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Old 08-21-2016, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Building vs Buying a Gaming Laptop

So I'm thinking of investing in a new gaming laptop, but I'm curious as to whether it's cheaper to buy a new gaming laptop, or build my own? I've worked with building computers in the past for other people, but have yet to build my first one myself. Any help by thoughts/opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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Cheaper? Yea. Definitely cheaper to build and upgrade.
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Default Re: Building vs Buying a Gaming Laptop

And just to be clear when you stated build, you mean building a desktop or building a laptop?
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And just to be clear when you stated build, you mean building a desktop or building a laptop?
I specified "laptop" in the title of this post. "Building vs Buying a Gaming Laptop".
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Building laptops is more like selecting parts from a kit.
You don't choose much, but buy a chassis which has everything but gpu, hdd, ram. Then pick a gpu that's compatible with the chassis.

You're probably better off buying a Sager or Clevo and spec it....
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I think that it would be your decision as to what you want to do. Building a gaming laptop is not as easy as you think and it's only for advanced users really. Some modders have changed a PS3 into a laptop.
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I think that it would be your decision as to what you want to do. Building a gaming laptop is not as easy as you think and it's only for advanced users really. Some modders have changed a PS3 into a laptop.
Yes and No.

The hard part is finding the gpu that works with the chassis you choose. Then it's just plug it in.
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