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I am considering buying a new laptop... this Pavilion dv6-1245dx has become very screwy with a bunch of things..and I don't really have the time to backup everything, and reformat... I saw this laptop Gateway NV55S05u which seems to have a slight better rating than my current. and allot more harddrive space.... but I am looking for gaming at a great price really, and this laptop was ranked slightly higher than my current for that particularly.

However, I'm wondering if I can build a laptop for the same price of 580$?
I've built stationary PC's before but never laptops... I haven't had much look browsing around new egg.

anyone think I'm better off just buying the Gateway than building one for gaming? Or will building my own go just as far and be cheaper, or equal price and somewhat superior to the gateway?

A million thanks for any input!!!
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lost me @ laptop..sorry.
An h61 mobo with celeron G530 would have more power and speed for day-to-day stuff.
For gaming the cheapest option would be a 965 BE OC'd ..and decent 256-bit bus GPU.
 
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There really isn't a large market for self built lap-tops.
What games exactly? If you want to play Crisis on the go at 1080p you are looking at $1500+.

If you want a custom built laptop it will still be easily around the $1500 mark if you want good graphics.
So can you be more specific in what you want to run?

This would be ok for a couple hundred extra
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_customed&model_name=NP6350

I'm sure you could find something cheaper depending on your needs, I'm not too terribly familiar with laptops for gaming needs.
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However, I'm wondering if I can build a laptop for the same price of 580$?
!!!

Just saw this bit, that laptop isn't $580... that is MSRP, it is $800 according to that site, which is why I linked the Sager.
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I would go to Lenovo,directly and configure one from them
Like this:http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/builder.workflow:Enter?sb=:00000025:0000347C:

A10 Trinity with 7660G APU for $600.
I would then purchase a 1600MHz RAM kit($50?)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233242
and a 128GB SSD ($100).http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233340
heres a review of a similar sytem
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Trinity-in-Review-AMD-A10-4600M-APU.74852.0.html
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