Upgrades on this clevo model

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  1. Ajayram24

    Ajayram24 Newbie

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    I just bought a clevo P775TM1 non G sync version.

    I would like to know what upgrades can I do in the future and also is it bad that it doesn’t have g sync ?
     
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    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    There is a fair bit available to do on the model. What do you have in it currently?
     
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    The Config is : Core i7 8700K And 1070 8GB
    16GB Ram
    860 EVO 1TB SSD + 840 EVO 500GB SSD
     
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    The CPU can be upgraded to a 9th Gen with the right BIOS, same goes for the GPU to the 20xx series.

    You could also tweak what you currently have as the 8700K is a well balanced chip for the machine and do things like delidding and voltage/clock adjustments.

    Also you could tune the GPU clock/voltage curve in MSI afterburner (CTRL + F) to get the most out of your chip.
     
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    could you help me out it’s just that I’m new to this and also is there downside of not having a g sync panel
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_G-Sync

    Unless you're hardcore gaming it's a marketing gimmick that Nvidia gets to charge a licensing fee on.

    You can upgrade to a gsync capable panel though if it's important enough of a feature and you notice the difference in the FPS.

    I recently went from FHD to QHD process undocumented upgrade to a different model. Huge difference over the stock panel that shipped with the laptop. My issue though was the polarization was off by 45 degrees and I figured for about the same $ and effort might as well roll the dice on QHD instead of just shooting for a different panel up to FHD / 144hz.... sure the QHD is 60hz but, it's still nice to look at. There's a 120hz version in my size as well but I couldn't source a seller that had the actual panel in stock w/o a huge markup.

    Identify which panel it is w/ hwinfo (download) and then plug that into panelook.com and get the physical dimensions and then you can sort models and add them to compare the features from there. Price things out and go for the best option from there. If it's something not readily available then check kreplacement.com and they have pretty good prices from China direct.
     
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    To be honest I think I would save the trouble as my screen is 120hz I mean g sync would help but O well and also how much do these laptops go for second hand like what is it worth?
     
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    Depends on the person and how sensitive you are to screen tearing and the frame rates you are at.
     
  9. Tech Junky

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    Depends on what the guts of them contain for CPU/GPU/RAM/SSD. Most of us that tinker with things and modify them will strip out things like the HD for security when selling and just throw something else in its place. Most though hold their value fairly well. I bought the unit I have now 1 year ago or so and they're still priced the same even though they're now discontinued already for new sales.

    The problem I find with bleeding edge components is they get phased out of new sales pretty quickly when they release the new models. 2nd hand market though flourishes if you have good bones to work with. Once you get into a cycle of upgrades you tend to move components like drives and ram from one to the next as you improve the CPU/GPU with the next model. Looking beyond the HD/RAM that comes with a 2nd hand device can be a great deal.

    For instance new mine would run about $950-1000. I snagged one with shipping on ebay brand new for $760. Snagged some NVME drives / RAM right away to upgrade things from spec to ideal.

    If you opted to improve the screen to something that's not readily available in the market that makes it stand out you should expect to get a premium in return when you sell the upgraded model.
     
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    Depends on your timing these days. Back in the old times 6 month cycles rendered the old stuff junk but if you bought a 1080 at launch you are still in a pretty good place.
     
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