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#1 F C

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 03:37 PM

Im planning on buying a new gaming laptop as to my old one is now going on 4 years old and can not handle games well. Below, is the build that I am most likely going to get but im not sure if it is worth the money.

Price: $1272

Notebook: MSI MS-16F2 Gaming Notebook 15.6" FHD LED-Backlit 1920x1080 LED Display w/ Built-in 2.0MP Webcam, HDMI Port, Li-Ion Battery, & Universal AC Adapter
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM Mobile Processor 2.00 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache, Max Turbo Freq. 2.90 GHz
Motherboard: Intel HM67 Express Chipset Mainboard
Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3-1333 SODIMM Memory [+69] (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 460M 1.5GB PCIe Video
Hard Drive: 500GB 7200RPM SATA300 Hard Drive [+34]
Data Hard Drive: None
RAID: Non-RAID Storage
Optical Drive: 8X DVD±R/RW/4X + DL Super-Multi Drive (NB-359-DVDRW)
Sound: Built-in 3D Premium Surround Sound
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: MSI MN11BGN Wireless 802.11 b/g/n Range Network Card Adapter

Is it worth it? I am do not know of any other custom laptop sites that have come close to this and im iffy on some other additions. Should I add a SSD hard drive, preferably a 64GB gaming one. I plan on buying within the next two weeks so any feedback/suggestions are very appreciated right now. Thank you for the help!

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:46 PM

WOW, that's already good enough although it has the old series 4 graphics which isn't a big con.

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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
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 11:13 PM

Check out Malibal ...they are a custom laptops company which has nothing but good reviews and i have been looking at a gaming laptop as well and in over a month I have yet to find a better price for what u get

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:29 AM

I have never heard of them before but they look good! I can even order from them.

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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 06 July 2011 - 10:35 PM

Ya apparently they haven't had a single BBB complaint in 7 years lol thought that impressive and they r cheap but well made

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:35 AM

Hmm, i might get a laptop from them after i finish school which is gonna be in 3 years time.

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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 23 July 2011 - 10:08 AM

Why, why, why? Gaming on a laptop? I can understand IF you have to move around a lot from place to place but more times than not it's not a good idea. You get minimal cooling (at best) and you're probably going to be making sacrifices in the life of the computer because it's really not designed to be a gaming machine. I repair laptops and desktops and the abuse people give to laptops is amazing. And then they can't figure out why after a few years of running it while sitting it on a blanket, pillow, couch cushion, it burns up lol.
#1 at least buy a laptop cooler! It's the best $20-$30 dollars you can ever spend for your laptop and it will buy you some insurance as to the length of the systems life by cooling all of your components internally. For specific laptops that have proper cooling like the Asus G series gamer laptops I can at least understand someone wanting to possibly game (and perhaps the one your considering), but gaming on an average laptop is like running a Ferrari through a County Fair demolition derby.
There is simply just not enough cooling on a standard laptop and the graphics are barely able to keep up in most cases if you check the onboard with GPU-Z.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 11:51 AM

I use a laptop cooler :thumbsup:

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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
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 02:36 PM

Excellent bleepin! You'd be surprised how many don't and then complain as if it's the equipments fault lol.

I still just don't have much faith in the cooling process or lack of, to game on a laptop not specifically built for that purpose. At least you're one of the smarter ones who adds extra cooling :)!

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:32 PM

You know what else it's good for? Just say your laptop is lying on the bed, we know that is a bad idea because it blocks the fan from getting air and crap coming into the fan itself but the laptop cooler can serve as platform for the laptop.

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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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