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January 26, 2013 1:46:17 AM

Im currently running a 2 year old acer, with an INtel HD card and WoW, Rift, D3 all run on the lowest possible graphics settings and still only run 1-4 fps. So what I am saying is, its crap! I am looking at getting a new system and am kinda new to everything in terms of requirements and whats good and what not. But here is what i've built.


HP Pavilion dv6t-7000 Entertainment Notebook PC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M Processor (2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz)
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR 5 video memory
8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
FREE Upgrade to 640GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
NO mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache
Microsoft(R) Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word/Excel(R) only, No PowerPoint(R)/Outlook(R)
No additional security software
6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366x768)
SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
HP TrueVision HD Webcam
802.11b/g/n WLAN
Backlit Keyboard with numeric keypad


Basically took their almost cheapest laptop and upgraded the guts a bit. So would this be substantial to run high or even ultra settings on those games listed above with no lag? My cap for a price is $850. That computer is 774.99. But if you have better ideas for a great gaming that stays within my price range, let me know that would be great!!!

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January 26, 2013 5:13:42 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

730$
6GB DDR3
NVIDIA Geforce GT 640M with 2GB Video Ram
Intel Core i7 3632QM(2.20GHz), 6MB L3 Cache, 3.2GHz Turbo
Windows 8
15.6"

etc...


or


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

550$
Intel Core i5 3210M(2.50GHz), 3MB L3 Cache, 3.1 GHz Turbo
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M with 2GB Video Ram
4GB DDR3
Windows 8
17.3"
etc...
(The ram is on the low side. But it's a steal for 550 bucks. You could always upgrade the ram to 8gb if you wanted.)

Those what I recommend for a budget laptop of your pricetag. There are some better i7's for up to and over 800$, but the tax, and maybe shipping if there is any, will still get you. For a budget those 2 laptops look awesome. I personally like the 550$ one, because it's cheap. You can always find a better laptop if you raise the bar, but then where do you stop? A lot of people fall into the pitfall of buying the better laptop, only 50-100$ more for this awesome extra part! Then they see an even better one for only 50-100$ more than that one.

The one you suggested looks interesting too. It has a great video card for it's price, the cheapest I found with a GT650M was 850$. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

It's similar to your version, but it uses an i7 instead. It's also 1600x900 17.3", so you're paying a bit extra for the higher res and bigger dimensions I imagine. But for 850$+ tax it's definitely going over your budget.
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