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March 17, 2013 2:02:10 PM

Now, I have a choice between a gaming laptop or a gaming computer.
I am in 1st year of 6th form and it's 1 more year then I go to Uni, don't worry I am still studying loads.
I go round to my friends house to play, like a week a year, so the laptop is obviously great for portability. The downside is that it costs a lot of money, being a laptop.
The computer on the other hand is quite a bit cheaper but not so portable. I can have a bigger screen and is probably a bit better gaming experience. Pro gamers use computers.
Cost:
Laptop: £1100 roughly, (I am customising it myself)
PC: £800 (not including monitor, including keyboard and mouse). (and customising myself)
I do want to eventually take to Uni but at the moment I am still at home, space at home is not an issue.
Please help and give opinions. Thank you.

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March 17, 2013 2:23:13 PM

Just because you are using a "desktop" doesn't mean that it cannot be portable. A mini itx system and case to fit it would work. I tend to use desktops only because they are so much more powerful and upgradable than a laptop. If you want a good gaming system, a desktop will be cheaper, faster and last longer too. By customize yourself, do you mean build it yourself? If so, I can come back and give you some recommendations for parts. Also, what resolution is your monitor?
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March 17, 2013 2:26:35 PM

To be honest I haven't got one yet, I am looking at a 21.5 inch 1080p monitor. I'm just worried about taking the monitor somewhere, surely that is a pain isn't it. I want a gaming pc it's just that when I go to Uni will it be a problem with a 21.5 inch monitor???
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March 17, 2013 2:39:57 PM

Well you can't have your cake and eat it too!
Or, can you?
Have you thought about a desktop and projector setup?
You can have a powerfull gaming rig and a led projector for about as much as a 24" screen.
The only thing being is if your going to shoot onto a roll up screen or a wall!
If we had glasses that would act as our display then there would be no issue as your screen would be in front of your eyes litterally..
But we're not there yet so...
Look at the projectors that are out there..
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March 17, 2013 2:53:51 PM

You are honestly basing your buying decision on 1 week a year you go to a friends house to game for a week? Well that is about the dumbest thing ive ever heard. There are 51 other weeks where a desktop is a much better solution for gaming. And projectors as an option for a display for gaming on a PC, just dont.
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March 17, 2013 4:28:36 PM

A simple cover can protect your monitor. Check out this link http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g39/c187/list/p1/Gaming... They are here in the US, but I am sure there are options where you live too. I also would weigh how often you intend to move it. Even if I had to move mine once a week, I still wouldn't buy a laptop.
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