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pauloeavf
12-13-2011, 02:31 AM
Hello everybody, I'm thinking about getting this notebook:
http://www.amazon.com/Republic-Gamers-G74SX-DH73-3D-17-3-Inch-Gaming/dp/B005PAJIGC/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1323737399&sr=1-1

But I'm really a noob, and I'd like to hear to your opinions if you are patient enought to explain it without technical terms =)
I heard that SSD makes I/O operations REALLY fast, which improves the gaming performance and system startup... I never used a SSD before, and since I'm getting a badass notebook, let it come with the whole package, right??
First thing, I have no ideia how to use this SSD, i just put my Windows in it and the apps in the HDD??? If I have a game which I need to run smoother, or an app that requires lots of processing, can i just install them into the SSD??

And WHICH SSD to buy for this notebook??? I'm thinking this one, just because someone in amazon's comments said it worked fine:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004T0DNOM/ref=cm_cr_asin_lnk

Some good soul please help me :D

BrodyBoy
12-13-2011, 03:08 AM
There are lots of threads and posts about using SSDs. If this stuff is really new to you and you're nor interested in the learning curve (just to get up and running with your new notebook & SSD), you might consider buying a G74 configuration that already has an SSD OS drive.

An SSD will noticeably improve boot times, as well as wake and shut-down times. During normal use, the difference isn't nearly so dramatic.

fostert
12-13-2011, 03:27 AM
An SSD is an especially useful performance upgrade for the G74, especially since the G74 does not allow you to RAID two installed HDDs via hardware. An SSD will get you beyond RAID speeds, albeit with much less total space and a high pricetag...

I find the lack of RAID astounding on a desktop replacement notebook built for speed...:(

pauloeavf
12-13-2011, 11:57 AM
BrodyBoy, I did look for a model that comes with SSD, but I couldn't find one that has all the specs I was looking for: 3d, SSD, 3.0 USB and 3.0 Bluetooth... I really think it's a LOT easier to get one that comes with the SSD, not because I dont feel like learning it's functionability, but because I have just a couple of days to decide =/

Anyone knows a model that has this specs??

BrodyBoy
12-13-2011, 12:27 PM
You really want 3D? If so, your best bet would probably be one of the custom resellers.....they customize laptops like the G74 to the owner's specs. (The only SSD-equipped models I've seen are non-3D. They all have USB 3.0 & BT.)


Here's one example (http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-g74sxdh733d-p-3362.html)....

pauloeavf
12-13-2011, 12:50 PM
Wow, this site seems pretty good, LOTS of customizations... Have you ever bought something there, is it reliable?? I'm from Brazil and I have only bought things in US via amazon... I'm going to send it do Miami anyway...

BrodyBoy
12-13-2011, 12:54 PM
Wow, this site seems pretty good, LOTS of customizations... Have you ever bought something there, is it reliable?? I'm from Brazil and I have only bought things in US via amazon... I'm going to send it do Miami anyway...
I haven't purchased from one of the custom resellers, but a lot of owners on the laptop forums have, and for the most part, they seem to get really positive comments. I haven't noticed many adverts on this site, but go over to notebookreview.com (http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-reviews-owners-lounges/591329-asus-g74sx-owners-lounge.html) and hunt around for reseller links. Also, owners in the threads are often willing to give feedback on their sales experiences.