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Therawkfist
09-22-2011, 02:58 AM
Hey everyone I am looking at buying either th G73SW-XT1 or the G74SX-XT1 the price difference is about 400 bucks the G74SX has 4 gigs of ram extra and the gtx 560m is that worth the extra 400 or would I be better off with the G73? Please give me your thoughts Thanks! :)

jorlanm
09-22-2011, 04:43 AM
or you may want to check the GT780DX with the GTX570m GPU

grungeboy2
09-22-2011, 05:01 AM
as far as i know the GTX460m is faster than the 560m. has to do with memory bandwidth. i think the 560m that comes in the 74 is hobbled. maybe we can get clairification on that.

i think you should go with the G73

Therawkfist
09-22-2011, 05:59 AM
If it helps anyone these are the ones I am looking at:
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7124324&CatId=4938
and
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=637440&CatId=4938

The max I want to spend is $1500 so the more I can save the more games I can buy and I am looking to get a nice gaming mouse.

grungeboy2
09-22-2011, 01:50 PM
i wouldn't buy from compusa. they're a dying company and you may end up with something that won't be covered under warranty.

second off, i think their prices are high. with all the folks having issues with their G74, i'd stay away, and get a older G73.

Therawkfist
09-22-2011, 02:19 PM
Thanks man that is what I had been thinking myself as far as compusa not really worried about it since they are basically tiger-direct now.

grungeboy2
09-22-2011, 04:04 PM
after looking around, you're getting a solid deal from compusa. just be leery of the warranty. maybe ask what happens if they collapse further.

xeromist
09-22-2011, 06:50 PM
after looking around, you're getting a solid deal from compusa. just be leery of the warranty. maybe ask what happens if they collapse further.

If you're worried about the stability of the business then don't buy a premium warranty from them. Just make sure to register the manufacturer warranty and go direct for service & support. :)

Therawkfist
09-22-2011, 08:56 PM
Thanks guys... I picked it up today on my way to work. I have 30 days to decided if I want the extended warranty if I get it its $299.99 for 3 years on accidental starting after the manufacturers one year is up and they said they would give me 10% off the warranty if I decided to get it. My question to them will be is will tiger direct honor the warranty or is it just through Compusa.

grungeboy2
09-23-2011, 12:40 AM
that's the question to ask. keep in mind that when businesses fold they usually get out of warranties in bankruptcy protection. i know that when the compusa's around here closed (none left around here anywhere) they did like circuit city and no longer honored warranties.

Backburn
09-23-2011, 05:58 AM
300$ for 3 years is outrageous. ASUS warranty dept will honor defective hardware. Accidental is free with registration for 1 year i believe.

Chastity@ASUS
09-23-2011, 07:42 PM
300$ for 3 years is outrageous. ASUS warranty dept will honor defective hardware. Accidental is free with registration for 1 year i believe.

Not on the X series (Retailer) as they may come with only 1 year or 2 year and such. Just check with the retailer as to terms.

grungeboy2
09-25-2011, 01:46 AM
as for a good gaming mouse, i recommend the Logitech Anywhere MX mouse (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Logitech-910-000872-MX-Anywhere-Mouse/13044613). walmart tends to have them cheaper in the store (by $10).

Chastity@ASUS
09-25-2011, 11:58 PM
The MX Performance is a fullsized Darkfield with higher DPI options, for those looking for options. :)