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#1 GreenGiant117

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:21 AM

Im looking at this laptop (MSI GE70 2OE-017US)

 

I want a decent "gaming" laptop, and this one fits the bill, its powerful and very well priced.

 

I have 2 questions though...

1) Depending where you look its rated at 2.4 through 3.4 Ghz base (some say 2.8, some say 3.2 etc) the MSI site says 2.4-3.4 and I know it auto adjusts, is the number listed the set limit or what?

 

2) should I spend a little more and get the one with the 770m or stay with the 765m? (difference of like a hundred or so)

 

Any better prices for a better system that anyone knows of?

 

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 04:01 PM

1. Based on the Intel website, the processor's set speed is 2.4GHz and the maximum boost frequency is 3.4GHz, so it will generally boost accordingly.

 

2. I had a look around, the 770M is approximately 26% faster then the 765M. I would spend that extra $100 as this will be used for gaming purposes.  


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:51 PM

I have to agree with Killer, especially since it is a laptop and will be used for gaming. It is much harder when it is even possible to upgrade a laptops GPU. So get the best GPU they supply to give a longer gaming lifetime.

 

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:08 PM

alright I may have been a bit hasty on the price difference.

 

if I want the 770 I have to downgrade the RAM to 8GB from 12, or I can go with 16GB for 300 more than the original...

 

Thoughts?



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 08:33 PM

alright I may have been a bit hasty on the price difference.

 

if I want the 770 I have to downgrade the RAM to 8GB from 12, or I can go with 16GB for 300 more than the original...

 

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8GB is plenty for gaming purposes as most of the time, games do not use that much. Having a better GPU is more important then having more RAM.


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 04:24 AM

 

alright I may have been a bit hasty on the price difference.

 

if I want the 770 I have to downgrade the RAM to 8GB from 12, or I can go with 16GB for 300 more than the original...

 

Thoughts?

8GB is plenty for gaming purposes as most of the time, games do not use that much. Having a better GPU is more important then having more RAM.

 

Amen to that. GPU is way more important, you could even get away with 4-6 GB Ram (not recommended) but it would work. GPU will make or break your computers abilities with games. 


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