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[OP] 127 views 0 replies Posted by Unknown 3 years ago Mar 28, 9:49 pm
The purpose of this post is for info gathering and generally for those of us who value the mobility of laptop portability.

Hi folks! It's about that time, upgrade time! Time to put down my trusty three-year-old G74SX-DH72 and pick up something with a little more meat. Time to get started on leveling up my gaming. For that, I need your help.

Short version of recent weeks, I picked up a G751JY-DH73 but ran into a bit of a hitch, rather, "hitching" is the proper term. During gameplay (any game) it would freeze and then pop to where I'm supposed to be had the stop never occurred. The issue persisted over the course of the 14 day return policy from the store I purchased it from. After having taken it back and exchanged it for another, but I found the same problem existing in this one too. Another 14 days of troubleshooting and hoping the cause to be a simple incorrect configuration. Unfortunately, it did not work out, and I returned it.

Awesome IPS display, no backlight bleeing, it was sweet but I couldn't bank on the risk that there could be a new BIOS that would fix it, or Windows 8.1, or a new NVidia driver (I tried ten or eleven of them) that might solve it. I chose to err on the side of caution as I could always go back and pick up another one, but what I may do instead is to get a another 24GB version with the 8GB 980M and 4860 i7. But, now I'm just rambling ...

So here's where I'm at. Lemmie see if I can draw a picture,

Edit: Removed text map and legend for my setup. Post formatting ruined it. :(

Display: 4K monitor or 4K TV? I'm hearing that 4KTV is limited to 30FPS, but DSR + 4KTV is supposely extremely ****. Still unclear about this one.
Sound: Quite certain I'm going to get the Klipsch 2.1 for this, and add a DAC later.
Pedals: Any 4 pedal block suggestions?
Laptop: Yep, laptop. Not PC. I require the mobility of a laptop for work ( where I will play SC :D ) MUST be IPS display.
Keyboard: Using Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. TE and I kinda like it.
Joystick: Any suggestions? Must be built for ambidextrous (L/R)
Mouse: Using Mad Catz M.M.O. TE and I love it. See those two buttons on the side with the divets? Yeah, those two control time. o.0
Headphones: Using Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 9 and I ******** love it.
Chair: Many overlook the chair as being as equally important as your display (you use them more than anything else) and having "made do" with a turned over milk crate for what was supposed to be short term after the move turned out to be 3 years ... currently rewarding my crate imprinted *** for having to endure extended raids. Wait, that didn't come out right ... anyway, I picked up an Aeron.