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Old 01-19-2012, 10:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question ASUS i7 2GHz, 17.3", 8GB DDR3, 1TB HD, GTX 560M - $970 - Recertified: ASUS G74 Series G74SX-BBK7 Refurbished Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 17.3" 8GB Memory DDR3 1333 1TB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M

So I'm getting pretty close to pulling the trigger. I'm curious if you guys think this is a good deal or not... I've purchased refurbs for years so I have no issues with buying one here. I love to game so the graphics card is a big deal for me but I also deal with a lot of VM's too.

ASUS G74 Series G74SX-BBK7
Intel Core i7-2630QM 2.0GHz (Hopped for higher but what can you do)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M (Very pleased)
500GB x 2 Hard Drive (Will likely snatch a SSD when I get a little more cash)
8GB DDR3 (Will up to 16GB some time soon... I deal with a lot of VM's - Maybe)
17.3" HD+ 1600 x 900 (I wanted 1080 at first but to be totally honest this resolution is great and will allow me to play games at higher settings... Though my laptops have never been larger than 15" so advise if need be)
USB 3.0 & HDMI

Thanks for the input! It's been a few years since I've purchased much of anything! Oh and my current laptop has finally called it quits. No more HP's for me.

EDIT: Oh and I have a shoprunner account so I would get 2-day free shipping.
EDIT2: Seems like the gimp up the GPU... Not sure what to think of that.

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Default Re: ASUS i7 2GHz, 17.3", 8GB DDR3, 1TB HD, GTX 560M - $970

Most VM's are just CPU heavy. Even with an i5, it should be fine. So, the i7 should be more than enough.

The 560M will be great for gaming.

Just get a cooling pad. That baby is about to get very hot.
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