Question Help for Gaming laptop to choose. Big four!

Which one you would recommend?

  • 1. The 15.6" Octane II Xtreme (fixed)

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  • 2. 17.3" Octane II (customisable)

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  • 3. The 17.3" Octane II Pro (customisable)

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  • 4. The 17.3" Octane II Xtreme (fixed)

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romromario

Novice Member
Hello to everyone,
Like most of here I came with my own headache. Did my own big research and end up on these 4 models.
my budget is 2000 GBP Obviously less better :)
I was thinking Asus Rog G752vy but he got 6700HQ cpu. and I found few laptops with better cpu so.
Anyway to get out of this confusion I need an advise from the side. So please help me if you can :)

So the big four is:
1. The 15.6" Octane II Xtreme (fixed)
2. 17.3" Octane II (customisable)
3. The 17.3" Octane II Pro (customisable)
4. The 17.3" Octane II Xtreme (fixed)

Below you can see specifications listed and also links to websites

1. The 15.6" Octane II Xtreme
15.6" Matte Full HD IPS LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-6700 (3.4GHz) 8MB Cache
16GB HyperX IMPACT 2133MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 8GB)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980M - 8.0GB DDR5 Video RAM, DirectX® 12, G-SYNC
1TB WD BLUE 2.5" WD10JPVX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 8MB CACHE (5400 rpm)
256GB SAMSUNG SM951 M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 2150MB/R, 1260MB/W)
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® AC-8260 M.2 (867Mbps, 802.11BGN) + BLUETOOTH
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence
Warranty: 1 year collect & return, 1 year parts, 3 year labour
(for another 69GBP+ warranty extends up to 2yr collect and return, 2 yr parts, 3 yr labour).
Price: £1,683.00
PCSPECIALIST - Computers For Next Day Delivery, PC Next Day, Next Day PC, PC Store, PC Shop, PC Stock

2. 17.3" Octane II (customisable)
Intel® Core™ i7-6700K (4GHz) 8MB Cache
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980M with 8GB GDDR5 + G-SYNC
17.3 inch FHD IPS Matte 1080p
RAM (2x8gb)16BG HyperX Impact DDR4 2133 MHz
SSHD Seagate 1TB Hybrid 5400rpm 64mb cache
SSD M.2 256GB Samsung SM951 PCIe NVMe
Arctic MX4 Extreme Thermal paste (does it really important?)
WIFI Gigabit LAN AC-8260 M.2 867mbs + BT 4.0 (Iguess it will use secondary M.2 slot)?
no OS
Warranty: 1 year collect & return, 1 year parts, 3 year labour (for another 69GBP+ warranty extends up to 2yr collect and return, 2 yr parts, 3 yr labour).
Price: £1,705.00
PCSPECIALIST - OctaneII 17, Gaming OctaneII 17, Build Your Own OctaneII 17, Buy OctaneII 17

3. The 17.3" Octane II Pro (customisable)
Intel® Core™ i7-6700K (4GHz) 8MB Cache
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 DESKTOP 8GB GDDR5 + G-SYNC, Gforce CTX VR Ready !!!
17.3 inch FHD IPS Matte 1080p
RAM (2x8gb)16BG HyperX Impact DDR4 2133 MHz
SSHD Seagate 1TB Hybrid 5400rpm 64mb cache
SSD M.2 256GB Samsung SM951 PCIe NVMe
Arctic MX4 Extreme Thermal paste (does it really important?)
WIFI Gigabit LAN AC-8260 M.2 867mbs + BT 4.0 (Iguess it will use secondary M.2 slot)?
no OS
Warranty: 1 year collect & return, 1 year parts, 3 year labour (for another 69GBP+ warranty extends up to 2yr collect and return, 2 yr parts, 3 yr labour).
Price £1,900.00
PCSPECIALIST - OctaneII 17 Pro, Gaming OctaneII 17 Pro, Build Your Own OctaneII 17 Pro, Buy OctaneII 17 Pro

4. The 15.6" Octane II Xtreme (fixed)
17.3 inch FHD IPS LED Matte
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-6700 (3.4GHz) 8MB Cache (this one 6700 not 6700K)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980M - 8.0GB DDR5 Video RAM, DirectX® 12, G-SYNC
16GB HyperX IMPACT 2133MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 8GB)
1TB WD BLUE 2.5" WD10JPVX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 8MB CACHE (5400 rpm)
512GB SAMSUNG SM951 M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 2150MB/R, 1550MB/W)
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® AC-8260 M.2 (867Mbps, 802.11BGN) + BLUETOOTH
windows 10..
Warranty: 1 year collect & return, 1 year parts, 3 year labour (for another 69GBP+ warranty extends up to 2yr collect and return, 2 yr parts, 3 yr labour).
Price: 1,818.00
PCSPECIALIST - Computers For Next Day Delivery, PC Next Day, Next Day PC, PC Store, PC Shop, PC Stock

I never had an experience to purchase anything from PCSpecialist.co.uk so have no idea what kind of bodies they use to stuff all these parts in.
Maybe its better to buy branded laptop such as ASUS or MSI or Alienware..
Anyway, any ideas hints anything, will be appreciate.

Thanks in advance
Rom
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
I never had an experience to purchase anything from PCSpecialist.co.uk so have no idea what kind of bodies they use to stuff all these parts in.

Clevo, same as everyone else. I don't know if MSI are offering white label stuff anymore, and AFAIK don't have a luggable. Buried in the site map they even have a page that tells you which model without having to compare the details with Clevo's site.

Looks like the models in question are the Clevo P751DM-G, P771DM-G and P775DM1-G
 

romromario

Novice Member
Clevo, same as everyone else. I don't know if MSI are offering white label stuff anymore, and AFAIK don't have a luggable. Buried in the site map they even have a page that tells you which model without having to compare the details with Clevo's site.

Looks like the models in question are the Clevo P751DM-G, P771DM-G and P775DM1-G

So you mean Clevo or these my listed models will be crap? and not worth of attention?
thanks for the answer
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
Clevo are the Taiwanese company that makes just about all the laptops that the companies too small to develop their own sell. Their high end models generally get very good reviews. Looking at those three chassis on notebookcheck they have great reviews.
 

romromario

Novice Member
Yeah agree. I've done some research yesterday about clevo. And looks like there is some more successful companies which using these Taiwanese chasis for customisations. XMG Shenkel Eurocom pcspecialist etc.. just pcspecialist.co.uk got better prices vs performance. Also lots of reviews with pictures in pcspecialist.co.uk website. And the most common negative point is plastic frame. Could be much better design. Whatsoever im buying it for gaming not for a exhibition. Now just last dilemma which one to get. Do i need 980 or 980M is enough. As price difference £200. I'm sure 6700 or 6700k with 980m will run any game. But 980 would last maybe longer. So its kind of investment for a future. Maybe im wrong. As i dont want to think about new laptop for a next 3+ years.also temperatures. 9700 tolerates higher max temp over the 9700k. So maybe less watts less temp and compensate that speed difference between 9700 and 9700k. Im thinking too much probably. Lol.
anyway thanks for an opinion. It helped for me
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
And the most common negative point is plastic frame.

Given how much heat there is inside one of them I'd have said a body made of a nice insulating material might be a positive point.

9700 tolerates higher max temp over the 9700k.

I'd be surprised, they're the same silicon and while I haven't seen a comparison of the packages, the 6700k seemed to be using the standard thermal goop under the heatspreader suggesting there's nothing special going on there.

SilentPCReview's test of 6700 has power consumption figures next to the 6700k. They didn't test it in gaming but their average difference at load was 4W:

Intel Core i7-6700: Skylake i7 at 65W | silentpcreview.com

In desktop terms the 980M is somewhere between a 960 and 970. Good solid mid-range performance that'll be good for a few years. Another £200 to GTX 980 level is about what you'd pay so it's pretty comparable for the amount extra you'd pay on the desktop.

It's really your decision on how much performance you want. The 980M should fulfill your criteria, although that partly depend on how big a jump the new architectures coming out in a few months bring with them.

I'm not sure about your memory and SSD choices though. I would definitely go for something faster than the slowest available DDR4. 2666 is only a tenner more in DIMM format so I doubt SODIMMs are that much more.

In terms of drive. Are you sure about the very high end NVMe SSD combined with a hard drive? You can get a 1TB SSD for similar money.
 

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