TONGFANG GK7CN6S / GK7CP0S / GK7CP7S

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  1. seahawk10

    seahawk10 Notebook Guru

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    Hey uv, what GPU did you wind-up ordering from Eluktronics with the Mech-17?
     
  2. undervolter0x0309

    undervolter0x0309 Notebook Consultant

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    I went for the RTX 2070
     
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  3. Sideshow Tech

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    So I've been agonizing about getting the perfect laptop for me. After months of deliberation and multiple returns of Amazon warehouse laptops, I've bitten the bullet and ordered myself an Eluktronics MECH-17 G1Rx with the 2070. I actually ordered and canceled it multiple times last night, talking myself out of it and going with the 15" or 8th gen processor. I was way overthinking this purchase, but I'm dedicated to not cancel it again lol.

    I've retired my old gaming desktop and have turned it into my media server. It was running an i7-4770k and GTX 970, so I think I'm going to be seeing a pretty big difference. I'm honestly most excited about having some NVMEs and ordered myself an extra Sabrent Rocket 1TB to stick into that empty spot.

    I got it from Amazon since I had a bunch of credit, but there is no longer an option to customize. I really wanted to get the upgraded thermal paste, but honestly, it's no big deal, I know my way around computers. I ordered a tube of Arctic MX-4, but I'll be taking a look at the thermals before going through with the repasting process. My main concern is longevity and I want this laptop to last me 4 to 5 years.

    On to my question, are any of you guys running Pop_OS! on your systems? Linux gaming is really making some strides and I'd like to jump onto the bandwagon. I've recently gone down the Linux rabbit hole (my retired desktop is running Ubuntu server with XFCE desktop) and am really starting to appreciate the open source nature, the helpful community and am really tired with Windows and all that tracking bloatware. I die a little everytime I do a fresh install of windows and see that Candy Crush icon.

    I would like to do a dual boot and am planning on using the 512drive for Linux and 1TB for Windows for the time being.
     
  4. Installed64

    Installed64 Notebook Consultant

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    Congratulations on your purchase, and welcome to the forum! While I can't comment on Linux I can offer feedback on your other points.

    If you contact Eluktronics directly they may still be able to apply upgraded thermal paste or liquid metal to your Amazon order. Arctic Mx-4 is quite average and likely will not be an improvement over the stock paste. Favorite pastes for this chassis include Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut and IC Diamond (did I miss one?).

    You will probably enjoy the 17.3" screen much more, especially coming from a desktop. The larger chassis with the full 2070 will give better performance than the 15.6" with 2070 mq, obviously. You can always hook up a larger external monitor too. I didn't like the black finish initially, preferring gray, but now with my laptop placed on my black entertainment center connected to my TV it blends it quite nicely.

    Good luck, and keep us updated on your experience.
     
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  5. Sideshow Tech

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    Thank you! I just went with the Arctic because that's what I've been using for years on my desktops. It might be a moot point though. I reached out to Eluktronics and they said that if I'm not happy with the thermals I can ship the system back to them, within 30 days, and they would do the repaste for me without additional labor charges. From what's been posted here about thermals though, I think I won't need to go through that. I don't plan on overclocking my GPU, just going to go with a CPU and cache UV. At least not with current gen games.

    I'm looking forward to the larger screen right now. I just hope it fits into my bags! I measured them and it should be good. I have a bit of a bias against 17" laptops because of previous experience, but the Mech 17 seems pretty compact. I had a 17" HP back in 2006 and that thing was a freaking monster. I can't believe how small the chassis of 17" laptops have gotten.

    I have an AOC 24" 1080p 144hz monitor, so I'll be using that to play at home and the laptops screen when I'm at work and on the go.

    I just got my tracking number and it will be delivered on Friday at work, I get the feeling my afternoon will not be very productive lol.
     
  6. Lamim Rashid

    Lamim Rashid Notebook Guru

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    So what is the eluktroboost, and which sellers have the 9750h + 2070 model for cheap and ship to Canada?
    Hidevolution has it for $1629 with the pads + conductonaut, no ram, wifi card, or hard drive (I want to buy em separately), and $37 ground shipping to Canada, Ontario.
     
  7. seahawk10

    seahawk10 Notebook Guru

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    Watch this video:


    Eluktroboost is only offered by Eluktronics. I have their i9750 with a 2070 and Eluktroboost is not an option in my gaming center. I don't think the models with the full 2070 use Eluktoboost, it is offered on the models that ship with the 2070MQ, the 2060 or the 1660Ti.

    https://www.eluktronics.com/MECH-17

    https://www.eluktronics.com/MECH-15-G2
     
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  8. Master Stewie

    Master Stewie Notebook Consultant

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    I have the Tongfang with i7-9750h and RTX2070 (normal model) and I'm pretty happy with it. Build quality and performance is on point.
    I always use it in balanced mode, that way the fan noise is rather low while performance is very good. Temps are 80-85ísh CPU/GPU when playing Far Cry 5.

    I notice 2 problems:
    - The keyboard isn''t taking all keystrokes, but this can be because I'm not used to it.
    - Sometimes when I boot, it is stuck at bios logo. turn off and on helps.

    Anyone else has one (or both) of these problem(s)?
     
  9. genexis_x

    genexis_x Notebook Enthusiast

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    It's actually a feature by TongFang (called turbo mode) which increases GPU TDP for higher clocks and less power throttling. Note that GK7 with 2070 doesn't feature this
     
  10. Mighty13

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    Hi all,

    I recently got my computer from PCSpecialist. Including an RTX 2070 and a i7-9750h !
    However, it seems I got problems on cooling my CPU.

    What I did :
    Bought the good thermal paste from PCS.
    I installed a fresh version of Windows
    Installed all drivers & game center. By default the undervoltage is -50mV and max TDP short boost 85W.
    During my tests, fans are in TURBO MODE to get potentially get the best cooling solution.
    Ran a 3DMark TimeSpy test : Score 7232 and cores going up to 100°C
    [​IMG]


    The only way I could lower the temps is by doing this in ThrottleStop :
    -120mV on CPU Core & Cache and -50mV on Intel GPU
    Turbo Boost Long Power Max : 70
    Turbo Boost Short Power Max : 75
    SpeedShift : Enabled, 128.

    Here's an example after a PUBG session :
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    So after a session of PUBG, my temps would not exceed 91°C, using the cooling pad under my laptop.

    By the way, I do lost performances by activating the SpeedShift, but it brings me such good temps compared to start.

    Those settings lowered my temps to 85-90C° in full use, sometimes more, depending on the software/game (94°C in AIDA64 stress test)

    - Do you think my laptop is faulty or the out of stock temps are "normal", knowing that those temperatures (100°C) are usually damaging hardware and resulting to failing in 6months-1year ?
    - Should I try a thermal repaste ?


    Thanks for any help !
     
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