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***The Official MSI GT 60 w/GTX-680M Owner’s Lounge***

Discussion in 'MSI' started by xMAR99, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. xMAR99

    xMAR99 Notebook Evangelist

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    IN STOCK - GRAB IT WHILE YOU CAN

    Specifications:
    SKU #1: GT60 0NE-249US $1899.00
    • Windows® 8
    • Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Processor
    • 15.6" Full HD Anti-reflective Display (16:9; 1920 x 1080)
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680M discrete graphics (DDR5 4GB VRAM)
    • Exclusive TDE Technology (GPU Overclocking)
    • Full-color programmable backlit keyboard by SteelSeries
    • Killer™ DoubleShot Technology (Killer™ E2200 + Killer™ Wireless-N 1202)
    • MSI Cooler Boost Technology
    • World-Class Dynaudio Premium Speakers
    • 750GB(7200RPM)
    • 12GB DDR3 1600MHz system memory
    • Blu-ray Disc Burner
    • USB 3.0 x 3; USB 2.0 x 1; HDMI Output
    • Built-in 720p HD webcam
    • Audio Boost Technology
    • Killer N1202 a/b/g/n WLAN Card with Bluetooth


    Discontinued SKU :GT60 0NE-220US $1899.00
    • Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM Processor
    • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit
    • 15.6" Full HD Anti-reflective Display (16:9; 1920 x 1080)
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680M discrete graphics (DDR5 4GB VRAM)
    • Accelerated performance with MSI TDE Technology
    • Full-color programmable backlit keyboard by SteelSeries
    • Killer Game Networking
    • MSI Cooler Boost Technology
    • Dynaudio Premium Sound Speakers with THX TruStudio PRO™
    • 750GB(7200RPM)
    • 12GB DDR3 1600MHz system memory
    • DVD Super Multi
    • USB 3.0 for high speed data transfer
    • HDMI 1.4 (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output
    • Built-in 720p HD webcam
    • Gold flashed audio jack ports with amplifier
    • 802.11 b/g/ n Wireless LAN with Bluetooth

    Resellers:


    Tools/Downloads:

    MSI Websites:

    Official Manual:

    BIOS:
    • BIOS 30M for RAID configurations - choice #1
    • BIOS 10M for non-RAID configurations - choice #2

    Firmware:

    Official Software & Drivers: pre-installed


    Overclocking:

    Temperature/Components Monitoring:

    Benchmarking:

    Other:


    Warranty: Thanks to -=$tR|k3r=-

    All notebooks come with:
    • MSI 2 Year North America Limited Warranty / 1 Year Global Warranty
    • One Year Accidental Damage Protection Included

    Don't overlook MSI's warranty requirements folks! Registering the notebook is simple enough, but requires an extra step beyond 'online' registration. After doing this online, you will receive an email that states:

    Note: Your product registration is not complete until we receive your proof of purchase in the mail, which will not only confirm your product's warranty, but will also update your warranty's expiration date in our system.
    I point this out because according to MSI's website, they must receive this within 30-days from the 'date of purchase'..... so don't delay! Also, after completing this process, I recommend later logging back onto the registration site, to follow-up on your warranty 'status'.

    Reviews:

    MSI GT60 (Nvidia GTX680M) Review & Benchmarking - YouTube


    User feedback:

    buddyboy101's feedback
    Thegoat Eater's feedback


    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Q: I can't sign in to Games For Windows Live.
    A: You need to update the Bigfoot LAN. Find it under Drivers in the download section above. Note: Latest as of 09/14/2012 is version 6.1.0.383

    Q: I hear some popping noises from the keyboard when not typing.
    A: This is normal, keys are brand new and need some "warming up". Should go away within a period of usage.

    Q: My fan is too loud
    A: Try the latest EC Firmware which has new CPU fan values from the Firmware section of downloads.

    Q: My laptop cannot recognize the webcam!
    A: Enable it with Fn+F6

    Q: I'm not getting full performance from my MSI laptop
    A: Follow this guide: http://forum.notebookreview.com/msi...w-gtx-680m-owner-s-lounge-53.html#post9007184

    Q: I'm getting a crackling sound from my speakers/headphones
    A: Realtek HD Codec R2.71 4/8/13 have been proved to not have this issue.
    Q: I'm getting a message on boot from the Killer Ethernet Card and cannot seem to disable it
    A: Disable "Launch PXE OpROM" in the BIOS as shown in the following screenshot:
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  2. xMAR99

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    *Reserved*
     
  3. niifelix

    niifelix Notebook Enthusiast

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    Great stuff xMAR99. This beast really deserves a lounge of it own. Can't wait to get it.
     
  4. xMAR99

    xMAR99 Notebook Evangelist

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    Congratulations and welcome to the team :)
    Keep us posted!
     
  5. layjohn

    layjohn Notebook Consultant

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    I don't see any reseller offer super raid on these yet, is it going to be on a different SKU? or will it be a add-on from reseller. Wonder how much will it come out to be after super raid added...
     
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    aban714 Notebook Consultant

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    I'm going to become a member here in a few months! Great job xMAR99! +++rep for your work and for keeping all the info in one neat order and place. Thats going to be so convenient for so many guys later when they get their rigs. I thank you beforehand.
     
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    xMAR99 Notebook Evangelist

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    I don't think super RAID will be offered in the GT60s, didn't happen with the previous GT60 w/670M and Ken told us that there will be one SKU for the GT60.


    Thank you :)
     
  8. -=$tR|k3r=-

    -=$tR|k3r=- Notebook Virtuoso

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    An earlier MSI article (HERE) seems to indicate the new GT60's w/680M will have SuperRAID 'support', but of course this is yet to be determined. The first SKU does not list mSATA in the specs, but perhaps you guys will find interfacing therein..... or perhaps this is something that will be seen in future SKU's. Read the article and then scroll down to the 'MSI GT60 Specs'.

    I wish you guys the best in this regard. Hopefully mSATA or SuperRaid will be in the GT60's future, but in any event, you'll have awesome lil' notebooks nonetheless.

    :)
     
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    xMAR99 Notebook Evangelist

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    WhatsThePoint said previously that the GT60 in his country(Taiwan?) comes with Super-Raid. Anyway, We might see it in future SKUs. :)
     
  10. -=$tR|k3r=-

    -=$tR|k3r=- Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yes.... very cool! (fingers crossed)

    :)
     
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    soooo excited for this laptop.... and great job on the thread
    :)

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
     
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    So, I'm considering buying one of these over the Sager NP9150. The secondary hard drive is a huge selling point for me, however I was wondering how hard it is to install your own secondary hard drive? With the deals that are coming around on SSDs these days it is SO much more cost effective to purchase them from newegg or something and install them yourself. Is it hard/possible to install your own secondary hard drive in GT60s? Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  15. xMAR99

    xMAR99 Notebook Evangelist

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    Its as simple as removing the backplate which gives you access to the CPU, GPU, 2 HDDs and 2 RAM slots, sliding the HDD in, and screwing the backplate back on.
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    Disassembly: http://computerupgradeking.com/wiki/index.php?title=MSi_GT60_Dissassembly_Manual
     
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    burnie22 Notebook Enthusiast

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    hi everyone... i know this is off topoc and the wrong thread but i've asked this question many times in the gt60/70 owners lounge but didnt get any firm reply... pls excuse..
    i currently have the gt60 ONC with the gtx 670m.. i wanted to know if i could possibly upgrade to the 680m without modding or changing my current heatsink?.. i plan to upgrade this christmas or next year... and pls recommend me some trusted mxm resellers... this is my first gaming laptop.. im also very pleased with the overall performance of my machine... thanks in advance.. :)

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Hi guys I'm new to this website and basically just signed up for information on the MSI w/ GTX-680M. This is the laptop I've been looking for. Anyway, I live in the UK and was wondering if anybody had any information at all of when this laptop will be released in the UK or when it will be available to buy. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am desperate to buy this machine!!
     
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    Heatsink will need some modding, so its better to buy a new heatsink which is relatively cheap. If you don't want to risk the upgrade, wait for someone to do it first; although I'm sure there will be people who attempted by christmas :)

    Not sure about the UK, maybe any UK reseller/buyer may recommend.
    I would look here though MSI Europe – Where to Buy
     
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    thank you.. :)

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    Hmmm I tried their website and it gives me a list of the retailers selling it but when I go to the retailer websites all I get is G60 w/ GTX-670M. I really want the upgrade but if its not coming to the UK I may just have to settle for less.
     

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