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Old 02-12-2007, 08:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which should I do?

I am planning on buying a new computer and am not sure which to get.

I was gunna build a desktop with the following stuff:

Video Card
I already have a power supply case and hard drive

Or this laptop-here

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Old 02-12-2007, 08:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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that desktop will walk all over the laptop when gaming. all depends what you want to use it for.

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Old 02-12-2007, 08:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well i want to do some gaming but i will need the laptop anyway for college soon. are there any decent gaming laptops tha are under $2000?
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Asus G1 is one very good gaming laptop at around $1800 but no laptop at under 2000 will be able to match a desktop with that 7950
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yep thats so true.
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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True but that laptop is great for the money, I've got nearly the same one and I can run FEAR at native. For college you WILL need a laptop. You're going to be tying yourself down if you only have a desktop. My advice would be to buy that particular laptop. You can upgrade the ram to 2gb easily enough and it'll play games great for a while. If you're a big gamer then worry about getting a dedicated gaming rig later.
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Heck yes you will need a laptop for school. Makes class fly by...


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