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Advice on my new gaming system.

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April 3, 2012 8:32:49 AM

Heya guys, I've been hunting online a while now for my replacement gaming laptop (yes I would prefer a desktop, but I move about a lot with work so laptop it is). Anyway after a short battle between PCSpecialist and Wired2Fire, PCS won and I now have a quote for my upcomming system.

I would love advice on the spec, any improvments or changes you might make for yourself to get the best system possible. I'ts costing me £1980 in total.

Chassis & Display Viper III: 18.4" Glossy Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-2860QM (2.50GHz) 8MB
Memory (RAM) 8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 (2 x 4GB)
Graphics Card 1.5GB nVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560M - DirectX® 11 (SLI)
2nd Graphics Card 1.5GB nVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560M - DirectX® 11 (SLI)
Memory - 1st Hard Disk 750GB SEAGATE MOMENTUS XT HYBRID, SATA 6 Gb/s, 32MB CACHE (7200 rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive SONY BD-5750H 6x BLURAY WRITER & CYBERLINK SOFTWARE (£79)
Memory Card Reader Internal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo)
Thermal Paste ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND (£9)
Sound Card Intel 5.1 Channel High Definition Audio + SPDIF/MIC/Headphone Jack
Network Facilities GIGABIT LAN & KILLER™ 1102 WIRELESS GAMING 802.11N NETWORK CARD
USB Options 2 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 3 x USB 2.0 PORTS AS STANDARD
Battery Viper Series 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (4,700 mAh)
Power Lead & Adaptor 1 x UK Power Lead & 220W AC Adaptor
Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
Keyboard & Mouse INTEGRATED UK KEYBOARD
Mouse Razer® Naga MMO Gaming Mouse - 12 Button Thumbgrid (£65)
Webcam INTEGRATED 2.0 MEGAPIXEL WEBCAM

I'm hoping it's going to last me for a couple of years gaming at the very least. Anyway, many thanks.

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a b 4 Gaming
April 3, 2012 9:39:01 AM

Wait until june/july. This is when intel Ivybridge comes out which will bring thinner laptops with more performance than current sandybridge mobile processors. Also the mobile version of kepler will be released around there which will use less power and give more performance, thus also creating thinner laptops. I am waiting for the thinner version of the asus G series of laptops.
April 3, 2012 9:42:59 AM

Hey Amuffin, Thanks for the advice. How much can I expect prices to ramp up though with the new release?
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April 3, 2012 9:51:05 AM

Think you just saved me a massive dissapointment! Legend sounds like the perfect idea to wait around.
a b 4 Gaming
April 3, 2012 9:59:22 AM

I would already have bought my g53sx if kepler did not release and ivybridge was coming out soon! :ouch: