Razer Blade 14 (7700HQ/1060) beatdown log

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  1. Nuke33

    Nuke33 Notebook Consultant

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    Good to hear it worked out for you ;)

    You can further reduce noise by limiting the frameoutput of your GPU to ~60hz and still use high settings.
    Use Riva Tuner Statistics Server and set a fine grained limit to your actual monitor refresh rate. Razer Blade 2017 TFT has exactly 60.020hz.

    You can use my value below if you like in RTSSes Global profile. It has very low input latency due to the gpu not rendering a lot of discarded frames. You can even use Vsync with relatively low input lag that way.

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  2. votehart

    votehart Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi, did you ever give this a try? Curious to review all options before repasting. Seems a shim between the pipes and GPU could take some of the risk out of using liquid metal and see the best results. Thanks.
     
  3. B0B

    B0B Notebook Evangelist

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    This laptop has been out for awhile. What's everyone's thoughts on it now? BB has it for sale for $1599. Looks slick and could be fun :) https://www.bestbuy.com/site/razer-...lid-state-drive-black/5753110.p?skuId=5753110

    I need a permanent machine for work and some occasional Overwatch. Something built well (I love our Apple for its build quality) and not too large. 14" seems about perfect for me.

    If I should look elsewhere just say so. My heart isn't set on anything.
     
  4. sk3tch

    sk3tch Notebook Deity

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    It's a great bet. The only concern I would have if I were you would be that NVIDIA's new mGPUs will come out in Summer-ish (not a fact, but seems likely).

    I also owned an MSI GS43VR Phantom Pro and liked that a lot. IMO, both that and the Razer Blade 14 are the best size/performance laptops. I sold the MSI too early...my travel for worked picked up again so I decided to pickup the Razer for a change. It has been great. I own a v5 with the 6700HQ and GTX 1060. I had a 7700HQ in my MSI and I notice no difference.

    Go used if you can to tide you over, get a good price - then sell and buy a laptop with the new NVIDIA mGPU in a couple months, that's what I am doing.
     
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  5. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    I would highly advise against it - the thermals, noise, durability and support are horrible. Razer support is next to useless and the quality control is extremely poor - we've had people RMA Blades 4 times before finally getting a working one and each RMA would take 1-3 months. Not to mention that most of these machines have pretty glaring design flaws as outlined on @pbhenry3 's channel.
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pbhenry3
     
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  6. B0B

    B0B Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks for your input and advice :) I’d love to go used but I really only prefer to buy my stuff here for the most part. And there’s nothing available in the marketplace at the moment. I’m looking for something likely within the next seven days from now.
     
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    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    Check pricing on different laptops - take it as a fair warning.
     
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  8. Vistar Shook

    Vistar Shook Notebook Deity

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    If you do opt for the RB go for the extended waranty from BB or Microsoft, just in case.

    Enviado de meu Pixel 2 usando Tapatalk
     
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  9. B0B

    B0B Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks for your help guys. I’m definitely gonna pass on this one. I love the aesthetics of it immensely and the parts inside suit be great but it must be very reliable.
     
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    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    I saw a video past afternoon where a technician/repair specialist showed a motherboard where wired where soldered on presumably because the original design had flaws. So instead of making a new board desig. And ship those to customers. They patched faulty boards instead with soldered on wires. Thats how they ship it to customers out of the box. They should be called out. They do not deserve our money.
     
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  11. Nuke33

    Nuke33 Notebook Consultant

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    No unfortunately my Blade 2017 has a problem with booting. I cant boot into windows or any graphical UI any more. DOS and other non graphical commandlines work fine. Nvflash does not detect any nvidia cards, so my guess is that the VBios chip underneath the heatsink is dead from all the heat.
    Maybe @pbhenry3 can give me a clue on what this could be besides VBIOS.

    So I need to fix this first before attempting to mod anything.
     
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