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ASUS G51vx for $530 a good deal?

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January 21, 2011 8:37:54 PM

it has 4gb of ram
a gtx 260 1 gb ddr3
2.0 ghz intel core duo
640gb hard drive

is this a good buy for $530 on eBay? :hello: 
January 21, 2011 9:08:14 PM

I would stay away, they have known issues with overheating....i bought a refurb on from circuitcity.com last feb and the video card only lasted 6 months before it crapped out and i had to replace it, it has nice specs but your better off buying new with warrenty, or at least a refurb one and immediatly doing a cooling mod on it...
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January 21, 2011 9:36:11 PM

I look at it like this: If I'm going to get a gaming laptop, I'm going to get something with a few years of use. If I'm not going to use it for gaming, and have an alternative system, then I'll get the cheapest thing I can find. Right now I have a dual core 2.2 Ghz laptop I got for $375. I use it for writing and web surfing, and I plan on using it for years.
Point is, spend about 1000 as a minimum for a gaming laptop, or buy a desktop.
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January 21, 2011 10:54:52 PM

so ur saying that if the price is to low it sucks?
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January 21, 2011 11:50:32 PM

I bought a G51VX-X3A about a year ago from Newegg. P8700 @ 2.53ghz, GTX 260, 4gb ram, 2 hard drive bays you can run in raid0 and 1920x1080 screen. I'm very happy with it and it has never overheated. I think I paid $1100 for it. I don't think it's a bad price. Lower $ is always better. :)  I haven't been up to date on the new gaming laptops but mine was a lot of laptop for the money. I have 2 320gb WD Blacks in raid 0 and xp installed currently. If you want any benchmarks I can run them for you and answer any questions. I may upgrade to an ssd and terrabyte drive soon and a quad later.
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January 21, 2011 11:57:06 PM

wow thx taso11 it would be awesome for some benchmarks :D  thx
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January 22, 2011 6:38:49 PM

I can do pcmark05, Crystal Disk Mark, FEAR, Far Cry 2, Crysis and Doom 3 benchmarks right now cause that's all I have installed. I'm not at home and tethering and bored lol.
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January 23, 2011 3:37:48 PM

could u do crysis for me :D  on high DX 9 no AA
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January 24, 2011 1:46:00 AM

Assault Harbor? What resolution, how many loops and what time of day?
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January 25, 2011 8:43:26 PM

ya and i dont know what u mean by loops but for time of day choose after noon
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January 25, 2011 9:13:04 PM

For loops it will run say 4 and give you an average. I'll run it five time and use the benchmark_gpu timedemo and time of day 9 like most are using. It has to do with shadows and lighting. Be right back.
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January 25, 2011 9:52:31 PM
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February 1, 2011 1:27:32 PM

Best answer selected by armystrong.
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February 1, 2011 9:15:18 PM

No problem. Let me know if you want anything else and what did you end up deciding? Thanks for the "best answer" :) 
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