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Looking for game/powerhouse computer

Will Ship To: Anywhere

Looking for a PC laptop or macbook that can play some of my favorite games such as any game on source engine, the witcher, mass effect, and perhaps some racing games.

Why macbook? Same reason as above, but also for music production.

However, besides gaming, I will need it to run dreamweaver, photoshop, ect... fluently.

Requirements:
greater than 15inch pc (13 inch macbook)
dual or higher CPU cores
good gpu
good screen
good battery life
has at least 3 ubs ports
good external display port
No technical issues.

And the most i'm willing to spend is around $500ishhh. And dont be trying to sell me something that does not meet the requirements, nor have a computer with high price offer, im not an idiot.
    
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post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by obliv10n View Post

I have a laptop that meets all those requirements with flying colors. Only problem is the battery life during any sort of intensive application is not more than 2.5-3 hours. Specs are as follows:

Model: Dell/Alienware M17xR2
Processor: i7 Q820 @ 1.73 GHz
RAM: 4GB
GPU: Radeon Mobility HD 5870
Storage: 256GB SSD + 500GB HDD

Now, I know you are asking to spend less than $500, but to be perfectly honest, that prolly isn't going to happen for the type of product you are looking for. I got a -decent- netbook (10ish inches) at the start of this semester for ~$300. So, I'm not trying to call you an idiot by asking you to increase your budget, just trying to be realistic.

The laptop I just described up there cost me 5 times your max budget new (not joking). Granted I am willing to sell it for a lot less than that, but that we can discuss in PM's if you change your mind on going over $500. thumb.gif

thanks for the offer, as much as i would want it, i cant really go above $500. I am not looking to max out games, just to keep me entertained when needed.
    
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Might I recommend checking out ebay for a used M4400? I'd sell you mine but I love it too much thumb.gif

I got mine for about $400 and that is with a 9cell battery. You can also get a 12cell battery slice that mounts to the bottom and a 12 cell extended battery for epic battery life. The cpu is swappable too, and the gpu overclocks very well and has been able to do everything I've asked of it to this point. On top of that you can order a backlit keyboard if yours doesn't come with one for about $15. Not to mention the sleek cover, this notebook is one of the better designed machines that I've used, and I have owned alot of laptops biggrin.gif

After a quick look on Newegg, I'd also suggest this machine:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152306

HD 3000 is good enough to play modern games on medium/low, and the i5 is a powerhouse.

I'd even check this out here at OCN:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1207414/dell-xps-m1530

Although I can't testify as to the battery life, it's a dell workstation so I'd imagine it would have cheap extended battery options.
Edited by ColdRush - 2/19/12 at 6:18pm
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post #4 of 9
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honestly, just looking for a really good laptop that can code very well (good processor)

but every a while, I will wanna play some css... so it needs a decent better than 8800gt card in the laptop

But the battery, would need to be 2 hours on full charge

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Why do you want a card better than a 8800gt for css? A current amd laptop should max it out.
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Why do you want a card better than a 8800gt for css? A current amd laptop should max it out.

because AMD's e350 processor + HD 6310M doesnt play css high 60+, or at least what I have researched.
    
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post #7 of 9
Counter strike source? my old laptop with a GT320m could max that out..
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post #8 of 9
The e350 might not but the a4-3300m and up should, especially if it supports dual channel ram. I'm not sure about 60+ fps ALL of the time (probably not if there are enough players), but without anti-aliasing it might work most of the time.
Edited by Xeoc - 2/25/12 at 10:47pm
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I couldn't find any with UBS ports.
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