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post #1 of 27
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Which one should i get for my son. I'm looking to move him away from console gaming as to me its a waste of money buying a game for $60 and then let it sit in the basement for 5 years.
Edit: i know its far away but deals on black friday start coming up soon

Edited by nvidiagreencamp - 10/11/11 at 5:01pm
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post #2 of 27
12GB of ram seems excessive. Is he going to be doing any video editing?
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post #3 of 27
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Originally Posted by iscariot View Post
12GB of ram seems excessive. Is he going to be doing any video editing?
No just threw in for kicks
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post #4 of 27
Well IMHO i wouldn't go for either one of those, build him a nice desktop gaming rig that will cost less and do a ton more!!
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post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by Hawk8808 View Post
Well IMHO i wouldn't go for either one of those, build him a nice desktop gaming rig that will cost less and do a ton more!!
He goes to friends house alot and needs something for gaming and portability
BTW he is 13
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post #6 of 27
so your mind is set on a laptop?
I went the route of gaming laptop a few years back...
spent $2000+ worst mistake I ever made
you could be running a 980X and GTX580 Quad Sli for $3000

edit: if you want portability without breaking the bank, and you dont want to build it yourself,
Id take a look at the Fragbox from Falcon-Northwest. its a gaming PC in microATX form factor so its great for Lan. Its literally the size of a shoe box.

http://www.falcon-nw.com/desktops/fragbox
Edited by HK_47 - 10/11/11 at 5:07pm
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post #7 of 27
if you want to get him the laptop, look into the asus gaming lappys, they are amazing otherwise i would pick the second laptop out of the two
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post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by HK_47 View Post
so your mind is set on a laptop?
I went the route of gaming laptop a few years back...
spent $2000+ worst mistake I ever made
you could be running a 980X and GTX580 Quad Sli for $3000
IDK thats why i am asking the OCN community only thing is this time im going to buy premade because i am in the middle of two jobs right now and don't have time all i am saying is. Can some of you come up with a desktop or laptop ( ill try to convince him) that can play games like call of duty black ops at max
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right now im thinking about the maingear guys
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