Razer Blade Pro17 4k Liquid Metal

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  1. Chimaster7

    Chimaster7 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Good day,

    I am looking to purchase the above laptop with top end hardware inside. I am contemplating the liquid metal route however I have seen some comments regarding the nickel/copper heat sink not being compatible with liquid metal.

    Does anyone have any experience with the RBP 17 4k and a liquid metal repast?
     
  2. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Prophet

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    The larges tproblem is that the heatsink (vapor chamber) is hollow and that liquid metal tends to infuse itself with the copper on which it is applied. If you are unlucky you create a leak in that whole vapor chamber arrangement and thus ruin cooling.

    There is a case somewhere online of a person who tried to remove the dried up liquid metal after an application and quite easily created a hole in the vapor chamber.....
     
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    I have been using liquid ultra in my RBP (7700/1060) for over 2 years now. Temps are as amazing as they were on day 1 of application.

    You forgot the part where he used a flat head screwdriver and attempted to chisel away the old application of liquid metal that had already bonded to the vapor chamber. Not a very smart thing to do on his part.
     
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    thanks for the info! I really like the aesthetics of the Razer Blade Pro however they do not support warranty in the Netherlands where I am from. So I will probably go for an Alienware
     
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    I would wait if i where you (goedenmiddag trouwens ;) )

    I bought my Blade on Amazon UK so I got warranty through them . But Razer support is bad anyway. Also a lot of new releases such as GPU's and CPU's are coming. If possible I would wait a year if I where you. The current Alienwar eis okayish but I highly dislike they soldered the memory now as well. So you cannot upgrade the ram when you want too.
     
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    The bad warranty is kind off putting my off. I have great experience with 3 different Alienware laptops in the past so I will probably show some brand loyalty to Dell.

    Also I am planning on ordering through Hidevolution to get them to upgrade some hardware (ssd's and liquid metal) and get it shipped to the Netherlands.

    Hopefully by the time I order the new gpu's and cpu's come out and will allow me to future proof the laptop a bit. And hopefully they will add upgradable ram slots to a new Alienware iteration.
     
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