Choice between 2 gaming laptops (Used GTX 1080 vs Brand New GTX 1070)

MStone

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Hi. I am trying to choose what would be the best gaming laptop to purchase. My choices are a seller refurbished ASUS ROG GL702VI-WB74 (GTX 1080) or a brand new MSI GP63 (GTX 1070). The prices are about the exact same ($1550) so that is not in consideration.

ASUS - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAFVF7N05232&cm_re=ASUS_GL702VI-WB74-_-34-234-744-_-Product

MSI - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?reviews=all&Item=34-154-900&ignorebbr=1

Basically I want the more reliable one and one that will last me a long time. The ASUS being refurbished is a mark against it,, but the GTX 1080 is obviously better than the GTX 1070. Also the ASUS has the i7-7700HQ and the MSI has the newer i7-8750H.

Does the GTX 1080 make the ASUS an obvious choice for the same price even though it's refurbished? I have a laptop cooler already purchased so would either one of these be better in the cooling department than the other?

Also I know that the ASUS is 17" and the MSI is 15" but I don't have too much of a preference. The 17 inch would be nice for the bigger screen for gaming but the MSI looks to be quite a bit lighter, so that's nice. Both of them are 120Hz which is a big point for me (never had above 75Hz). They both have pros/cons, but I wouldn't mind either screen size.

I would like some opinions on which laptop you would go with in this situation. Thanks.
 

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The asus would be my choice. Since it can actually keep itself cooled without thermal throttling (the msi comes really really close to max temps according to what I found).
 
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