This buying advice is a bit different from the ones you usually find here on ocaholic. About one week ago we received an OCZ Octane SSD with 1 Terabyte capacity. We have been asking ourselves what would be the the most "useful" setup for this insane device. So finally we come up with a buying advice for a super high-end gaming notebook. And yeah, we're aware that the thing is - let's say - quite expensive.
||XMG P702 Pro Gaming Notebook 17.3''
||Intel Core i7-3920XM / 2.90 - 3.80 GHz
||+ 1151.- CHF
||+ 959.- EUR|
||4 x 8 Gigabyte
RAM||+ 288.- CHF||
+ 240.- EUR|
||NVIDIA GTX 680M
||+ 528.- CHF
||+ 440.- EUR|
||Intel 520 Series SSD 240 Gigabyte
||+ 287.- CHF
||+ 239.- EUR|
OCZ Octane 1 TB
||+ 2'549.- CHF
||+ 2124.- EUR|
||DVD SATA Multinorm Writer
||+ 0.- CHF
||+ 0.- EUR|
The basis for our "slightly"
extravagant Gaming Notebook is a MYSN Schenker Notebook. To be a bit more
precise it is a XMG P702 Pro with a 17.3 inch FullHD display. So, the only
suitable CPU for an absolute High-End Gaming Notebook is a Core i7-3920XM
processor, which comes with a default clock of 2.90 GHz and a turbo clock of
3.80 GHz. Furthermore there is also plenty of memory. In fact there is 32
Gigabyte of it, which is enough to do some serious RAM caching with, for example
Super Cache. This is going to bring you quite a substantial performance boost
for everyday usage. Of course there should also be an adequate graphics chip.
With a dissipation power of 100 Watt the GTX 680M isn't exactly low on power but
that's really not what it should be. In fact, it's the fastest mobile graphics
chip available at the moment. But lets step ahead to the heart of this beast.
First of all there is a 240 Gigabyte Intel 520 Series SSD for the operating
system and the programs you use most and second there is a 1 Terabyte OCZ Octane
SSD. In fact OCZ is the only manufacturer who has this kind of "because we can"
1 Terabyte SSD for the mainstream market. Sure it's horribly expensive but there
are some gamers out there who do not care about how much their setup costs. So
this SSD let's them put their entire Steam folder onto one single SSD. As you
can see in our
the performance isn't bad either. Between 300 and 450 Megabyte
per second for the sequentials and between 22'000 and 32'000 random IOPS. Those
numbers and figure are really good enough to launch games quicky.
||HP ZR2740w, 27''
||Corsair Vengeance K60
||Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 9 Gaming Mouse
Concerning the display we recommend an HP 27
inch TFT with native FullHD resolution and LED background light. Tanks to the
LEDs the display comes with good brightness and it is energy efficient.
Furthermore the display comes with an IPS panel, which offers excellent image
quality. Mouse, keyboard and mousepad come from Saitek, Corsair and SteelSeries.
For the keyboard we recommend the Corsair Vengeance K60 which has been equipped
with mechanical switch for longevity. The Saitek Cyborg R.A.T gaming mouse is
highly customizeable and suits almost every gamers needs. Futhermore it's also
very good looking. As for the mouspad we recommend a 9HD from SteelSeries which
is not only comfortable but also very accurate.
If you should
be thinking about buying this entire configuration you'd have to pay CHF
.- (est. EUR 6'356.-). The price is without obligation.
Pleas feel free to use the comment system below or our Forums to tell us what you think about this configuration. If you have ideas for improvement(s)
we'd happily read them. Please always consider that the price should stay withing the given borders.
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