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How does this RB stealth setup sound

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Wever75, May 1, 2016.

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  1. Wever75

    Wever75 Member

    Hey guys, new to to forum so sorry if I post this in the wrong section or something :). How does this sound for a setup, I'm going to college soon so I need something somewhat portable. I was looking at the MSI apache series and ghost series but there's something about them that pushes me away. I realllyyy love razer products, a good buddy of mine has a lot of their stuff and it feels and looks great. But anyways, for college simple note taking at class I figured I'd just use it as an 'ultra book'. Then I'd take it home and plug in the core and use it for some autoCAD and gaming. Since I do have a budget ($1400) I figured I'd get the QHD+ 128gb SSD version, then purchase the core for $1400 total, and later on if I need the room I'd buy an external 1tb HDD. Then when amd/nvidia comes out with their new gpu's the old 900 series will drop in price and I'll pick up a gtx970 for cheap to put in the core to run my autoCAD/gaming. How does this sound to you guys? Thanks!!
     
  2. TheGurgeMan7

    TheGurgeMan7 Well-Known Member

    I am in basiclly the same place that you are in, I am going to college (engineering) so I need a powerfull laptop to do 3d rendering, and help me start a youtube channel. Personally I chose to get the blade 2016, just so I have all my power on the go, but it seems as though you have already worked it out to get the stealth and the core.

    Remember you will have to spend around another 300 ish for another graphics card, which brings your total to 1700

    For 1700 you can get the 2015 blade so thats always a possibility.
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2016
  3. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    I think my biggest concern would be gaming on such a small monitor, I mean the 14inch of the blade is pretty small, but on the blade stealth I couldn't enjoy gaming as much as I would on a 27 or 34 inch monitor
    So I guess in order to get a better gaming experience you should consider getting a proper monitor which will add 200 - 400 $ to your budget
     
  4. Wever75

    Wever75 Member

    Thanks both of you, I was taking the older version blade into consideration but spending $1700 over time sounds aloe better than $1700 at once :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:, and call me silly but the RGB keyboard really appeals to me lol. I already have a couple moniters that I'm sure would suffice for now and I could always upgrade them. The only thing that I'm worried about now is the external hard drive. With the stealth's USB3.0 ports, will I be better off with an external SSD or HDD? I don't care if I have to wait a couple more seconds to load maps and stuff since most of the hard drive will be full of steam games, but I don't want it to effect my FPS.
     
  5. TheGurgeMan7

    TheGurgeMan7 Well-Known Member

    As of recent, ssds have been decreasing in price, an are almost down to the price of hdds. Also ssd's dont get corruped and fragmented much like hdds do. Ssds are also many times faster than hdds.

    Get an external ssd
     
  6. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    But the question is, will the Blade Stealth actually perform well with the eGPU. I mean, no benchmarks out there so you are probably hoping it will perform decent.

    Also you havent taken into consideration how many people on this forum alone are having problems with their Razer Blade Stealth, like the keyboard lighting issues or the 100 percent idle CPU usage and many more that I read through.
     
  7. Wever75

    Wever75 Member

    I assume itell perform well, razer doesn't disappoint much with there products IMO. As for the problems, there are more threads about people having issues than I'd like but that's almost expected with brand new tech lol. Razer seems to be all over th problem and hopefully they'll be sorted out
     
  8. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    Just make sure there are reasonable warranty and sending back options where you live if you buy the blade stealth, as there seem to be a lot of faulty units
     
  9. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Yeah if you live the US no problems for you to RMA. Anyone else is likely to get shrekt if they want warranty.
     
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