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#1 SayNoToStim

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 02:40 PM

Hey everyone, I had a few questions about buying a new laptop. I'm aiming to spend about 800 to 1000 dollars and was hoping to pick up a decent laptop off newegg or a similar site. I just got stationed at fort Gordon, which has basically nothing in the way of computer shops so I'm going to have to buy online. Anyways, I'm hoping to use it for gaming, and I'm hoping to run mw3/black ops as well as stuff like starcraft 2 and whatnot.

What should I be looking to pick up? Any help would be appreciated

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#2 Nate15329

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 03:57 PM

Well to run a gaming laptop, you need some processing power from both the cpu and gpu. As well as a decent amount of ram for gaming. I quickly found one at newegg that may interest you, although it's recertified; Link.

Specs:

Model: G73JH-BST7
Manufacture: Asus
CPU: Intel Core i7-740QM 1.73GHz (turbo boost: up to 2.93 GHz)
GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Video Memory: 1GB GDDR5 VRAM
Screen Size: 17.3"
Screen Res: 1600 x 900
Ram: 6GB DDR3
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Lan: 10/100/1000Mbps
Wifi: b/g/n
USB ports: 4
Hard Drive Size: 640 GB
Hard Drive Speed: 5400 RPM



#3 SayNoToStim

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 04:18 PM

I'm slightly confused on processor speeds. How does an I7 compare to an i5 and whatnot. The i7s I see are usually listed as like 1.7-1.8 ghz, isn't that a bit low?

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 04:51 PM

The mobile i7 is a quad core whereas the mobile i5 is dual core.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220996

I have used a similar laptop from the N53 before and the speakers are AWESOME! This processor is a lot faster then the 1st gen i7 and has the newer Nvidia generation graphics card also with a faster hard drive.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:16 PM

The reason why the i7,i5,i3 are low in speed in the specs is for at the minimum speed it'll run at (this is used to save power for laptops), while using turbo boost, it increases its speed depending at what your doing, such as gaming,video editing, and etc.

My current laptop is running an i7 (1st gen ) cpu and it's multitasking and cpu power is awesome. (although I should've waited for another year for the 2nd gen for more speed)

I would still go for my pick due to the benchmarks for the graphics card:
My Choice: Link
Killerx525 Choice: Link

(higher the rating, the better)

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:17 AM

Fair enough but it's nicer to have newer technology.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 29 June 2011 - 11:17 AM

Thanks guys. I think I am going to go with the radeon

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 04:32 PM

No problems, hope you enjoy your new laptop when it arrives :)

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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