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Old 09-10-2012, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, so I recently decided against building a desktop or even buying one pre-buillt due to lack of space and my general mobile life. I have a substantial budget of up to $3k (give or take a few hundred) so I have several options on gaming laptops but I have heard a lot of bad things about them. I would like to be able to play games such as Skyrim of BF3 on ultra-max settings while maintaining a smooth fps but I have heard that no laptop can perform this task because the graphics card would continuously overheat and ruin my hardware so the only option to play games with intense gpu/cpu needs would be to build/buy a desktop. Is this true or is there a gaming laptop you might recommend within my price budget?

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Old 09-10-2012, 06:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A really good option is to head on over here.
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Click on products, then click the ultimate performance gaming laptops link near the top middle, then click the configure button on the bottom.

A 680m i7 setup will be enough to play BF3 and Skyrim smoothly. If you want the extra assurance make it dual 680m cards. That is all you should have to change besides going down to the drive options and making the first drive a 128GB Crucial SSD, then secondary drive a size of your choice.

Want to make mention, that what you are being told is true to an extent but overly exaggerated. These high performance laptops need to have good cooling and cool ambient temps to play for long periods of time. With a laptop, you also have to keep the heatsinks and fans free of dust or else it will start over heating quick just idling on the desktop.

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Old 09-12-2012, 08:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Viable Gaming Laptop? - SAMSUNG Series 7 NP700G7C-S01US Notebook Intel Core i7 3610QM(2.30GHz) 17.3" 16GB Memory DDR3 1600 1.5TB HDD 7200rpm Blu-ray Player NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M No offence spending over 3000$ on a laptop is pretty extreme since laptops get outdated every 2-3 years I would get something like this so then you can save alot and then in 3 years you can buy a newer one with all the money you saved
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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unless you NEED a laptop and you need to pack up the computer frequently and use it somewhere else for a while, then get a desktop.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Dude, I'm saving up for the Panther. It's DEFINITELY the best gaming laptop...
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