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#1\2013-02-15 17:52

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Im looking to get a new laptop finally. And obviously im a gamer since im here so hopefully yall can direct me in the right direction. Other then gaming itll be for music and movie watching. Anyways my budget is 600. Prefer to go lower but I can possibly go up some. I honestly don't know anything about computers. I just want to be able to play and mod gta sa and 4 and play slrr with no lagging. Hopefully somebody can help me out. Also I live in usa and I have access to best buy newegg amazon and I was told tiger direct but haven't looked. If somebody has something in mind olease share! Thanks!
#2\2013-02-15 21:39

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modern processors are fine for gaming (i3,i5,i7) but make sure you get a laptop with a strong graphics card so you can use the power in gaming; and believe me theyre hard to come across

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#3\2013-02-16 00:51

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Well, with 600 bucks you might build a PC, but it's not exactly enough for a laptop.

For inspiration, here's mine. You'd be looking at around $800 to $900.


Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM @ 2.2GHz / 3.1GHz Turbo
RAM: 8 GB (2x4), DDR3, 1333 MHz
HDD: Toshiba 500 GB, 5400 RPM, SATA
Onboard Graphics: Intel Integrated 3000 HD
Dedicated Graphics: NVidia GT525M; 1 GB
Screen: 15.6" HD LED display; optimum resolution @ 1366x768
WiFi: Europe Dell Wireless 1702 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
2x USB 3.0 ports
1x USB 2.0 port
1x eSATA port
1x VGA port
1x RJ45 port
1x Audio port

1x DVD+/-RW
1x 1MP camera
1x microphone
6 cell Li-ION battery
2.56 Kg

It can run BF3 on low, no AA, 1366x768 at around 45-50 FPS, and it will run most current games fairly well, but because of the onboard graphics card, it might have problems with some games which simply don't recognize the dedicated one. Also, if the game has shit optimization (looking at you, Dark Souls), don't expect it to be big enough of a powerhouse to play it well.
Good enough for me, given that I mostly only played League of Legends on it. Maxed out, 60 FPS constantly.

Or, maybe take a look at Jaz's laptop... €695


Display: 15.6" WUXGA LED, 1920x1080
Processor: Mobile Intel Core i7 2670QM Quad-Core (2.20GHz)
Cache: 6MB
Chipset: Intel HM65
Memory: 4GB (1x4GB) PC10666 DDR3 SODIMM (Max. 8GB)
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 2GB DDR3 VRAM
Harddisk: 500GB SATA 7200rpm
Optical drive: DVD-/+RW Dual-Layer/Blu-Ray Player
LAN: 1Gbit
WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
2x USB2.0
2x USB3.0
1x HDMI
1x VGA-out
Cardreader
Webcam
6-Cell Li-ion battery
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Dimensions: 379x261x37-37.5mm
Weight: 2.70kg

Whatever your choice, COOLING IS TOP PRIORITY. Also, when it's on keep it away from any kind of dust. Not only because dust can create friction that creates static which is dangerous, but because even a thin layer of dust is enough to make the temps go up by 20 degrees. Which is not recommended, given that laptops under strain will usually perform at temps already above 60 degrees! (I'm talking in Celsius. Farenheit is arbitrary bullshit).

But if you want somethign serious, you have o other choice but bring out the big guns, break the piggy bank and configure an EON-15S or EON-17S(or SLX) from Origin PC.
#4\2013-02-16 01:52

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you will get a better bang for your buck with a desktop something with an i5 ivy bridge at least 8gb of ram 4gb minimum and a nice powerfull graphicas card like a gtx 660 desktops are allways better than laptops for gaming because desktops can be upgraded over time good luck mate :o)

#5\2013-02-16 05:07

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i have same series dell as shown above. Only it is the weakest of this series i think? It's with i3 processor.
I paid 700Euros for it 1.5 years ago, went home in hope to play gta 4 with normal graphics and with minor if none fps lag. Started out good, but after 10 minutes i get strange fps drop. Then it's gone, 5 minutes normal gameplay, and then again, fps drop. After searching internet i found out that it's just because of the cooling... Which sucks. I kind of fixed this with Arctic Silver, cooling pad, and removing plastic covers from underside of my laptop. And frequently cleaning it. Well it still gets hot and sometimes lagg may occur (even with slrr when using very high quality mods), but it's not as bad as it was in the beginning.
What im trying to say is that cooling IS very important. My laptop isn't weak, but i just can't use all the resource cause it just gets too hot and starts lagging because of that. Im a bit dissapointed because of that...

Specs are
4gb ram
1gb standalone video graphics
500gb HDD
2,1 dual core i3 processor
#6\2013-02-16 05:54

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honestly let's say for graphics card anything that has more than 1000mb of DEDICATED graphics, atleast 4gb of RAM, a nice i3,i5, or i7 Intel processor, atleast a 15" screen (for some high resoulution on the game), and atleast 400GB of disk space. With all this probably run between 450-600$ on a custom built laptop or desktop your choice!
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#7\2013-02-16 08:36

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# jounier11 : 1000mb

I'm usually not picky, but FFS, it's 1024 MB.
#8\2013-02-16 08:42

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really well now i know dont trust the "guys" at BEST BUY xD
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#9\2013-02-16 15:01

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I cant really get a desk top I have nowhere to run it amd no internet at my house. Yall still have me confused lol. Are there any brands to avoid or go with?
#10\2013-02-16 20:04

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# Davidov : Well, with 600 bucks you might build a PC, but it's not exactly enough for a laptop.

For inspiration, here's mine. You'd be looking at around $800 to $900.


Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM @ 2.2GHz / 3.1GHz Turbo
RAM: 8 GB (2x4), DDR3, 1333 MHz
HDD: Toshiba 500 GB, 5400 RPM, SATA
Onboard Graphics: Intel Integrated 3000 HD
Dedicated Graphics: NVidia GT525M; 1 GB
Screen: 15.6" HD LED display; optimum resolution @ 1366x768
WiFi: Europe Dell Wireless 1702 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
2x USB 3.0 ports
1x USB 2.0 port
1x eSATA port
1x VGA port
1x RJ45 port
1x Audio port

1x DVD+/-RW
1x 1MP camera
1x microphone
6 cell Li-ION battery
2.56 Kg

It can run BF3 on low, no AA, 1366x768 at around 45-50 FPS, and it will run most current games fairly well, but because of the onboard graphics card, it might have problems with some games which simply don't recognize the dedicated one. Also, if the game has shit optimization (looking at you, Dark Souls), don't expect it to be big enough of a powerhouse to play it well.
Good enough for me, given that I mostly only played League of Legends on it. Maxed out, 60 FPS constantly.

Or, maybe take a look at Jaz's laptop... €695


Display: 15.6" WUXGA LED, 1920x1080
Processor: Mobile Intel Core i7 2670QM Quad-Core (2.20GHz)
Cache: 6MB
Chipset: Intel HM65
Memory: 4GB (1x4GB) PC10666 DDR3 SODIMM (Max. 8GB)
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 2GB DDR3 VRAM
Harddisk: 500GB SATA 7200rpm
Optical drive: DVD-/+RW Dual-Layer/Blu-Ray Player
LAN: 1Gbit
WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
2x USB2.0
2x USB3.0
1x HDMI
1x VGA-out
Cardreader
Webcam
6-Cell Li-ion battery
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Dimensions: 379x261x37-37.5mm
Weight: 2.70kg

Whatever your choice, COOLING IS TOP PRIORITY. Also, when it's on keep it away from any kind of dust. Not only because dust can create friction that creates static which is dangerous, but because even a thin layer of dust is enough to make the temps go up by 20 degrees. Which is not recommended, given that laptops under strain will usually perform at temps already above 60 degrees! (I'm talking in Celsius. Farenheit is arbitrary bullshit).

But if you want somethign serious, you have o other choice but bring out the big guns, break the piggy bank and configure an EON-15S or EON-17S(or SLX) from Origin PC.


LOL thanks David for digging up my pics and specs :D I was about to do the same.

I never knew your specs, but seeing the price thats on it makes me feel bad. I mean you pay 200-300 more then me and you have 4GB RAM more then me. That beeing the only thing thats better.

- Non HD vs Full HD
- GT525m 1GB vs GT555M 2GB
- 5400rpm HDD vs 7200rpm HDD (both 500GB)
- Regular DVD burner and player vs Bluray Player and Burner
- Regular Onboard audio vs Bang & Olufssen

Thats why for laptops I never want anything but ASUS, you get alot of bang for your buck, whilst design is not always the prettiest you get a good laptop overall.

Oh and for the gaming part of things, I run
- Far Cry 3 @ high (1080p)
- DiRT3 maxxed out (1080p)
- BFBC2 maxxed (1080p)
- never tried BF3 :O sorry
- Assassins Creed 3 maxxed (1080p)
- Just Cause 2 maxxed (1080p)
- Metro 2033 maxxed (1080p)

And I only run maxxed setting if it plays smooth, i could run Far Cry 3 maxxed but it would lagg when there are many explosions so i turned the settings down a bit for best play feel, this is what i do with all the games i play.
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