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Can an i5 laptop with Nvidia Geforce 720 gt (6gb RAM) play a few games and not slow down the pc?

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January 8, 2014 9:31:16 PM

So I am looking to upgrade from my pc with Intel HD Graphics 4400 to an i5 laptop with Nvidia Geforce 720GT. With my current pc, I immediately noticed that my computer ran slower that normally when I played games like Minecraft and Wizard101. I want a laptop that can run the games that I play (Wizard101, Roblox, Minecraft, and GTA 4) with mid to high settings and not slow my computer down. Is this laptop right for me?

Here is the laptop: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

[UPDATE] So I am currently looking at desktops. Any suggestions on one that I can get that is $500-600 and can play the games I listed (at least at medium settings for GTA 4)?

Here's a desktop that caught my attention: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AZ428N8/ref=mp_s_a_1_1...
a b Î Nvidia
a b D Laptop
January 8, 2014 9:39:34 PM

i ll tell the truth - if you want gaming but not so expensive - the computer itself, get a descktop . i did that mistake a year ago .
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January 8, 2014 9:41:16 PM

Yes, that laptop will run the first 3 games at max settings. GTA 4 will run on low-medium settings; anything higher than that I cannot guarantee. Also, can I have a link somewhere referring to that laptop, because I'm curious about the 6 GB part.
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January 8, 2014 9:43:16 PM

I don't see it playing GTA 4 very well. Also, your laptop slowed down because the CPU couldn't handle it. The GPU can slow down a game, not the computer itself. The GT 720M is a class 3 which means that while it could play minecraft, GTA 4 would probably only be playable at low settings. Perhaps telling us the make and model of laptop you're looking at would be of more help than just saying "i5 with a GT 720M" because there are other factors to consider as well.
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January 8, 2014 9:53:18 PM

Christiano Pasley said:
allocco91 said:
Yes, that laptop will run the first 3 games at max settings. GTA 4 will run on low-medium settings; anything higher than that I cannot guarantee. Also, can I have a link somewhere referring to that laptop, because I'm curious about the 6 GB part.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


i dont trust Acer but it is a fair price .GT 740M would be better .
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January 8, 2014 9:57:26 PM

if possible, get a desktop instead. if not, then just don't expect much esp when playing gta4, even good rig's cant run that game well.
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a b Î Nvidia
January 8, 2014 10:01:38 PM

If that's all you're going to play, it should be OK. Leave the AA and textures off, or just get a desktop. I don't really trust Acer that much either, unless it's a monitor.

Via my Acer Chromebook, lol
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January 8, 2014 10:32:02 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($20.69 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($43.46 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $466.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-09 01:31 EST-0500)
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January 8, 2014 10:44:08 PM

That desktop would run GTA 4 at high perfectly fine. Or you could build a computer like the one I posted, with premium parts, and save 150-200 dollars. It's your choice.
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