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Could someone please tell me if this is a good PC for gaming and viable for.....

#11phy2jshPosted 9/27/2013 5:09:32 AM
PhilOnDez posted...
It's barely more powerful than the current consoles. If that's all you're worried about then it's fine. If you want it to last though, highly unlikely. The dedicated gpu is a multimedia card, it's not really meant for gaming meaning almost any game will max it out which will dramatically reduce its lifespan, especially considering that HP is well known for having inadequate cooling systems in place for their laptops. If $450 is your budget you may as well just get a PS4, it will provide a greatly superior experience.


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#12someguyshandPosted 9/27/2013 5:11:45 AM
If you don't want to build a PC, I recommend this system which is under your budget (though you will need to supply your own peripherals and monitor)

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1411_1553&products_id=25053&zenid=477812b131267e56b74be07c0184337a (Australian site)

If you really must have a laptop, I then suggest saving a few hundred till you can get this.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1538_1539&products_id=23307&zenid=741a15bf8f1b3ee113efe8c9e61a7764

Far more powerful than the one you posted (at least in the graphics department).
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#13SlaynPosted 9/27/2013 5:30:52 AM
You basically want a gaming computer and don't want to spend what you need to. You get what you pay for. This isn't up to par. Sorry? I mean it will play games, but isn't really much of a gaming computer. Maybe it will last you a few years playing at medium. There is a reason why people spend 50-100% more than that. Laptops aren't cheap.
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#14X_ULTIMA_X(Topic Creator)Posted 9/27/2013 6:07:02 AM
Slayn posted...
You basically want a gaming computer and don't want to spend what you need to. You get what you pay for. This isn't up to par. Sorry? I mean it will play games, but isn't really much of a gaming computer. Maybe it will last you a few years playing at medium. There is a reason why people spend 50-100% more than that. Laptops aren't cheap.


Yeah, that did cross my mind, thanks for the info. Maybe i should just wait until next year when i have some more money to spend, if im buying one i may aswell get the best of the best
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#15X_ULTIMA_X(Topic Creator)Posted 9/29/2013 6:16:06 AM
Just updating here, i bit the bullet and bought this today:

http://www.jbhifi.com.au/computers/alienware/14-14-inch-notebook-sku-419100/

Pretty powerful laptop, very happy with my purchase :)
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#16AsucaHayashiPosted 9/29/2013 6:23:41 AM
>limit is $1000
>spends double of that

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PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy. http://www.steamgamesales.com/
#17X_ULTIMA_X(Topic Creator)Posted 9/29/2013 6:51:29 AM
AsucaHayashi posted...
>limit is $1000
>spends double of that

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YOLO..................... Just kidding, it was for my 18th bday, so my dad was nice enough to put in half
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#18reincarnator07Posted 9/29/2013 10:13:34 AM
Did it have to be a laptop? I'm pretty sure you can get better specs for half the price of that Alienware if you went for a desktop.
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#19ThePCElitistPosted 9/29/2013 10:24:56 AM
Laptops are incredibly disposable so get one that will play the games you anticipate playing the most and replace it in 2 years. I honestly wouldn't recommend spending more than $700-$800 max on a laptop. They run hot and have short life spans before either dying or becoming obsolete.
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#20AsucaHayashiPosted 9/29/2013 10:48:53 AM
with $2000 at hand you might as well have gotten a $1000 desktop and the steambox when it's out for easy portable gaming.
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PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy. http://www.steamgamesales.com/