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My setup: i7-8750 32gb 2666 RAM dual channel 16gb 1tb ProX eluktron NVMe main drive RTX 2070 (Max-P or in other words, a regular 2070) * I got the upgraded thermal paste thrown in there too This machine is going to be my gaming rig, but mainly I do my CAD work on here. it does this very nicely, solidworks, Blender, some 2D stuff (Not really intensive though) I needed the 32gb for rendering scenes in blender because they can saturate that RAM real quick sometimes. The mechanical keyboard is super, but getting used to the funky layout took a bit. The thermals are decent with regular use. You can actually use this laptop ON your lap when doing the little things like browser and office type things. Gaming: I don't really have the game arsenal some others do, but i did go out and get GTA5, borderlands 2, and simcity5 (Cuz why not). GTA5 is probably the most intense of those titles, and i did turn up all them settings including the 144hz screen video setting. 144hz is so smooth compared to my High-end thinkpad workstation laptop. While I'm not a FPS chaser, i do appreciate smooth game-play, and this little tiny thin thing really pulls it off with that 2070 GPU. If you don't have a breathable surface under the laptop, you might be dancing with high 80 to low 90C temps. I routed out a surface with holes to fresh air, and GTA5 keeps my machine around 70C. I came from a desktop with a GTX 1080, and i would say the laptop RTX2070 seems to be comparable in performance. Thermals are more favorable in the desktop though. All in all, a very big relief that this machine lives up to the task compared to my desktop because i didn't have the room for a desktop anymore. It's hard to believe how tiny this thing is compared to other 17" laptops. Lastly, customer service is very prompt and delightful, so thanks eluktron!