Pulling the trigger on a decked out P870TM1 at HID-Evolution. Thanks Donald!

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  1. Honey Badger Offroad

    Honey Badger Offroad Newbie

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    Spec'd a monster. Top binned 8700k. Dual 1080's. 3K screen. RAID0 960 Pros.
    Donald was super helpful and saved me a few bucks with some key recommendations.
    Can't wait to get my hands on this beast.
     
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    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    Nice machine! Truly flagship specs! May I ask what made you decide to go with RAID 0 960 Pros over more total storage? Just curious is all don't worry. You'll get some crazy Reads/writes with that!

    That's a total beast! Have fun!
     
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    Honey Badger Offroad Newbie

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    A pair of 512GB 960 Pros in Raid zero just for insane performance on my main drive. I do a lot of multi-physics engineering analysis work (FEA, CFD and heat transfer). When the solver matrices get larger than available RAM they have to spend a lot of time swapping to storage. This will speed that up a little. I got an Intel 750 in my desktop when they first came out and it really made a difference on large analyses.

    I spec'd a 2TB Firecuda drive for more on machine storage when I'm on the road. When I'm home I have a 16TB NAS so storage isn't an issue.

    Here is the rest of my setup:
    https://imgur.com/a/9FKRG
     
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    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    Aw sweet! Glad to hear a good reason for RAID 0! You'd be surprised how rare it can be sometimes.

    That's a sweet set up! Now you've got a laptop with suitable (and gpu wise even more) power!!!
     
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    Honey Badger Offroad Newbie

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    Yeah I'm excited for it. I was stoked to discover desktop enthusiast grade hardware to build out a laptop. (semi-portable desktop replacement if we're being honest :p) Expandability and upgradeability in a laptop is exciting.

    The sli 1080s is overkill for what I need but I figured may as well get the second one now rather than trying to find an MXM form factor 1080 in a year or two. If I can handle my engineering software in VR then I won't need my insane wall of monitors anymore. Plus high definition VR porn gaming.
     
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    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Awesome man! congrats. but....

    list the full specs or it didn't happen :D:eek:

    on a serious note, welcome to the HIDevolution Gaming Team, let me know if you want me to help you tweak your laptop once you get it, here are the Phoenix Tweaks:

    The tweaking session will take anywhere between 2-4 hours so make sure you have enough time on your hand.

    Also, you will need a fast internet connection. I cannot work with a slow connection.

    when you receive your laptop, you will be greeted by the Windows 10 Setup Wizard and you will hear Ms. Cortana speaking, when you are prompted to login to your wireless network, do not do that otherwise you will be forced to sign in with a Microsoft Account, instead, click skip on the bottom left and proceed by entering a username for your computer and so forth.

    Once you're on your desktop, now you can connect to the internet. Download TeamViewer and install it from this link: https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows/

    then come to the forums and tag me and I'll then send you a private message so we can arrange a time to do the tweaking. All you will need is to run TeamViewer, it will give you a username and ID which you can then pass on to me so I can login to your laptop temporarily to do the tweaks.

    these are the tweaks that I do:

    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

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    Honey Badger Offroad Newbie

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    @Phoenix Thanks!!
    I'll definitely hit you up for some clean up tweaks. I'm going to do a clean install on my desktop too (X99 5960X) so I can apply your wisdom there as well. I do engineering analysis work from home so I have a pretty fast connection. We use Team Viewer quite a bit actually.

    Full specs:

    Laser Engraving
    Property of - Your Name and Phone Number and/or email address on the Bottom for Safety - $29.00
    Text for Underside Engraving
    Honey Badger Offroad
    LCD Panel
    17.3" 3K QHD (2560x1440) AUO 120Hz - 5ms - LED Matte Type Display - w/ nVIDIA® G-SYNC™ Technology (B173QTN01.0)
    Display Calibration
    Yes, display professionally calibrated w/ profile saved to USB drive - $50.00
    Minimize LCD Backlight Bleed
    Yes, quality check and give me a panel with minimal backlight bleed. - $100.00
    Display Warranty
    30 Days Zero Defective Pixel Warranty (perfect panel guarantee) - $35.00
    Video Card
    DUAL NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5 X 200W + Vapor Chamber Dual GPU Heat Sink - NVIDIA G-Sync Enabled - $1,075.00
    Prema Custom BIOS
    Prema Custom BIOS - Latest Updated Version
    Processor
    Silicon Lottery Binned, Delidded and Tested, Factory Overclocked 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8700K 6 Core-12 Thread Core Processor, 4.7 GHz (HIDevolution Overclocked to 4.9GHz, rated to 5.2GHz) - GUARANTEED Performance (Thermal Grizzly Conductonau - $552.00
    Thermal Interface Materials
    Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut + Gelid GC Extreme on CPU, Gelid GC Extreme on GPU, and Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pads on heat sensitive surfaces – BEST PERFORMANCE - $30.00
    Memory
    64GB (4 x 16GB) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series Dual Channel DDR4/2666MHz +$615.00
    RAID Options
    RAID 0 (striping)
    M.2 SATA or PCIe SSD (for RAID configurations)
    1024GB (2 x 512GB) Samsung 960 Pro M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD - $780.00
    M.2 SSD Slot 3 (supports PCIe ONLY)
    None
    1st 2.5" HDD/SSD Bay
    2TB Seagate FireCuda Gaming 7mm SSHD (ST2000LX001) - installed by HIDevolution - $90.00
    2nd 2.5" HDD/SSD Bay
    Empty HDD bay (with caddy/adapter)
    Wireless Cards
    Intel® Wireless-AC 9260 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n 2x2 NGFF w/ Bluetooth 5.0 - installed by HIDevolution - $30.00
    Operating System
    Genuine Windows® 10 Pro, 64bit, English - $130.00
    Operating System Reinstallation Media
    OS Reinstallation + Drivers USB Flash Drive - $25.00
    Office Software
    None
    Power Adapter
    2x 330W with Converter Box (660W Total) AC Power Adapters (support 100-240V)
    Extra Power Adapter
    780W AC Power Adapter (supports 100-240V) - $475.00
    Power Adapter Delete
    Delete 2x 330W with Converter Box (660W Total) AC Power Adapters (support 100-240V) - -$200.00
    Audio
    Foster Audio Speakers x 2
    Back-lit Gaming Keyboard
    Anti-Ghosting, Custom Macro Back-lit Gaming Keyboard
    Keyboard Language
    U.S. English
    Branding
    No Logo on LCD Cover and Bezel
    Warranty and Service
    3 Year HIDevolution Limited U.S. Warranty + LIFETIME HIDevolution Technical - $300.00
     
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    FastMover Notebook Consultant

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    That will be one hell of a system. Im sure its going to be a Leviathan
     
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