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Purchase Template: Buying a new laptop for gaming and college


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#1 subjectdelta

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:12 AM

Hey guys,

So I'm getting a new laptop but I'm not quite sure what I should be looking at.

My budget is about $1000-$2000 bucks.
I'm hoping to use it for a lot of gaming but it of course needs to be able to support general programs.
I'm hoping to run Starcraft II at full graphics. Skyrim and other games etc. I'm hoping this to be able to run games incoming for the next couple of years.
As I said before. Starcraft II, other newish games.
I don't mind closing other programs but I am looking for 4core.
I don't store a massive amount of information but a decent sized HDD would be nice.

Thanks all! Let me know what you think!

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#2 killerx525

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:12 AM

For that budget, you could get this monster, it's heavy but it will play your games and possibly play the upcoming games for the next few years.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:30 PM

@killerx, this configuration is pretty strong, but to me it sounds more like this image (if you know what I mean).

I see that you are looking for a laptop for college and gaming - the perfect solution in this case would be a 15.6 inch laptop, because its size is great for both gaming and carrying around (at school in your case).

For your budget, your selection is huge, and it is really hard to give you an advice about a specific brand and model, since every laptop that costs around $1500 would fit your needs. Everyone can tell you a different thing. Give us more details :)

Thank you.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:41 PM

Even the 15.6 inch models are still pretty heavy but the overall size of the laptop is smaller.

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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 14 February 2012 - 05:17 AM

Even the 15.6 inch models are still pretty heavy but the overall size of the laptop is smaller.

I agree. I am college student and I find it annoying to carry 15.6 on school. Will be going for 13'3 MacBook Pro soon. BUT, in order to use it for gaming and school both, I think 15'6 is great.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:13 AM

I do believe most people prefer that size as i think it is the "sweet spot".

>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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