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Well if you want to be nice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152567 tongue.gif

Otherwise, if you're looking at specs only, the GE60 will be fine, but as we already know the GS chassis is far superior. The GE chassis feels like any average laptop we've seen for the past years. Also, what sort of battery life does she need?

lol yeah, unfortunately she doesn't want a ultra slim formfactor like I want. I dont know exactly what battery life she wants but 3-4 hours should be fine for her. And she doesnt care about the looks, she just wants something that can game with decent FPS over the old laptop she is using right now. I am leaning towards the GE Pro for her personally.
 
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Well, tomorrow is the last day of March and Gentech states that the GS70 with the 870m will be available at the end of March. So I guess tomorrow is the day I get to order my GS70?
 
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Dont get the active 3D display on the laptop. I have an alienware mx17 with active stereo and its just not worth it.

The hype might seem cool but i never use the stereo vision. I am a total fan for 3D though. FPS games are not cut out for active stereo since the things are moving so fast, it sucks

its pretty good with versus fighting games, like Street Fighter 4 etc, and for League of Legends, some of the text is pasted flat on the screen and it doesnt look good on top f the stereo 3D model renders.


Just telling you as a user of 3D on laptops, its not worth it, as in dont pay extra for the 120 Hz spec, try to get the best bang for buck on ur 60Hz screen.
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also if you order at Xotic, you get a free Assassins game and yes that deal expires on March 31st as well.
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Dont get the active 3D display on the laptop. I have an alienware mx17 with active stereo and its just not worth it.

The hype might seem cool but i never use the stereo vision. I am a total fan for 3D though. FPS games are not cut out for active stereo since the things are moving so fast, it sucks

its pretty good with versus fighting games, like Street Fighter 4 etc, and for League of Legends, some of the text is pasted flat on the screen and it doesnt look good on top f the stereo 3D model renders.


Just telling you as a user of 3D on laptops, its not worth it, as in dont pay extra for the 120 Hz spec, try to get the best bang for buck on ur 60Hz screen.

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also if you order at Xotic, you get a free Assassins game and yes that deal expires on March 31st as well.

Yeah, the Sager was the one that I could get a 120Hz display for free with a 880m but I decided against that. I am getting the MSI unless there are any other suggestions. Also, I already have AC4. I got 2 copys with my pair of 780Ti's a couple of months ago and I wont be ordering off Xotic unless they have a good deal because of a bad experience I had with them.
 
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what bad experience with Xotic, can you please explain ?

Currently they are my only option to buy the MSI-GS70 Pro, since they offer a 3 SSD Super Raid-2 configuration.
Gentecpc only offers Raid 0 - 1 for 2 ssds, the third one just sits there as a separate hard disk from what i gather.

So right now i am trying to get a 3 SSD for windows (+ games) and a 250GB SSD on the SATA3 slot for linux.
All others Razer, Gigabyte, Lenovo have falled through on weight, screen, specs etc. for me and so MSI from XOTIC is my best bet.

Also, they are giving out a free Assassins game (30$worth) and free shipping and 31st march is the deadline. !!!
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what bad experience with Xotic, can you please explain ?

Currently they are my only option to buy the MSI-GS70 Pro, since they offer a 3 SSD Super Raid-2 configuration.
Gentecpc only offers Raid 0 - 1 for 2 ssds, the third one just sits there as a separate hard disk from what i gather.

So right now i am trying to get a 3 SSD for windows (+ games) and a 250GB SSD on the SATA3 slot for linux.
All others Razer, Gigabyte, Lenovo have falled through on weight, screen, specs etc. for me and so MSI from XOTIC is my best bet.

Also, they are giving out a free Assassins game (30$worth) and free shipping and 31st march is the deadline. !!!

Yeah, I am having Raid disabled on my MSI, and am getting a 500GB Msata SSD as a game/program drive, so I will have 756GB (Total before format) with 2 128GB and a 500GB SSD.

Also, the issue I had with Xotic was I was talking with a Rep and he seemed like he didnt want to talk with me and was acting very rude to me. Not a way to treat a customer that may drop $3k on a laptop.
 
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Steer clear of the 880M. It's a 780M rebrand with 8GB of memory. Completely pointless for a laptop. it's pointless to have anymore than 4GB for 1080p even...even Skyrim would never touch that amount no matter how many mods you have installed.

I wouldn't go beyond 870M SLI personally, but that's pushing it for me even...

More VRAM is always good, if you have 6GB in the 870M, you can run a GPGPU application that will run faster.
obviously no1 might wana benchmark it, but that what i thought before i got a CUDA card in my laptop. It really helps run stuff when the cluster is having issues or they setup a new build environment.

Secondly, in the long run, more and more textures are being added to games and no wonder games are spanning over 10GB +. More VRAM = always good. there is no limit to 4 or lower in my opinion.
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Yeah, I am having Raid disabled on my MSI, and am getting a 500GB Msata SSD as a game/program drive, so I will have 756GB (Total before format) with 2 128GB and a 500GB SSD.

Also, the issue I had with Xotic was I was talking with a Rep and he seemed like he didnt want to talk with me and was acting very rude to me. Not a way to treat a customer that may drop $3k on a laptop.


Hmm that rep thing sucks, no excuse for them to do that, i agree with u 100%

Why aren't you getting the super raid configuration :'(
thats a big improvement, look at this video that compares normal Raid-0 with Super Raid - 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N23FPbNm6k

i was actually shocked when i saw these results. Its totally worth it. he runs BF4 and dang its impressive.

My MSI is actually raking up to 2247$ (with cash payment) 3 SSD (128GB) in Super Raid - 2 (which is actually improved Raid-0) and an additional 256 GB SSD.

so its worth looking into. No matter how much RAM you get, it will get paged from the Hard Disk, hence running games will improve dramatically. Word will run the same hehe ^_^
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Hmm that rep thing sucks, no excuse for them to do that, i agree with u 100%

Why aren't you getting the super raid configuration :'(
thats a big improvement, look at this video that compares normal Raid-0 with Super Raid - 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N23FPbNm6k

i was actually shocked when i saw these results. Its totally worth it. he runs BF4 and dang its impressive.

My MSI is actually raking up to 2247$ (with cash payment) 3 SSD (128GB) in Super Raid - 2 (which is actually improved Raid-0) and an additional 256 GB SSD.

so its worth looking into. No matter how much RAM you get, it will get paged from the Hard Disk, hence running games will improve dramatically. Word will run the same hehe ^_^

Well, to be fair that video is comparing SSD raid vs HDD Raid. Even a single SSD will be faster. Im fine with waiting a few more seconds if it means less problems.

Edit: Heres a video that I found comparing 1 SSD all the way up to 4SSD's in Raid 0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPuywNBctvg
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