FW16 Batch 15 Guild

I saw we were making a subject for each batch but there was none yet for batch 15. So here it is now :slightly_smiling_face:

What CPU/GPU did you choose ?
  • Ryzen™ 9 7940HS + Radeon™ RX 7700S
  • Ryzen™ 9 7940HS
  • Ryzen™ 7 7840HS + Radeon™ RX 7700S
  • Ryzen™ 7 7840HS
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My Setup:

  • System: Ryzen™ 9 7940HS
  • LED Matrix*2
  • Black Bezel
  • Primary SSD: KingSpec NX 1TB
  • Ram 64GB: PUSKILL Memoria Ram DDR5 32GB*2

Expansion Cards:

  • Ethernet
  • USB-C*2
  • USB-A*3
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well, at least we aren’t at the end of the line XD

7940HS, no gpu (integrated will meet my needs), numpad (i work on a roguelike, it’s practically contractually required). byob ram and ssd, loosely planning on a samsung 990 pro, and a 2x48 kit from crucial. might shift based on what’s around closer to ship date.

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Hello fellow 15ers!
Ryzen 7 7840HS + 7700S + Expansion Bay Shell
32GB Crucial 5600MHz (16+16) (bought on Amazon)
WD_BLACK SN850X 2280 (bought on Amazon)
Sabrent Rocket 2TB 2230 (bought on Amazon)

Ryzen 7 7840HS, US English Keyboard no GPU, No expansion cards, No Memory, No SSDs. I test seed unit samples from several vendors at my company and purchase kits of memory for validation as well as SSDs and docks. While I do get partial compensation for these purchases, they do still predominantly come out of my own pocket. For this reason, I literally only ordered the bare minimum on my order. My thought processes was if I can use what I already have on hand for validation with Dell, HP and Lenovo laptops, then I can use it to build up a fairly powerful FW16 for my personal use. If I am able to push a POC that shows it is more cost effective to purchase self customizable laptops and configure to suit in house with validation components I am already using even better. Just ordered a 64GB DDR5 5600 sodimm kit for testing as well as a 96GB DDR5 5600 kit for testing in an engineering style laptop. The only modification I might make to my order is to go ahead and add the GPU for testing with our AutoCAD and SolidWorks use cases.
I also already ordered ans received multiple Modules for USB A & C, HDMI and Storage Expansion that I have already used with my current testing seed units. The Storage Expansion module is nice for putting linux distros that can be easily swapped in and booted from for development work by some of our developers. Kept the Expansion module for my self, but once I had the environment working I created a an image of the module and managed to transfer the image over to some Sandisk thumb drives to give to the developers who wanted a Linux enviroment to develop in. I ordered another set of modules and storage expansion to try setting up a Windows-To-Go environment for the developers who are not comforatable with linux.

Got my ram and SSD a few days ago :slightly_smiling_face:

nice. i’m still holding off, because it looks like it’s gonna be a while, and my expected config (2x48 ram) might drop down in price. or maybe 2x64 will manifest. a girl can dream.

I read that DDR5 and EMMC chip manufacturing was slowing down so manufacturers could raise prices due to them accidentally making to much and having to sell them at a lower price. I was worried prices would potentially get higher so decided to purchase now especially as I pretty much already knew which ones I wanted already