good gaming laptop

Discussion in 'Technology Talk & Help' started by radioactive_Narwhal, Jan 8, 2013.

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  1. Hi guys I'm looking for a good gaming laptop with as good specs as I can get within my budget of $1400. Any suggestions?
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  3. Looks nice but 1400 is already pushing it for me keep in mind I only caddie in the summers
    Thanks for the help
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  6. Desktops are better/less expensive. Although make sure you don't get Alienware if you are getting a laptop. They're a little too hyped up for what you actually get.
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  7. Agreed. It's like you're buying a pretty case
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  8. Yeah the only reason they cost so much is the LEDs
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  9. Yep! Your paying for the LED color changing grill when you should be paying for better graphics and a faster CPU.
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  10. Yeah
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  11. You could always build your own desktop, if you do your research you'll end up with a lot of money left over. ^_^
    Posted Jan 8, 2013
  12. But if I fail I'm deeper in the hole and I'm looking for a laptop
    Posted Jan 9, 2013
  13. Follow these tutorials (there's 3 of them, and they truly are a bit long) and you'll be able to build your own desktop just fine:

    Although if you're looking for a laptop, they would be a little irrelevant. May I ask why a laptop? Desktops are soooo much better.
    Posted Jan 9, 2013
  14. I just want portability thou I am mainly at home your right acualy I can just use my laptop I have now when I travel
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  15. Bingo :) But yeah, if you build your computer from the ground up, you will save a ton of money! Here's the things you will need.

    • Computer Case
    • CPU
    • Power supply(if it doesn't come with the case)
    • Motherboard
    • Memory(RAM)
    • Memory(HDD)
    • Optical Drive(CD Drive, not necessary, but it will be if you want Windows installed :p)
    • Video card

    All of this can be found at a lot of places. I personally like either or, but there are plenty of stores to choose from. Good luck! And if you have any questions, post them :)
    Posted Jan 9, 2013
  16. kilroyy-

    kilroyy- Member

    How much would all of that cost?
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  17. DGVids


    What exactly are you looking for in your laptop? Are you looking for a pure gaming, mostly gaming and some school work/misc. stuff, or kind of half and half? I'm using a Lenovo Y570 ideapad, it was like $650 or so I think and its a mix between gaming and misc. purposes. I haven't really played very many graphic demanding games so I can't give an accurate statement on those, but I cap off my fps on almost all source games at like 150 or so. If you send me a PM on forums Ill link you to their website and the Y-Series laptops.
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  18. Force


    I agree with you on that
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  19. I'm getting a nice one for under 1k. I could give you a screenshot of my cart in Newegg if you would like :)
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  20. kilroyy-

    kilroyy- Member

    Please do
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  21. Rarity


    Alienware I'm pretty sure is only 1000, I hear it's really good
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  22. Alas, the gaming laptop, the most overpriced and useless item known to the average gamer. Think about it seriously, when would you actually go to starbucks to play some hardcore COD on your laptop. The desktop is a much less expensive, still relatively portable, significantly more powerful system and should be looked at by more people. Young teens usually want a laptop, not sure why, but I did myself so I understand. I am a bit older now and realized the pros and cons of a desktop and not too long ago purchased my first desktop from my own pocket. Best 1100 dollars I've ever spent. The big thing about it is that you can make your own and get an amazing system along with a great keyboard, mouse, and monitor for cheaper than the equal performance laptop. I recommend going and finding a nice monitor that will stand the test of time (monitors need to last, PC parts can be changed and upgraded for much less than an awesome monitor), then grabbing yourself your dream PC along with it. Sounds a bit too nice by that's how it really works. Hope this helps, but if you're really wanting a laptop I can't much help you, not too up to date on the laptops of today.
    Posted Jan 9, 2013
  23. The term "Cheap Gaming Laptop" is an oxymoron. First of all, gaming laptops are not cheap. Next, a 1200$ desktop is in terms of performance is around a 2500$ laptop. A laptops processor and gpu are definitely different than desktop processors and gpus.
    Posted Jan 9, 2013
  24. lol yep and I have decited to raise my budget due to me carrying more bags when caddying and that it's a desktop. I'm building one here are the specs of what I'm going to get:


    Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Video Card: EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Power Source: Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W [email protected]°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular Cable Design,Active PFC"Compatible ...

    Audio: Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II 28 watts RMS 2.0 Speakers

    Key Board: AZIO Levetron Mech5 KB577U Black USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard w/ Cherry Black MX Switches

    Mouse: MadCatz R.A.T. 3 MCB4370300C2/04/1 Glossy Black 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

    Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10

    Camera: Rosewill RCM-8163 True 1.3 M Effective Pixels USB 2.0 WebCam

    Mother Board: ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770

    Fan: ZALMAN CNPS5X Performa 92mm FSB (Fluid Shield Bearing) Powerful Cooling Performance CPU Cooler

    Disk Drive 1: LG Black 12X Blu-ray Combo Drive SATA Model UH12NS29 - OEM

    Disk Drive 2: LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner, Bare Drive, 3D Play Back (WH14NS40) ... - OEM

    Disk Drive 3: EMPTY

    Disk Drive 4: EMPTY

    Case: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

    Monitor: Acer T232HLbmidz Black 23" 5ms HDMI Touchscreen LED Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 100Millions:1 (5,000:1) w/ Speakers


    It's $2300. . . time to start saving
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  25. I saw a 70" monitor but it was $5,000
    Posted Jan 9, 2013
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