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September 4, 2013 4:45:35 PM

15.6" 1920x1080
4th gen i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz - 3.4GHz, 6MB Intel® Smart Cache
NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 765M (2.0GB) GDDR5 PCI-Express DX11 w/ Optimus™ Technology
8GB - DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS)
Windows 7

I am on a 1200$ budget with shipping and tax and am not getting a desktop. If there are any other laptops in this price range that are equal to better, plz let me know. Thanks! :) 

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September 4, 2013 4:47:45 PM

Spec-wise it is good, but the main issue with gaming laptops is overheating, so be wary of that.
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September 5, 2013 2:01:01 AM

Would be very good at 768 res. @ 1080 you will have to lower the settings to medium in many modern games, I personally prefer medium @ 1080 to high-ultra at 768 anyway though.
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September 5, 2013 5:12:57 AM

That laptop is quite awsome, but Kelthar said, overheating is an issue.
This is more so in 15,6 inch laptops since everything is in a smaller sized box.
What is the model of that laptop?
I know MSI has decent Cooling systems in their gaming laptops, as well as asus seems quite fine (thou i strongly recommend you get a really good cooling pad with you plan on heavy gaming), and as fast as i heard XMG, Euro-something and Deviltech are fine, but everything else simply cant handle gaming laptops heat build up.

Thou this information might be a bit outdated (i belive it was in 2011 when i read about this), i think it has not changed that much as the Cases for the laptops seem to be still the same.

As a reference, my laptop: MSI GT730DX (i5-2430+ GTX 570) gets in the 65 C on CPU and around 80 C GPU on load with ambient about 28 C after replacing thermal paste with arctic silver 5.
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September 5, 2013 4:58:01 PM

cats_Paw said:
That laptop is quite awsome, but Kelthar said, overheating is an issue.
This is more so in 15,6 inch laptops since everything is in a smaller sized box.
What is the model of that laptop?
I know MSI has decent Cooling systems in their gaming laptops, as well as asus seems quite fine (thou i strongly recommend you get a really good cooling pad with you plan on heavy gaming), and as fast as i heard XMG, Euro-something and Deviltech are fine, but everything else simply cant handle gaming laptops heat build up.

Thou this information might be a bit outdated (i belive it was in 2011 when i read about this), i think it has not changed that much as the Cases for the laptops seem to be still the same.

As a reference, my laptop: MSI GT730DX (i5-2430+ GTX 570) gets in the 65 C on CPU and around 80 C GPU on load with ambient about 28 C after replacing thermal paste with arctic silver 5.


Heres the exact laptop http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np7352-clevo-w350st-p-5842...
Its 1080$ overall.
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September 5, 2013 6:50:31 PM

well getting a laptop cooler does help, it decreased my overall laptop temperature by 8 degrees, big when gaming, plus Sager is a noted gaming laptop company and they no how to keep the laptops a little cooler, I had one several years ago and a friend of mine near died when he used it, offered me more then what I paid for it so I sold it to him, said I would buy another, then I rebuilt my desktop.....will eventually get another.
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September 5, 2013 6:59:35 PM

its a good combo, and nnot bad for the price.

coolingpad? maybe but they dont get all that hot.

my asus k56cb, which is almost ultrabook thin, has a gt740m and reaches around 80c on a flat surface.. not bad for an almost ultrabook ;) 
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September 6, 2013 2:47:13 AM

Well... if i was getting that laptop id definitly get the copper cooling, but im not sure that will be enought.

There are 3 things about that laptop i dont like:
1. The cooling system seems weak. It might work good at start, but id doubt it will work well when some dust gets in there (venting holes seem rather small for such a powerfull laptop).
2. The AC adapter only has 120W. Id assume that laptop can get peaks of 135~W (im assuming all componenets 90+% load, including USB, but better safe than sorry.
3. Looks like thin plastic is used for the casing. If so its probably very easy to accidentally break it (this includes the keyboard)

The rest about this laptop actually looks quite good (thou i have not found any good reviews about this model so im not sure).
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November 15, 2013 3:49:34 AM

Your laptop is quite good but U must keep the battery while intensive gaming to save jts life and also laptops are not meant 100 percentage for gaming. Keep this mind and enjoy ur games.
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