MSI GS65 Purchase

mjohnson24

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So my delima is i can get the laptop from newegg for $2499.99 with 2 year warranty and that comes with free stuff right off the bat and either get another NVME 512gb drive later and raid them together which both drives will have the 2500mb/s transfer rate or what ever it is with a total of around $2750 or so or i can get the one from bestbuy for $1999.98 plus $349 or so for 3 year warranty which ill have reward points and then get an NVME drive and 32gb ram all for about $645 on newegg that all together the best buy one with newegg stuff would be $2900 plus or minus and transfer the drive to the new NVME and use the one that it comes with as a storage.

As per MSI when i called they said it was NVME but when i looked up the model number of the drive it just said standard 530mb/s transfer rate and not the NVME rate. the model drive for the THIN 037 is Samsung MZNLN512HAJQ-00000 that bestbuy has on display.


1. Newegg Laptop
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834154804&cm_re=msi_gs65-_-34-154-804-_-Product


2. Bestbuy laptop
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/msi-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-512gb-solid-state-drive-matte-black-with-gold-diamond-cut/6211741.p?skuId=6211741
 
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Forget about the 32GB Ram, definitely the most unnecessary upgrade. If your down to drop $695, I'd look into getting a pair of Samsung 970 m.2 1TB SSDs. Your going to have a hard time using 32GB of ram. Also the drive it comes with is not a Samsung, it's a Toshiba... All the more reason to replace it right?
Anyways, it's a sick laptop, I have it but got it more for work than anything. I needed the graphics card to help handle rendering of small scale and high detail objects in a CAD environment. I'm talking hundreds of thousands of facets on a small one cubic cm sized peice. The 1060 6gb VRAM was nice, but not good enough, so I upgraded to this bad boy and have had no problems, it is beautiful, the only problem is that the mobo is upside down and is hiding the RAM and SSD so you have to literal disconnect every ribbon from it, pull it all the way out of the computer, and then put in the new drives.
If you've already figured this out, is be interested to know what drives you decided to use!
 

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Yea i got the Thin 053 model with 32gb ram and 512gb Samsung NVME M.2 SSD and 1070 MaxQ GPU. I love it. I am getting back into doing 3d modeling so wanted to have as much ram as possible plus i do photography and photoshop so the more the merrier for me. I always go for more than what i may need. the 970 you posted if i looked it up correctly goes for around $397 (https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG). i was actually looking at getting the 1TB Samsung PM981 PCIe 3.0 NVMe M.2 SSD. I think the drives in the GS65s are 2280 length right? I heard they turned the mobos upside down in these laptops. Not sure what that was all about though or why they did it. Mine says its a samsung though. The think 031 model or wahtever it is that is a bestbuy exclusive has samsung but was leary of it cause some said it was the NVME and some said it was a standard SSD and i wanted the NVME so i can get the 3500mb/s read and whatever write over standard SSD drives.

Now my desktop i went overkill on it also and did custom watercooling on it with EKWB. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/7f8Ycf
 
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