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User Info: ukemandwnbu

ukemandwnbu
3 years ago#1
Could one craft a high-end custom gaming laptop? Would it be worth it? I'm considering researching building a medium-to-high-end custom gaming PC, but if I'm yearning to game on-the-go, carrying around a custom-built gaming laptop would be great. Like if you're waiting to board your flight at the airport for an hour and a half, or perhaps you've finished your finals but the prof has mandated you stay in class until everyone finishes.

For example... http://imgur.com/6LxflDY

Or should I focus all energies on crafting a masterpiece of a gaming PC?

User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
3 years ago#2
You can't really build a laptop, it's just not a realistic thing to do. If you want one you basically just have to pony up the massive premium that the form factor commands. If price is any sort of a factor I'd highly recommend a desktop and a cheap laptop if you end up needing one. For the price of a system with SLI 780m's you could have a system with a regular 780 and a desktop processor that would outperform it and still have the cash for a decent laptop.
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User Info: ukemandwnbu

ukemandwnbu
3 years ago#3
Thanks for the knowledge PhilOnDez.

Yeah, what I didn't want to do was buy a so-called "gaming laptop" from Alienware or anything. I'd rather concentrate all my resources on a custom gaming desktop/mouse+keyboard PC. I'll probably be looking into a decent laptop for general gaming, though, if I have leftover cash.

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DRAGON07891230
3 years ago#4
ukemandwnbu posted...
Thanks for the knowledge PhilOnDez.

Yeah, what I didn't want to do was buy a so-called "gaming laptop" from Alienware or anything. I'd rather concentrate all my resources on a custom gaming desktop/mouse+keyboard PC. I'll probably be looking into a decent laptop for general gaming, though, if I have leftover cash.


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User Info: Ikari Gendo

Ikari Gendo
3 years ago#5
If your situation was similar to mine with a lot of travel, then yes you can customize a powerful gaming laptop for a significant price increase. However you think your situation can deal with having a desktop, you should probably do that, as it'll be more powerful for cheaper.

In your second post, when you say "general gaming," I assume that means still a decently powerful laptop.... that's still $800 at least. Or at least it was $800 a year ago when I got my sager.
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