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EDIT: resolved. thanks for your help smile.gif
















I trying to decide between going with Pro-Star and going with XoticPC. The computer would mainly be used for gaming and college work.

Both prices include shipping.

Here are the specs and price of pro-star:

13.3” 1920x1080 FHD (16:9) LED AHVA (Advanced-Hyper-View-Angle) Matte Display

Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor, 2.4 GHz (Max Turbo Frequency 3.4GHz), 6MB Smart Cache

IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU

Additional Copper Heatsink Apply to Stock Heatsink

8GB, PC3-12800/1600Mhz DDR3 - 2 x 4GB

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M w/2GB GDDR5

256GB Samsung 840 Pro Series Solid State Drive (Up to Sequential Read 540MB/s - Write 520MB/s Serial-ATA III) (IOPS read: 100k write 90k)

Windows 8 64-bit

Integrated 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth Combo

1 Year U.S. Premium Parts Warranty + 3 Year Labor

Ready to ship in 1 business day

COST: 1427.0




XOTICPC:

13.3” 1920x1080 FHD (16:9) LED AHVA (Advanced-Hyper-View-Angle) Matte Display

Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor, 2.4 GHz (Max Turbo Frequency 3.4GHz), 6MB Smart Cache

Sager Special Upgrade Package 1 – “the Enhanced Package” – Monitor Calibration + Copper Cooling Upgrade

IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU

Additional Copper Heatsink Apply to Stock Heatsink

8GB, PC3-12800/1600Mhz DDR3 - 2 x 4GB

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M w/2GB GDDR5

240GB Crucial M5 Series Solid State Drive [SSD2 Serial-ATA III] (Up to Sequential Read 500MB/s - Write 250MB/s Serial-ATA III) (IOPS read: 72k write: 60k)

Windows 8 64-bit

Integrated 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth Combo

LIFETIME Ltd Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime 24/7 DOMESTIC Toll Free Telephone Support (Labor through XPC)
Includes FREE Shipping Both Ways for Parts Warranty Repairs

Rush Build (Ships in 1-4 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed)

Cost: 1442

The bottom line is the 15 dollars extra on xoticPC means having monitor calibration, a (considerably?) slower SSD, and a better warranty.
Edited by dizfunction - 7/23/13 at 7:13pm
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I trying to decide between going with Pro-Star and going with XoticPC. The computer would mainly be used for gaming and college work.

Both prices include shipping.

Here are the specs and price of pro-star:

13.3” 1920x1080 FHD (16:9) LED AHVA (Advanced-Hyper-View-Angle) Matte Display

Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor, 2.4 GHz (Max Turbo Frequency 3.4GHz), 6MB Smart Cache

IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU

Additional Copper Heatsink Apply to Stock Heatsink

8GB, PC3-12800/1600Mhz DDR3 - 2 x 4GB

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M w/2GB GDDR5

256GB Samsung 840 Pro Series Solid State Drive (Up to Sequential Read 540MB/s - Write 520MB/s Serial-ATA III) (IOPS read: 100k write 90k)

Windows 8 64-bit

Integrated 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth Combo

1 Year U.S. Premium Parts Warranty + 3 Year Labor

Ready to ship in 1 business day

COST: 1427.0




XOTICPC:

13.3” 1920x1080 FHD (16:9) LED AHVA (Advanced-Hyper-View-Angle) Matte Display

Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor, 2.4 GHz (Max Turbo Frequency 3.4GHz), 6MB Smart Cache

Sager Special Upgrade Package 1 – “the Enhanced Package” – Monitor Calibration + Copper Cooling Upgrade

IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU

Additional Copper Heatsink Apply to Stock Heatsink

8GB, PC3-12800/1600Mhz DDR3 - 2 x 4GB

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M w/2GB GDDR5

240GB Crucial M5 Series Solid State Drive [SSD2 Serial-ATA III] (Up to Sequential Read 500MB/s - Write 250MB/s Serial-ATA III) (IOPS read: 72k write: 60k)

Windows 8 64-bit

Integrated 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth Combo

LIFETIME Ltd Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime 24/7 DOMESTIC Toll Free Telephone Support (Labor through XPC)
Includes FREE Shipping Both Ways for Parts Warranty Repairs

Rush Build (Ships in 1-4 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed)

Cost: 1442

The bottom line is the 15 dollars extra on xoticPC means having monitor calibration, a (considerably?) slower SSD, and a better warranty.

That $15 is for a down grade in SSD, but lifetime 24/7 customer support. I'd go with the Pro-Star model.
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That $15 is for a down grade in SSD, but lifetime 24/7 customer support. I'd go with the Pro-Star model.

What about monitor calibration? Or does that not seem very necessary?
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What about monitor calibration? Or does that not seem very necessary?
I lack experience with such an upgrade. I am not able to provide you with accurate information about that perk!
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Originally Posted by dizfunction View Post

What about monitor calibration? Or does that not seem very necessary?
Don't bother unless you work with Photoshop a lot...
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Don't bother unless you work with Photoshop a lot...

Alright! This is pretty good tongue.gif

I'll go with Pro-Star then, because I'm mainly into gaming and schoolwork, and I could just use a free software to calibrate my monitor instead of going hi-def.
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The cooling in that thing is supposed to be boss. biggrin.gif

Good luck with the machine! Great pick and good choices on the specs!
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6300HQ Dell Proprietary 4GB Nvidia GTX 960M Samsung 12GB (1x8GB 1x4GB) DDR3L 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
17.3" - 1600x900 Standard backlit 180w Power Adapter Logitech G500s 
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yeah, nvm
Edited by dizfunction - 7/23/13 at 7:14pm
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