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i'm jelly of your laptop now..
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post #12 of 16
Your laptop is great already. I would wait for a while. You won't really a difference with a newer laptop ATM. Plus, if your really want power in a small package, get an mATX build if you don't mind carrying it around. I wish I had your laptop. My laptop is basically dead.
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Originally Posted by xion View Post
i'm jelly of your laptop now..
Me too
post #14 of 16
Wait, your current laptop is still a monster.
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Now that I think about it, I don't know why any manufacturer will offer a T9600 with SLI 280M's o_O.

Anyway, despite the fact that some CPU-intensive games (like 'em quad lovers) - i.e. very few - might complain about the T9600, I'd say wait for 6months - 1 yr.

While you wait, increase the funding for your next laptop and make sure you completely max it out then.

PS: If you could overclock that T9600 to say, 3.0Ghz+, that'll be great.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chunkylad View Post
Even better than a large desktop, a mATX build! Tiny, cheap, and you can still fit some nice components into it. Replacing my craptop with an mATX as my lan and home use rig ($1300 with some unnecessary costs such as a Lian Li case that costs $250..., new monitor, Asus Maximus Gene-Z, GTX 560 ti, 8GB of ram; basically covers it lol) . Sig rig is being moved to my dorm when the time comes.

If you have to have a laptop, the Asus G74SX-BBK at Best Buy is your best bang for the buck.
This. You could even go with a mini-ITX board such as this: http://www.intel.com/products/deskto...F-overview.htm
Then get this processor: http://ark.intel.com/products/52209
Then get this RAM kit: http://www.corsair.com/memory/xms-cl...m2a1333c9.html
Then get this graphics card: http://www.nvidia.com/object/product...-560ti-us.html
Then get this mini case: http://www.thermaltake.com/products-...?id=C_00001664
And you got yourself a tiny little killer gaming rig!
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