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Looking to upgrade from my current laptop

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My current laptop which is the Acer Predator Helios 300 (i7 7700HQ) worked amazing for the first 6 months. Then I started getting heating issues (cpu 100c on gaming max fans). I followed guides to undervolt the cpu, clean it out, replaced thermal paste but nothing was working. I applied liquid metal and it went down to under 90c. After two months it went back up to 100c . I removed the lm and the heatsink was still smooth with just a discoloration where the lm was. I sent it to support in which they replaced the entire heatsink which included the fans. When I received it i was getting temps like when I had lm on. 6 months later I am hitting 97c, tried undervolting, max fan speed, reduce maximum power state, replace thermal paste, applied new heat pads, tried lm again but nothing is working. I am pretty sure its the heatsink again and I think the issue has something to do with the heating pipes or something. I checked it and there is no visible damage just terrible temps. I still have warranty so I could send it back for them to replace the heatsink again but I dont want to get stuck with it breaking again when I run out of warranty + waiting 3 weeks to get the computer back.

For this reason I am looking into different laptops, ones that have either a 1070 or 1080 but under 2K USD. All laptops I am seeing either have low performance for the components inside/price or people complain about temps which I am not about to do a repeat on my old laptop. Any suggestions?
* When I do get a new laptop I will be transferring over my 1tb 860 evo and 1tb 970 evo if needed so storage isn't much of a problem for me

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That's why I NEVER recommend Helios 300 even though it seems like a popular option

3 hours ago, SkinnyPete1 said:

a 1070 or 1080 but under 2K USD

Location? Any preference on weight and battery life? Any other requirements?

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
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19 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

That's why I NEVER recommend Helios 300 even though it seems like a popular option

Location? Any preference on weight and battery life? Any other requirements?

As for weight/size I am pretty open to anything thats got good performance/temps. Battery life has always been bad for gaming laptops and whenever I play I plug in my laptop so battery life is not a concern. Location is California.

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On 12/28/2018 at 8:37 AM, SkinnyPete1 said:

1070 or 1080 but under 2K USD

Acer Predator Helios 500

MSI GT63

HP Omen 17t (can customize)

MSI GE63/GE73/GP63/GP73 8RF

AW15/AW17

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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