1. What is your budget?
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
3. What screen resolution do you want?
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Portability not a issues
5. How much battery life do you need
6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
All current games on medium-high, not extreme
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop?
school work and browsing
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
Just enough to install games probably 500GB+
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
MSI, ASUS, SAGER
13. What country do you live in?
Because of the wide customization array and availability of the lowest to the highest end parts, Sagers can be pretty affordable and offer exactly what the user needs, usually leading to a lower price. MSI and Asus are great quality wise, but they usually keep the base models equipped with a few expensive parts without allowing the buyer to say, "no, I'd have no need for that."
A great example is the ASUS G75VW-DS73-3D, which has a base configuration with two 750GB hard drives. Sager's 17" NP9170 has a base with only one 500GB model, thus cheaper, but you can change it to 750GB and ADD another 750GB drive if you actually want to pay for it. The Asus also has a base of 12GB RAM, while the Sager 17" has a base of 8GB, also cheaper, with more room for flexibility.
I tried out the Asus build, ASUS G75VW-DS73-3D, and then compared with the Sager NP9170 configured to have all that the Asus had. In the end, the Asus was $1996.26, while the Sager with the same parts was $1740.18. Sager is high quality, but cheaper. I imagine they save money by not advertising much.