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post #41 of 45 (permalink) Old 12-27-2017, 08:40 AM
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Sounds like you need to hit the ground running so I would go with the pre built as well; I personally own a 17" AW laptop (pascal) which has been my first encounter with AW products and I have to say ... I've never owned a more solidly built laptop; I could have had a GTX1080 machine for about what I payed for this 1070 machine but the particular MSI model felt like something out of Toys are Us in comparison ... and it had fake red chrome LED's LOL ... it was a no brainer for the AW machine ... and it's primarily for office use and so had no issue with the slower GPU...

Zero throttling issues but others, especially 1080 owners, are re pasting like crazy. I would expect repasting on one of their desktops to be FAR easier ...

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post #44 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-03-2018, 11:57 AM - Thread Starter
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I always prefer the custom built setup. Because in the custom built setup you are available to make the perfect setup depending on your demand for gaming. These are my gaming setup
Samsung C34F791 Monitor
Anne Pro Mech Keyboard
Logitech G403 Wireless Mouse
White Extended Mouse Pad
ATH-M50X Headphones
NZXT S340 Elite Case
Intel i7 5930K CPU
Kraken X62 CPU Cooler
ASUS X99 Mobo
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT RAM
EVGA 1080 FTW GPU
Samsung 960 Evo 256GB SSD
Pip Boy Replica
RGB LED Lights
Lian-Li Accessory DK-02X 2.5inch

So my suggestion would be you should go for the custom build setup.

I appreciate your help, Michealpbs, but you missed a few points I mentioned before.
I already decided to go with the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 16 cores. This build is for work not for gaming and even though I understand the initial advantage money wise with a custom built PC, I went with a brand solution because of the support.

But thanks for chiming in.

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At the moment, considered the recent news about the risk Intel CPUs may go through, it seems AMD is a better choice, but it's yet to be determined.
Also, if it's only an Intel problem, is not clear yet whether the patch will affect Intel CPU only or both. The thing is, it seems there will be a significant loss of performance, a very significant one:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenkam/2018/01/03/your-intel-cpu-is-about-to-be-hobbled-5-30/#2ac4b35644f4

In a most recent update on the issue, is not clear whether AMD and other vendors CPU are affected as well:
https://gizmodo.com/report-all-intel-processors-made-in-the-last-decade-mi-1821728240
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