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Best Gaming Laptop for the money

I'm going crossed eye looking at laptop configurations and could use some suggestions.
What hardware would you get for your dream machine and keep the price reasonable ($2-3000)

CPU
Video Card (SLI?)
Memory amount, speed, and brand
Boot SSD size (I assume 260mb)
Hard drive size (I assume 1tb)
which laptop manufacturer has the best cooling system?

I have been leaning toward 18" Alienware or a ASUS laptop, what do you think?
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  1. alienwere and asus are really good but also is msi
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152548 true desktop replacement
    17.3 inch full hd matte
    best single gpu 15% faster than 780m http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-880M.107622.0.html
    best cpu 4core -eight thead
    ssd+hdd
    i dont prefer sli-crossfire configs(more power needed and always stutter issues)
    all alienwere-asus- msi gaming laptops have good thermal design
    an other from asus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231088

    also this msi is like the previous i've posted only with i7 4700 but with aftermarket thermal compound installed by msi
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IT4PZCC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00IT4PZCC&linkCode=as2&tag=gameaholicorg-20#productDetails
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    inspector3500 said:
    I'm going crossed eye looking at laptop configurations and could use some suggestions.
    What hardware would you get for your dream machine and keep the price reasonable ($2-3000)

    CPU
    Video Card (SLI?)
    Memory amount, speed, and brand
    Boot SSD size (I assume 260mb)
    Hard drive size (I assume 1tb)
    which laptop manufacturer has the best cooling system?

    I have been leaning toward 18" Alienware or a ASUS laptop, what do you think?




    keep your self inclined toward Alienware 18, as it has Intel Core i7-4900MQ processor, and an speed of 2.8 GHz , that makes it rank at the first position in the list. Has a RAM of 32 GB.
    But then if you are are want some thing that is within the price range of $2-3000, then go for Alienware 17 where the processor is same to that of the Alienware 18 but then the speed is 2.7 GHz and has a RAM of 16 GB.

    Hope the advice will help you... :)
  3. Thanks for the suggestions. I think the MSI gaming laptop is in the running. I can spec out a Alienware at http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-18/pd.aspx and order it, not so with the MSI and ASUS laptops. I need to find a web site that will let me custom build out the laptop I want instead of a prebuilt...unless I can find one close to....

    CPU
    intel i7-4930MX through i7-4900MQ or one with a sale on i7-4940MX, otherwise the price difference is not worth the small performance increase.

    GPU
    GeForce GTX 880M or some family of the GeForce GTX 8xxM series

    Windows 7 64 bit

    Memory
    16 GB DDR3L

    Drives
    120 or 240 GB SSD boot drive and a
    1 TB 7200 rpm HDD

    Any ideals on a web site to custom build MSI or ASUS???

    The Alienware http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-18/pd?oc=dkcwx03s&id=44b3a84e-a0e9-4b5d-a76c-68439c0e0429&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19#overrides=dkcwx03s:8~256G12;33~ACDAM1D;7004~A4403512
    is close to my dream build...only $800 over my limit.
  4. http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Core-i7-4800MQ-Notebook-Processor.86105.0.html here you can check the performance difference of i7 laptop processors. the difference is minimal. a few Mz and 2mb cache. 3000$ is a lot money for a laptop. with about 2000$ and gtx880 you get practicaly the same performance. also 32gb ram is a waste of money. 16gb is still an overkill!
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