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Do you use your laptop as your primary gaming machine?

post #1 of 24
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I do, and my specs are in sig.

I can play most source games with +100 fps, counter-strike 1.6 at 100 fps, and black ops, not sure how good the fps is though. I doubt i can run crysis 2 but I downloaded it anyway.

Oh yeah and I game at either 1366x768 or 1280x720 depending on the game.

I may be able to pull off Black Ops and Crysis 2 at medium (maybe).

What about you guys?
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Only when I'm away from my gaming rig.
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I have divorced parents, and i leave my sig rig at one house, travel with the laptop. So my laptop only games when i'm at the other house. probably 20% of my gaming.
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No, unless im feeling lazy and wanna lay in bed. Currently I have my G73 hooked up to my 32" HDTV via HDMI so I can watch netflix and junk cause I let my buddy borrow my Xbox 360. Playing BFBC2 on 32" is awesome, but there is no way I can run it maxed at 1920 x 1080 on my lappy.

To answer the question, no. My sig rig is still the king, but my laptop comes in handy when I go to my friends houses/downtime at work/lazy days.
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I used to game on a laptop just because I liked having a much cleaner work area, then I got into building my own rig and that all changed

Don't see myself being able to play on a lappy again.
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I recently just gave up a 2600k build with SLI 470's for just casual gaming on my laptop.

I only reallllyyy play CSS so I don't see the need for all that power.

I love my laptop now, it's awesome. It also can do 1080p playback and netflix is awesome as well. I would never recommend going from what I had to just a gaming laptop, but I am happy and saved myself a bit of money from it. I do miss the power of it all though. It was WC'd too..
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I used to have a G73 that bought from BestBuy... ( yeah yeah i know. T.T )
After playing games like BF:BC2 and Crysis I slowly realized that it didn't have the power I was looking for. So I sold the lappy and pieced together my sig rig.

I miss not being able to take it around with me... but my games play A LOT better.
post #8 of 24
i do 100% of my gaming on my laptop until i finish my sig rig. i've got the GPU OC'd so i have to keep it cooled even then it sometimes isn't enough.. which i could also OC the CPU but that would be pushing it a little too far.. i do use an external mouse and keyboard though..
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Originally Posted by dteg View Post
i do 100% of my gaming on my laptop until i finish my sig rig. i've got the GPU OC'd so i have to keep it cooled even then it sometimes isn't enough.. which i could also OC the CPU but that would be pushing it a little too far.. i do use an external mouse and keyboard though..
yeah I use an external keyboard + g9 + steelseries QcK
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Originally Posted by jam3s View Post
I recently just gave up a 2600k build with SLI 470's for just casual gaming on my laptop.

I only reallllyyy play CSS so I don't see the need for all that power.

I love my laptop now, it's awesome. It also can do 1080p playback and netflix is awesome as well. I would never recommend going from what I had to just a gaming laptop, but I am happy and saved myself a bit of money from it. I do miss the power of it all though. It was WC'd too..
The first 2 weeks I had my laptop my PC stayed off. But then I bought a 23" monitor and went back to my desktop lmao. I didn't pay for my laptop and I am very grateful that my parents bought it for me as a gift. I'm mostly going to drag it around school so I can play BF3 during my breaks at the cafe lol

EDIT: and homework purposes...................................*looks over shoulder*
Edited by KrisBKreeme - 8/5/11 at 11:28pm
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