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ROG-is-DaBomb
06-07-2014, 05:57 PM
Well, as the title suggests, I'm on the market for the ASUS G750JS DS71. Here are the Specs:
Intel i7 4700HQ (2.4GHz-3.4GHz Turbo)
16GB DDR3 RAM
GTX 870M 3GB VRAM
1TB 7200RPM HDD, Dual 128GB SSD's in Raid 0 Array
Windows 8.1
17.3" Screen Display. Matte
3.5 Hour Battery Life
9.9 Pounds

The Laptop totals in at $1750 US Dollars. I'm new to these forums, so I'm hoping ROG has a nice community, and I'll appreciate the help. Here is the link- http://www.amazon.com/G750JS-DS71-17-3-inch-Gaming-GeForce-Graphics/dp/B00IEV85OU/ref=psdc1_t1_B00IAACWH6_B00IEV85OU

Anyways, I have about 4-5 questions, and I hope you could answer them. They are pretty simple, but these will help keep my laptop in tip-top shape.

1) The version I'm ordering comes with 2x8GB sticks of RAM. I already know how to insert the remaining two sticks, but I was wondering: What are the best 2x8GB sticks (both should be the same sticks) that cost under $200 that I should insert? What is the best 8GB stick under $100 that is compatible with the product, to rephrase. I need to know because I want to have a minimum of 24GB RAM, as I'll be making a RAM disk of 12GB (24GB RAM) or 20GB (32GB RAM) of RAM for my computer. Since I'll be playing Skyrim and loading times are incredibly slow, I'll be adding that to my RAM disk to limit loading to about 2-3 seconds. Again, each stick must be under $100, and shouldn't exceed $200 total. Don't tell me to not make a RAM disk, please, as I know how to tweak it and I'll definitely be using one.

2) The G750JS DS71 comes with the average CD/DVD Writer/Reader or something like that. I have heard that it is actually kind of loud, and that it can be removed and another can be added. Again, I know how to do that, but I just wanted to know something. What is the best Blue Ray/DVD/CD Writer or whatever it's called that's under $80? I want it to be able to play Blue Ray movies while being able to still read (and write...?) game disks, so I'm guessing it should be a combo. But, if I have to stretch to $100 for an amazing one, I'll do it, but with ONE exception. It has to be a good optical drive AND it has to be SILENT. Not dead silent, as that probably won't happen, but silent enough to not hear unless you put your ear to it. I'm pretty sure I can get a top of the line optical drive with $100 dollars.

3) What is the best cooling pad? I'm only going to stretch as much to $40, so I need a great cooler, while being silent. It should also fit the laptop size, which is 17".

4) What is the best backpack for the ASUS G750JS DS71. I've seen the Everiki backpack, and right now it seems the best choice, but what is the best one under $100? If it is the Everiki, then I'll choose that, but any other suggestion would be nice. Keep in mind it must for 18" laptops, as even though the ASUS G750JS is 17.3", it needs an 18" backpack due to it's thickness.

5) I'd like if someone PM'd me this, as this question may generate a long answer. The final question is: How do I do a PROPER Color Calibration? I searched it up, but it's kind of confusing. I'd appreciate if someone walked me through it.

And that's about it! Sorry if some of the questions sounded a bit harsh, but I needed to get my point across. I'm spending $1750 on this system, and I'm willing to spend as much as $450 on these additions. I'm open to suggestions. All help is appreciated!

dblkk
06-08-2014, 01:54 AM
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148734

I have 2x those in mine, works like a charm. $80 but newegg usually has 10-15% off coupons all the time, which is when I bought

Cooler Master NotePal X3 Laptop Cooling Pad with 200mm Blue LED Fan (R9-NBC-NPX3-GP) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0079T2KHG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0079T2KHG&linkCode=as2&tag=ttr_laptop-cooler-20

This is the one I have. Not the totally best rated, but the best rated below $75, Costs about $40 on amazon

As for backpack, I use two previous purchased one is a backpack and one is like a messanger bag. But this depends on how big you want to go. Asus has a specially made bag just for this laptop that's awesome, but at $200. The asus nomad backpack.

The alienware bag made for the alienware 18" fits the laptop great and is cheaper, around $120-140.

Otherwise there is a titan bag out there somewhere, also $200.

Mine is just a targus messanger bad, I think it was like $40 when I bought it, I don't know how to find it now since I don't even know what model. But ill try and look into that more for you and get back.

As for color calibration. I used the asus program, lets you choose like movie/vidid/and other stuff. It seems good enough for me.

**note** I'm also the guy from toms hardware that sent you this link.

dblkk
06-08-2014, 02:04 AM
OH, and bluray burner.

Slot loading $80 (totally worth it in my opinion)
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-Slim-Blu-ray-Writer-SATA/dp/B00A29FYD2/ref=pd_cp_pc_2

Typical drive ($55)
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-UJ240-Blu-ray-Burner-DVD%C2%B1RW/dp/B003AXW2YQ/ref=pd_cp_pc_0

Both panasonic, dont know why but just the best reviewed drives ive found for laptops.

ROG-is-DaBomb
06-08-2014, 02:08 AM
Oh, hey, dbllk! It's me, tommyturner12 from Tomshardware. I told you I was here ;) Anyways, thanks for the info. :D
Edit: Oops, just realized you knew it was me already. But thanks still!

dblkk
06-08-2014, 04:55 AM
Cases I've found that will work

Mobile Edge Alienware Vindicator Backpack - 18" $103
http://www.amazon.com/Mobile-Edge-Alienware-Vindicator-AWVBP18/dp/B00FO6HNGY/ref=pd_cp_pc_1

ASUS Republic of Gamers Nomad Backpack for 17-Inch G-Series Notebook $200
http://www.amazon.com/Republic-Backpack-17-Inch-Notebook-90XB0160-BBP000/dp/B00IR79QWQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1402203028&sr=1-1&keywords=asus+nomad

Everki Titan Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Backpack Fits Up to 18.4-Inch Laptops $190
http://www.amazon.com/Everki-Checkpoint-Friendly-18-4-Inch-EKP120/dp/B005LMWP78/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1402203028&sr=1-4&keywords=asus+nomad

Here is one just like mine, but not identical as mine is a 3 year old one. It might/should work, be a tight fit, but cheapest option.
Case Logic DLC-117 17.3-Inch Laptop and Tablet Case $30
http://www.amazon.com/Case-Logic-DLC-117-17-3-Inch-Laptop/dp/B006QV7WM6/ref=pd_cp_pc_0

The asus nomad is built for this laptop, the titan one is just as expensive but what everyone was using before like last month when asus finally released the nomad. The alienware is only $100 and made for their 18" model, if you take size specs of the two laptops and for the backpack there should be no reason the asus wont fit. Be different putting an asus in a dell bag, but to save $100 i dont care.

But those are the options i have found, there are several forums on this site that also go over backpacks, but ive pretty much listed the two they always talk about.