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How good is this set up?

#1Galadreil782Posted 2/27/2014 7:13:28 PM
Hey guys,
I was just wondering if you could give me some opinions on these specs for a gaming laptop.

4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-4200M processor
8 GB of RAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M with 2GB GDDR5
500 GB Hard-drive

Will this be able to run all the newest games with high settings? Or is this just not powerful enough. Really new to this and would love some opinions on how good this setup would be.

Thanks so much for your help!
#2PsythikPosted 2/27/2014 7:18:33 PM
You're not gonna be maxing games out on those specs, but they'll run reasonably well enough @1080p on Medium-High for the first couple years.

You really shouldn't be buying a laptop for gaming. If you need portability then build a SteamBox.
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#3cancerstormPosted 2/27/2014 7:39:32 PM
how much are you paying for it and what is the screen res
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#4EpicKingdom_Posted 2/27/2014 7:40:24 PM
SUPER GOOD. It's overkill.
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#5Galadreil782(Topic Creator)Posted 2/27/2014 7:43:41 PM
Laptop is the only option for me because being a university student, I need a laptop to bring to class. And I cannot afford to buy both a gaming pc for home and a laptop for school. For this I'll be paying $1200 and the screen resolution is 1366x768.

Are there any better options you can recommend for a laptop with more power if this one doesn't quite do it? Budget is 1500 but I can go a little over if necessary. I really want something powerful that will last for a few years
#6ATARIJAWAPosted 2/27/2014 7:50:22 PM
I'm really suprised there are laptops out there with a 765m and only 720p displays. Really surprised.
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#7cancerstormPosted 2/27/2014 7:59:39 PM(edited)
don't pay $1200 for a laptop with a 720p screen

check this out:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152404

in your price range and significantly more powerful

but as a uni student i'd just get a ultrabook or tablet/laptop hybrid since those gaming-type of laptops are big
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#8blax34dmPosted 2/27/2014 8:09:27 PM
Get the y500 with the sli 750s
#9PsythikPosted 2/27/2014 8:44:55 PM
If it were me with a $1200 budget, I'd buy a $300 craptop for school and use the remaining $900 for a decent gaming desktop.
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#10ATARIJAWAPosted 2/27/2014 10:13:29 PM
blax34dm posted...
Get the y500 with the sli 750s


Those seem like a good deal on paper but in reality are junk. A single 775m is more powerful than SLI 750m's and the heat given off by the dual cards causes them to burn out rather fast. Sli/Crossfire in laptops can be a bad idea unless you're buying super high end ones. They always have improper cooling and those laptop cooling pads don't do much.
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