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Need a Gaming Laptop to play Ultra settings.

Good morning all. I need some advise on a laptop. I know IVY is just around the corner and the 680m is also around the corner. My main purpose is to game on ultra settings being protrable. I already have a deskstop i7930 OC'd to 4.1ghz with crossfired 5850's. They run all games on ultra at this time with no issues. But again, I do need something prortable. I'm a sucker for eye canada so I want to ensure that I can max everything for WOW D3 and GW2.

So lets get started.

What is your budget? Under $2000.00

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15-17inch

3. What screen resolution do you want? 1080p

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? –portable gaming –I have a i7930 desktop with cross-fired 5850’s but I want to be mobile

5. How much battery life do you need? Doesn’t matter

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)? Ultra settings. WOW D3 and GW2 –I will not be playing anything with 3D visions nor to I ever plan too. =)

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) None- Just normal web surfing NO Video or Photo editing

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? Not really important –really just a bonus –Would love SSD in the future (upgrade later or what u guys recommend)

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. Anywhere in Toronto Canada.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 4yrs if possible

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? DVD only

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. Open to anything

13. What country do you live in? Canada


Questions:

I heard Ivy Bridge is suspected to come out in the end of April and really the biggist increase is the intregated video card and slight CPU perofrmance. Would the suspected 5%-20% CPU performacnce effect fps in the games im playing?

675m is currently the top dog, and is a somewhat rebadge of the 580m (fermi). Is it really worth while waiting? I don't think i would shell out over 2k for a laptop just to get 680m and/or Ivy bridge.

Please dont post: gaming laptop = usless

And I know if I keep on waiting I will never buy cause new stuff is always coming out..but its really just around the corner......

These are the 2 im currently looking at.

Sager NP9170
17.3" Full HD LED-Backlit Display with Super Glossy Surface (1920 x 1080)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M w/2GB GDDR5
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processor (6MB L3 Cache, 2.20GHz)
IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU
Genuine MS Windows® 7 Home Premium 32/64-Bit Edition
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 2 X 4GB
750GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive
8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software
Bigfoot Networks Killer™ Wireless-N 1103 - 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN Module

$1710.74 + tax (shipping included)

http://www.reflexnotebook.ca/index.php/sager-notebooks/sager-np9170.html

Sager NP9150
15.6" Full HD LED-Backlit Display with Super Glossy Surface (1920 x 1080)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M w/2GB GDDR5
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processor ( 6MB L3 Cache, 2.20GHz)
IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU
Genuine MS Windows® 7 Home Premium 32/64-Bit Edition
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 2 X 4GB
750GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive
8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software
Bigfoot Networks Killer™ Wireless-N 1103 - 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN Module

$1659.49 + tax (Shipping included)

http://www.reflexnotebook.ca/index.php/sager-notebooks/sager-np9150.html

Do you think these two are good buys at this time? Anyone have had the previous sagers? I have heard good things with them or any other brands and/or build that you
recommend.

Thank you for all your attention in this matter.

Regards,
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  1. heres a laptop with gtx 580m
    MSI GT783R-658US Notebook Intel Core i7 2670QM(2.20GHz) 17.3" 12GB Memory DDR3 1.5TB HDD 7200rpm Blu-Ray Burner NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152305
  2. http://eurocom.com/ has the neptune 2.0 with the newest GTX 675m graphics card, and sandybridge cpus. You'll be able to get the lastest and greatest from that site.
  3. ^^^Even has ivy bridge cpus...you know...if you want them.
  4. thanks for the reply guys, but is IVY bridge worth waiting for? and will it increase FPS in games?

    what do you guys think about the sager laptops?
  5. Anonymous said:
    I heard Ivy Bridge is suspected to come out in the end of April and really the biggist increase is the intregated video card and slight CPU perofrmance. Would the suspected 5%-20% CPU performacnce effect fps in the games im playing?

    675m is currently the top dog, and is a somewhat rebadge of the 580m (fermi). Is it really worth while waiting? I don't think i would shell out over 2k for a laptop just to get 680m and/or Ivy bridge.
    That's pretty accurate information from what we know now.

    How much trouble would it be for you to wait a few more weeks till you see the actual benchmark and reviews?
    At least then, you'll know for sure the info we have now was accurate.
    And you'll have a better idea of the pricing as well. Right now? We're not quite sure where the actual prices will end up.
  6. and its 680m thats worth waiting for? Looking for lappy with 675m atm...
  7. Anonymous said:
    what do you guys think about the sager laptops?
    For custom gaming rigs Sager/Clevo is a very good option.
    They might not be 'flashy' but the cooling is usually very good. They're on the high end of quality compared to the 'gaming' notebooks from Dell, HP, etc.
    And if you want the top end graphics cards you don't always find them in high end gaming notebooks from Asus and some of the other players like Toshiba.
  8. The ivy bridge CPUs are available NOW from eurocom.com
  9. stingstang said:
    The ivy bridge CPUs are available NOW from eurocom.com
    Are you sure they're not just accepting pre-orders?
    Lots of places are doing that.
  10. Doesn't have any information about a preorder. Check it out yourself.
  11. Check it yourself. Try and order one. See what they give you for a shipping date.
  12. Why are you being difficult with me?
  13. I'm not the one that said a not yet released part was available NOW.
    You'd think maybe Eurocom would have made some type of announcement?
    They announce almost everything else in the website Newsroom
  14. If you didn't believe me, then you should have checked. They didn't announce that they were accepting preorders for the Ivy bridge, either. Instead, you just assume I'm wrong. Go find the answers yourself, then you can come back to me.
  15. stingstang said:
    Why are you being difficult with me?


    He's hardly being diffcult. You're stating someone is selling something that has not been released/does not exist. I certainly can't find it on their site. If you are going to make a rediculous claim to support a company you're clearly pushing then asking you to back it up is a small easy task. Even if i am dumb and can't find it, they aren't actually shipping it. intel would not allow it. End of story.
  16. Follow directions...wow.
    eurocom.com neptune 2.0, cpu options. It's right there.
    Then go to the order section. There are no indications that it's a preorder.
    I don't see where the problem is.
  17. Stingstang: Not being difficult, just clarifying; Eurocom is not shipping Ivy Bridge. Nobody is. Just spoke to Eurocom on the phone and they said the EARLIEST ship date would be "sometime" in May since the procs would not be available until "around the end of the month". It hasn't been released for sale by Intel yet. They are available for pre-order only on some sites. If they sell before Intel tells them to sell they would be in deep doggy doodoo. Yes, their website is misleading and I mentioned that to them.

    On the OP topic, there are a number of laptops that can run the games you reference on ultra (or very near) settings. Anything 6970m and up would do you just fine in those games. And even the Sandy Bridge mobile CPUs will NOT bottleneck the current mobile video cards (even the 6xx series). So there is no perceivable benefit in waiting for the Ivy Bridge platform on mobile, IMHO. Especially for the games you list in your original post.

    If I were you I would look for a gaming laptop with the following specs (or better):

    Proc: Core i7-2720QM
    Mem: 8Gb
    Storage: SSD
    GPU: 6970m or better
    Display: 1080p

    Now go shopping for the value point you want at those minimum specs. This combo will crank your games out in surprisingly good fashion. You may even find yourself using your mobile platform more than your desktop even thought your laptop is "inferior"! I know I did, even when sitting at my desk, lol. It is kinda weird.

    And I highly recommend making sure that it has "switchable graphics" in order to maintain battery life when not gaming. For instance, when running on the integrated GPU I get well over 5 hours of battery life w/ a 17.3" screen. On the 6970m I am lucky to pull 1.25 hours.

    I went for an Alienware m17x w/ full replacement 4 year warranty because I wanted to know that if anything happened to my gaming/mobile virtual lab I would be in good hands and wouldn't have to worry one bit about my investment. That, and it didn't cost any more than a Clevo/Eurocom/other vendor since I got a great deal through my company.
  18. Thanks for the info po1nted. This is the exactly the point stingstang. You were saying someone was selling something which basic logic says they CAN'T be selling. And when you were informed that it was impossible and it might be a preorder you wanted to argue and have an attitude instead of checking the information you posted. Which was wrong. Misleading website or not getting on people who are asking reasonable questions about information you post that basic logic says MUST be wrong doesn't accomplish much.
  19. In all your personal perference..would you just bite the bullet and get the sandy bridge CPUS?
  20. Anonymous said:
    In all your personal perference..would you just bite the bullet and get the sandy bridge CPUS?


    Honestly, my mobile i7-2720QM is a BEAST. I use it for much more demanding tasks than gaming (virtualization lab) and it hasn't let me down once in the past year. From published info, I don't really see a huge differenc in the upcoming Ivy bridge mobile procs. Maybe 6-10% but are you really going to use that overhead? i haven't seen an Intel mobile Sandy Bridge CPU that bottlenecks any available properly paired GPU.

    So the overhead in the proc department might be worth it if you were crunching numbers or performing massive video encoding on a schedule and making money off it. I know I budgeted for an Ivy bridge mobile upgrade this year and will be putting the money elswhere. I just don't see it in the cards that the investment would make sense since i have substantial overhead in the proc I have now. If anything I will put the money aside to grab a Kepler mobile GPU near end of year.

    CPU-wise.... could NOT be happier! The i7-mobile platform tickles me in just the right spot.

    One thing to think of, if you want to wait is to grab a discounted Sandy bridge when the Ivy bridge is released. I think that is where the smart folks will head.
  21. gaming laptop=oxymoron
  22. ram1009 said:
    gaming laptop=oxymoron


    ram1009 = moron

    You keep stating this. Could you please let us in on what wonderful bits of knowledge lead you to this obviously well thought out conclusion? If not, plz stop posting it.
  23. Best answer
    Read the THG article on IB MoBos on the home page .... after ya get done yawning start shoping with that info in hand. I'm down 5 desktops and 4 laptops in my home. I spend 80% of my gaming time on one of the laptops. The desktops include one with a single 580 and one with twin 560 Ti's overclocked about 25% .... in other words, about 29% faster than a single 680.

    But, while the juice comes in handy for Batman Arkhan City in 3D and Metro 2011 it's simply not needed for the games I play over and over again. For $2k yoiu can start with the Clevo P270WM

    17.3" 1920 x 1080 Full HD (16:9) LED
    8GB, PC3-12800/1600Mhz DDR3 - 2 x 4GB
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M w/2GB GDDR5 (SLI Upgrade available)
    500GB/7200rpm 16MB Cache Buffer SATA-300 (SATA II 3GB/s)
    8X Max. DVD±R/RW Writer/Reader / 4X Max. +DL Super-Mulit Drive
    Li-Polymer Battery Pack
    Intel Ultimate-N 6300 Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth Module
    Full Color Programmable KB Backlight
    Built-In 2.0M Pixels Digital Video Camera
    Built-In Fingerprint Reader
    Built-In Gigabit Ethernet LAN
    9-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
    IEEE 1394b Fire Wire Port
    2 USB 2.0 Ports
    2 USB 3.0 Ports
    1 eSATA/USB Port
    1 DVI Output Port
    1 HDMI 1.4a Output Port
    1 Display Port 1.2
    1 Kensington Lock Port
    4 Audio Jacks for Line-Out, Line-In, Microphone-In, and S/PDIF-Out
    Built-in Microphone, 5 Speakers and 1 Sub-Woofer
    1 300W, 100V to 240V, 50-60Hz, Autoswitch AC Power Adapter
    Standard Carrying Bag with Strap

    $2100


    Or P170EM (Customized)

    17.3" 1920 x 1080 Full HD (16:9) LED
    16GB, PC3-10600/1333Mhz DDR3 - 4 x 4GB
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M w/1.5GB GDDR5 with Optimus Technology
    128GB Crucial M4 SATA III Solid State Drive
    750GB/7200rpm 16MB Cache Buffer SATA-300 (
    6x Max. Blu-Ray Reader / 8x Max. DVD±R/2.4X Max. +DL Super-Multi Drive
    Windows 7 Professional Edition 64-bit
    8 Cells Lithium-Ion Battery Pack 76.96WH
    Integrated 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth V3.0 Combo
    Full Color Programmable KB Backlight
    Built-In 2.0M Pixels Digital Video Camera
    Built-In Fingerprint Reader
    Built-In Gigabit Ethernet LAN
    Built-In 9-IN-1 Flash Memory Reader(MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS DUO/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
    1 IEEE-1394a Fire Wire
    1 USB 2.0 Ports
    3 USB 3.0 Ports
    1 eSATA Port (USB 3.0 Combo)
    1 HDMI 1.4a Output (with HDCP)
    1 DVI-I Port
    1 Display Port 1.1
    1 Kensington Lock Port
    Built-in Microphone, 2 Speakers and 1 Sub-Woofer
    4 Audio Jacks for Headphone, Microphone-In, S/PDIF-Out, and Line-In
    1 100/240V Autoswitch AC Power Adapter
    Standard Carrying Case with Strap

    $1840

    Read about Clevo here .... pre Dell's purchase, they made Alienware laptops ... they also make Sager, WidowPC, FalconNorthwest and ost of the hi performance boutique brands sold under other names.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo/91510-clevo-guide-v2-0-faq-reseller-info.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo/592609-clevo-guide-v3-0-faq-reseller-info-read-before-posting.html

    Prostar has a great web site for comparison shopping but lousy service.
    http://www.pro-star.com/index.cfm?mainpage=product&filter=4

    Xoticpc has a cumbersome web site but solid service reputation.
    http://www.xoticpccom/
  24. JackNaylorPE said:
    I'm down 5 desktops and 4 laptops in my home. I spend 80% of my gaming time on one of the laptops. The desktops include one with a single 580 and one with twin 560 Ti's overclocked about 25% .... in other words, about 29% faster than a single 680.


    Man, you have not gotten your memo in the mail have you?! You CANNOT play games on laptops and actually enjoy the experience. SHEESH! Turn off the laptop and go play on your desktop. NOW. There is NO WAY you are happy with games on your laptop. None. Get a frigging clue!

    If you actually work for a living and are 800 miles from your desktop and you want to game, screw it. Get in the car and drive home so you can raid tonight. Cuz we all know that ME3 won't load, your WoW guild will boot you if they find out you play on a laptop and you will DEFINITELY not be allowed to purchase Diablo 3 if Blizzard finds out you want to run it on your laptop.

    Will people ever learn?! Gaming laptop = oxymoron!

    :sarcastic:
  25. po1nted said:
    ram1009 = moron

    You keep stating this. Could you please let us in on what wonderful bits of knowledge lead you to this obviously well thought out conclusion? If not, plz stop posting it.


    Hi :)

    Ram is correct.... and I sell both custom gamers machines ( my own company builds) and High end and gaming Laptops....

    The day ANY Laptop can do what my old desktop can do in games I will admit I am wrong...

    My old desktop specs..... 1100T ..16 gb ram, twin 5870`s (the rare 2 gb version) Windows 7 Ultimate (genuine) BR writer etc....

    I have not yet met ANY game I cannot play on Ultra..... although not tried BF3 yet...but "Casual" our Toms BF3 expert thinks it will run Ultra...

    You cannot say that about ANY Lappy....

    All the best Brett :)
  26. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    I have not yet met ANY game I cannot play on Ultra..... although not tried BF3 yet...but "Casual" our Toms BF3 expert thinks it will run Ultra...

    You cannot say that about ANY Lappy....

    All the best Brett :)


    The only thing that can be called "gaming" is what runs the latest and greatest games on the highest resolution. Gotcha. :sarcastic:

    A machine designed to pump out the best possible gaming experience and fulfill the requirements of a person that cannot be strapped to a desk cannot be called a "gaming laptop". Got it. Thanks for clarifying. I think I will throw in another :sarcastic: just cuz it is funny.

    Best tell Nvidia and AMD this... since they make mobile gaming cards. They must be marketing their stuff all wrong. Ya know what, screw it. Who needs discrete cards in their laptops! The mobile vendors should make a blanket statement that they will no longer make discrete cards since laptops can't play games sufficiently. The masses have said so. The world will run on integrated GPUs since the need for high performance gaming is neither being fulfilled or desired by the masses.

    Someone better send a memo to Eurocom, Alienware, etc. Oh... and Razer, guess they should have talked to you before spending millions designing their first laptop. You probably could have provided their research, marketing and financial departments some oversight.

    Oh, btw.... I will have fun GAMING @ high/ultra settings when I am away from my desk on my "gaming laptop" (DOH, shouldn't have said that). I think I prefer not running games in ultra to not running games at all! :bounce:
  27. po1nted said:
    The only thing that can be called "gaming" is what runs the latest and greatest games on the highest resolution. Gotcha. :sarcastic:

    A machine designed to pump out the best possible gaming experience and fulfill the requirements of a person that cannot be strapped to a desk cannot be called a "gaming laptop". Got it. Thanks for clarifying. I think I will throw in another :sarcastic: just cuz it is funny.

    Best tell Nvidia and AMD this... since they make mobile gaming cards. They must be marketing their stuff all wrong. Ya know what, screw it. Who needs discrete cards in their laptops! The mobile vendors should make a blanket statement that they will no longer make discrete cards since laptops can't play games sufficiently. The masses have said so. The world will run on integrated GPUs since the need for high performance gaming is neither being fulfilled or desired by the masses.

    Oh, btw.... I will have fun GAMING @ high/ultra settings when I am away from my desk on my "gaming laptop" (DOH, shouldn't have said that). I think I prefer not running games in ultra to not running games at all! :bounce:



    Hi :)

    The NVIDIA and AMD cards for so called "Gaming Laptops" are basically a con...and anyone who knows about hardware knows that, BUT.... THEY RELY ON THE "MAJORITY" of people (who are NOT experts) in hardware...those people see the words GAMING LAPTOP and incorrectly believe the words...

    And I have not seen ANY LAPTOP yet that will run Metro 2033 on MAX.... my desktop can though, without even breathing heavily...

    All the best Brett :)
  28. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    The NVIDIA and AMD cards for so called "Gaming Laptops" are basically a con...and anyone who knows about hardware knows that, BUT.... THEY RELY ON THE "MAJORITY" of people (who are NOT experts) in hardware...those people see the words GAMING LAPTOP and incorrectly believe the words...

    And I have not seen ANY LAPTOP yet that will run Metro 2033 on MAX.... my desptop can though, without even breathing heavily...

    All the best Brett :)



    Please explain how it is a "con"? And where are these people who know it but aren't telling the rest of us? All of us who bought "gaming laptops" that can play the games that we play on full settings are idiots who were conned. Nice.

    Crap, don't tell my laptop. It might not run Skyrim on Ultra @ 40FPS the next time I ask it too.

    You still haven't provided a solution to desktop gaming that allows for the ONE thing that a laptop user requires: mobility. How does your desktop handle gaming when you are away from your desk? How well does your Metro 2033 on MAX serve you then? How can those of us hard core gamers that are road warriors (weekly raiding, more than 3 hours of gameplay a day, etc) get in on your hardware goodness? Oh wait... we can't. So we can't buy "gaming laptops" and must sit out our daily stress relief and fun.

    Please stop spewing crap like laptops can't be gaming machines. You are really spreading a useless stereotypes. Your comments should be more along the lines of, because this is exactly what you are saying:

    "My desktop runs games better than your laptop."

    But idiotic statements like what have been posted regarding laptops and gaming while providing ABSOLUTELY no valid input to the subject at hand are not beneficial.

    And, BTW, I could probably be considered a hardware "expert". Having designed and built enterprise network, server and storage platforms for government and fortune 100 companies for well over 15 years and hold numerous industry certifications on hardware and virtualization. Guess I better get to knowing what I am talking about.
  29. Thanks for all your input guys..but no one has really answered my questions..

    "Do you think these two are good buys at this time? Anyone have had the previous sagers? I have heard good things with them or any other brands and/or build that you recommend."

    Any other comments is greatly appericated...

    1. I agree that laptops cannot run as good as a desktop (cost wise and maxed out wise)

    Thats is not the answer im looking for..

    2. There are "gaming" laptops that can run at full HD...the questions is regarding my 1st post. Is suggestions that can help me decide if the choice is good or any other build recommendations.

    I need something protable....


    Thank you.
  30. po1nted said:
    Please explain how it is a "con"? And where are these people who know it but aren't telling the rest of us?

    Crap, don't tell my laptop. It might not run Skyrim on Ultra @ 40FPS the next time I ask it too.


    Hi :)

    If a "Gaming Laptop" CANNOT play bf3 on Ultra or Metro 2033 in Very High...it is NOT a Gaming machine....

    CAN YOURS ?

    All the best Brett :)
  31. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    If a "Gaming Laptop" CANNOT play bf3 on Ultra or Metro 2033 in Very High...it is NOT a Gaming machine....

    CAN YOURS ?

    All the best Brett :)


    So.... any desktop that cannot run Metro 2033 in Very High is NOT a gaming desktop. Got it.

    Hear that guys.... all of your machines (no matter what the form factor) that cannot run Metro 2033 on Very High, even if you NEVER play this game, cannot be called a gaming machine.

    Interesting perspective. I guess since my Corvette Z06 cannot outrun the latest 2012 Ferarri it is not a sportscar. Sigh.
  32. Hi :)

    When a customer comes into one of my Computer shops in the UK and wants a "Gaming Laptop" ... we explain VERY carefully what it will and wont do....

    Generally if they want the BEST gaming machine , we build them a Custom built tower (server case).... and they START at £3000 and go up from there....

    All the best Brett :)
  33. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    When a customer comes into one of my Computer shops in the UK and wants a "Gaming Laptop" ... we explain VERY carefully what it will and wont do....

    Generally if they want the BEST gaming machine , we build them a Custom built tower (server case).... and they START at £3000 and go up from there....

    All the best Brett :)


    Now you are thinking! Get the customer's needs! See, there is such a thing as a gaming laptop! :P

    Customer comes in and says they need the best solution that will allow them a satisfying gaming experience and mobility = laptop designed for gaming w/ capable GPU.

    Customer says they need the best gaming machine for 1500.00 that you can build = desktop designed for gaming at best possible gfx performance per dollar

    Customer comes in and says money is no object and they want 1000FPS in Metro 2033 and sky is the cost limit = desktop designed for gaming with 4x680s!

    IE, these are all machines that can be used for gaming. Do you tell your customer who want a gaming laptop that there is no such thing and that they are morons duped by the despicable vendors trying to take their money?

    There are mobile GPUs that can play the OPs games in ultra. So yes, there is a "gaming laptop" available to him.
  34. Hi :)

    Actually when we talk to a customer...we mainly explain what a gaming laptop CANNOT do....

    And what a Pc gaming tower CAN do....

    A lot of even fairly experienced gamers are misled by the hype of gaming lappies...

    Once its explained, then they either buy the "gaming" lappy (knowing its limitations) or go for a custom tower...

    Dont forget I am a retailer...and have certain legal obligations to a buyer, including NOT misrepresenting an item or under UK law they can bring it back for a full refund and in theory I can be prosecuted as well...

    All the best Brett :)
  35. Quote:
    we explain VERY carefully what it will and wont do

    Quote:
    START at £3000 and go up from there


    Do you explain Very carefully that you are ripping them off (:
    A full tower that can run Metro 2033 maxed out at 1920res can be built off Amazon uk for sub £2000

    Noctua NH-D14 £59.50

    Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM £98.63

    Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2UK Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 High Performance 750W Power Supply £79.66

    Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor £158.10

    Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB M4 SSD £113.98

    G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X for Intel Sandybridge Platforms DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz 8GB Kit £40.79

    AsRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard, Socket 1155, PCI-Express 3.0, DDR3, USB 3.0, HDMI, 7.1 HD Audio £112.63

    EVGA GTX 680 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card £420.97

    Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case £91.05

    Subtotal: £1,175.31
    That is a top of the line gaming beast, does not get much better than that! WHERE does you £3000 fit in!!!?
    "when did making a living become making a killing?"
    pls stop robbing people blind
  36. still..no one has answered my questions =(
  37. Hi Holunwing. Check out:

    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=710_577_371&item_id=045278

    In stock in Toronto for pickup today.
  38. pockeg said:
    Quote:
    we explain VERY carefully what it will and wont do

    Quote:
    START at £3000 and go up from there


    Do you explain Very carefully that you are ripping them off (:
    A full tower that can run Metro 2033 maxed out at 1920res can be built off Amazon uk for sub £2000

    Noctua NH-D14 £59.50

    Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM £98.63

    Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2UK Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 High Performance 750W Power Supply £79.66

    Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor £158.10

    Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB M4 SSD £113.98

    G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X for Intel Sandybridge Platforms DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz 8GB Kit £40.79

    AsRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard, Socket 1155, PCI-Express 3.0, DDR3, USB 3.0, HDMI, 7.1 HD Audio £112.63

    EVGA GTX 680 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card £420.97

    Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case £91.05

    Subtotal: £1,175.31
    That is a top of the line gaming beast, does not get much better than that! WHERE does you £3000 fit in!!!?
    "when did making a living become making a killing?"
    pls stop robbing people blind


    Hi :)

    Did you miss the part where I said I was a retailer.... ??

    Those parts above are fine...although a little low end...

    BUT....you missed a few things.....in particular LABOUR..... I have to PAY PEOPLE to build machines...

    You are comparing apples and oranges... a homebuild is NOTHING like a retail build... costwise...

    I have rates, rent , labour to pay plus a lot of other costs....

    And WE GUARANTEE our machines unconditionally for 12 months.... ON SITE at the customers house....

    All the best Brett :)
  39. Hi.
    You seem to know that the Kepler high-end GTX6xxM laptops aren't here yet but coming.

    I strongly suggest you wait for one of those, specifically:

    - GTX6xxM (28nm Kepler chip), and
    - OPTIMUS support

    also:
    - quality laptop like Asus
    - best GPU for your price range
    - get 4GB of RAM. The small benefit of 8GB isn't justified by the heat (no gaming benefit and the multi-tasking benefit is almost zero if you have an SSD)
  40. Note the rebadging:
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Nvidia-announces-Kepler-architecture-and-new-laptop-graphics-cards.72170.0.html

    So my advice is either 660M (available now?) or 680M (available soon?) as these are both Kepler which is not only a better architecture going forward especially but will run cooler which is really important.

    GPU Boost, in particular for Kepler is the most important improvement for laptops as they set the thermal limit but GPU Boost can raise the frequency when needed for a game if the thermal limit hasn't been reached.

    *Read up on the GTX680 for the new Kepler technology. It's quite interesting.
  41. Here you go...
    http://cellphonesnews.net/2012/04/06/asus-g75-with-geforce-gt-660m-a-must-for-gamers/

    *Note that the RAM is way overkill. 4GB is sufficient and more than 8GB can't even be used at all without a video editing program buffering the video in the RAM (not just transcoding which is processing limited).
  42. po1nted said:
    Man, you have not gotten your memo in the mail have you?! You CANNOT play games on laptops and actually enjoy the experience. SHEESH! Turn off the laptop and go play on your desktop. NOW. There is NO WAY you are happy with games on your laptop. None. Get a frigging clue!

    If you actually work for a living and are 800 miles from your desktop and you want to game, screw it. Get in the car and drive home so you can raid tonight. Cuz we all know that ME3 won't load, your WoW guild will boot you if they find out you play on a laptop and you will DEFINITELY not be allowed to purchase Diablo 3 if Blizzard finds out you want to run it on your laptop.


    As for the memo, no I don't accept junk mail. As for the work for a living part, I started my 1st engineering consulting company in 1985 and got my initial building experience building specialized CAD boxes. I don't bother about 800 miles as the desktop is 8 feet away and simply not worth the "travel time".

    I wouldn't consider being in a WoW guild with you and the other 13 year olds, never even considered playing the game. Try reading the "recommended" system requirements on the side of the box once and a while.

    Your statement is akin to suggesting that I'm crazy for leaving the Porsche home because I won't get to work on time. I don't need to use a car that goes 190 mph on roads and at the time of day that traffic limits speeds to < 45.

    After you have played on a laptop like the Clevo P270WM w/ an Intel Core i7-3960X, Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M w/2GB GDDR5, 32 GB of DR3-1600, twin 480 GB Intel 520 SSD's in RAID 0, some back and tell me how much better 90% of the desktops owned by THG's audience out there are.
  43. Anonymous said:
    still..no one has answered my questions =(


    I suggested two alternate builds for your consideration.....Clevo is the ODM for Sager laptops

    The Sager NP9170 is a Clevo P170EM

    The Sager NP9270 is a Clevo P270WM
    http://www.reflexnotebook.ca/index.php/sager-notebooks/sager-np9270.html

    The 270 is supposed to ship by April 26
  44. Dude (JackNaylorPE), you and I are on the same page. I am TOTALLY with you on this one. I was actually happy someone shared my opinion of mobile goodness. I was being sarcastic! :hello:

    My main machine, out of many like you, is a gaming laptop (listed in my THG profile). I love it and wouldn't trade my current setup for even the largest e-penis compensating desktop on the planet.

    And I don't play WoW... tried it. It was like being at my kid's daycare center for hours and paying for the experience.
  45. JackNaylorPE said:
    I suggested two alternate builds for your consideration.....Clevo is the ODM for Sager laptops

    The Sager NP9170 is a Clevo P170EM

    The Sager NP9270 is a Clevo P270WM
    http://www.reflexnotebook.ca/index.php/sager-notebooks/sager-np9270.html

    The 270 is supposed to ship by April 26


    Sager are excellent laptops. I don't personally have one but a few people that I work with have used Sager for years as lab/desktop replacements for some pretty heavy hitting processing work (much more demanding than a game would be). Good solid machines.

    +1
  46. Anonymous said:
    still..no one has answered my questions =(



    I posted some specs that you could go by in order to reach your goal, basedon the games you play. Repost, see below.

    If I were you I would look for a gaming laptop with the following as base (minimum) specs:

    Proc: Core i7-2720QM
    Mem: 8Gb
    Storage: SSD
    GPU: 6970m or better
    Display: 1080p

    This would get you by. Now, go shopping for that or better in your price point. I am unfamiliar with Canada and cannot provide "buy this" direction. I wouldn't anyway. You need to make the choice based on your personal research and understanding. Asking 15 people what they would buy is going to result in about 13.5 different answers. I would much rather guide you towards that right criteria for you to make your own decision.
  47. Best answer selected by holunwing.
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