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Need Gaming Laptop -- $1700-$1800 Budget

#1theblurchPosted 10/29/2013 4:26:17 AM
Hey guys,

Hard drive failed on my Asus gaming laptop, looking for a new one. I have a budget up to $1800. Portability is not an issue, it can be bulky and heavy, I just need one that can be moved from place to place if need be.

Thanks!
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XBL: T Skillet ///// Steam ID: The Blurch
Currently Playing: Shadowrun Returns, Rogue Legacy, Civ V BNW
#2DiehardFFv2Posted 10/29/2013 4:28:48 AM
Inb4 no such thing as a gaming laptop.
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#3Xeno_PredatorPosted 10/29/2013 4:31:42 AM
http://www.xoticpc.com/force-msi-1763-22001-780m-msi-gt70-barebones-p-5815.html

Upgrade the HDD to a 1TB 7200RPM or SSD and you're set.
Main specs:
i7 4700MQ
GTX 780M
8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
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#4theblurch(Topic Creator)Posted 10/29/2013 6:44:09 AM
Oh, that's something I had a question about, is SSD preferable to a regular hard drive? Never had an SSD before.
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XBL: T Skillet ///// Steam ID: The Blurch
Currently Playing: Shadowrun Returns, Rogue Legacy, Civ V BNW
#5iammaxhailmePosted 10/29/2013 6:57:34 AM
SSDs are faster and more stable, but you get less space and they cost a hell of a lot more
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#6theblurch(Topic Creator)Posted 10/29/2013 7:09:18 AM
Hey, on the MSI laptop listed above, is it worth upgrading the RAM?
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XBL: T Skillet ///// Steam ID: The Blurch
Currently Playing: Shadowrun Returns, Rogue Legacy, Civ V BNW
#7theblurch(Topic Creator)Posted 10/29/2013 7:10:51 AM
My main concern is getting a laptop that won't need to be upgraded for a few years and will be able to play next gen games once they start coming out for PC
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XBL: T Skillet ///// Steam ID: The Blurch
Currently Playing: Shadowrun Returns, Rogue Legacy, Civ V BNW
#8self-immolationPosted 10/29/2013 7:20:09 AM
i wouldn't go beyond 16 gb ram. and if it's a laptop i'd definitely buy a 256 gb ssd and use that to boot from. probably can get one black friday $150 or less

theblurch posted...
My main concern is getting a laptop that won't need to be upgraded for a few years and will be able to play next gen games once they start coming out for PC


that's inevitable but you'll be able to play game on medium-high for at least 5 years. gtx 780m right now will let you play some games on max but basically everything on high settings at native 1080p
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#9iammaxhailmePosted 10/29/2013 7:24:14 AM
These are the specs on the laptop I got about a month ago:

http://i.imgur.com/rJAONVK.png

And it's able to get 60 FPS in Skyrim with everything put on maximum and it barely even gets hot. Skyrim isn't the most graphically demanding game out there but with a 780M you should be fine for a few years
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#10theblurch(Topic Creator)Posted 10/29/2013 10:42:07 AM
Is MSI a good brand?
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XBL: T Skillet ///// Steam ID: The Blurch
Currently Playing: Shadowrun Returns, Rogue Legacy, Civ V BNW