Hi, All! I'm completely new here and to gaming computers in general... But since I've loved gaming for the last 15 years I figured it was about time for me to purchase a gaming laptop (travel far too much to have a giant desktop rig). I've had a few laptops over my lifetime -- most recently a MacBook Pro from 2011 (graphic artist). However, very recently I saved up the money (and the courage) to purchase a new Sager NP-9377-S. It's dual 970 SLI and I wanted to know a few things: What are the general things that differ from caring for a regular workbook laptop to caring for a high-performance gaming laptop? a.) I.e. when/how to apply thermal paste. b.) Recommendations on charging/when not to charge. c.) How often to clean fans. d.) Is a chillpad/cooling mat necessary/recommended? If so, which one for a 17.3" laptop? e.) When to replace/upgrade components and which types of components to use. f.) Is it bad for the computer to be off for a long period of time? Just curious cause I'll be going out of the states for about a month fairly soon and won't be using the computer at all for the duration of that trip. g.) Basically just overall how to make an expensive piece of machinery which will be used for heavy gaming last for at least a few years. h.) What should I be watching for in the way of temperatures? i.) ANYTHING else you think would be helpful. Absolutely any help you can offer me would be greatly appreciated. I'm very careful with my laptops so dropping/injuring it in any way shouldn't be too big of a concern. I am, however, going to be moving from my college dorms to an apartment in the next few months. Again, thank you for any help you can provide me!