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eugene.nelson
05-23-2017, 07:59 PM
My aging G75vw-bb5k is getting old. I have pretty much gotten to the point where the thing needs to be replaced. It was a great computer besides the sound issues that really sucked. Now I am looking for a great upgrade. Im not in college anymore and have a good job and can spend about 3k to 3.5k on my new laptop. I want the best I can get in this regards for graphics and overall useability as it wil;l be my main computer. Any really good suggestions on to which of the models on this site or another would be greatly appreciated. Long time ROG user

Regards

davemon50
05-23-2017, 09:22 PM
It's a good position to be in. :)

With your price range you're going to find most of what's available is affordable for you. High end without going to a 4K 18" screen is going to get you up to around $3500 for a peak performer. I bought my G752VY and my son a G752VT a year ago and never regretted either one of them. I think similar laptops are G753's now and have a slightly better Intel processor. My advice is get no less than 17.3" screen, max out your SSD capacity or modify it if you can, and get the highest end graphics card you can. The rest is ROG stuff and take your pick.

I found that, at least last year, there were very few places I could buy an Asus laptop and have it modified exactly the way I wanted. I wound up buying from Xoticpc.com and it was a good move. They have great service before and after the sale, and the staff is knowledgeable. At least that was my experience, all good.

Good luck, sounds like fun!

Jon G
05-27-2017, 10:52 PM
ASUS ROG GX800VH 18.4" 4K GTX 1080 SLI Liquid cooled notebook, XOTICPC $5999 US ASUS stock config. or $6644 US (with 3x 512GB Samsung 960 Pro NVMe SSD (3500 Mbps Read, 2100 Mbps Write M.2 SSD upgrade). Stock version of ASUS ROG GX800VH comes with 3x 512GB Toshiba OZC RD-400 NVMe SSD (2600 Mbp Read 1600 Mbp Write) in RAID 0.
Simply put, this is the current "fastest gaming notebook" on the market with unmatched performance from leading competitors. If you have the cash
this is the best all around desktop replacement notebook with 0 mobility and no internal BD-RW.

Julskey
05-27-2017, 11:13 PM
I'd settle for a MSI GT73VR with a GTX1070. Cheapest config (sithout SSD) is 2,099.00 at Xoticpc. This would be my next laptop, if not, maybe an MSI GT72VR (gtx1070) will do.

bender02
05-29-2017, 08:21 AM
I'd settle for a MSI GT73VR with a GTX1070. Cheapest config (sithout SSD) is 2,099.00 at Xoticpc. This would be my next laptop, if not, maybe an MSI GT72VR (gtx1070) will do.

Same system with my buddy and he's very impressed!

eugene.nelson
07-11-2017, 10:28 PM
Thank you all for your help. I will be making my decision here in the next couple weeks and will keep posted Haha

CladMaster
07-12-2017, 10:05 AM
I'm waiting to see what the NEW MSI GT75VR is going to offer myself.

If the specs on that are better than the GT73VR, that will be the next laptop that I get.

Eleiyas
07-12-2017, 10:42 AM
Thank you all for your help. I will be making my decision here in the next couple weeks and will keep posted Haha

If you want the best of the best and have the budget for it, then definitely go for ASUS' new ROG Zephyrus GX501.

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/asus-rog-zephyrus

CPU: 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ (quad-core, 6MB cache, up to 3.8GHz)
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM); Intel HD Graphics 630
RAM: 16GB DDR4 (2,400MHz)
Screen: 15.6-inch, Full HD (1,920x1,080) anti-glare, wide-view panel (120Hz refresh rate with Nvidia G-Sync)
Storage: 512GB M.2 PCIe x4 SSD
Ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C), 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x HDMI 2.0, headset jack
Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Camera: HD webcam
Weight: 4.85 pounds (2.2kg)
Size: 14.9 x 10.3 x 0.66-0.7 inches (37.9 x 26.2 x 1.69-1.79cm; W x D x H)


$2700 over on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071XDXLPG/ref=asc_df_B071XDXLPG5069596?tag=hawk-future-20&creative=395261&creativeASIN=B071XDXLPG&linkCode=asn&ascsubtag=trd-563056181-20

JustinThyme
07-12-2017, 11:04 AM
^^ +1
The Zephrus is looking bada$$ed!
The Keyboard layout and right side track pad will certainly take getting used to and will suck for lefties. Im curious as the the different layout and if it actually does run cooler. Concept sounds good, just no real feedback yet.

CladMaster
07-12-2017, 12:53 PM
If you want the best of the best and have the budget for it, then definitely go for ASUS' new ROG Zephyrus GX501.

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/asus-rog-zephyrus

CPU: 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ (quad-core, 6MB cache, up to 3.8GHz)
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM); Intel HD Graphics 630
RAM: 16GB DDR4 (2,400MHz)
Screen: 15.6-inch, Full HD (1,920x1,080) anti-glare, wide-view panel (120Hz refresh rate with Nvidia G-Sync)
Storage: 512GB M.2 PCIe x4 SSD
Ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C), 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x HDMI 2.0, headset jack
Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Camera: HD webcam
Weight: 4.85 pounds (2.2kg)
Size: 14.9 x 10.3 x 0.66-0.7 inches (37.9 x 26.2 x 1.69-1.79cm; W x D x H)


$2700 over on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071XDXLPG/ref=asc_df_B071XDXLPG5069596?tag=hawk-future-20&creative=395261&creativeASIN=B071XDXLPG&linkCode=asn&ascsubtag=trd-563056181-20

The only way I would look at this is if ....

it came with...

17.3 Screen with G-SYNC @ 120Hz refresh rate plus touch screen
2x Thunderbolt 3 ports
Intel I7 that can be overclocked
Nvidia 1080 with 8GB memory that can be overclocked
3x 3.1 USB ports at a minimum
3 NVMe slots
2 HD bays