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ROG G20 Overhaul

Urzu_7
Level 7
So I just got a G20 and I decided to replace the stock 760 with a 980, add an SSD and upgrade the HDD. The GPU was tricky but I managed however, 43904it looks like adding the SSD and replacing the HDD is near impossible. And tips?
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dianebrat
Level 9
They don't die like you're describing, plenty of folks have them running since they were originally released, there's no "massive numbers failures"
Where have you read anything suggesting a high failure rate? certainly not here which is where I'd expect to hear it first.

dianebrat wrote:
They don't die like you're describing, plenty of folks have them running since they were originally released, there's no "massive numbers failures"
Where have you read anything suggesting a high failure rate? certainly not here which is where I'd expect to hear it first.


i just found many bad reviews, (product stop working/blue screen etcc) i bought this one used (underpriced 700 usd on amazon warehouse), so i dont have original warranty,
i'm moving in another country soon and i want to bring the rog with me, but if something happens, it would be difficult to have repair it since i'm moving in a foreigner country

Ravenholme
Level 7
I've had my system for over a year, did some serious upgrading and replacing of parts, even from the get go. the system runs fine running a 980ti with the additional 330W PSU replacing the 230W. still have the 180W to power the board. as for repair that will depend on where you are.

Welsh_Whoopee
Level 11
here is the link

• 180w power adapter (for those of you with just the 230w): https://goo.gl/IKO7lA

I installed the evga 980 into my system, a guide if handy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn7wqh1yGLw

Welsh Gaming

i have bought an asus rog g20aj but the person sold it without any cables. i bought a 180w power supply cable using my serial number from asus but windows says i do not have a nvidia gpu altough i have a geforce gtx 760 2gb along with i7 4790.
therefore i can not driver update it and actually i dont even know if its turned on. i browsed some forums here and came to realise i might also need the 230w power supply?!? or should i just change my 180 for the 230? will that be enough?
oh, and also the system is incredibily loud. i mean you can hear the fan from the other room. can this be because of the power supply?
ty for your help and sry if this is the wrong section or smth

kretzoo wrote:
i have bought an asus rog g20aj but the person sold it without any cables. i bought a 180w power supply cable using my serial number from asus but windows says i do not have a nvidia gpu altough i have a geforce gtx 760 2gb along with i7 4790.
therefore i can not driver update it and actually i dont even know if its turned on. i browsed some forums here and came to realise i might also need the 230w power supply?!? or should i just change my 180 for the 230? will that be enough?
oh, and also the system is incredibily loud. i mean you can hear the fan from the other room. can this be because of the power supply?
ty for your help and sry if this is the wrong section or smth


Yes with the 760 you need both power bricks. Otherwise it won't power the 760 GPU.
I wouldn't use it until I get the 230 post brick. I have had toys problem when I accidentally loosened the plug on the 230 power brick and the rig wasn't recognizing the 760.

i have managed to buy both bricks and now it works, tnx.
now i fooled myself into installing win 8.1 on the 32 ssd but quickly realised there is no way i can manage to keep the ssd with enough space to work properly. (it soon reached close to capacity after win update)
i read some other guys suggesting to use the 32ssd as a cache disk and install the win and everything else on the 1tb hdd using raid instead of ahci in bios. sounds very tricky for me
any advice on how to do that or maybe other ideas? is caching really gonna make a difference or should i just forget about the 32gb ssd and use it for storage or smth?
tnx a lot

grayrock
Level 9
I just bought a G20AJ. I'm wanting to upgrade the GPU from the stock 750 to a GTX960, however the computer came with only one power supply (230Watt). Is this enough to install the GTX960 or do I have to have the second Power supply?
Thanks for any help!
Thomas

You absolutely need both of them .... i have a 960 with my G20 AJ and even if this is a middle range GPU it draws some juice at boost clock speeds. Bare in mind that you will void the warranty if you open the case. I would upgrade other components in the same time to prevent further headaches

Cheers

biobg wrote:
You absolutely need both of them .... i have a 960 with my G20 AJ and even if this is a middle range GPU it draws some juice at boost clock speeds. Bare in mind that you will void the warranty if you open the case. I would upgrade other components in the same time to prevent further headaches

Cheers


Thanks for the reply. Since I have the 230 watt Power brick, I need to order the 180 watt power brick, correct?
Thanks!
Thomas