The Mighty Clevo P870DM-G "Phoenix" Gets an 8700K and GTX 1080 Upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Mr. Fox, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Duck W

    Duck W Notebook Consultant

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    It seems to me b/c of lack of sale thanks to "Slim and Light" trend of the market. And the model itself competes with other models like the P775 and P750.

    I'm not sure about US, but here in Australia, it's quite rare to see a used P870 compare to other models from Dell and Asus.
     
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  2. moral hazard

    moral hazard Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    That's true, quite good to have the option of buying from the market place here. Sadly the Aussie $ is looking weak lately.

    Where did you find your dm2?
     
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    The used Clevo market here in Au is small and even smaller for these high end units. Sellers have few sales in places like ebay to base their asking prices on, so they are usually unreasonably high for these high end units, reflective of the purchase price and not competitive with the international market or the expected depreciation of laptops.

    Bargains do occasionally pop up from people who are genuinely intent on selling but I get the sense most sellers know what they have is special and are reluctant to let it go.

    The same old chestnut we see with car sales ordered by the SO...
    "Yeah honey, sorry I reeeeeally tried hard to sell it but nobody wants to buy it, guess I'll just have to keep it..."
     
  5. jc_denton

    jc_denton BGA? What a shame.

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    I haven't even seen a P870 in Denmark, best we had was the P775 with an "unlocked" bios. And now the two companies who sold them, do not even offer them.
     
  6. moral hazard

    moral hazard Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Just reading back through the many pages of this thread, hoping someone can clarify if it's possible to shave down the threaded stands offs too far?
    Do you take some material off and test fit several times or just aim for a rough estimate?
     
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  7. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    I just removed enough to be certain that they were too short to ever make contact with the heat sink. You could make them flush with the PCB if you wanted to.
     
  8. moral hazard

    moral hazard Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Someone please make a kickstarter for this or something. Always wanted a notebook that you could slide a desktop GPU into!
     
  9. jc_denton

    jc_denton BGA? What a shame.

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    Reminds me of this
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    Reciever D! For Dragon!

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    That build quality actually looks improved over certain offerings I see in the market
     
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