Gaming Laptop G75VW

All upgraded and all systems go.

here All upgraded and all systems go.

تحميل برنامج تحليل الاسهم I have really cutback on PC gaming over the last few years but ever since putting Diablo III on my ubuntu work laptop at my last job I have been playing and researching more games for PC. I’ve built water cooling rigs in the past with dual video cards back in my Half Life 2 and LAN party days where playing these beautiful games running on Valve’s amazing source engine. Playing the latest and greatest visually stunning games is fun but can be a very expensive hobby. So I set out to find a decent laptop to run Linux, had full HD resolution, and comfort for extended use.

go Checking  MicroCenter & Bestbuy to get a feel for a system’s physical dimensions the Republic of Gamer’s latest revision laptop really caught my attention the Asus G75VW series. Chiclet style keyboard with number pad, light up keys, tiny subwoofer, 17″ full HD screen, and great cooling that keeps the system cool and silent while under heavy load. Even the “W” key game with a notch for finger placement which appealed to me since I have always grown up playing first person shooters with the arrow keys so I’ve been wanting to retrain my fingers for the “proper” wasd usage. What was also appealing about this model was 2 drive bays and RAID support.متى-تنزل-اسهم-ام-القرى Rather than doing my own video of the G75VW-BBK5 you can just look at the many already online for a general hardware tour. Republic of Gamers did a nice job on the fancy marketing video too. There are many variations of the G75VW model, some with different drive configurations including SSD and HDD, more memory, Blu-ray burner, plus even 3D capable display. If you get one of the top models decked out straight from the factory you can easily rack up a bill over $3,000 on the system! I personally prefer a diy approach and paying for only the specific components I want in my rig. My choice of storage disks and memory for example where I can pay for the exact parts I want and in fact get a much better price in the process. This is why I decided on the G75VW-BBK5 model specifically, that and I found an open box model on Amazon for only $850 which is amazing considering this model can go for nearly $1,400 three months ago when I first purchased it. I made sure to leave a Review on Amazon since I was so happy with this purchase especially when you compare the quality to other similarly spec’ed systems.

16GB-gskill_F3-1600C10D-16GSQ Bought 2 sets of G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-1600C10D-16GSQ

ثنائي الخيار هيروس The system says comes with 8GB of memory and says it supports up to 16GB. Do not be fooled though, this is only because of the Windows 7 Home Premium memory limitations that the system comes pre-bundled with. It is really relatively easy to get to all 4 memory slots to perform the upgrade to 32GB of memory! Considering the price of memory this was the first upgrade I did. Running virtual many virtual machines off my laptop is a breeze, no need for swap space at all.

الخيارات الثنائية استراتيجية جيدة As far as hard drives I bought an OCZ 256GB Vertex 4 drive during a crazy cheap sale during the Christmas shopping season. Deciding to take advantage of RAID 0 performance I bought an additional Vertex 4 drive from MicroCenter. Half a terabyte of super fast storage for a Linux operating system seems a bit excessive I know, but installing a collection of games with PlayOnLinux I benefit from extremely fast load times for all my games including my collection of Valve games on Steam. Having a lot of virtual machines the disks can take up a lot of space even with thin provisioning. The system came with a 1TB 5,400 RPM drive and instead of buying an external enclosure I opted to have a third internal drive for the sake of added space for larger files. This 12.7mm bay replaces the optical drive and uses the existing DVD drive cover so aesthetically you can’t tell the difference.

  Getting Raid setup

  1. Go into Bios by pressing “Esc”, change mode to “RAID”
  2. After POST logo, press “Ctrl + I “to get into intel RAID managment
  3. From there setup Raid 0 striped array

تحليل سوق الفوركس RaidSetup شبكة اسعار الذهب اليوم For bench-marking purposes I performed a write test since this is destructive in nature I tests were performed before installing an operating system. With Raid 0 two drives are better than one, about twice as nice. VTX4-25SAT3-256G_single

VTX4-25SAT3-256G_dual_Raid0-128kFinding what device to install the bootloader to was a bit tricky at first.

sudo blkid | grep mapper
/dev/mapper/isw_dhgidciaah_Volume0p1: UUID="2120c8c5-f1f6-4d7b-8489-6b35f6053af8" TYPE="ext4"

must install grub to

Command Line Interface Web Browser "links"

Command Line Interface Web Browser “links”

For a while I had trouble getting video working properly, no matter what Nvidia video drivers I tried it seems like X would never start properly or if I ran without drivers I was limited to 640 x 480 resolution(Fischer Price mode). Ultimately the proprietary experimental Nvidia drivers version 310.14 is what worked for me. For a nearly a month though I was using my system via command line terminals only and was rather enjoyable, downloading XBMC images for Raspberry Pi flashing via links command line browser.


Virtual machine running and 30 something tabs open in web browser Chromium and there is still plenty of memory to spare.

Gordan Freeman's original iconic weapon of choice, the crowbar.

Gordan Freeman’s original iconic weapon of choice, the crowbar.

One game that I have been playing heavily with my new laptop is a PC classic favorite of mine from 1998 redone by fans in tribute to the original Half Life. This game is called Black Mesa and it is the original game redone and fully updated properly on the source engine. If you remember this great game or have never played it, at the price of FREE there is no reason not to skip this tastefully updated tribute game. Here is a link to a resource I used to figure out how to get the game loaded on my Linux installation as well.

watch  Bill of Materials

Asus Republic of Gamers G75VW-BBK5 Laptop ~ $850

Newegg Memory 32GB = $140

Amazon 3rd Hard Drive Caddy = $9

OCZ Vertex4 qty x2 ~ $400

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