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September 13, 2012 3:37:01 PM

Configuraton 1:

PROCESSOR - 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3720QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.6GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
OPERATING SYSTEM - Windows® 7 Ultimate, 64bit
MEMORY - 12GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
HARD DRIVE - 512GB SSD SATA 6Gb/s
VIDEO CARD - Dual 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon™ HD 7970M - CrossFireX™ Enabled
WIRELESS - Killer™ Wireless-N 1103 a/g/n 3x3 MIMO for Gaming & Video and Bluetooth 4.0
OPTICAL DRIVE - Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BR-ROM, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
SOUND - Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di with THX TruStudio Pro Software
Comes with BF3, Logitech Wireless Gamepad Controller, 3 fan Chilling mat, and basic skin

Cost - $3,731.96

Configuration 2:

PROCESSOR - Same
OPERATING SYSTEM - Same
MEMORY - 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL11 Dual Channel Memory (2x4GB SODIMMS)
HARD DRIVE 1 - 120GB Intel 520 Series Solid State Drive (Up to Sequential Read 550MB/s - Write 500MB/s SSD2 Serial-ATA III)
HARD DRIVE 2 - 500GB (w/ 4GB SSD Memory) Seagate XT 7200RPM NCQ Hybrid 32MB Cache (Serial-ATA II 3GB/s)
VIDEO CARD - Same
WIRELESS - Bigfoot Networks Killer™ Wireless-N 1103 (3x3) (Includes 3rd Antenna) (Dual Band)
OPTICAL DRIVE - Slot Load - Combo Dual Layer SuperMulti DVDRW/CDRW Drive w/ Software
SOUND - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro THX 24-bit External USB Sound Card

Comes with IC Diamond Thermal Compound - GPU & CPU, USB to HDMI or DVI/VGA adaptor, Razer Orochi Wired/Wireless Bluetooth/USB Notebook Gaming Mouse and basic skin

Cost -$3577.36

Keep in mind that I already have a desktop so I don't need people telling me to stick with that because I need something mobile and the cost isn't much of an issue though I would like to save money wherever possible.

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September 13, 2012 3:45:00 PM

Hmmmm.... a gaming laptop?? are you really that nerdish? :(  i mean.... do you really need to play on the go??? becuase you could build something much cheaper and better (a mini PC) with a monitor + peripherals that will be really good for all the lan parties i imagine you go to.
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September 13, 2012 4:37:33 PM

idroid said:
Hmmmm.... a gaming laptop?? are you really that nerdish? :(  i mean.... do you really need to play on the go??? becuase you could build something much cheaper and better (a mini PC) with a monitor + peripherals that will be really good for all the lan parties i imagine you go to.


Yeah I agree, I think paying $4K for that kind of system is ridiculous. Plus laptop GPUs and CPUs are nowhere even remotely close to that of their desktop counterparts. If you want a portable system try a Falcon Northwest Fragbox or Tiki, but there's no need to spend that kind of coin on a gaming laptop.
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September 13, 2012 5:42:19 PM

better get a desktop than a laptop, you'll never get enough battery to gamin all the way..
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September 13, 2012 5:48:56 PM

i will build you something truly awesome and small... give me a sec.
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September 13, 2012 5:58:58 PM

here:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($183.04 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($183.04 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1376.01

add the peripherals.... this PC can beat the living hell outta the crap you originally posted.
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September 13, 2012 6:16:52 PM

Jeez... this is why I dislike so many of these threads. I already have an incredible PC worth twice as much as this laptop. I just want something to use on the go because I can't carry a desktop and monitor around campus or between jobs with me.
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September 13, 2012 6:18:31 PM

I would not use it as a gaming PC because you will be wasting $ on it when you already have a good desktop to game on. Just get a laptop from Lenovo or something and call it a day.
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September 13, 2012 6:28:31 PM

azeem40 said:
I would not use it as a gaming PC because you will be wasting $ on it when you already have a good desktop to game on. Just get a laptop from Lenovo or something and call it a day.


The problem is that I rarely have the time to use my desktop as I spend the majority of my day on campus and the time back at the appt is spent with my girl. I play League of Legends in breaks at times but I'd like to play more powerful games on the go.
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September 13, 2012 6:29:34 PM

What games do you have in mind?
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September 13, 2012 6:32:11 PM

azeem40 said:
What games do you have in mind?


BF3 and Skyrim are the only two that I really have in mind but they are among the top regarding GPU/CPU intensity
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September 13, 2012 6:34:27 PM

What quality do you want em at?
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September 13, 2012 6:36:24 PM

azeem40 said:
What quality do you want em at?


I would like them as high as possible. Of course I'll probably have to take down the quality a bit for BF3 multiplayer but I don't want it to have to look choppy just to get it to run smoothly. Maxed/Ultra settings would be nice but High works as well.
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September 13, 2012 6:40:07 PM

Doesn't matter which one you choose. They are both a waste of money for gaming.
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September 13, 2012 6:49:21 PM

idroid said:
Hmmmm.... a gaming laptop?? are you really that nerdish? :(  i mean.... do you really need to play on the go??? becuase you could build something much cheaper and better (a mini PC) with a monitor + peripherals that will be really good for all the lan parties i imagine you go to.


Lol you are a veteran responder on a Hardware store yet I'm the nerdish one? I enjoy playing games and have a large amount of excess cash that I don't mind blowing since I have invested what I could already and have so much left over. I don't want to spend $6k on a laptop because that seems unnecessary but I would like something that runs as well as possible for a mobile gaming laptop. I don't even now what a lan party is and a mini desktop and monitor would be ridiculous for me to walk around with. I don't have time to sit down at my desktop all the time so a laptop is the best bet for me. Insulting people on the internet just causes your entire argument to lose credibility when you know nothing about them. It is, however, very amusing to read and respond to so thank you for that.
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September 13, 2012 6:57:42 PM

Bhop said:
Lol you are a veteran responder on a Hardware store yet I'm the nerdish one? I enjoy playing games and have a large amount of excess cash that I don't mind blowing since I have invested what I could already and have so much left over. I don't want to spend $6k on a laptop because that seems unnecessary but I would like something that runs as well as possible for a mobile gaming laptop. I don't even now what a lan party is and a mini desktop and monitor would be ridiculous for me to walk around with. I don't have time to sit down at my desktop all the time so a laptop is the best bet for me. Insulting people on the internet just causes your entire argument to lose credibility when you know nothing about them. It is, however, very amusing to read and respond to so thank you for that.


i am here out of boredom because because my wife is pregnant and i don't have job here in Germany (i don't need it), my bussiness is back in the US and i love doing home projects and while ago i got interested in PCs and well... i am really good at it and i figured i could help a few people in this forum..... when did i insulted you?
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September 13, 2012 7:14:29 PM

Of the two, I prefer the second one. The first one is dual channel, but they are different size modules, which is not a good practice.
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