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    Thinking of buying a G20 - scared now

    Hi folks,

    Been a long time since I was here. I have my ASUS G74sx laptop and its time to go back to a desktop. I had looked locally and saw the G20 at BestBuy and thought it really slick looking. Read some reviews, looked ok. Then I came here. Based on the 10 threads I just read I am very leary to buy one of these. The price tag at BB was nice, $1300 with 16gb of ram and 2tb drive. I will ask this though:

    Should I buy one? Seems like nothing buy problems in these forums.

    If not, what would folks recommend at that price point?

    Thanks!

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    Regardless of all the problems i have had with the G20aj, it is a solid gaming rig.

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    mines been rock solid at gaming, the quirks are fewer for me lately with updates. The small tower is perfect and extremely quiet.

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    Thanks for the replies. I am thinking of getting the bestbuy one and went and checked it out tonight. Looks awesome. Salesguy said the 2tb disk was one drive so I would be able to put my SSD in it. Is there bloatware on it as bad as there was on my laptop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thalador View Post
    Is there bloatware on it as bad as there was on my laptop?
    Yes, there is an outrageous amount of bloatware. I got the version they ship in Europe/Germany, and it actually ran like crap with the factory installation. After you get rid of pretty much every single piece of that so-called "extra value" software, it is a nice system though. Probably a good idea to do that before any updating of windows or drivers, as many issues the system has are because of said bloatware.

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    Good to know. I noticed on the asus software page there isn't a whole lot for windows 7 for this system. I would rather poke my eyes out than use win8. If I downgrade, even a fresh install to win7, will I have issues?

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    Laptop (Model)G752-VY-DH78K , G751-JYDH72X
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    Memory (part number)32GB
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    your will have lots of issues with W7 finding drivers best to install Windows Classic Shell , u get the speed of W8 and the feel of W7
    http://classicshell.net/
    2nd option is to have W10 preview as a dual boot, I have no issues with W10 on 2 pc's and a G751 laptop. but be sure your G20 is working without problems if u decide to have W10 as dual boot , When released W10 will be a free upgrade for W8
    Last edited by toronto699; 02-22-2015 at 05:43 AM.

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    Can't beat it for the money and size. It's a solid gaming rig. Running Passmark some 2d tests actually just beat out a gtx980. It lags behind in the 3d tests, but not that far behind.
    Best wasnt too bad with the bloatware. ive seen alot worse..

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    Any other systems in this price range I should look at? The win8 thing really bugs me and if it wont run win7 well it could be a deal breaker

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    For the price and configuration of the i7 model it can't be beat, there is nothing else pre-made in this small form factor with these specs. I'm sure if you searched around for best prices you could build a mid or small case close to the g20's specs but you would be spending a few hundred more. Just a gtx980 alone is over 500$. add in case, mb, mem, Cpu, PSU, hd and dvd. Not to mention cooling and anything else you might want. well over 1500.

    i got mine from bb for 1169$. i7 4790, gtx760, 16g ram, 2tb hd with dvd-rw. not to mention the other stuff. wifi, blutooth, intel onboard graphics, usb 3.0, sound, etc. i only got it for that price because newegg had the same one for 1169 and they had to match it.

    I'll keep the 760 in it for a while and when I'm ready I'll throw in a 980 and some ssd's.

    I can't see why you would have problems with windows 7. I have been using win 7 on my laptop for over 3 years without any issues. never had an issue with drivers, running games, peripherals or any software.
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