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August 22, 2012 1:15:41 AM

I have a Satellite C655D-S5300 that I have had for a while which I use mainly for Minecraft but I want to be able to play other games such as Battlefield 3. I have been a console gamer for a long time and don't know very much about building computers. Can anybody give me some advice on some proccesors and video cards. I plan on buying them when I have some spare money so it would be best if they weren't more than a few hundred dollars. Any feedback would be great

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a b D Laptop
August 22, 2012 1:27:07 AM

Sadly, you are better off, building a desktop than to mod your laptop. the only thing you can really upgrade with most sub 800$ below laptops is the memory. some high ends come ready to upgrade everything but sub or mid level laptops are only memory or hard drive. Sorry to disappoint you. Would you like me to put a parts list for you? just tell me how much you wanna spend and i will do my best to get you on the Battlefield :) 
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August 22, 2012 2:22:18 AM

I don't have a set budget at the time since I am not planning on buying anything quite yet and am just trying to get an idea of what to get. I would prefer to build a laptop mainly because I can take it with me without the hassle of carrying a desktop computer.
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a b D Laptop
August 22, 2012 2:41:10 AM

Then let me rephrase your sentence. You want to "Buy" a laptop that you can game on and take with you. Because you can't actually build a gaming laptop from scratch. Now your gonna want a laptop that has a Gt 640 or a GTX 650m to get atleast what you want with performance at a acceptable cost. Also either a I5 or I7 laptop. if youd like i can look online for some laptops that might "Spike" your interest
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August 22, 2012 2:46:19 AM

ASUS and Clevo/Sager have some great gaming laptops that might suit your needs. Building a laptop isn't practical as building a desktop, IMHO.
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August 22, 2012 2:51:54 AM

That would be great, It wouldnt be possible to replace the proccesor and graphics card then.
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August 22, 2012 2:53:13 AM

You could get a barebones laptop which are really hard to get, and then add in parts, but getting the parts is hard.
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a b D Laptop
August 22, 2012 2:53:53 AM

Nope. Like i stated earlier. Only some high end laptops allow you to change the CPU and graphics card
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a b D Laptop
August 22, 2012 2:56:13 AM

Therefore, if you wanna build laptop. just order a custom one online
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August 22, 2012 2:58:46 AM

If it would be cheaper I also have a desktop but its quite a few years old and needs a new hard drive because its old one failed.
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August 22, 2012 3:05:04 AM

So, correct me if I'm wrong, you want to take parts from your desktop to put into your laptop? Nope, wouldn't work. Those parts aren't compatible.
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a b D Laptop
August 22, 2012 3:08:42 AM

even if the parts were compatible. he can't transfer parts from that laptop. its a fixed laptop
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August 22, 2012 3:13:33 AM

obsama1 said:
So, correct me if I'm wrong, you want to take parts from your desktop to put into your laptop? Nope, wouldn't work. Those parts aren't compatible.


What I meant was to mod my desktop but it doesn't matter, I think i'll order a prebuilt laptop from from Sager
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a b D Laptop
August 22, 2012 4:30:17 PM

Good idea. Also there is others that make better gaming laptops for sometimes cheaper
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August 23, 2012 1:57:03 PM

Rockdpm said:
Good idea. Also there is others that make better gaming laptops for sometimes cheaper


Ok I found some laptops for pretty cheap.
The first one is the ASUS N53SM-AS51
Specs: Intel Core_i5_2450M Processor 2.5GHz
6 GB SO-DIMM RAM
750GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
15.6-Inch Screen, Nvidia GT 630M 2G
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Price: $769.99

The second is the HP Pavilion dv6-7027nr
Specs: Intel Core i5-3210M 2.50 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.10 GHz
6 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
500 GB SATA 5400 RPM
15.6 inch screen, Intel HD graphics 4000 with shared graphics memory
Windows 7 Home Premium
Price: $699.00 + tax

The third which I dont know if I will get it since it is a desktop is the Dell Alienware X51
Specs: Intel Core i7-2600 3.40 GHz with Turbo Boost Technlology up to 3.80 GHz
8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
1 TB SATA 7200 RPM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 555 with 1 GB DDR5 graphics memory
Windows 7 Home Premium
Price: $949.00 + tax
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a b D Laptop
August 23, 2012 4:06:26 PM

the desktop is the best out of the 3, but between the laptops, the first one is the best. Anytime you see Intel HD graphics. The laptop isn't meant for gaming, you want something that has radeon or geforce in it
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August 24, 2012 3:07:26 AM

Rockdpm said:
the desktop is the best out of the 3, but between the laptops, the first one is the best. Anytime you see Intel HD graphics. The laptop isn't meant for gaming, you want something that has radeon or geforce in it


I want to get the Desktop now that I actually looked at it but I would probably get one of the first 2 levels:

Processor: 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-2120 (3M Cache, 3.3 GHz)
RAM: 6GB2 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200RPM) 32MB Cache1TB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200RPM) 32MB Cache
Graphics Card: 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 545
$699


Processor: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3450 (6M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz)
RAM: 6GB2 DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200RPM) 32MB Cache2TB Serial ATA 3 Hard Drive
Graphics Card: 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 545
$849
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a b D Laptop
August 24, 2012 3:18:26 AM

MrManx2009 said:
I want to get the Desktop now that I actually looked at it but I would probably get one of the first 2 levels:

Processor: 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-2120 (3M Cache, 3.3 GHz)
RAM: 6GB2 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200RPM) 32MB Cache1TB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200RPM) 32MB Cache
Graphics Card: 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 545
$699


Processor: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3450 (6M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz)
RAM: 6GB2 DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200RPM) 32MB Cache2TB Serial ATA 3 Hard Drive
Graphics Card: 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 545
$849

The second one is the better of the two, but if your gonna get a desktop... just build one. Its fun and quite easy is you follow the guide. Also for the money your gonna pay for that system, you could build a top of the line Sandy bridge system for the same price with a darn good nvidia graphics card
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August 24, 2012 3:49:01 AM

Rockdpm said:
The second one is the better of the two, but if your gonna get a desktop... just build one. Its fun and quite easy is you follow the guide. Also for the money your gonna pay for that system, you could build a top of the line Sandy bridge system for the same price with a darn good nvidia graphics card


I dont think im going to build my own rig for now mainly because everything I needed would need to be ordered due to the fact that we don't have a single place that sells computers or components in the town I live in
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August 24, 2012 4:16:17 AM

Don't get a barebones. It's seriously easy. All you need is a screwdriver.
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a b D Laptop
August 24, 2012 2:55:56 PM

yea you can get a desktop from the store, and upgrade the graphics on it later. I'm just saying you could probably even get the store your buying from to order the parts. Your in the UK right? What town?
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August 24, 2012 3:43:13 PM

You could order online....
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August 24, 2012 11:39:39 PM

I'm not in the UK, im in the US. I would prefer to be able to look at the components and talk to store clerks to make sure that what I am getting will work. The only place we have around here that sells electronics is a radioshack and a walmart it seems like radioshack mainly only have phones
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August 24, 2012 11:44:54 PM

How about Microcenter or Fry's?
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August 25, 2012 2:13:07 AM

Nope, I'v never heard of microcenter and the closest fry's is a few hours away
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