*Official* NBR Desktop Overclocker's Lounge [laptop owners welcome, too]

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  1. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    makina69 Notebook Consultant

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    AWESOME Fox xd
     
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    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    This is true. I bought it fully knowing of its limited serviceability and physical limitations, the most damning of which is BGA crap. Performance is good enough for what it is. I expect it to do a nice job of playing games, not overclocking.

    Both have a shared feature that is also great: not a Dell/Alienware.

    Part of the mission here is to provide additional evidence that anyone that spends more than what this small and mostly unknown brand costs is totally nuts because there is absolutely nothing to be gained by spending more for brand name BGA rubbish. This meets or exceeds what is available from other brands with the same specs, but the other options cost substantially more without offering any value to go along with the added cost. If fact, the build quality of this one is better than most of the like-spec'd alternatives.
     
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  5. electrosoft

    electrosoft Tick Tock Clarice....

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    Robbo99999 Notebook Prophet

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  7. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    My brain almost did, LOL.

    I still despise the idea of BGA filth. But, to be totally honest, there was no way on earth I was going to spend a lot of money on a laptop. The only option I actually "like" and would be super proud of is a P870. That is double what I paid for this and EOL. While this is a little more than what I wanted to spend, it's the best bang for the buck. It will do everything I need it to, and since what I want is super expensive, not in the budget, and EOL it was the only option that made good sense.
     
  8. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Well, it's as good as a BGA product can be. I haven't changed my opinion about BGA... still hate that. It has all of the negatives that accompany BGA, but not as pathetic as most and a much better value than anything else with the same specs. I didn't buy it for overclocking. I bought it for work/business travel and playing games on the road. It does that really well. I am using common sense here and staying within a budget, while minimizing compromise to the greatest extent possible due to limited options.

    Eluktronics MECH-15 G2Rx (Tongfang whitebook sold by numerous vendors... Walmart Overpowered brand, HIDevolution, CyberpowerPC, XMG, PCSpecialists and others.) Metal lid and palmrest, mechanical keyboard with individually addressable (per key) RGB, very nice 144Hz IPS display and a decent assortment of ports. This is the one that @B0B and @OWNORDISOWN have done many reviews on for the past couple of generations of CPU and GPU advances. Forgiving the fact that it is BGA and focusing on it being what it is, this product is pretty impressive and offers a respectable value based on price.

    I have always loved doing business with HIDevolution, and still do. Awesome folks. This was my first experience with Eluktronics and I have to say they are pretty awesome as well. My impressions are all very positive. They seem very responsive and passionate about their products and servicing their customers.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mech-15+g2rx+review


    There is a 17-inch version that is also decent, but it has a plastic chassis. I opted for the 15-inch for the metal chassis. Would have otherwise preferred 17-inch.
     
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  9. Robbo99999

    Robbo99999 Notebook Prophet

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    Good review from Bob there! I can see why you bought that laptop, it was pretty solid in most areas, and the display looked like a real bonus (144Hz IPS, 98% sRGB), plus the metal chassis and brown mechanical switch keyboard - nice looking solid laptop. Do you know what the Eluktroboost function actually does, was it worth using? For gaming did you do an optimised tweak like Bob did? Ha, did you put liquid metal on it yet, or is that just gonna make your laptop less practical and less movable!?
     
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  10. makina69

    makina69 Notebook Consultant

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    very nice lactancy

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