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MSI GL63 8SEK-684 Gaming: 15.6'' FHD IPS 120 Hz, i7-8750H, 16GB DDR4, 512GB NVMe SSD, RTX 2060, Win10H @ $1149 AR + F/S

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  • Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • 15.6" 1080P IPS 120 Hz 3ms Display, 94% NTSC, 100% sRGB
  • i7-8750H 2.2 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo, 9MB cache)
  • 16GBx1 DDR4L 2666 MHz Ram (2 Slots)
  • 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD + Empty 2.5" Bay
  • RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 Graphics
  • Steel Series Single Backlit Keyboard
  • 720P HD WebCam
  • 3W x 2 Speakers
  • Intel WiFi AC 9560 (2x2) + Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet + Bluetooth 5.0
  • PORTS:
    • 3x USB 3.0
    • 1x USB 3.1 Type-C GEN 1
    • 1x HDMI 2.0
    • 1x Mini DisplayPort
    • 1x Headset AMP + Gold Flash jacks
    • 1x SDXC Card Reader
  • 180W AC Adapter
  • 6 Cell 51 WHr Li-Ion Battery
  • 4.80 lbs

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  • MSI Gaming Mouse 3.0
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Hmmm. What to put in that empty 2.5" bay...
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Hmmm. What to put in that empty 2.5" bay...
Any 2.5" Drive like a HDD or 2.5" SSD. Good way for adding cheaper storage.
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Anyone know how good the cooling is in this?

If it throttles down the GPU speed due to heat, it's pointless to have the power.
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Anyone know how good the cooling is in this?

If it throttles down the GPU speed due to heat, it's pointless to have the power.
Any Thin and Light Gaming Laptops with 8th and 9th Generation 6 Core CPU, including the greatest Razer Blade 15, will throttle certain degree, due to the huge thermals and power requirements, at some point.
This MSI Laptop actually has better cooling than most of the other laptops at this price point, including the Lenovo Y540 series and Dell G5 series. The Heat pipe design is pretty solid and it has at least two heatpipes dedicated for GPU rather than the common shared heatpipe design in most thin and light Laptops and the Thermals are pretty good. Check the below YouTube review which will give you better idea about the design, internals, Thermal solutions and Gameplay performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGFGgGVGESk
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Any Thin and Light Gaming Laptops with 8th and 9th Generation 6 Core CPU, including the greatest Razer Blade 15, will throttle certain degree, due to the huge thermals and power requirements, at some point.
This MSI Laptop actually has better cooling than most of the other laptops at this price point, including the Lenovo Y540 series and Dell G5 series. The Heat pipe design is pretty solid and it has at least two heatpipes dedicated for GPU rather than the common shared heatpipe design in most thin and light Laptops and the Thermals are pretty good. Check the below YouTube review which will give you better idea about the design, internals, Thermal solutions and Gameplay performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGFGgGVGESk
Thanks.

Though, the Lenovo Y720 with 1060 GPU about 18 moths back, was a high end having laptop, and was designed to handle the heat without thing back. Wattage consumption is similar. So I think it can be done.
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Any thoughts about the price?
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would be a good price for 17 incher, still waiting deals for 17 inch
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Any thoughts about the price?
Microcenter has a MSI 1660 ti, 1tb SSD, i7 9750h for 1100 no mail in rebate.
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I never understood why they install the number pad on gaming laptops.
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I never understood why they install the number pad on gaming laptops.
Some people asked the exact opposite question that why Number pads are not included in a 15 Inch gaming laptop. So, find those people and ask them. They will definitely provide you a very reliable and well thought answer.
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Some people asked the exact opposite question that why Number pads are not included in a 15 Inch gaming laptop. So, find those people and ask them. They will definitely provide you a very reliable and well thought answer.
Not having a number pad is one of the things that steered me towards the XPS line. It's weird that the "business" line doesn't have a number pad, and the gaming ones do. Something seems backwards.
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Anyone know how good the cooling is in this?

If it throttles down the GPU speed due to heat, it's pointless to have the power.
I have a GE63 with the 9750H but everything else seems the same as this laptop. Cooling, I think by design is fine, but the 9750H is crazy hot (and heard the 8750 is the same). On one hand, I opened up the laptop and reapplied the thermal paste (which admittedly was applied very poorly/too heavily) and even then it's still hot but is better now. I used to hit 100C within 10-15 seconds of load on the CPU but now it takes 3-4 min before it settles at a max temp of 96C. Still not great, obviously, but during gaming, CPU usable is only like 50% and temps average close to 80C.

The GPU runs pretty damn cool though, have yet to hit more than 70C with a full load. And even before re-applying the thermal compound, it never went above 72C.

Which is why I say, I think the cooler design is fine but the CPU itself runs hot.
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I have a GE63 with the 9750H but everything else seems the same as this laptop. Cooling, I think by design is fine, but the 9750H is crazy hot (and heard the 8750 is the same). On one hand, I opened up the laptop and reapplied the thermal paste (which admittedly was applied very poorly/too heavily) and even then it's still hot but is better now. I used to hit 100C within 10-15 seconds of load on the CPU but now it takes 3-4 min before it settles at a max temp of 96C. Still not great, obviously, but during gaming, CPU usable is only like 50% and temps average close to 80C.

The GPU runs pretty damn cool though, have yet to hit more than 70C with a full load. And even before re-applying the thermal compound, it never went above 72C.

Which is why I say, I think the cooler design is fine but the CPU itself runs hot.
Thanks for all the info! What do you use to stress the CPU/GPU, and measure temps?
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Thanks for all the info! What do you use to stress the CPU/GPU, and measure temps?
I generally don't stress test my computers but in this case, while I was playing around with my new laptop, I used Intel XTU as I wanted to tinker with under-volting the CPU to see if it helped (it didn't). I think Prime95 is still the standard for stressing CPUs but I just used the built-in stress test of the XTU software as it's really easy to use and provides a lot of charts/graphics so you can see the details you want (CPU useage, temps, volts, speed, etc.).

For GPUs, I generally just play a game at whatever setttings result in smooth 1080p60 results and check temps. I used Witcher 3 fully maxed out to check GPU temps.
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