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Need a Laptop - Have a few questions

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Hey, I'm fairly new here, but I know a bit about computers and such. However, I've never really worked with laptops much. My current system is in my system specs, and it's not bad for what I do (the most intense game I run is CS:S, which is not that intense), but my whole family uses this machine. It's already getting crammed, as you can imagine, with 4 people sharing 80 gb's and such. I'm going to need a laptop when I go to college next year, so I figured what better time to get one then now.

The main purpose would be not to game, but to just go on the forums, and use instant messanger (and some low games like CS:S and Wc3:FTF). I've built some custom systems from Dell and they were about $1700 for a pretty advanced system- Core 2 Duo, 2 gb ram, 160gb HD, etc.

Basicly, I want one that will last me a long time, and be pretty much above the curve for right now, but I don't really need a high end video card, since right now I run everything really well off of a GeForce FX 5200. As for a budget, 2000$ seems steep, and I'll leave it at that.

Thanks in advance!
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P4 Northwood 2660 MHz Dell 0F4491 Onboard Graphics ;/ 1gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
80gb XP Home Edition ViewMate 17" Dell 
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Dell 350w Dell Dimension 4600 Micro Innovations 
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P4 Northwood 2660 MHz Dell 0F4491 Onboard Graphics ;/ 1gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
80gb XP Home Edition ViewMate 17" Dell 
PowerCaseMouse
Dell 350w Dell Dimension 4600 Micro Innovations 
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post #2 of 3
Well the laptop you listed sounds great, if your into buying Ebay styl

3.4ghz, ati 9800 gpu...meh


AWESOME if you can cut it

BETTER lol...i guess
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k @ 5ghz 1.395v Gigabyte P67A-UD3P-B3 ATI HD6950 2GB (flashed --> 6970) 16GB Gskill Sniper 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500gb WD Black / 2x 1TB WD Black RAID1 LG DVD/RW Super Multi Windows 7 Enterprise x64 ASUS ML239H 23" LED  
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Logitech G15 (modded) Corsair TV750W V2 Lian-Li Lancool PC-K62B Logitech G5 
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Kopisaurus
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k @ 5ghz 1.395v Gigabyte P67A-UD3P-B3 ATI HD6950 2GB (flashed --> 6970) 16GB Gskill Sniper 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500gb WD Black / 2x 1TB WD Black RAID1 LG DVD/RW Super Multi Windows 7 Enterprise x64 ASUS ML239H 23" LED  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 (modded) Corsair TV750W V2 Lian-Li Lancool PC-K62B Logitech G5 
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Just bought:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115246

I have had it for a day now but I can say, as far as I can see, its a great laptop. I raided on WoW with it yesterday and it ran prety well and didn't over-heat or anything.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 @ 3.0 Ghz ASUS P5N32-E SLI eVGA 8800GTS (600/999) Gskill 2gb HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
150g Raptor+160g storage Some random DVD+RW Windows 7 RC Samsung 226BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Seasonic 600W SLI TT Armor Logitech MX518 <3 
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A composition notebook! 
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E6600 @ 3.0 Ghz ASUS P5N32-E SLI eVGA 8800GTS (600/999) Gskill 2gb HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
150g Raptor+160g storage Some random DVD+RW Windows 7 RC Samsung 226BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Seasonic 600W SLI TT Armor Logitech MX518 <3 
Mouse Pad
A composition notebook! 
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