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Destroyer99
06-24-2012, 04:31 PM
I can get the G55VW-RS71 for 1269 and the G75VW-RS72 for 1339 now the thing is i dont know if i should spend the extra 70$, is it worth it?

Now since the G75 has the GTX670m does it get hotter than the GTX660m in the G55?
Is the battery life less in the G75 than the G55?
I heard the 660m can be over locked more can it be more powerful than a GTX670m when overclocked?

The only benefit i can see from getting the G75 is the fact it has 2 hard drive bays rather than the G55 1 unless i am missing something.

Any suggestions?

john_from_ohio
06-24-2012, 04:42 PM
Ihe only benefit i can see from getting the G75 is the fact it has 2 hard drive bays rather than the G55 1 unless i am missing something.

Practically speaking not much difference between the graphics cards ... the cooling system on the G75VW is superior to any laptop out there but the cooling on the G55 models ain't bad.

Having 2 hard drive bays without sacrificing the DVD drive to install a caddy is a huge difference for some people. Allows you to have an incredibly fast SSD as boot/install disk and a 2ndary 1 TB data drive ...

Gr8tHand
06-24-2012, 04:45 PM
Another benefit is the screen size.

Liquidus
06-24-2012, 06:34 PM
If someone can show me 3dmark11 scores of the GTX 670m, I can tell you for sure if that the 660m can surpass it if overclocked. Otherwise, I'm pretty sure it can't.

The ASUS G75 is a better deal, I would have gotten that, but I needed the smaller screen size (extra battery too cause of that) and the easier portability for school.

Zygomorphic
06-25-2012, 01:49 AM
Practically speaking not much difference between the graphics cards ... the cooling system on the G75VW is superior to any laptop out there but the cooling on the G55 models ain't bad.

Having 2 hard drive bays without sacrificing the DVD drive to install a caddy is a huge difference for some people. Allows you to have an incredibly fast SSD as boot/install disk and a 2ndary 1 TB data drive ...

One thing to keep in mind is that the G55 has an mSata connection for boot drives. However, mSata drives are slower than their 7/9.5/12.5 mm 2.5" counterparts. They also tend to run hotter, but in an ROG notebook with the GPU, that makes zero difference. The key is that the mSata drive is very hard to access, which is a turn-off for me. The G53 has excellent cooling, and so should the G55. The temperature differences are slim to none. If you have any kind of size/weight constraints, definitely get the G55. The G53 can get nearly 4 hours on battery, and the G55 (with Ivy Bridge and Kepler) will get even better runtimes with less weight and bulk. The G75 is only useful if you do not have the space for a desktop. The G53/G55 is nearly the size of a regular 16-17 inch computer, and certainly thicker than everything save a Sager.

Destroyer99
06-27-2012, 06:02 AM
So i ordered the Asus G75VW-RS72 i had a hard time debating cause i wanted the smaller laptop then again it would be on my desk 99% of the time. Not to mention that i can have a SSD plus HDD in the G75 and not the G55.

So i should have it next week, now i am also going to order a SSD but which SSD is best?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233208&Tpk=CSSD-F240GBGT-BK

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148443&Tpk=CT256M4SSD2

Zygomorphic
06-27-2012, 10:10 AM
Definitely the Corsair Force GT. It has sustained write speeds that are almost twice that of the Crucial m4. The reviews on both are pretty positive, but the performance of the Force GT is 550 MB read/500 MB write vs 500 MB read/260 MB write. I think that the doubled write speed would be worth $40.

john_from_ohio
06-27-2012, 10:35 AM
So i should have it next week, now i am also going to order a SSD but which SSD is best?


Everyone has brand preferences ... personally for me reliability and top performance are what I need in an ssd. The new intel 520 series along with the samsung 830 series are the ONLY two choices I would consider. Just me ... you still need to backup everything all the time ... no guarantees are worth losing my data ...