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Hmm, I want your guys opinion. I can either get a fully customized MSI GS70 Laptop with a Single 870m for about $3500.
http://www.xoticpc.com/msi-gs70-stealthpro001-preorder-p-6934.html?wconfigure=yes


Or I can get a Sager with a 120Hz Screen, SLI 880m's, 620GB SSD space, and a 1TB 7200RPM Data Drive for about the same price.
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_customed&model_name=NP9377-S

I know the Sager will have not as good battery life and will be heavier, but the price to performance ratio on the Sager is much better than the MSI. Also the Reason my customized MSI cost so much more is because I would have to get new SSD's to get rid of the Raid that the Laptop comes with according to the Xotic PC Rep I was talking with.
Plus all the quality of life stuff such as theft protection, and a custom painted A panel.
 
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Hmm, I want your guys opinion. I can either get a fully customized MSI GS70 Laptop with a Single 870m for about $3500.
http://www.xoticpc.com/msi-gs70-stealthpro001-preorder-p-6934.html?wconfigure=yes


Or I can get a Sager with a 120Hz Screen, SLI 880m's, 620GB SSD space, and a 1TB 7200RPM Data Drive for about the same price.
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_customed&model_name=NP9377-S

I know the Sager will have not as good battery life and will be heavier, but the price to performance ratio on the Sager is much better than the MSI. Also the Reason my customized MSI cost so much more is because I would have to get new SSD's to get rid of the Raid that the Laptop comes with according to the Xotic PC Rep I was talking with.
Plus all the quality of life stuff such as theft protection, and a custom painted A panel.

You can get a GS70 with 870M for a little over half the cost. Theft protection? At that price you can easily afford to buy another one if it's stolen. Also, MSI comes with 2 years warranty standard, with 1st year accidental.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=1035165&gclid=CLScwf6Por0CFVKDfgodk0AAAQ&Q=&is=REG&A=details

Again, if you value battery at all, avoid SLI. That Sager goes against everything you said you wanted.
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Hmm, I want your guys opinion. I can either get a fully customized MSI GS70 Laptop with a Single 870m for about $3500.
http://www.xoticpc.com/msi-gs70-stealthpro001-preorder-p-6934.html?wconfigure=yes


Or I can get a Sager with a 120Hz Screen, SLI 880m's, 620GB SSD space, and a 1TB 7200RPM Data Drive for about the same price.
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_customed&model_name=NP9377-S

I know the Sager will have not as good battery life and will be heavier, but the price to performance ratio on the Sager is much better than the MSI. Also the Reason my customized MSI cost so much more is because I would have to get new SSD's to get rid of the Raid that the Laptop comes with according to the Xotic PC Rep I was talking with.
Plus all the quality of life stuff such as theft protection, and a custom painted A panel.

I will got with the sager my self but it depends on you, and XoticPc is best price/performance ratio for sager laptops
     
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I would get the sager out of principle, but I would have to check reviews for both units first
    
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You can get a GS70 with 870M for a little over half the cost. Theft protection? At that price you can easily afford to buy another one if it's stolen. Also, MSI comes with 2 years warranty standard, with 1st year accidental.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=1035165&gclid=CLScwf6Por0CFVKDfgodk0AAAQ&Q=&is=REG&A=details

Again, if you value battery at all, avoid SLI. That Sager goes against everything you said you wanted.

Hmm, 128GB for an SSD to me is kinda small. I was hoping to get at least a 240/256GB. Maybe Xotic PC will offer this version. The only other version they offer of the GS70 (Aside from the version with the 765m) has a 860m in it.
 
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Hmm, 128GB for an SSD to me is kinda small. I was hoping to get at least a 240/256GB. Maybe Xotic PC will offer this version. The only other version they offer of the GS70 (Aside from the version with the 765m) has a 860m in it.

You're better off waiting a couple weeks for this thing to come out, then get the cheapest model that has the baseline HDD configuration, usually around $1500. Then, buy your own SSD and add it in yourself.
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So, I'm not convinced now that what the Xotic PC Sales rep told me about the GS70 having to get new SSD's to disable Raid knew what he was talking about. I was looking at Gentech's Options for the GS70 and while I can't get the custom painting on the A panel (Which now I'm not so sure about getting because there seems to be a small strip of plastic that wouldnt be painted) The offer disablement of Raid, and I can get my 128GB Boot Drive and a 500 or 750GB Game Drive/ Program Drive and then I can either have the Mechanical HDD removed or use it as a Drive for pics, music, videos etc.
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So what are the thoughts on getting this version of the GS70 with the 2 "free" SSD's set in Raid 1 and and getting an extra 500GB SSD for Programs/Games?

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You're better off waiting a couple weeks for this thing to come out, then get the cheapest model that has the baseline HDD configuration, usually around $1500. Then, buy your own SSD and add it in yourself.

I know its the most "Cost effective" and if it was a desktop I would agree with you. But I dont feel comfortable taking apart a laptop, I would prefer it to be built with what I want when I get it and not have to worry about upgrades. And if something goes wrong, I would take it to a shop that deals with laptops.
 
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Anyone here that has bought custom laptops from either Gentech PC or Xotic PC, which of those 2 would you recommend buying from? Doing more research, Xotic PC for the exact same configuration on the GS70 Stealth is about $400 more than Gentech. Gentech also offers different Raid settings on the SSD's while Xotic only supports SSD Caching and Default setting (RAID 1) at this time. But Xotic offers a Price Match on a case by case basis.

Which is the better option? Ive heard good things about Xotic PC but I dont know anything about Gentech PC and I couldnt find any reviews on them.

EDIT: Gentech PC has reviews on their site that links to a reseller rating site where they have a perfect 10/10 after over 100 reviews, so either they are really good or something is fishy
Edited by funkmetal - 3/22/14 at 1:57pm
 
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