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    Best way to futureproof our notebooks?

    Since the release of the G750 I have been feeling quite insignificant, considering the G750 seems to be a much better laptop. Now, that isn't bad, because that means progress is being made, but how can I/we prevent our current laptops from becoming overwhelmed in the future? What do you do to keep your unit running quickly and smoothly? And how can I get mine running at its highest potential?
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    unfortunately, there are no 'best' way to futureproof gaming laptops. imo there are 2 routes that you can choose from to keep up with gaming demands:

    1. changing laptops often (ideally every year); or
    2. get a laptop that allows you to customize, so you can change parts often.

    both routes have their own pros and cons.

    the advantages of the the first route:
    a) you get a new laptop every year (yay);
    b) you get all brand new hardware components (everything is new).

    normally people will sell off the 'old' laptop (while it still has values), top some money up to get a new one.

    as for the second route, you can either get a base model that is working for current games, or the highest end that can last for 3 years (make sure they come with parts warranty, especially the mobo). you will perform upgrades as and when needed. this way you can stay with the same laptop for 3 to 5 years. customizations are the advantages (you can swap parts whenever you want. just bear in mind that after market upgrades are usually expensive). again, you must be sure that key components, like mobo, can last that long (with all the gaming abuses hehe).

    you see, both routes make you do the same thing: spend more in the name of keeping up with the latest gaming demands. (if you're so keen on gaming, i think it makes more sense to get a decent gaming desktop)

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    I curently have my g73sw that is over 3 years and am very satisfied with it. I have upgraded almost all on it though, however it was cheaper then to buy new one. I have upgraded screen, dvd to bd drive, hdd to Samsung 256gb ssd, cpu to 2860qm, ram to 1600mhz and at last gpu to 680m .
    I dont intend to replace my machine for atleast 2 more years and are still capable playing all New games on very high. So I believe I have spared some money on choosing this route instead to upgrading and suffering from all troubless that g750 owners do.
    Here is my 3dmark11 score with current setup: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7630058

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    How did you manage to upgrade the GPU? From what I hear, that is near impossible. Also, I would get a desktop, but I'm a broke college student that travels bavk and forth, so a desktop isn't until I settle down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmhdj View Post
    I curently have my g73sw that is over 3 years and am very satisfied with it. I have upgraded almost all on it though, however it was cheaper then to buy new one. I have upgraded screen, dvd to bd drive, hdd to Samsung 256gb ssd, cpu to 2860qm, ram to 1600mhz and at last gpu to 680m .
    I dont intend to replace my machine for atleast 2 more years and are still capable playing all New games on very high. So I believe I have spared some money on choosing this route instead to upgrading and suffering from all troubless that g750 owners do.
    Here is my 3dmark11 score with current setup: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7630058
    yeah older g-series can do that. latest models can't :/ (there is a limit to upgrades; i can only use my g55 for work purposes now. i use other machines to play games).

    i wish asus can make their gaming laptops like older models.

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    Actualy older models aren't hassle free for gpu upgrades either. I had to use older g73jh modell gpu heatsink for dell 680m gpu. And there are video bios incompatibility that was biggest obstacle to upgrade but once I managed to get over that one this machine became beast in disguise .
    As far as I am avare I am only one in whole world with g73sw upgraded to 680m. After have learned much about how bios/vbios works on this machine I am sure it is possible upgrading even to 780m. But that would really push cooling capabilities to its limits.
    PS. Also I forget to mention that I have upgraded charger to to 240 watt one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmhdj View Post
    Actualy older models aren't hassle free for gpu upgrades either. I had to use older g73jh modell gpu heatsink for dell 680m gpu. And there are video bios incompatibility that was biggest obstacle to upgrade but once I managed to get over that one this machine became beast in disguise .
    As far as I am avare I am only one in whole world with g73sw upgraded to 680m. After have learned much about how bios/vbios works on this machine I am sure it is possible upgrading even to 780m. But that would really push cooling capabilities to its limits.
    PS. Also I forget to mention that I have upgraded charger to to 240 watt one.
    oh; now i wish i have skills like yours lol!

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    I have another one g73sw that is upgraded to 770m and considering putting it on ebay. what would be resonable price for it?

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    I have this urge to strangle you jmhdj... the envy is great here :P

    since Asus have these lovely proprietary GPU's on G75VW and I can't even find a single Asus' proprietary 670MX on Ebay..
    I am pretty bummed out about it :P
    Last edited by SpasTaz0917; 12-28-2013 at 04:15 PM.
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    no idea.. but good luck letting it go

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