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post #51 of 56
Yeah well, thats why you got resellers. GentechPC for instance. Response within few hours, ready to help with anything. Dont have to go trough MSI support myself.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/msi/584869-official-msi-gt780-gt783-owners-lounge.html
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
11 Reasons why I opted the MSI GT780DXR, over the Asus G74SX

1. An eSATA port, STANDARD!
2. An extra USB 3.0 port, STANDARD!
3. Brushed aluminum chassis, STANDARD!
4. More onboard DDR3 memory (16 GB), STANDARD!
5. HD 720P webcam that performs at 30 FPS, STANDARD!
6. HD 1080P LED back-lit MATTE anti-glare screen, STANDARD!
7. Bios RAID configurable (many notebooks entirely lack RAID support), STANDARD!
8. The Dynaudio speaker system (BEST in the laptop industry and actually sounds GOOD!), STANDARD!
9. A 'Steelseries' true tactile-feel gamer’s keyboard, with software control color back-lighting, STANDARD!
10. It's LESS EXPENSIVE!
11. The NEW GT780DXR with NVIDIA GTX 570M!

Almost too good to be true…… and at an unbeatable price! The only downside I see in the standard GT780R, is no Blu-Ray reader, but this can be added for only $54. Also, no backpack or mouse, but still no deal-breaker here. The GTX560M of the GT780R will only have 1.5 GDDR5, vise the G74SX with 3 GB GDDR5, but I can find no supporting data that argues this will make any performance difference, whatsoever. It appears the two notebooks are equally spec'ed, however the GT780R is fuller featured, at a nicer price. With regard to cooling & noise, it would also appear that MSI has also done a very respectable job here too.

Of course with the recent release of the GT780DXR, it's excellent pricing, and featured GTX 570M..... the Asus G74SX is now somewhat 'out classed'.

ENJOY!

I think if your friend ordered the laptop from GentechPC or any other resellers listed on that NBR post, they would get MUCH better support.

Cooling is better. Trust me i am not talking out of my bottom part. All of the resellers have confirmed that MSI cooling is superior and overall better. Resellers actively posting in that thread ran, of course, benchmarks as well as other tests and thats their final conclusion. Users have been reporting the same as well.

I actually have few friends that own ASUS gaming laptop, another got Dell XPS and the sound is noticeably better on MSI. It depends, with very low volume you might be right. But play some FLAC music and turn the volume up and difference will show up. As well as in most of the games. Again, if you dont believe my own experience, then those listed resellers and users would happily confirm you that info.

As for keyboard that depends on each unit. You are right there is a lot of people that had a problem with it and had to send it back. I am not claiming its perfect, but i got unit with fully functional keyboard and i appreciate the back lit for example. Its a very good feature and offers a lot of customization.
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Intel Sandy Bridge i7-2760QM 3,5Ghz Intel® HM67 Express Chipset Nvidia GeForce GTX 570M 1.5GB GDDR5 16GB DDR3, 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD Scorpio Black 750Gb, 7200rpm RAID 0 WD Scorpio Black 750Gb, 7200rpm RAID 0 IC Diamond Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
17,3 1920x1080 Matte Roccat Isku 9-Cell 7800 mAh Aluminium + Solid Plastic 
MouseMouse PadOtherOther
Roccat KONE+ Roccat SENSE blue Roccat Valo CoolerMaster CF-19 Laptop Cooler 
OtherOtherOther
Belkin Cush top Case Laptop Keyboard by Steelseries Laptop Sound by DYNAudio 2.1 
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Xeon X3440 @3,8 Ghz MSI Big Bang-Fuzion GIGABYTE GTX570 Geil Value+ 2x2GB DDR3, 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung F3 500 Gb Samsung F1 TB WD External 500 Gb Coolermaster 212+ 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Gigabyte Stock cooler Noctua Fans Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit Acer GD245HQbid + 3D Vision Kit + 3D Glasses 
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Roccat Isku SEASONIC X-750W (80Plus Gold) CM Elite 430 - Black Ed.(cheap crap) Roccat KONE+ 
Mouse PadAudio
Roccat Sense Realtek Audio 
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MSI GT780DXR-099
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Sandy Bridge i7-2760QM 3,5Ghz Intel® HM67 Express Chipset Nvidia GeForce GTX 570M 1.5GB GDDR5 16GB DDR3, 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD Scorpio Black 750Gb, 7200rpm RAID 0 WD Scorpio Black 750Gb, 7200rpm RAID 0 IC Diamond Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
17,3 1920x1080 Matte Roccat Isku 9-Cell 7800 mAh Aluminium + Solid Plastic 
MouseMouse PadOtherOther
Roccat KONE+ Roccat SENSE blue Roccat Valo CoolerMaster CF-19 Laptop Cooler 
OtherOtherOther
Belkin Cush top Case Laptop Keyboard by Steelseries Laptop Sound by DYNAudio 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X3440 @3,8 Ghz MSI Big Bang-Fuzion GIGABYTE GTX570 Geil Value+ 2x2GB DDR3, 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung F3 500 Gb Samsung F1 TB WD External 500 Gb Coolermaster 212+ 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Gigabyte Stock cooler Noctua Fans Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit Acer GD245HQbid + 3D Vision Kit + 3D Glasses 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Roccat Isku SEASONIC X-750W (80Plus Gold) CM Elite 430 - Black Ed.(cheap crap) Roccat KONE+ 
Mouse PadAudio
Roccat Sense Realtek Audio 
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post #52 of 56
The MSI laptops I've seen have all had the same realtek onboard audio, and fairly average small speakers. As for cooling, the MSI laptops I've seen have had absolutely tiny heatsinks compared to ASUS...May not be true of all models but the ones I've seen..Yeah.
    
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Ducky Shine III Year of the Snake, Cherry Blue Silverstone Strider Plus 600w CoolerMaster CM690 II Black and White SteelSeries Sensei Professional 
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Pioneer DVR-220LBKS Noctua NH-D14 Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Arcitc Cooling Acclero Twin Turbo II Arch Linux x86-64, amdgpu BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2020HD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine III Year of the Snake, Cherry Blue Silverstone Strider Plus 600w CoolerMaster CM690 II Black and White SteelSeries Sensei Professional 
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post #53 of 56
Hm, yes that could be possible. There's more models, could be the lower tier one maybe.
MSI GT780DXR-099
(19 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Sandy Bridge i7-2760QM 3,5Ghz Intel® HM67 Express Chipset Nvidia GeForce GTX 570M 1.5GB GDDR5 16GB DDR3, 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD Scorpio Black 750Gb, 7200rpm RAID 0 WD Scorpio Black 750Gb, 7200rpm RAID 0 IC Diamond Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
17,3 1920x1080 Matte Roccat Isku 9-Cell 7800 mAh Aluminium + Solid Plastic 
MouseMouse PadOtherOther
Roccat KONE+ Roccat SENSE blue Roccat Valo CoolerMaster CF-19 Laptop Cooler 
OtherOtherOther
Belkin Cush top Case Laptop Keyboard by Steelseries Laptop Sound by DYNAudio 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X3440 @3,8 Ghz MSI Big Bang-Fuzion GIGABYTE GTX570 Geil Value+ 2x2GB DDR3, 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung F3 500 Gb Samsung F1 TB WD External 500 Gb Coolermaster 212+ 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Gigabyte Stock cooler Noctua Fans Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit Acer GD245HQbid + 3D Vision Kit + 3D Glasses 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Roccat Isku SEASONIC X-750W (80Plus Gold) CM Elite 430 - Black Ed.(cheap crap) Roccat KONE+ 
Mouse PadAudio
Roccat Sense Realtek Audio 
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MSI GT780DXR-099
(19 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Sandy Bridge i7-2760QM 3,5Ghz Intel® HM67 Express Chipset Nvidia GeForce GTX 570M 1.5GB GDDR5 16GB DDR3, 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD Scorpio Black 750Gb, 7200rpm RAID 0 WD Scorpio Black 750Gb, 7200rpm RAID 0 IC Diamond Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
17,3 1920x1080 Matte Roccat Isku 9-Cell 7800 mAh Aluminium + Solid Plastic 
MouseMouse PadOtherOther
Roccat KONE+ Roccat SENSE blue Roccat Valo CoolerMaster CF-19 Laptop Cooler 
OtherOtherOther
Belkin Cush top Case Laptop Keyboard by Steelseries Laptop Sound by DYNAudio 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X3440 @3,8 Ghz MSI Big Bang-Fuzion GIGABYTE GTX570 Geil Value+ 2x2GB DDR3, 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung F3 500 Gb Samsung F1 TB WD External 500 Gb Coolermaster 212+ 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Gigabyte Stock cooler Noctua Fans Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit Acer GD245HQbid + 3D Vision Kit + 3D Glasses 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Roccat Isku SEASONIC X-750W (80Plus Gold) CM Elite 430 - Black Ed.(cheap crap) Roccat KONE+ 
Mouse PadAudio
Roccat Sense Realtek Audio 
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post #54 of 56

 

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Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S View Post

by spec it almost looks like the 660m is equivalent to a GTX560....based off specs...

 

 

Yeah which sucks IMO. a 560 non ti is a lame GPU for gaming. Im sorry but they ned to find a way to put in higher end GPU's in laptops for gaming. They always do this Laptops Graphics cards are pretty weak IMO. Now alienware & sager does use some nice GPU's in there laptops but at a high cost.

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500GB Seagate PNY 128GB SSD LG M-Disc DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX S40 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Home LG 25um56 2560x1080 Ultrawide (IPS) Logitech k360 Seasonic S12II 520w (Bronze) 
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sad-smiley-002.gif Got a G53 a few days ago.
post #56 of 56
Quick question about the laptop.

For the available mSATA slot, will any SSD drive do for the SSD cache drive, or does it have to be a different type of SSD, like the Corsair Accelerator Series?
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