*** XMG Apex 15 with Ryzen 3950X / Clevo NH58AF1 Owner's Lounge ***

Discussion in 'Sager/Clevo Reviews & Owners' Lounges' started by taraquin, Apr 15, 2020.

  1. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

    Reputations:
    9,426
    Messages:
    58,172
    Likes Received:
    17,885
    Trophy Points:
    931
    The water block was on the GPU, the heatpipes could move heat from the CPU but it was a half hearted thing.

     
  2. Papusan

    Papusan Jokebook's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on Filthy

    Reputations:
    42,691
    Messages:
    29,828
    Likes Received:
    59,565
    Trophy Points:
    931
    Here is another half hearted Joke for the history-books... http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/clevo-overclockers-lounge.788975/page-847#post-10425733

    Clevo has been the only choice since 2012/13 due @Prema and LGA laptops. For the records... LGA is no guarantee of something awesome if the notebook manufacturers pester it with BGA graphics as MSI or Dell's fully locked down crippled firmware to stop the Burning-book from ruin your house (fire is no joke).
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2020
    Ashtrix and raz8020 like this.
  3. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

    Reputations:
    9,426
    Messages:
    58,172
    Likes Received:
    17,885
    Trophy Points:
    931
    Hey I did docked watercooling properly and it was awesome ;)

    Titan X at 1500Mhz Core on a 16x link :)
     
    raz8020 and SamuelL421 like this.
  4. SamuelL421

    SamuelL421 Notebook Geek

    Reputations:
    8
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Very true, always give and take concessions with any laptop. This system is as good as it gets for mobile CPU power, I do wish there were fewer trade-offs everywhere else. Having lived with this for a few weeks, the most glaring issue IMO is the use of a 15" chassis. It unnecessarily adds limitations to everything. Example: There could have been room for another fan, additional heatpipes. I'd like room to add a 3rd m.2 or a 2nd 2.5" SSD. I wish there was one additional USB type A port on any of the sides. Any of these could have been reasonably accomplished in a larger / 17" chassis.

    @Mr. Fox - A question about some of your old posts on liquid metal: what sort of foam did you use for making the "dams" around the die? Any good suggestions for where to source it?
     
  5. win32asmguy

    win32asmguy Moderator Moderator

    Reputations:
    1,012
    Messages:
    2,844
    Likes Received:
    1,699
    Trophy Points:
    181
    It would have had the same storage capacity if it were a 17 inch variant, the only real difference would have been a larger screen and potentially slightly cooler overall temperatures due to more surface area of the larger chassis. Now, if they do end up making a higher tier model with an AMD chipset, on par with the X170SM, then that will be something to look forward to.
     
  6. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

    Reputations:
    37,203
    Messages:
    39,332
    Likes Received:
    70,615
    Trophy Points:
    931
    You can use the foam insert from a cheap filter like used in these 120MM fan filters.
     
    SamuelL421 likes this.
  7. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

    Reputations:
    9,426
    Messages:
    58,172
    Likes Received:
    17,885
    Trophy Points:
    931
    17 inch models usually slip in a sub too for better speakers :)
     
    raz8020 and Mr. Fox like this.
  8. Papusan

    Papusan Jokebook's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on Filthy

    Reputations:
    42,691
    Messages:
    29,828
    Likes Received:
    59,565
    Trophy Points:
    931
    Not all ODMs allow this. Not even for their thickest models:)
     
    raz8020 likes this.
  9. Nauzhror

    Nauzhror Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    11
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    41
    3700X seemed to match the 3950X in gaming in the benchmarks ran by der8auer, is it safe to assume that the 3900 would perform worse than the 3700X in gaming?

    HIDevolution sells the same chassis, but they only have options to buy it with a 3600, 3700x, and a 3900 currently, and 3900 loses to 3700X in single-threaded performance in most benchmarks.
     
  10. ThatOldGuy

    ThatOldGuy Notebook Virtuoso

    Reputations:
    1,310
    Messages:
    2,454
    Likes Received:
    2,588
    Trophy Points:
    181
    If gaming is your main application, none of those CPUs will be the bottleneck over the RTX 2070. Unless you need the thread count for something else, the 3900 will be excessive.

    I am a fan of excess... so I would get the 3900 ;)
     
Loading...

Share This Page