweaking it.
     
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    spurst Notebook Consultant

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    I like my GT75 so far. No real complaints yet.
     
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    Nickbdt86 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I can't wait till I get mine. im so excited
     
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    jimvarney01 Newbie

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    Talked to Donald and he was very helpful in getting it specced out properly. How'd we do? Unfortunately had to get office as well since it will double duty to do word processing/excel... Had to finally retire my old Lenovo Y500 as it had some trouble recently and all of a sudden wouldn't POST. Can't wait to get my hands on a new one!

    Custom Built MSI GF62 7RE-2025 15.6" w/ nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050TI
    LCD Panel

    15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) eDP Vivid Color 94% NTSC Matte Display
    Video Card
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050TI w/ 4GB GDDR5
    Processor
    7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core Processor, 2.8 GHz (Max Turbo Frequency 3.8GHz), 6MB Smart Cache
    Memory
    16GB Dual Channel DDR4/2400MHz (2 x 8GB) - installed by HIDevolution
    M.2 PCIe x4 or SATA SSD
    HIDevolution Approved 256GB M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD - installed by HIDevolution
    2.5" SSD/HDD Bay
    1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 9mm Hard Drive
    Wireless Cards
    Killer™ Wireless-AC N1535 802.11 ac/a/g/n 2x2 NGFF w/ Bluetooth 4.1 - installed by HIDevolution
    Operating System
    Genuine Windows® 10 Pro, 64bit, English
    Operating System Clean Install
    Yes, Clean Install of Windows 10 including 32GB Clean Install Flash Drive
    Office Software
    Microsoft Office 2016 Home and Student - includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote
    Power Adapter
    150W AC Power Adapter (supports 100-240V)
     
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