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[Memory Express] MSI GF65 Laptop with RTX 3060 $1300

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[Memory Express] MSI GF65 Laptop with RTX 3060 $1300

So obviously this isn't much of a deal but I thought I'd post it because its the cheapest rtx 3060 based laptop I've seen and its actually in stock at both memory express and new egg so I thought I'd share it with the community.
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Appreciate the attempt to share a deal, but that processor is a terrible pairing with a 3060.
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North Vancouver
Sorry but the processor is going to hold back the system.
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A base i7 CPU would have saved this machine.

I recommend paying 400$ more to get a better CPU and more RAM.
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Dec 26, 2012
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Quebec
Yikes.
I know we often say that the GPU will be your bottleneck long before the CPU becomes an issue but that's pushing it.
Even when new that CPU would never have been paired with something like a GTX 1080
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Nov 21, 2019
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Personally I think that's a pretty good deal and I do not think the i5-10300H bottleneck the 3060.
I have been using my 4790k with 1080 Ti for a long time. CPU is not that important for gaming.
You can also search on YouTube for example like i5 vs i7 10th gen comparing. You can see the frame per second difference is minor.
Consider a stand along 3060 is more than $900 and hard to get, this would be a hot deal
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Best bang for buck is still dell g5 se
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Ausmack wrote: Best bang for buck is still dell g5 se
Wanna provide a link?
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kenze wrote: A base i7 CPU would have saved this machine.

I recommend paying 400$ more to get a better CPU and more RAM.
Exactly althought if you are going close to the 2k range, there are many options with 3060 or 3070 GPUs.
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May 23, 2008
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If you are gaming, the i5-10300H in this laptop won't matter, and won't hold back the GPU.
Here's the comparison between this and the i7-10750H, a very common CPU in gaming laptops https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/In ... 3657vs3646
Single thread they are pretty much the same, and only the two extra cores/4 threads of the i7 are increasing the score. So as long as your game doesn't use more than 8 threads, you are good.
Check Youtube videos for gaming laptops with this CPU, it will not bottleneck gaming at 1080p.

The problem with all these MSI laptops are not the CPUs or video cards, but the screens - terrible "IPS like" panels with 45% NTSC color reproduction.

Also, 8 GB of RAM is not that expensive - but of course it's another cost, plus not everyone is comfortable opening their laptop and installing it.
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RaidZero wrote: If you are gaming, the i5-10300H in this laptop won't matter, and won't hold back the GPU.
Here's the comparison between this and the i7-10750H, a very common CPU in gaming laptops https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/In ... 3657vs3646
Single thread they are pretty much the same, and only the two extra cores/4 threads of the i7 are increasing the score. So as long as your game doesn't use more than 8 threads, you are good.
Check Youtube videos for gaming laptops with this CPU, it will not bottleneck gaming at 1080p.

The problem with all these MSI laptops are not the CPUs or video cards, but the screens - terrible "IPS like" panels with 45% NTSC color reproduction.

Also, 8 GB of RAM is not that expensive - but of course it's another cost, plus not everyone is comfortable opening their laptop and installing it.
I agree with you. I think the 3060 over a 2060 will provide a much greater gaming benefit then a better processor. I would also like to point out a quick Google search of 8gb vs 16gb ram for gaming has a 1-2 fps hit. 8gb vs 4gb has a huge benefit. If you're going to save money do it on the ram.
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to all those that believe a laptop RTX 3060 is going to be held back by an i5 10300H... i feel you are just going by what you have heard before, and not from experience. Fyi, I had an RTX 3060 Ti (yes, better than the 3060) and i had it running with my i5-7600k and it ran perfectly fine, got the FPS I was expecting in games (running 1080p and 1440p)

that laptop is an amazing deal, with that cpu as well. I would buy it if I didn't already buy a gaming laptop last month.

check pc-builds website

https://pc-builds.com/calculator/Core_i ... 5lu/8/100/

they didnt have an option for RTX 3060 or 3060 Ti, so I paired a 10300H with an even stronger card the 3070.. and the results are 9% bottleneck at 1080p and only 3.4% with 1440p

since the 3060 is weaker, it is absolutely perfect for a 10300H (yes these are desktop versions, but the mobile versions arent that different... also the cpu and gpu would both be less powerful on laptop, making the difference the same)
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The question is, will it mine?
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mjavor wrote: The question is, will it mine?
Sure however it will die alot sooner due to the heat the laptop will build vs a desktop which can be cooled much better
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nice one OP.
really nice to see an RTX 3060 that isn't overpriced, albeit a mobile GPU.
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life359 wrote: Appreciate the attempt to share a deal, but that processor is a terrible pairing with a 3060.
here's the one with the specs that everyone's considering but 2060:

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00115275
GF65 Thin w/ Core™ i7-10750H, 16GB, 512GB NVMe SSD, 15.6in Full HD 144Hz, GeForce RTX 2060, Windows 10 Home
Only $1,449.99
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it makes about $60 mining profit a month, doesnt seem worth it
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Such a bad cpu for a 3060. I thought it was the i7 and thought perfect but only i5 not really worth it
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