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post #11 of 22
My G73JH runs pretty cool considering all of the power crammed inside the laptop. A cooling pad probably won't be necessary unless you use it a lot on soft surfaces that can cover the vents.

I strongly recommend reinstalling Windows. ASUS (and Best Buy) included a ton of crap on mine that I didn't want. Other than that, pick yourself up a nice mouse and headset if you don't already have one and you're pretty much good to go.
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Dont buy an SSD. For a laptop, they are a waste of money. You dont get the space that you need for the price that you pay. Until they come down in price, they arent worth it.

Other than that i would buy a nice wireless mouse.. and a cooling pad.
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post #13 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the suggestions!
post #14 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by lapengu View Post
Dont buy an SSD. For a laptop, they are a waste of money. You dont get the space that you need for the price that you pay. Until they come down in price, they arent worth it.
are you serious??? SSD was the best thing i ever did for my laptop. up and running in seconds, if i drop it and bust it i still have my data and if you arent a tard just get 2 hard drives. my laptop works perfectly fine with my 500GB for storin steam games and my 80GB intel for my OS and important data.
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post #15 of 22
yes, get an SSD, that model if I remember correctly has two HDD internal slots so a cheap boot drive would help, a good dpi mouse, a gaming headset, screen protector, i hate fingerprints :/ if you really think temps will get high then the cooling pad might help a bit.

Good luck with it, Asus G Series ftw!
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post #16 of 22
when i bought my G73SW, it came with a gaming mouse & steelseries headset.

so i doubt he needs those, a cooling pad could be useful tho.
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by Paratrooper1n0 View Post
If I could -1 I probably would. But people overrate SSD's WAY more than Halo 3. It's annoying.
Not sure if serious??

SSD is the best and most noticeable upgrade you can get for a computer these days. Buy one you won't be disappointed!
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post #18 of 22
The SSD is a good idea IF your laptop supports 2 drives. Since it seems this one might, it may be a worthy investment assuming you can find one on the cheap. They are still quite expensive though so you have to weigh whether it's worth the cost to you. I actually got an 80GB intel on ebay for quite a reasonable price (less than $1/GB) and it's blazing fast. When I boot into it (on my home desktop), everything is up and running in like 5 seconds compared to about 30-40 when I boot into my 1TB HDD.
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post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by jrockut83 View Post
The SSD is a good idea IF your laptop supports 2 drives.
even if it only has one drive bay its worth it. i ended up getting rid of my optical drive and put 2 hard drives in mine. anytime i need to use a dvd (like twice maybe this year) i just use a shared drive from my desktop or would get a portable one. SSD is that important to me.
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post #20 of 22
I doubt temps should be a problem, Asus pays a lot of attention to the temps on their G series laptops. But as mentioned, run some tests, benchmarks, look at the temps, if they are too high, get a cooler that someone mentioned.
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