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Orbir
06-17-2012, 03:31 PM
Hi

I'm planning to buy a G75 or G55, and I have a question.
For the same price, do you think it's better to take a G75 with GTX 660 and add a SSD, or take a G75 with a GTX 670.
The games i'm going to play are FPS (mainly COD) and MMO (like Lineage, Aion, or TERA), and i don't know which choice is the best.

Thx for your help

Daylife
06-17-2012, 03:47 PM
Hi

I'm planning to buy a G75 or G55, and I have a question.
For the same price, do you think it's better to take a G75 with GTX 660 and add a SSD, or take a G75 with a GTX 670.
The games i'm going to play are FPS (mainly COD) and MMO (like Lineage, Aion, or TERA), and i don't know which choice is the best.

Thx for your help

I personally got the 660m because its the new Keplar tech... the 670m is a little more powerful but you can always overclock the 660m. It produces less heat and uses less voltage.

Daylife
06-17-2012, 03:54 PM
If you want to know how the 660m handles BF3 i made a video. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TjRa2zCr6c&feature=plcp

john_from_ohio
06-17-2012, 06:04 PM
I'm planning to buy a G75 or G55, and I have a question.
For the same price, do you think it's better to take a G75 with GTX 660 and add a SSD, or take a G75 with a GTX 670.


Any G55/G75 without an SSD is just sad ... too sad to contemplate for me.

I do not think you would see any difference in day to day usage or game playing between the 660 and 670 ...

kiba
06-17-2012, 10:52 PM
i have the 670, but reading about the 660 makes me wish i bought the best buy model like one of my coworkers. apparently once its OC'd it is a better card than the 670.

As far as the SSD goes, the difference between mine w/ an SSD and his w/out one makes me cringe.

JednaPiroga
06-18-2012, 05:12 AM
I bought the 660 because of the new arcithecture.
Lets be honest, 670 isnt that much better.

I run Bf on 1080p and everything on Medium, fps is pending from 45-55

Woots
06-18-2012, 06:01 AM
If the decision is between an SSD or no SSD ... hands down... go the SSD route.

SSD is a major upgrade for any PC ... these laptops included.

Especially considering the performance difference between 660/670 isn't monumental... and the difference between SSD vs no SSD is monumental.

Orbir
06-18-2012, 10:43 AM
ok so 660 it is.

And last question about the ssd, are there any specification required , or all the SSD will fit in a g75/g55?

Muskoka
06-18-2012, 12:25 PM
I think that any SSD with the 2.5" form factor should work. Some people have had issues with the brand OCZ not working for them with the Asus laptops. Crucial, Corsair, Kingston, Intel are all good brand, although Intel is pretty pricey.

You might be able to get away with a 128GB drive for your OS plus apps, if you don't have many, but I would go for at least 240Gb - 256GB if you can.

You can usually find a good deal as vendors offer a lot of rebates to get rid of stock. Anywhere from $15 - $60 off.

You want a Sata 3 (6Gb/s) 2.5" drive. There is Sata 2 (3Gb/s) as well but they are older/slower and better for older motherboards. They usually also list a read and write speed, the higher the better. Fastest ones are in the 400-500 MB/s range.

john_from_ohio
06-18-2012, 01:31 PM
ok so 660 it is.

And last question about the ssd, are there any specification required , or all the SSD will fit in a g75/g55?

Everyone has their brand preferences ... the new intel 520 series is top rated and has a 5 year guarantee plus has various rebates/special pricing ... looks like intel is really wanting to move the marketplace.

I think 180 gb is the minimum size I would recommend ( too easy to fill up a 120 gb ssd):

Here is a current example from microcenter

Intel 520 Series 180GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
SKU: 252056
4 new in stock $294.99 $279.99
after rebate savings: $219.99

Daylife
06-18-2012, 02:00 PM
Everyone has their brand preferences ... the new intel 520 series is top rated and has a 5 year guarantee plus has various rebates/special pricing ... looks like intel is really wanting to move the marketplace.

I think 180 gb is the minimum size I would recommend ( too easy to fill up a 120 gb ssd):

Here is a current example from microcenter


The price for the Intel 520 is just wayyyyy to high compared to other SSDs.....i would go with the Samsung 830, newegg is even giving away a free copy Ghost Recon Future Soldier which is nice. a 256GB Is going for like $277 i think on newegg.

Intel 520 Series 180GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
SKU: 252056
4 new in stock $294.99 $279.99
after rebate savings: $219.99


Samsung 830 thats all i gotta say, i personally think Intel prices are very high compared to other SSDs.

Newegg has a great deal on the SAMSUNG 830. check it out.

john_from_ohio
06-18-2012, 03:10 PM
Samsung 830 thats all i gotta say, i personally think Intel prices are very high compared to other SSDs.

Newegg has a great deal on the SAMSUNG 830. check it out.

Looks like $275 for 256 gb sammy 830 that is a nice deal and if I had not gone Intel 520 I would have one of those in my machine. The $219 rebated price for 180 gb intel 520 is not bad at all either but the new egg deal on samsung has it beat per gb slightly. Without a rebate pricing on the intel 520s is definitely a little pricey ... like I said everyone has brand preferences.

Orbir
06-18-2012, 05:57 PM
Ok, thx for your answers and advices :)
But my main question was about the size and the connection.

For the size, Muskoka said that 2.5" should fit in the g55/g75, can someone confirm?
And for the connection, SATA 3 seems the best.

Brian_ROG
06-18-2012, 06:06 PM
You want SATA 3 6.0g/s 2.5" internal SSD

Woots
06-18-2012, 06:54 PM
You want SATA 3 6.0g/s 2.5" internal SSD

This is key no matter what brand you get get SATA III

Intel, Samsung, San disk are current speed, reliability and performance leaders.

Don't sleep on San Disk, they are at the top of the stack right now for write performance on SSD's (and their read matches the other top brands). They are also claiming very long life spans akin to intel (Which has to be seen to be proven in real world and since they just started doing full fledged SSD's, it's hard to say, but likely it's legit. Currently they are 5/5 star ratings on all the extreme San disk SSD's over at newegg. I got one myself in this G75 and I think I made my main PC jelly.. write performance on this one is better than my main PC's intel (read is about the same).. price is also significantly cheaper on these san disks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100008118%2050001404%20600038519&IsNodeId=1&name=SATA%20III

Wolffie80
06-19-2012, 12:08 PM
You should deff go for an SSD. Makes your computer all that much faster and enjoyable :)

vlady_dracul
06-19-2012, 06:41 PM
Hello everybody. i have a qustion. i bought last week an Asus G55wv, 15.6'' led display with ivy bridge 3610qm, gtx 660m gpu and 750 ssh hdd, dvd rw optical drive. So my question is the following: i can install another hdd on my laptop? an 128 gb or lower SSD to run in the same time with the other hdd? because i saw on the more expensive G55 wv also with 15.6'' 750 gb ssh + 128 gb ssd. so can i hope for some good news? thank you.

Woots
06-19-2012, 10:16 PM
Hello everybody. i have a qustion. i bought last week an Asus G55wv, 15.6'' led display with ivy bridge 3610qm, gtx 660m gpu and 750 ssh hdd, dvd rw optical drive. So my question is the following: i can install another hdd on my laptop? an 128 gb or lower SSD to run in the same time with the other hdd? because i saw on the more expensive G55 wv also with 15.6'' 750 gb ssh + 128 gb ssd. so can i hope for some good news? thank you.

Yes you can add an SSD to your second slot.

I recommend no less than 120GB though (possibly 90GB bare minimum)

Since you will need to reinstall you operating system onto the SSD and after some times windows 7 with standard apps and documents can easily bloat up to around 40-50GB footprint even if you are installing all your apps on another partition (windows 7 gets bloated over time)

With the extra elbow room on your SSD of a 120GB+ drive...you will be able to install not only your OS but a handful of a cool games/apps you use most. This will allow you to enjoy the speed with full benefits... both OS and app speed (and will ultimately make you most pleased with your purchase)

vlady_dracul
06-19-2012, 11:57 PM
Yes you can add an SSD to your second slot.

I recommend no less than 120GB though (possibly 90GB bare minimum)

Since you will need to reinstall you operating system onto the SSD and after some times windows 7 with standard apps and documents can easily bloat up to around 40-50GB footprint even if you are installing all your apps on another partition (windows 7 gets bloated over time)

With the extra elbow room on your SSD of a 120GB+ drive...you will be able to install not only your OS but a handful of a cool games/apps you use most. This will allow you to enjoy the speed with full benefits... both OS and app speed (and will ultimately make you most pleased with your purchase)

Thank you. But where is the second slot? Is user accesible? like ram and primary hdd? coz this is an 15.6'' inch laptop. or i must go at asus manufacturer with de SSD to do the operation for me?

john_from_ohio
06-20-2012, 12:32 AM
i have a qustion. i bought last week an Asus G55wv, 15.6'' led display with ivy bridge 3610qm, gtx 660m gpu and 750 ssh hdd, dvd rw optical drive. So my question is the following: i can install another hdd on my laptop?

There is no 2nd available spare slot but if you are willing to ditch your DVD drive you can probably replace it with a caddy and stick a 2nd drive into the caddy.

How strong are you with hardware mods?

Otherwise easiest option is to return your machine and buy the one you really want in the first place.

vlady_dracul
06-20-2012, 01:43 PM
There is no 2nd available spare slot but if you are willing to ditch your DVD drive you can probably replace it with a caddy and stick a 2nd drive into the caddy.

How strong are you with hardware mods?

Otherwise easiest option is to return your machine and buy the one you really want in the first place.

i am not into hardware so much but if i find a caddy i think is easy to unscrew 1 screw take the dvd out and insert tha caddy if i have to do only this. i don t want to return the laptop. i bought it without ssd coz i didn t have more money for the one with gtx 660 and ssd also. so if you are kind from where i can order this model of caddy for my laptop? i will have any problems with my warrany if i take the dvd out and insert a caddy?