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Ok, guys, i have $2000 to spend on a gaming laptop. I dont know much about mobile hardware so came to you guys.
Things i dont need
1)OS
2) extra crap
3)ssd

things i would like
1)Where should i buy it from?
2)What components should i get?
3)extra power adapter.
4)8gig of ram

maybe want
1)upgrade gpu down the road


So guys, im trusting you to help me out with this.
Edited by downlinx - 1/20/12 at 12:08pm
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post #2 of 49
I would maybe look into Sager. The few Sagers that I've seen are beasts, true gaming laptops. Eat up battery faster than most, too, though. Nothing like the fancy Alienware crap if you ask me.

http://www.sagernotebook.com/Gaming_Special_Intel.html

I'm not so sure about upgrading a GPU, or anything that's not RAM or HDD/SSD however. I believe they're soldered onto the board and whatnot, but I could be wrong.
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no i do believe you can upgrade gpu's on some gaming laptops but thats not my main goal right now.
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You best check out xoticpc.com. All their laptops can be configured to what you want and they have a huge selection of laptops to choose from. If you really want the best, get the i7 2860QM which was proven to be faster than the previous i7 2920XM at half the cost drool.gif If your unsure which graphics to choose go here and stay away from Nvidia 6xx series because they are just rebrands. Hope you find the right one thumb.gif
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One quick question. You want 17"+ or 15" range in terms of size.
   
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Sager seems to be highly recomended here.
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post #7 of 49
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You best check out xoticpc.com. All their laptops can be configured to what you want and they have a huge selection of laptops to choose from. If you really want the best, get the i7 2860QM which was proven to be faster than the previous i7 2920XM at half the cost drool.gif If your unsure which graphics to choose go here and stay away from Nvidia 6xx series because they are just rebrands. Hope you find the right one thumb.gif

Thats what i heard, thanks for the info
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One quick question. You want 17"+ or 15" range in terms of size.

does not matter as it will be connected to an external display, most likely a 1920x1080 display
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Well I personally would rather have a 15.6" so Configure Away.

I personally would get a matte screen, go for the i7-2860qm, grab the 6990m, get the Intel Advanced-N 6230 if you want Bluetooth + Wireless or the 6300 if just want WiFi and grab the spare adapter and you are touching the 2k budget.
   
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post #9 of 49
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Well I personally would rather have a 15.6" so Configure Away.
I personally would get a matte screen, go for the i7-2860qm, grab the 6990m, get the Intel Advanced-N 6230 if you want Bluetooth + Wireless or the 6300 if just want WiFi and grab the spare adapter and you are touching the 2k budget.

thanks guy, what do you think of https://powernotebooks.com?
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From my experience the build quality on custom laptops leaves much to be desired, I personally like the ASUS G53 series, despite being bulky and their aesthetic not being to everyone's taste (very gaming look, almost like a Lamborghini) they offer great performance and components and they support dual HDD's so you could have an SSD as the boot drive then something like a 1TB 7200rpm HDD for storage.
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