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M1keILL
12-09-2014, 09:17 PM
Getting this
http://www.amazon.com/G751JY-DH71-17-3-inch-Gaming-GeForce-Graphics/dp/B00NWE9RPA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1418159708&sr=8-2&keywords=g751

I want to put my own ram in it
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KQCOV5C/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2ZU3QYJLGTHNQ&coliid=I2S93KCVXW04L&psc=1

And a new ssd
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-500GB-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7TE500BW/dp/B00E3W19MO/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1418160066&sr=1-2&keywords=samsung+evo+ssd

Do I need a ssd caddy? Or anything else special that i need to know? Links please

thanks

M1keILL
12-09-2014, 09:51 PM
bump

tjbc
12-10-2014, 12:18 AM
I haven't purchased my G751 yet but I have done quite a bit of research so I'll tell ya what I think of it and if I'm wrong maybe someone else here can correct me:

1) The unit you linked comes with 24 GB RAM, by way of three 8GB cards, with 1 slot open, capable of accepting one more 8GB card, but the RAM you linked was a listing for two 8GB cards, you could only put them both in if you took out one of the pre-installed cards, but other than that, yes that type of card (DDR3L 1.35V memory) is compatible.

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?53752-1-35V-memory-required-in-G751-G771-G551s-%28same-as-G750%29

2) The unit you linked comes with 2 storage drives, one 256 GB M.2 PCIe SSD, which will be installed in the primary drive slot, and one 1 TB 2.5 inch SATA III HDD, installed in the secondary drive slot. The SSD you linked is a 2.5 inch SATA III. If that is meant to replace the primary drive, it would work, as there is a SATA connection in that drive slot, but you should know that the SATA III connection you would be plugging it into is significantly slower than the PCIe connection used by the SSD it ships with. And on the other hand, if that drive is meant to replace the secondary drive, you should know that the secondary drive slot is reportedly only capable of SATA II speeds, which means your new SATA III SSD drive will be significantly slowed if connected in the secondary slot.

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?52776-Notes-before-buying-G751-series

Once again, I don't have the g751 yet, all of this is only what I've read.

M1keILL
12-10-2014, 02:54 AM
Does this ship with an os CD or is it on that m2ssd

toronto699
12-10-2014, 03:07 AM
I have a G751-JY-DH72X the os is on the M.2 SSD u can make a USB back up of the OS when u receive it . I bought my G751 from
hidevolution.com
http://www.hidevolution.com/new-laptops/asus-g751jy-dh72x-i7-4860hq-4gb-nvidia-gtx-980m-17-3.html