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Advice for a gaming laptop, £600 budget.

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Hey guys a friend of mine is looking for a laptop he mainly plays CS:GO, LOL, WoW but I have the feeling that he is going to end up trying DayZ which i think will be the main problem here. I'm completely unfamiliar with the Laptop industry and cant compare the mobile brands to standard so I have no idea what I would be buying.

I think he would stretch a little over a budget if it means he could make the more demanding games playable. I had a little look around myself and the best i could come up with was this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007PPCEP2/ref=noref/275-2759355-2781436?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=computers

If anyone has some spare time to help me out that would be awesome, i hate the idea of wasting a friends money which is why i also put a fight up for an acutal PC but hes totally not intrested. Will also copy the sticky info here, thanks.

What is your maximum budget? £600 will push for more if the gain is worth

What country are you in? UK, so places like Scan.co.uk and Amazon.co.uk

What will be the uses of this laptop? moving about a lot, gaming

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you? No

What screen size do you require? No preference

What screen resolution do you require? No preference

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay? New

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet) No preference

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings? CS:GO WoW LoL and DayZ any settings put playable

What operating system do you need? (if any) Win7

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.) No preference

How much hard drive space do you need? No preference

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.) No preference

Is there anything else we need to know? will answer any questions as quick as i can
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Base model is 575, CPU is a bit weak (pretty much an i3 no Hyperthreading), but it has an Nvidia 650M and a 15.6" 1080p display. RAM could use a slight upgrade- add your own 4GB stick for $20ish. Insane bang/buck. http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusIII-15/

11.6" with Nvidia 650M for 500. http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/inferno/

17.3" laptop with a Nvidia 660M, only 15 more. http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusIV-17/

How good are the prices? Excluding VAT, they're not much higher than prices in the US, if at all. Weaker base CPU and less base RAM are the main tradeoffs, but the 3-year base warranty (vs. 1-year base in the US) makes up for it. See for yourself, check http://malibal.com or http://xoticpc.com and configure a 11, 15, or 17" with the same graphics.

All the aforementioned laptops use a Clevo chassis. The PC Specialist guys build the laptops from a barebones chassis and offer all the support.

Novatech is similarly priced, but without operating system. I'd comparison shop once you get your preferred configuration figured out. http://www.novatech.co.uk/modifier.html?s=NNB-975
 
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Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-UD2H MSI Hawk R5770 3x2GB G.Skill DDR2 800 4-4-4-12 
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1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 250 GB WD Caviar Black Samsung 20X DVD-R/RW Thermaltake MaxOrb 
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Noctua NF-B9-1600 Windows 7 Pro 64-bit BenQ E2420HD, 24" 1920x1080 TT Purepower 500W 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorCase
640GB Hitachi HDD Windows 7 13.3" LCD Magnesium Alloy, 3.2lbs 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-UD2H MSI Hawk R5770 3x2GB G.Skill DDR2 800 4-4-4-12 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 250 GB WD Caviar Black Samsung 20X DVD-R/RW Thermaltake MaxOrb 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Noctua NF-B9-1600 Windows 7 Pro 64-bit BenQ E2420HD, 24" 1920x1080 TT Purepower 500W 
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the websites you provided are great was looking for something similar. thanks for the reply much appreciated
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