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Looking for laptop $1,300 or under to upgrade. Only requirement is a 1060

Razimuz
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It also needs to cool very well without throttling. Finally, I want to be able to upgrade the RAM and storage without flipping the motherboard just to get to everything. Which of these three would you go with?

 

The MSI GP63 is my first choice with it being $300 off for cyber monday:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16834154900

 

The ASUS - TUF Gaming FX705GM looks like the second best option out there but I saw a bad review on it that said it has throttling issues:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-tuf-gaming-fx705gm-17-3-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-512gb-solid-state-drive-black/6293624.p?skuId=629362

 

The third laptop that caught my eye is the ASUS - Strix Hero II GL504GM that costs $1,600 but if it's a phenomenal laptop, I'd consider buying it:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-strix-hero-ii-gl504gm-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-1tb-hdd-256gb-ssd-black/6278314.p?skuId=6278314

 

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No preference on weight and battery life?

My Desktop specs:

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

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1 minute ago, GeneXiS_X said:

No preference on weight and battery life?

Weight and battery life don't matter at all. In fact, I want a thicker laptop so I don't have throttling issues. I also want to avoid flipping the motherboard to add an SSD and RAM in the future. My hands are big so I know I'd probably break a ribbon cable or something in the process.

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CyberpowerPC Tracer III 15 Xtreme VR with 144Hz IPS (TongFang GK5CN67)

CyberpowerPC Tracer III 17 Xtreme VR (TongFang GK7CN6S)

MSI GP63/GP73 - be aware of QC issues

HP Omen 17t (customize)

HP Omen 15 dc with 144Hz IPS (customize)

Asus GL703GM - be aware of QC issues

Lenovo Legion Y530 with 300 nits 72% NTSC 60/144Hz IPS (customize)

Dell G5/G7 - low sRGB FHD IPS, optional UHD panel

My Desktop specs:

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

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7 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

CyberpowerPC Tracer III 15 Xtreme VR with 144Hz IPS (TongFang GK5CN67)

CyberpowerPC Tracer III 17 Xtreme VR (TongFang GK7CN6S)

MSI GP63/GP73 - be aware of QC issues

HP Omen 17t (customize)

HP Omen 15 dc with 144Hz IPS (customize)

Asus GL703GM - be aware of QC issues

Lenovo Legion Y530 with 300 nits 72% NTSC 60/144Hz IPS (customize)

Dell G5/G7 - low sRGB FHD IPS, optional UHD panel

The cyberpower laptops look a little enticing but I would never trust a laptop by cyberpower. Plus, there's only 4 reviews on the 15.6' and 0 reviews on the 17'. I guess I'm going to try my luck with the MSI GP63 as it seems like the best gaming laptop without throttling issues and the easiest upgrading.

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24 minutes ago, Razimuz said:

The cyberpower laptops look a little enticing but I would never trust a laptop by cyberpower

Cyberpower doesn't make laptops. They are TongFang barebones. I have info on them so no need to look at reviews. Solid build quality and cooling

My Desktop specs:

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

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On 11/26/2018 at 10:30 PM, Razimuz said:

The cyberpower laptops look a little enticing but I would never trust a laptop by cyberpower. Plus, there's only 4 reviews on the 15.6' and 0 reviews on the 17'. I guess I'm going to try my luck with the MSI GP63 as it seems like the best gaming laptop without throttling issues and the easiest upgrading.

 

On 11/26/2018 at 10:55 PM, GeneXiS_X said:

Cyberpower doesn't make laptops. They are TongFang barebones. I have info on them so no need to look at reviews. Solid build quality and cooling

 

Here's a link to more info on the Tongfang chassis that Cyberpower uses mate.

It's a fantastic chassis and you can find it for $999 at Walmart.

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