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    Jun 2015

    ROG Social Media: Can't help the customer? Tell a little white lie!

    I'm an owner of the G750 and I love it.
    But... time for an upgrade.

    Thought I'd at least try and ask Asus to help me not pay RRP.
    Instead they tried to get away with a little white lie.
    Can't let them get away with it!

    I don't mind if I have less RAM/SSD... they're replaceable.
    Can't replace the CPU/GPU.
    Last edited by mavzor; 11-26-2015 at 08:43 PM.

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    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Korth PC Specs
    Korth PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS X99 R5E (BIOS2101/1902)
    ProcessorHaswell-EP E5-1680-3 SR20H/R2 (4.4GHz)
    Memory (part number)Vengeance LPX 4x8GB SS DDR4-3000 (CMK32GX4M4C3000C15)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA Quadro GP100GL/16GB, 16xPCIe3, NVLink1 (SLI-HB)
    Graphics Card #2NVIDIA Quadro GP100GL/16GB, 16xPCIe3, NVLink1 (SLI-HB)
    Sound CardJDS Labs O2+ODAC (RevB), USB2 UAC1
    MonitorASUS PG278Q
    Storage #1Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSDs, 4xSATA3 RAID0
    Storage #2Comay BladeDrive E28 3200GB SSD, 8xPCIe2
    CPU CoolerRaijintek NEMESIS/TISIS, AS5, 2xNH-A14
    CaseObsidian 750D (original), 6xNH-A14
    Power SupplyZalman/FSP ZM1250 Platinum
    Headset Pilot P51 PTT *modded*
    OS Arch, Gentoo, Win7x64, Win10x64
    Network RouterActiontec T3200M VDSL2 Gateway
    Accessory #1 TP-Link AC1900 Archer T9E, 1xPCIe
    Accessory #2 ASUS/Infineon SLB9635 TPM (TT1.2/FW3.19)
    Accessory #3 ASUS OC Panel I (FW0501)
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    Mar 2015

    I see that "stock" Alien 17 Gaming Laptop models range from $1899.99 (currently on sale) to $2999.99, and can easily run higher if you choose to customize your order. (Although the customization price offsets what you'd have to pay to upgrade it yourself after purchase.)

    Specs for mobo, CPU, GPU, and display panel all look basically the same as ROG G752 models. Each laptop has a different keyboard, makes use of different features in the chipset, etc etc.

    I think it's close but the ROG squeaks by as the better machine. I also think $3499 is hugely overpriced and the Alienware is a far better deal, especially since it allows customization and can't do any worse than Asus on support.

    I just sidestepped wimpy laptops entirely and got my boss to pay for half of my new MSI gaming device, lol.

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