MSI notebook order thread: post your orders here

Discussion in 'MSI' started by Phoenix, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. Nickbdt86

    Nickbdt86 Notebook Enthusiast

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

    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)
     
  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    Nice! I like the you went with Dual 8x2 GB RAM sticks rather than a single 16GB, that means your RAM will operate in Dual Channel mode rather than Single Channel.

    Also very smart getting Windows 10 Pro!

    Welcome to the MSI Gaming Team man.

    Let me know if you need help tweaking it when you get it. These are the magical 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)

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. jimvarney01

    jimvarney01 Newbie

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    Excellent Phoenix! I might have to take you up on that. I think they said it will be a couple weeks to get it. Let me know what I need to do to get it tweaked! Thanks!
     
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  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    Once you get it, when you first run it and get the initial Windows 10 Setup Wizard, it will prompt you to connect to a Wireless Network, click on SKIP on the bottom right otherwise you will be forced to login with a Microsoft account which I strongly advice against.

    Also, when it prompts you to enter a password, leave the blank for now as during our tweaking session, we will need to reboot a lot and that will just slow us down.

    The moment you are in Windows, go ahead and do all the Windows updates which will take a long time, then download and install TeamViewer then run it, it will give you an ID/Password which you could pass on to me via a PM so I can connect to you.

    You won't be able to PM me unless I PM you first so what you wanna do is, when you get it, just tag me by using the @ sign then type my username right after it with no spaces and I will PM you then
     
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  6. JoshT

    JoshT Notebook Enthusiast

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    I apologize if this isn't the correct place for this question, but can't figure out where else would be.

    I'm getting very close to placing an order with @Donald@HIDevolution and am going to use some sort of financing for my purchase. I know I can get 6 months through PayPal, but I'm very interested in that Splitit service advertised on the HIDevolution site.

    @XiCynx, I was wandering how that has worked out for you and what are your thoughts on the service having used it? Also wandering how you ended up with both a wire transfer and Splitit financing because I'd love to get that 2.5% cash payment discount plus financing, unless of course it wasn't eligible for the discount due to being partially financed.

    If anyone else has used this service please let me know what you think. @XiCynx is the only person I've seen mention it, but the more the merrier.
     
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  7. Donald@HIDevolution

    Donald@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    If you pay part cash, you will get the 2.5% cash discount on that amount, and then you can finance the rest for up to 12 months (your choice of the number of months) with no interest with Splitit.

    Splitit works by splitting your payment up to 12 times, charged on a monthly basis. You will need a VISA or MasterCard credit card (debit card will NOT work) that has the full amount of the order as available credit. Splitit will authorize your card for the full amount for the duration of the plan and charge you only the monthly due amount every month. Authorizations to your card do reduce your credit limit by that amount but are not charged interest.

    To use the simplest example, let’s say you are purchasing a $12 item that you want to finance over 12 months. Your credit card must have at least $12 available credit. Splitit will authorize your card for $12. At time of shipping you will be charged $1 and $11 would remain as authorized. On month 2, you will be charged an additional $1 and $10 would remain as authorized. This goes on until the remaining balance is charged.
     
  8. JoshT

    JoshT Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks @Donald@HIDevolution for the further explanation. I have the CC covered and the authorization holds will not be a problem.

    I mean no offense, but I was really hoping that I might hear from someone that has made a purchase using it. Given the reputation of HIDevolution, I can probably trust Splitit or you wouldn't be offering it.
     
  9. Donald@HIDevolution

    Donald@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    No offense taken. I just answered my part of your inquiry...I will await other member's comments on their experience using it.

    We have been using it for years, without a single customer losing as much as a penny.
     
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  10. unpilot

    unpilot Notebook Consultant

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    I decided to retire my old stealth pro so I ordered one of these.
    MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro-033 with 32 gigs of ram and a 512 ssd card. I should get it next week. I got a refurb one for $1899 which seem like a good deal since they are still going for $2400.

    It has been a while since I have been tweaking a laptop...good to see Phoenix is still around with the excellent advice!
     
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