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ASUS G74SX-TH71 Notebook


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#1 udungoofed

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:37 AM

Hey everyone, I've been lurking here for quite a while, and decided it is time to upgrade my computer (Currently a lenovo H210), and everyone here seems pretty helpful and nice so I figured I'd ask for your advice.

ASUS G74SX-TH71

Right now I'm looking at buying a laptop, for gaming and video editing.

I would be using Adobe After Effects, and Premier for editing videos.

For gaming I would also probably be playing Battlefield 3 and Skyrim, along with other less graphics intensive games such as Terraria and Minecraft.

I was also looking at the Macbook Pro 15-inch with a 2.4 GHz processor, and am wondering is the extra 0.2 GHz important, as I can't see anything else that is better.

I kinda got a bit offtopic :P, but what I am trying to ask is is the ASUS G74SX-TH71 a good notebook?

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 04:01 AM

That laptop should do the tasks you mentioned and it has nice graphics card in it too! The Mac for gaming isn't suitable since a lot of games don't support Mac OS.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:56 AM

Hi udungoofed,

I don't own ASUS G74SX-TH71 but I know that it is a good all-rounder laptop as one of my friends have it.
This notebook should handle all of your games and programs you've mentioned and it has really good cooling system too!
You can also check out this website to get an feel of approximate performance you will get when gaming.

I also don't recommend Mac for a gamer since not a lot of games can be played on Mac OS X.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:46 AM

The cooling system of the laptop is cooled down by 2 fans which each fan cools the cpu and the gpu and it has a large heatsink to exhaust out the heat.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:59 AM

I've also found a detailed review by notebookcheck, but this is for an older model (has Core i7 2630QM).
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Update-Asus-G74SX-Notebook.64348.0.html




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