MSI notebook order thread: post your orders here

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

  1. Xerion

    Xerion Notebook Enthusiast

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    Very excited! My first MSI should be with me soon.
    Here's what's on the way:

    Holiday Game Bundle
    GT Battlepack, Gaming Headset​
    LCD Panel
    17.3" Full HD (1920x1080) 120Hz~3ms 94%NTSC TN Matte LCD w/ G-Sync Technology​
    Display Warranty
    30 Days Zero Defective Pixel Warranty (perfect panel guarantee)​
    Video Card
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 w/ 8GB GDDR5​
    7th Generation Intel Core i7-7820HK Quad Core Processor, 2.9 GHz (Max Turbo Frequency 3.9GHz), 8MB Smart Cache​
    Thermal Interface Materials
    Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut on CPU, Gelid GC Extreme on GPU, and Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pads on heat sensitive surfaces – BEST PERFORMANCE – installed by HIDevolution​
    32GB Dual Channel DDR4/2400MHz (2 x 16GB) - installed by HIDevolution​
    M.2 PCIe RAID Options
    no RAID (1st drive as primary boot drive, 2nd drive as storage drive)​
    M.2 PCIe / SATA Slot
    HIDevolution Approved 512GB M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD - Installed by HIDevolution​
    M.2 SATA SSD Slot 2
    2.5" HDD/SSD Bay
    1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 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
    Power Adapter
    230W AC Power Adapter (supports 100-240V)​
    Internal Battery
    Internal 8 cell (75Wh) battery​
    Dynaudio Tech Speakers x 2 + Subwoofer x 1​
    Steelseries Keyboard
    Steel Series Gaming Backlit Color Changing Programmable 102 keys w/ Silver Lining Print - U.S. English​
    Warranty and Service
    3 Year MSI + HIDevolution Limited USA Warranty + 1 Year Global Warranty w/ 1 Year USA Accidental Damage "No Oops" Protection (Registration within 30 days of Ship Date Required) + LIFETIME HIDevolution Technical Support​
    HIDevolution Global Warranty
    MSI Front Lid Logo Color
    White (Standard)​

    Thanks to Phoenix for the suggestion and Donald for the great pre-purchase discussion.
    Will be getting the Phoenix optimization once it arrives and I'm guessing I should run some burn in tests. I'm sure there's a thread around here somewhere...
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  2. Sakr3d

    Sakr3d Notebook Enthusiast

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    I had a wonderful conversion with Donald and this is what I got based on his recommendations. This was such a wonderful experience that I know I will be back in contact with HIDEvolution when it's time to replace my kid's computers.

    Holiday Game Bundle: GT Battlepack, Gaming Mousepad, Gaming Headset

    LCD Panel:
    17.3" FHD 120Hz 5ms WideView Angle 94% NTSC Anti-Glare Screen (16:9) (1920x1080) w/ G-Sync Technology

    Minimize LCD Backlight Bleed:
    Yes, quality check and give me a panel with minimal backlight bleed.

    Video Card:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 w/ 8GB GDDR5X

    Overclocked 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7820HK Quad Core Processor, 8MB Smart Cache

    Thermal Interface Materials:
    Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut on CPU, Gelid GC Extreme on GPU, and Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pads on heat sensitive surfaces – BEST PERFORMANCE

    32GB Dual Channel DDR4/2400MHz (2 x 16GB)

    M.2 PCIe / SATA Slot 1:
    Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 3D-VNAND SSD

    M.2 SATA SSD Slot 2:

    2.5" HDD/SSD Bay:
    Empty HDD bay (with caddy/adapter) - -$30.00

    Wireless Cards:
    Killer™ Wireless-AC N1535 802.11 ac/a/g/n 2x2 NGFF w/ Bluetooth 4.1

    Operating System:
    Genuine Windows® 10 Home, 64bit, English (I have Windows 10 Pro which I will install myself using Phoenix's clean install guide.)

    March 15 - Order Placed
    March 16 - Payment Review Complete
    March 20 - Pre-Production
    March 20 - Parts/Product On Order
    March TBD - In Production
    March TBD - Awaiting Shipment
    March TBD - Complete
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2018 at 5:28 PM
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  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    awesome man! congrats! tag me once you get it if you want me to tweak it for you. These are the Phoenix Tweaks, one should never use Windows 10 without these tweaks unless they don't value their privacy:

    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)
    14- Updating all drivers
    15- Creating a system restoration image using Macrium Reflect

  4. Sakr3d

    Sakr3d Notebook Enthusiast

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    I will definitely reach out and I am big user of Team Viewer. :D
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