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JsDart
01-24-2012, 02:02 PM
1) So, I plan on purchasing the G74SX, but I had the following one problem, which I hope can be changed and could be taken as a
custom order.
Problem: GTX 560M not recommended for gaming and is pretty old, and instead of that, getting the 580M or AMD's 6990M,
which are far superior.


2) Secondly, I was a little surprised by the price [around 2100 USD], considering other brands are like 600USD cheaper, but that
does not matter, I was hoping for a student discount or a discount for NBR members if possible.

3) Thirdly, I wanted to know if the laptop's gpu is swappable, and if not, can this come under a custom order?

Many thanks to all of you who reply. :D

rozwell911
01-24-2012, 04:29 PM
Being that i just ordered my laptop, i can speak about the GPU....that is not swapable. It is directly sodered to the mother board from what i understand. Though there are talented people who could do it, it is not receomended for a novice, and the price to swap it would be $$$.

Secondly, I have had no problems running my G74 in BF3, seems to run fine, no lag or anything.

As for the price i bought the G74SX-dh73-3d for about 1800 at bust buy as a custom order....Google the model and you will see what it comes with.

380mcn
01-24-2012, 05:27 PM
go for an alienware OR a MSI with the 580m or the 6990.
end of story

BrodyBoy
01-24-2012, 07:15 PM
Though 380mcn is replying partly in anger....totally justified by his bad experience with Asus service....


he IS right. If the GPU is that important to you, @JsDart, you need to find another notebook. The G74SX has a 560M and that is not changeable.