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#1 Pablo Valdez

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 11:41 PM

Good day all! New here and in need of some help picking out a new computer.
I don't often purchase new comps, my current desktop is about 8 years old, so I would love something durable. I'd really like to go with a laptop for the portability. My girlfriend has a mac and I like that the touchpad can scroll the page if you use 2 fingers, if I can find that on a non-mac I would be pretty happy.

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My budget for the new computer is:
I'd like to spend around $600 but I can probably go as high as $900, a couple options would be really nice.

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
General web browsing, watching movies, gaming, downloading large files

What software do you intend on using on the computer?
nothing crazy. Firefox, VLC, assorted games, itunes

Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
WoW mostly. Would like to try out new things I definitely want the Star Wars mmo when it's available. Minecraft occasionally.

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it?
If I'm online looking at things I tend to run a lot of stuff (multiple browser tabs, itunes, video files). If I'm playing a game I will usually close all of that, aside from itunes.

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
No. I have an external hard drive that holds all of that.

Thanks a lot for any replies, it will be a big help.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:11 AM

TOSHIBA Satellite P755-S5270

>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


#3 Pablo Valdez

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 11:10 AM

Thanks a lot, seems to be what I'm looking for.

I saw this one below what you recommended in the "similar items" section.

Asus.

From what I can see, it's more or less the same thing, just $130 cheaper. So you have any opinion on it? I don't really know brand quality at all, so maybe the toshiba is better.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 04:50 PM

The differences i found was the Asus has a 7200rpm hard drive whereas the Toshiba has a 5400rpm hard drive. Also it looks pretty flimsy.

>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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